By Joe RominieckiA report on the habits of highly effective online communities encourages volunteer guidance and CEO participation. 
Strategy, governance, and executive leadership. In the most simple terms, these are a few of the keys to success for an online community. Sound familiar? 
The Community Roundtable (The CR)—the community for community managers—published the 2014 edition of its “State of Community Management” report a few weeks ago, and it focuses on the key elements that mark success in “mature,” or best-in-class, online communities. While the details are specific to online communities, the fundamental principles underlying the key findings are, perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the same core elements that make up successful associations. More...