And more ongoing commitment to nurture groups.
There are sooo many gatherings in this world. Many of them are well organized, many of them create value by bringing people together that wouldn’t have met otherwise, many of them… Read More
On our journey to help people build more meaningful communities, I have been thinking a lot about the following hypothesis and I’d be so grateful for any thoughts, feedback and inputs. This is total work-in-progress and you’ll see that… Read More
The more I work with community leaders across the globe, the more I see cases of them overworking themselves, burning out, leaving their positions exhaustedly (and often quite abruptly). When I listen to their stories, I hear how many… Read More
What if we built professional communities with the sense of beauty and humanity that many of us experience in communities in our private lives?
A recent conversation with my friend Lauren Higgins brought up the following observation: from our… Read More
I recently came back from a 10 day meditation retreat, dedicated to learning a meditation technique called “Vipassana”. There is much to say about how hard and how impactful that experience was for me, but for this post I… Read More
In my last post I shared 8 reasons why I believe managing expectations in a community is so crucial for its long-term health and success. Now I want to focus on the how: what are tangible ways to manage expectations… Read More
Design by Mansi Gupta
A good friend recently sent me the following message:
As you might have seen, I just launched a Facebook group for freelancers […]. Any key tip in how to launch that? I know you… Read More
I recently had a conversation about community with a passionate friend. She felt that in 2017 there had been a lot of buzz around “community” and she asked me if I thought community was a short-lived hype or a trend… Read More
The community machine
I recently have come to realize a major flaw in the Community Canvas model we have developed: the framework with its distinct boxes and borders strengthens the impression that a community is a mechanical concept with clear… Read More