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This week in community building — Issue 119

This week in community building — Issue 119
By Rosie Sherry • Issue #25 • View online
⛈ Hello, today in Rosieland it is grey, windy and rainy!
I’m pulling together the Minimum Viable Community course which will launch next month.
To me, a Minimum Viable Community is the smallest action you can take to bring people together, with the view to learn and build community flywheels upon your actions.
I’d love to include real-life examples of MVCs. Do you have a MVC experiment worth sharing? Reply to this email if this is something you are able to share.
(I’ll give you free access to the course if we use your example.)
🌤 Psst, come hang on our Rosieland Discord or Twitter Community or join us every Friday for a casual community chat.

🌈 This week in community
🛠 Community Tools
🌟 All Contributors — Recognize All Contributors. Including those that don’t push code
🤝 TogetherNet — Consentful tech for micro-communities
🤓 Charla — Community Intelligence Platform ‍for Online Communities
🐦 Twitter
Matt Mecham
Photoshoots of famous people with a soundbite is not a community.

https://t.co/NeOKia4eEN
Blake Emal
Best non-slack, non-discord place to hold a community?
Amine Hammou
How to treat your community as a business, not as a hobby - Free event happening in a couple of weeks from now on Wed, Feb 23, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

RSVP here for calendar + reminders.

Cc @wittynoggin

https://t.co/2KHzRaF22O
Patrick O'Keefe
I don't think a lot of people understand how early @mattmecham was building online community software that was used by a lot of people. Probably because he started young, and he's a generally unassuming guy.

But I was there, so let me tell you a story. Let's go back... https://t.co/adxfKzA831
Allison Esposito Medina
How do you build a category-defining brand around your community?

🧵
Matt Mecham
The best way to get started in a new community:

👂 Listen first

💬 Reply second

🎤 Start new discussions last
Ian Moncrieff MacMillan
My Sunday 🚶‍♂️+💭 walk-and-think prompt via @rosiesherry

"How can I care for and contribute to the communities I love?"

What an emotional rush as I thought of all these great communities...and the HUGE effort the leaders (+ many members) put into them.

3 things stood out ⬇ https://t.co/yQLW5capZc
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