If you've been a part of the Community Club, you know we're extremely dedicated to the advancement of people in the community industry and education about the important roles that community and community professionals play for an organization.
Today we're officially slamming our stake in the ground and committing to provide data, evidence-based case studies, and resources to help guide the next generation of community-led companies. We know that a thriving community is a company's most valuable asset, and we want to help community professionals everywhere advocate for themselves and their community and to feel armed with concrete resources.
As part of this effort, we are working with founders, CEOs, and executives to build companies that value community, treat it as an intentional arm of the business and not just a marketing tactic, care about health and wellbeing of the community, and invest adequate resources. We've all been fighting for this internally together for years. We're calling on the heft and credibility of these founders and organization to help us make this less of an uphill battle, so we as community builders can focus on what we're good at.
Give our Declaration a gander here.
One of the most important and difficult things you will have to do to prove your worth at your organization is to speak to the direct impact that community has on most teams within your org. We are committed to working alongside other community experts to educate on how community impacts product, support, marketing, sales, and any other core teams.
So many of you have been fighting this good fight for years—we recognize all the work you have done to push the industry forward and support fellow community builders, and we're not looking to overshadow your message or profit off of the groundwork you've laid. This is a collaborative process and we want to build this future for the community industry with you. If you have already written pieces that support this vision or you want to write an article on one of the above topics, get in touch and we will help amplify your voice. If there is a particular subject you think is important for us to cover don't hesitate to reach out.
We're excited about what's to come for the community industry as we push forward together.
Community people are the best people <3