Together with my team we are building a community made up of social organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean. All are organizations that at some point in their history have received donations from an international entity. With these funds, projects have been developed for the development of their countries or regions.
We have done the following:
1.A diagnosis to know the needs and expectations of the organizations.
- Identification of a group of people with a high interest in leading and co-creating the community (ambassadors).
- Workshops and co-creation meetings with ambassadors to define the purpose and experiences that the community will offer, among other aspects (still ongoing).
In about 5 months, we want to have an online platform to be the main channel of the community.
We are wondering what the methodology / guide / strategy should be to reach our goal in 2023: 2000 active members!! :)
Should we do activities (aligned with the purpose) a few more months before we have the platform? Only with the ambassadors not including anyone else? Or should we include more members and have ambassadors support us?
What recommendations are there regarding the growth of a community? Obviously we would be more than happy if there is great enthusiasm and many members join, but we also do not want to overflow in capacity without gradually consolidating small groups.