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Community Chat Weekly #3

Community Chat Weekly #3

Growth tactics, Meetup charging for RSVPs, and community memories

CCW is a newsletter about building and growing communities, featuring collected tweets, posts and thoughts from various community leaders.

We slipped up and didn’t get around to sending CCW last week, but we’re back this week!


Question of the Week

What growth tactics do you use to spread the word about your community? How do you attract the bulk of your new members?

Last weeks question was “How did you get the first 100 members to join your community? Any actionable tips for those just starting out?”. 16 of you replied, with 5 being solo community builders and 11 having some form of team.

Reply with your thoughts on this weeks question for a chance to be featured in next weeks email!


🐦 Tweets

Meetup announced some controversial changes this week regarding charging members to RSVP to events.
https://twitter.com/bridgetkromhout/status/1183827747744993281
https://twitter.com/caremjo/status/1183883396176592897
https://twitter.com/Merott/status/1180867359243935744


📝 Blog Posts

A handful of recommended readings from the past week.

What is a Digital Community? (3 minute read)
by Raven Douglas

20 Statistics About the Benefits of Online Communities (3 minute read)
by Sarah Robinson-Yu

True Communities Store Memories, Not Knowledge (4 minute read)
by Vinh Jones

Discussion (2)

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Tessa Kriesel

Growing tactics for me are similar to seeding your community. Find however many folks you need to start advocating on behalf of your community. While they're there, they can be seeding content and engaging and helping folks get started. While they're not in your community, they're hopefully proud of their work there and sharing their posts, content, insights, etc. outside of the community. You can encourage this behavior by launching a program that incentivizes them to do certain external activities that will benefit your community, and then finding motivating rewards to encourage further engagement. Your community will differ on motivations. My focus is developers, which are a completely different kind of community to grow. They see through the sales & marketing gimmicks.

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Tessa Kriesel

A great example of this, is myself for this community. I LOVE helping people grow their communities and programs and I passionately spend time here and other places like this. Mostly to grow my reputation as a professional. So my motivators are the opportunities that folks will see I know what I am talking about (expertise proof) and increasing my reputation as a thought leader in the DevRel & Community space.