The Community Club

Welcome Thread - v8

Hey there! Welcome to The Community Club!

So glad to have you here

In this thread you can:

  • Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community ✌️Feel free to share a bit about your background, what brought you to this community, and any other fun facts you want to share!
  • Say hi to other folks who've joined the Community Club this week!
  • Let everyone know your favorite part about community building 👐

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Sophia

Hello! I'm Sophia and I heard from the Community Club from Jordan Crawford. Happy to be here among y'all!
I've built a visual collaboration platform for virtual workshops and events and it's been mostly used by large communities and non-profits: excelway.co.
What's my favorite part about building a community? Making new friends!

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Alex Angel

Welcome Sophia! Love trying out new events platforms so I can't wait to see what yours is like.

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Sophia

Thanks for the warm welcome Alex! Well happy to show you around if you have in mind an event/workshop where you'd like the audience to be more active!

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Lex Roman

Hey y'all! I saw Mark Tan's post about this on Lenny's newsletter slack.

I'm currently working with the Avo team on The Right Track community. We just launched the community and podcast today: therighttrack.avo.app/

My background is in growth, design and product analytics so focusing on community building is relatively new for me though I started a few years back with the Growth Designers community (growthdesigners.co/)

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Alex Angel

Welcome to the community, Lex! Congrats on your launch, will definitely check out your podcast :D

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Lex Roman

Thank you Alex!

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Paul OBrien

Hi I'm Paul and I am a 10-year Community veteran running a bunch of different VBulletin forums in various verticals. I really enjoy the day-to-day reactions of our communities to each others' posts and to events relevant to the community's niche (and sometimes less so, the reactions to world/political events that seep in, but that's a whole thing lol).

I'd like to see more here about demonstrating the value of Community to our bosses/companies, as it is a really difficult thing to quantify, and our careers and comp depend mightily on not being seen as soft-skill "babysitters" who simply provide basic customer service and maintenance. If you can recommend posts to follow, I'm all ears!

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helenamerk

Hello hello!! I'm Helena, and I heard about Community Club through twitter. Excited to be here :)

I've been interested in the people + community space since I could remember. In 2019 I dropped out of Duke and full-sended into the startup world. After covid sunsetted our in-person meetup platform, we built a speed matching platform, Glimpse, that's used by hundreds of universities to keep students connected, conferences to create engaging networking experiences, and more.

Over the past few months, we've been shifting from being an event platform to building a community platform, and are finally launching in beta! If you're looking for a new platform for your community, I'd love to get your 2 cents on what you are thinking about :)

My favorite part of community building is seeing the spark in others when they click with someone. Making people feel validated and like they belong <3

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Alex Angel

Welcome, Helena! Curious to learn more about your shift from an event platform to a community platform :)

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helenamerk

Would love to get your insights + feedback!

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Gurjap Birring

Hi everyone! My name is Gurjap. I'm excited to join and learn about building communities!

I'm working on Upaj (upaj.co/). We're a direct-to-consumer brand that sells sustainable food products, sourced from Punjab (India), to global consumers.

I'm the son of immigrants who left behind their farms in Punjab for a better life in Canada. The #FarmersProtest in India really put a spotlight on the economic and environmental crisis farmers face. We're trying to help farmers in a way that really impacts their core concerns.

My aim is to build a small but intense community of people who are really passionate about this issue.

Eager to learn from you all!

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Ola Thomas • Edited

Hello everyone, I'm Ola, I just heard about the Community Club from Jay Clouse at the 2021 Virtual Skills Summit, I am an Administrative Online Business Manager (OBM) and I currently manage 2 paid communities one on Kajabi and the other on Mighty Networks and other free communities on Facebook. My favourite parts of community management is resolving issues for members, getting to meet people and I love to CHAT!!!!! . I love people, gadgets, tech, and administration. I'm that one person you need on your team #evrybodyneedsOla, #communitymanager #supportguru

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Zach Weismann

Hi everyone! I just heard about the Community Club from Mary Green and excited to be here! I founded and built MAG Impact Collective (magcollective.com) a membership community for freelancers and consultants, and am now building Make Dents (makedents.com) a community for anyone interested in helping improve the world! :) Excited to be here.

My favorite part of community building is helping people solve problems, remove barriers, and share lessons and learning along the way.

Fun fact: i have never been on a cruise and now DEFINITELY won't maybe ever. haha.

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Dawn Ferguson

Hiya, my name is Dawn, and I am what my son would call a "Newbie"

My previous career was in Office Management, so I am an allrounder so to speak.

I have set up my Childhood Autism Advisory Centre which will cater for my local area’s Children with Autism via a Social skills training workshop which will be opening soon.

I am awaiting Tesco Plc’s, CEO Ken Murphy, regarding F&F Clothing manufacturing and selling my Autistic friendlier school range of clothing. A guide on how Supermarket’s can be fully inclusive has been previewed to Tesco also.

A Teaching resource guide to help our teaching staff understand our Autistic children that are educated in mainstream schools has been written and has been requested by over 250+ schools in the past 3 weeks. I plan on changing the Scottish Education System to fully include all our children in learning.

All work completed, to date, has been in my kitchen whilst my son is at school. In my spare time I have written a website blog on “Married to a man on the Spectrum” and I enjoy writing poetry.

I have a lot to learn but seen as I am working on my passion, I cannot wait to learn and join in. Thank you, Dawn

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Vibha • Edited

Hey guys, I'm Vibha :)
I currently work as a Market Researcher at CheckStep, a fast-growing content moderation startup. I’m very interested to know how communities are managed and if AI solutions are currently being used to help with content moderation. We’re currently developing AI-first solutions to help platforms customize their trust and safety needs by providing the privacy, security, and accuracy they need. It would be great to have some introductions!

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Tumay Ulutas Ertugrul

Hello everyone, I'm Tumay and I'm working for DAN Global for almost 5 years as a Special Digital Projects Manager. Have a look at my new project here: daninstitute.com/ It's an independent e-marketplace for
e-learning providers and displays the best online courses,
and resources for professionals: daninstitute.com/courses/ - daninstitute.com/resources/ Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tumayulutasertugrul/ Willing to collaborate with like-minded people here.

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Saba Karim

Hi all. Thanks for having me. Just learnt about this community from someone on Twitter. Here is get feedback on a new tool I am launching and help others out too.

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Alex Angel

Welcome to the community, Saba!

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Jeremy Brown

Im Jeremy Brown. The owner of The Merced Gateway News. Its a local news company.

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Louella Zarcilla

Hello everyone,

I'm Louella the Co-founder and COO of LZ Cybersecurity and Technologies Corporation. Nice to e-meet you all!

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Britt Pham

Hi everyone! I'm Britt Pham — I heard about Community Club from Gesche Haas at Dreamers + Doers. Happy to be in community with y'all ✨

I've been in cb for ~7 years via event + content production. I'm currently designing + launching an offering called Sustaining Purpose: an 8-week experience to support community builders who love what they do — and are tired of perpetual hustle + burnout cycles — in reclaiming their time and space so they can feel good doing it.

My favorite part of community building is the magic of belonging, and how it empowers us to be our best selves both individually and collectively. Excited to connect with more folx here!

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Alex Angel

Welcome, Britt! So curious to learn more about Sustaining Purpose--this feels like something that is relevant for a lot of community professionals.

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Britt Pham

Thank you, Alex! I'd love to share more about SP — will DM you :)

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Brad Evans

Hello everyone. I'm Brad from Central California. I heard about Community Club on a marketing podcast. I have an idea of a community for small local business owners. I am looking forward to learning about how to take this big idea out of my head and make it become a reality. Thanks

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Alex Angel

Glad you found the community, Brad! Hope you can find some helpful information here on your community-building journey.

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Ayesha Ware

Hi there my name is Ayesha Ware, Grant for the Web Grantee Support & Community Space Admin for the Web Monetization Community Forum. I'm here to learn as much as I can to optimize to best ways to manage our community.

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Alex Angel

Hi Ayesha! Glad you found the community, happy to have you here :D

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Buntu

Hi All, great to be here and look forward to connecting with you all.

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Alex Angel

Hi Buntu, welcome!

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Lucie Zajíčková

Hello everyone, I am Lucie from Prague, Czechia. 🖖
I am the Chief of People & Community in Cesko.Digital which is a civic-tech community of almost 4 000 volunteers who deliver various projects to improve the level of innovation and digitalization across fields in cooperation with the state and NGOs.
What I love about the community building? Well, I guess everything. 😁 The endless opportunities to create a caring and nurturing environment for the members from the perspective of my role. The connections which are being created in the communities and the incredible feeling of belonging which yo get from being a member of one. And in general, the huuuge power of the community and the impact it has - it will never stop amazing me. 🙏

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Alex Angel

Welcome to the community, Lucie! With a title like Chief of People & Community, does that mean you oversee both internal community (employees) as well as your external community initiatives?

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Max Pete

Hello! I am Max and I am the Community Manager for Freelance Founders. This is a new role for me, and I am excited to connect with other Community Managers in this space!

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Alex Angel

Welcome, Max! Hope you find some good resources here to help while you're just starting out :)

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Max Pete

Thank you so much! Would love to connect one day and chat more about community management, etc.!

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Marcelene A Moore Gantz

Hello, I'm Marcie. I am the project lead of an early-stage community sousou.house. I am new to community building and looking for advice and guidance at this critical stage.

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Alex Angel

Hi Marcie, glad to have you here! Hope you're able to learn from the folks in the community and feel supported in your new role. If there are specific things you're really curious to learn, please create a post and ask away!