Community · Community Building

What are some key things to execute when creating a new community and rapport therein?

Jeff Hertzig Hardware Engineer at Apple, Inc.

November 24th, 2014

As my first adventure gets under way, I am looking to get input from anyone thats willing to give it. My goal includes creating a space that does not exist as of yet and will be a living, evolving effort. There are many ways I can take this, but currently I want to focus on community building and creating buzz through user experience.

Sylvain Carle Partner @RealVentures. General Manager @FounderFuel.

November 24th, 2014

If you haven't already read "Buzzing Communities" from Richard Millington, I highly recommend it.

And visit chock full of good, practical advice on community building. 

Craig Gibbons Passionate about mastery and inspired by growth.

December 13th, 2016

I'm in the same boat as you, Jeff.

I can get into details of these things later, but a short list of things to focus on in community building would be:

-Identity (What sets your community apart? What do they stand for?)

-exclusivity (how are the true members different from others?)

-mobility (can members gain a higher status in the community through their efforts?)

-Leadership (guiding people through the experience and setting the tone of what the community should be)