Community Outreach · Community Management

What are some community outreach/management best practices?

Emmanuel Colliot Co-founder @ TeacherSherpa

April 18th, 2015

What are some of the best practices when it comes to community building, outreach and management? 

Emmanuel Colliot Co-founder @ TeacherSherpa

April 18th, 2015

Thanks Lucas -- 

We are creating a community from the ground up. Mainly elementary school teacher community. With our limited experience we've been able to cover some ground but are looking for perhaps online resources of best practices etc..


April 18th, 2015

This is an insanely broad question - trying to do build a community and managing a community that exists are so different. If you're really needing that much guidance or have never built a community I'd highly recommend making sure you have a great advisor who gets this. I'm sure there are a ton of folks on FD:Advisors.

Heidi Hutchison Managing Director, Tau Consulting Group ❖ Outsourced Marketing Expertise ⇨ Driving Business Growth

April 23rd, 2015

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Lee-Sean Huang Cofounder/Creative Director at Foossa. I'm a service/venture designer, storyteller, educator, and community-builder.

April 20th, 2015

Jeff Hadfield Trendsetting, Imaginative Marketing & Content Expert, Cutting-edge Advisor, Coach, Speaker

April 19th, 2015

I have some experience building communities in more technical audiences, but the principles are similar across audiences. Fundamentally, people are attracted to communities that provide them a sense of belonging (though attracting others with similar interests) and provides them with helpful information, either from writers or from the community. Once those key criteria are met, there are some ways to accelerate community growth, and then the "building" and "managing" become nearly indistinguishable. 

However, as Lucas said above, the answer to your broad question is difficult to summarize! Hopefully at least that little bit of a tip helps.