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How companies sell you on the promise of “community”
This is a great read about the challenges and impact of (in real life) community increasingly being privatised. We can take some of these learnings to the digital world and remind ourselves that having things out in the open is important too.
When people ask how to get involved in their communities or make new friends, the typical response is something like this: Join a club! Take a class! Hang out at cafes or bars and strike up conversations! The problem with that advice isn’t that it doesn’t work, it’s that the idea of “community” in modern life is usually tied to something that costs money — a lot of it. In an age of declining religious affiliation, more people are turning to, say, pricey fitness classes as a means of fostering relationships, leading to what one researcher refers to as the “privatization of community.”
🌈 Latest on Rosieland
- LinkedIn Audio Spaces as a Community Strategy
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✨ Interesting community finds this week
- Building a Strong Community Culture by Evan Hamilton
- Desire Paths & Community Design - Adrian Speyer
- What Should You Charge? A Simple Pricing Guide For Business Consultants - Richard Millington
- Sortabase - Visual, collaborative databases. Built and managed by communities
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Highlights of events, sponsors, and our community consultants list.
Pivoting and the future of community roles - Rosieland LinkedIn Audio Event
Meet Sessions on Demo Wednesdays! - Threado
Community Cards - A database of searchable community building ideas tactics
Community Ops Template - A notion template created to help manage all your community operations. By Sara Saunders.
🤝 Hire community consultants
Chauntelle Lewis — Inclusive Communities Manager breaking barriers in the tech and startup ecosystem for systematically marginalized groups. Let’s work together on fostering inclusion and belonging throughout all of your community touchpoints.
Jake McKee - Jake McKee is a long time community consultant and one of the founders of the modern community movement, having who has worked at companies such as Apple and LEGO. His mantra for community development is “Everybody goes home happy”, ensuring that both company and community get what they want in an open, honest collaboration. Jake created Dinner5, an invitation-only monthly dinner series that brings senior online community leaders together for conversation, connection, and camaraderie.
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