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#ClubChat: What was your favourite community initiative/project that you worked on this year?

Hi friends! Each week we're going to pose a question to the community. Any community-related topic is fair game. If you have a particular question you would love us to ask, send me a message!


This week's question:

What was your favourite community initiative/project that you worked on this year?

Discussion (10)

mac profile image

Is it cheating if I say all of this?

For a more specific answer, I think my favorite community project this year was the rebrand from Community Chat to the Community Club. Doing the visual style, the stickers, and planning the 5 day launch was such a blast.

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Kristian Uguccioni

We have a historically customer focused community, and so making the suggestion and decision to expose part of our slack community to include non-customers from the industry was the game changer we needed. It expedited our growth, even if it was just tire kickers, but allowed us the opportunity to reach more people than before. And tacking onto this, we offer a welcome gift via slack welcome automation to any new member who joins our slack community and fills out an info form. Benefits? They get a sweet piece of swag, we collect some personal data for our CRM for future random acts of gifting/kindness

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Nice! What is the swag, Kristian?

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Tristan Lombard

Does starting a community from scratch with zero prior experience count? I have to say our Ask Me Anything community events have also been a sheer joy. Not only do we get to shine a light on the test automation leaders that we look up to and provide an inclusive learning space for networking over Zoom. We also create brand awareness, social media engagement, recruit more members, increase community engagement through conversations after the event, have YouTube video assets for sales and marketing collateral. Love a good AMA. Cheers to 2020 and getting the opportunity to build community.

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is a decentralized festival promoted by the Lisbon City Council in which all the events are organized by the entrepreneurial community, aiming to help their communities to grow and also to positioning Lisbon as currently one of most competitive, innovative and creative cities at the European level.

In this year we made it 3x bigger than the previous edition, having for the first time curators & verticals, which allowed us to go from regular workshop events to meaningful discussions, accounting with 52 founders, 41 C-levels, 39 Community Leaders, 22 policy makers, 15 researchers, 13 investors as speakers / panelists at LEW’s events.

This was only possible as we had engaged with +100 ecosystem players, who have organized all these events. We also introduced experiences around town & perks for entrepreneurs allowing us to reach new audiences.

Despite being featured in all the main portuguese media outlets (ECO, Sapo, Observador, NiT and many more) we had +40K page views and also reached 1MM on social media.

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My favorite community project this year was launching our community Discord server! Taking the interactions members were already having off platform and giving them a safe space to connect has been amazing. Doing special giveaways and AMA's on the server has been pretty awesome too :)

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Opemipo Disu

My favorite community initiative is the one I created in August 2020, I created the first tech community to help all teenage developers all because teenage developers are do not enjoy most things that other developers do.

In the community, I helped some of them land their first jobs, gave them some piece of advice that could help some of them who are Code Newbies.

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John @ YEN

i've really enjoyed getting into notion and using that as a basestation of sorts for my community!

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Evan Hamilton

100% this. Hard to top helping prevent suicide and self-harm at scale!

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Alex Angel Author

I loved that initiative :D