Put Down the Megaphone and Start a Conversation

“Engaging the community is so time consuming!” “We already know what we’re doing. We don’t need any more input. It’s not as if it’s going to change anything.” “We tried engaging our community. No one showed up.” “Besides, we’re only doing this because the funder told us to… When I talk about community engagement, these… Continue Reading

Building Thriving Online Communities: Functions & Roles to Support Success

What roles, structures and functions are the backbone of support for online communities that are thriving – where people feel safe to explore and learn together, and to just be themselves with one another? In our first meeting on this topic, we described what “thriving” would look like in online communities. And in our second… Continue Reading

Building Thriving Online Communities – Meeting #4

What conditions allow disparate individuals to gracefully become a community that brings out the best in every participant? Join us on Thursday, October 17 at 12noon ET (NA) to continue our exploration into that question!  Meeting #4 of our Building Thriving Online Communities team will continue our discussion of turning conditions for success into practical… Continue Reading

Creating Thriving Online Communities – Summary: Meeting #2

A common theme in so many conversations these days is the power of people with a common purpose, regularly gathering to learn from and support each other. Most of us have seen both sides of this coin – groups that flourish and thrive and nurture and grow, and groups that languish and eventually die. What,… Continue Reading