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After budget cuts, I fought to keep this membership because this is the best professional resource I've had in my entire career. Mark Murdock, Kindred Healthcare

In my 20 years in the corporate citizenship and philanthropy profession, I have found participation in the CSR Board to be one of the most beneficial memberships yet. Casey Cortese, Charles Schwab

There is absolutely no question that this group is worth the money. The information and resources you can get through this community is stuff consultants and agencies can’t get access to. Members will share their metrics, their approach, and their experiences with consultants. That will save you the cost of membership in one exercise. Paul Pellizzari, Hard Rock International

The calls this year have been so valuable -- we were able to provide recommendations and POVs to our leadership based on feedback from other brands. We wouldn't have had the level of confidence about our social strategy this year without SocialMedia.org. Rob Hanson, Keurig Dr Pepper

Having a network of peers to tap into when dealing with decisions around a global pandemic, social justice movements, and potential boycotts of platforms you use every day is truly priceless. Angela Eick, Steelcase

It is the only dedicated social media association we actively participate in, because it's the only one we need. Todd Blecher, Boeing

Membership is a no-brainer in my mind. When you balance the cost vs. the value received, it actually saves you money. The ideas I’ve brought back have improved our employer brand and candidate reach. John Graham Jr., Amgen

We've learned a lot about what our peers are doing in the space and heard things we hadn’t done before. It helps to justify if you want to try something new -- being able to benchmark with your peers is very helpful. Buffy Swinehart, Aflac

Being a part of this community allows me to speak with confidence when I say I'm making the right decision or I'm changing course as needed. This community helps me assess risk. By attending calls I can tell my boss, 'X% of people in roles like mine are doing X,' which is so vital to what I do. Michelle Lockett, Siemens Healthineers

There are no vendors, so we are free to talk with other practitioners and share strategies. It’s very valuable! Allison Brown, AbbVie

The CSR Board is the most valuable, well-run group I have ever participated in. They do an excellent job facilitating connections and leading really good, robust discussions on timely issues. Every discussion I’ve participated in, whether 1:1, conference call, or in-person, I’ve walked away with meaningful, actionable information to help me do my job better. Nicole Bott, Red Lobster

The amount of helpful information, ongoing support, and networking opportunities I receive from this organization is invaluable. Alyssa Meyers, Thomson Reuters

We are definitely getting our money's worth out of SocialMedia.org. The calls have been super helpful to benchmark where other companies stand. We share internally what we're learning, and it's powerful to be able to say, 'I just got off a call with 200 brands, 12% of them are doing this.' Molly James-Lundak, AbbVie

Truly the best investment I’ve made this year. Shea Carter, Kontoor Brands (Wrangler Jeans)

The CSR Board is my go-to source of information. I'm so inundated with a constant stream of information, but all the conversations in this community are easy to digest, valuable, high quality, and strategic. They filter out all of the lower-level, purely administrative topics and keep it at the programmatic level -- just like they said they would. Stacy Cline, GoDaddy

SocialMedia.org is really our insurance policy for social media. Even if we missed something the night before, we know in the morning we're going to have some sort of alert from SocialMedia.org so we are always armed with the latest information. Jaci Twidwell, Hallmark

What I find most helpful about the group is that vendors aren’t involved, so there are no sales pitches or follow up sales emails. It’s good to know we’re all in the same boat and can work through the same things together. It’s easy to feel like you’re going through these things alone, but you’re not -- this is a great sounding board. This (joining the community) is a no-brainer. Jacki Summey, Ally

It's unfair to call SocialMedia.org an 'industry group.' They are a collective of peers, and, as such, have provided hundreds of moments of support, lessons-learned, and plain old camaraderie through COVID-19 -- as they always do. No 'industry group' inspires like this one does. Doug Busk, Emory University

I've said it before, but even without the great swag, SocialMedia.org is the best, most useful, friendly, and productive professional community I've ever joined. If you're in the industry, you should absolutely consider applying for membership. Erica Manney, Synchrony

The SocialMedia.org community has been invaluable lately. I'm able to come back to our leadership team with solid ideas on how we can be better. I am grateful we could eke out the budget at the end of the year in 2019 to join, because I think I would be feeling lost without the community right now. David Lingholm, Consumers Energy

We don't belong to any other professional organizations, and there's a distinct reason for that. This is the one that gives us the value. Sue Serna, Cargill

I love the people, discussions, topics, and the SocialMedia.org staff -- the entire community is great! The conversations are open and honest. Mike Disser, Nissan North America

Direct quote from our Director of Communications, 'In the past three weeks, SocialMedia.org has shown its value threefold.' Shelby Khan, Cloudera

If it's important, we're talking about it at SocialMedia.org. MATTHEW STAUB, H&R BLOCK

This community gives me great peace of mind knowing I can reach out to a large group of professionals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets at any time about a variety of topics and get responses and perspective almost instantly. Anthony Jones, Rockwell Automation

I love how I can ask a question to the group and get an answer in two seconds. Regina DeMars, Conagra Brands

This community helps me grow professionally. I get the chance to connect with my counterparts in a number of industries, as well as competing firms. And because of our confidentiality agreement, we share stories and insights that help us connect in ways we might not otherwise. Allen Plummer, Vanguard

I love how this community shares and collaborates. Julie Finlay, USAA

No vendors. Real thought leadership. People who do what you do, sharing best (and worst!) practices openly. Mo Moorman, Aurora Health Care

This group is a godsend. Seriously. Rosaria Mineo, Cooper University Health Care

At SocialMedia.org, there's no agencies -- there's nobody selling anything. It’s sort of like gloves are off, and you can talk about what you need to talk about. Lisa Zimmer, MillerCoors

I have been a member of various types of marketing organizations, and I would say that SocialMedia.org Health is by far the best one. It's overwhelming how much you walk away with. James Sims III, Northwestern Medicine

Tuning in to the social unrest discussions alone made our membership fees worth it. We're happy participants, thank you! Krista Ortwein, Olympus

The Data Board is a great resource. It brings together professionals who are facing the same challenges and provides a platform for open and honest discussion. It also allows me to ask questions of my peers in both an open forum as well as in smaller group or one-to-one sessions. Kenny Mettel, United Rentals

The guidance and insights we've gained from other members has been instrumental in helping us shape our social media practices. Debbie Curtis-Magley, UPS

The conversations we’re having with other big brands in the Data Board are great. It is very valuable being part of this community. Jaldeep Pandya, Honda Canada

Guiding social media for a public health system during a pandemic has been a wild ride to say the least. But doing it alongside the incredible folks leading sophisticated (and impressively well-staffed) programs at major hospitals like Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and many more as a member of SocialMedia.org Health has made it exponentially less daunting. Taylor Hinton-Ridling, Erlanger Health System

This isn't just another networking group -- it's a vibrant community of practitioners where I get peer-to-peer support and an opportunity to shape the future of social media for my company. Nestor Portillo, Microsoft

Typically, you have to do the work to get the value from your various associations. SocialMedia.org staff work hard to deliver the value to you. It's a good bunch of folks. Ed Nicholson, Tyson Foods

I can't say enough how happy I am to be a part of SocialMedia.org. I appreciate that it's nothing like other groups that include vendors who are looking for new leads -- this is an intimate, hands-on community that gets into the detail I need as a social media leader. Melissa McKee, Sheetz

I’m so honored to be a part of SocialMedia.org. They’ve been putting in work through every crisis we’ve faced in social media this year, and they’ve provided so many resources. Tyler Litchenberger, Toyota

SocialMedia.org has been there for me in so many ways. They have helped me develop incredible connections within the social media profession, and I have met so many friends along the way! I would not be where I am today without this organization. Julie Clement Cochran, Wells Fargo

The CSR Board is such a trusted resource for our field. I love participating on the calls and using the resource center. The community is extremely helpful and provides a lot of great 'back-up' for our internal conversations. Melissa Hazelwood, Ferguson Enterprises

Our program has grown tremendously, and I credit the Board for that. Because of the information we get here, we’re able to make more informed decisions and move faster. When our finance team asked us to validate some of the costs and savings in a proposed project, I used Fast Feedback to ask other companies how they made their business case. Within hours, I had two companies willing to talk with me about their experiences. Tisha Backer, C.H. Robinson

Our team is thrilled to be part of this group. The ongoing conversations and collaboration are invaluable. Dennis Duquette, MassMutual

With the social media boycotts, the pandemic, and everything else that’s been going on, SocialMedia.org has really proved its value. This is information we wouldn’t get anywhere else. SocialMedia.org staff seem to understand the pulse of all the stuff we care about -- even sometimes before we're aware of it. Andy Rose, Amica Mutual Insurance

SocialMedia.org provides a fantastic opportunity for brands and social media practitioners to discuss, learn, and share expertise. Lore McKenna, Bosch

My CMO came to us asking, 'What are you hearing from SocialMedia.org? What are other brands doing?' He's relying on our wrap-ups after each COVID-19 call to verify we're doing the right thing. In terms of maintaining social media industry expertise, this organization has really proven to be of value for our organization. Kerry Hassen, Delaware North

This truly is a special group, and we are very proud to be a part of it. ROBIN THOMAS, BRINKER INTERNATIONAL

The CSR Board's value has certainly shined during this challenging time. The member calls -- with companies of a similar size and employee base as ours -- and discussions have justified the financial spend we made on membership in the last month alone. The peer-to-peer insight and benchmarking we’ve gained is critical in helping us move things along, particularly with all of our teams so tapped out during the COVID-19 crisis. I appreciate their individual outreach and would recommend them to any leaders in this space. Matt Turner, Hertz

Joining the CSR Board is the best thing we have done. During this unprecedented time, we get access to and participate in unique, high-quality conversations with the CSR Board that we don’t get anywhere else. Erin Guzman, Synopsys

I'm always amazed at how willing everyone is to share. It can be especially difficult to translate social media for BtoB organizations, but I find that I learn things from other members that could relate to marketers of any organization. Lorie Robinson, Sabre Holdings

No egos, no fluff, just candid conversations with people just like myself who want to make the social space better for big brands. Ryan Dickerson, The Home Depot

SocialMedia.org is the single most important source of information for a social media practitioner. LaSandra Brill, Cisco Systems

As a member of the Data Board, I am impressed with the experience and knowledge willingly shared by all the members during calls. In addition, all our meetings and communications are productive, because they are efficiently organized and facilitated by the Board.org staff. Michele Koch, Navient

SocialMedia.org is an amazing lifeline for me. As a team of one, I don’t get to engage in conversations as much as I’d like, but knowing the team is there when I need support is a great comfort. Julie Nuernberg, REV Group

The sheer support from the CSR Board and the overwhelming desire to support employees and the world however they can is uplifting. It gives us hope to hear all the good that is happening from corporate America. We’re feeling very grateful for this group right now. Catherine Jones and Chris Doucet, Ace Hardware

These people get me. Thank you, SocialMedia.org Health, for the awesome virtual community and real-life support. Jennifer Semenza, Providence St. Joseph Health

As a leader in social media, there’s been a LOT of tough decisions to make lately. Luckily, I’m not alone in these decisions, because I have my social media family just a click or phone call away. It’s the perfect place to have discussions with other leaders about social media strategy, give and receive actionable advice, and learn from each other’s success and failures. Andrew Todd, Extra Storage Space

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