Earlier this week, I lead an online workshop for community builders to help them look back on 2016 and plan for 2017. If you missed it, you can still access the worksheets, my own planning worksheets, and the audio file. As I walked through the plans for the new year, the biggest ah-ha! moment that I noticed … Continue reading Set Your Intention for 2017, Set Yourself Up for Success
I was listening to Alex Hillman's Coworking Weekly podcast a few weeks back (It's a good one. You should check it out.). He had mentioned that his coworking space, Indy Hall, has a little celebration when a member company "graduates" out of the space and into their own office. They actually celebrate churn. Sound weird? Well, … Continue reading What Do Your Community Members Dream of Becoming?
We burn out because we lose all sense of ourselves. The shouts and demands and the subtle persuasion of our community members drowns out our voice. The business goals ignore what brought us to our work in the first place. We forget who we are.
During Scott Heiferman’s keynote talk at CMX Summit NYC, he said something that has stuck with me ever since: “If you’re building a community for a brand that does not really need a community around it, quit your job. There is plenty more meaningful community to be built." We often talk about how employers can … Continue reading Should You Quit Your Community Job?
30 tips and tricks from the founders of ProductHunt, Quibb, and The Fetch. These are the key learnings from the SFCMGR event on June 4. If you couldn't make it, here's what you missed.