Get smarter about building communities.
Building a community is hard. Engaging a community is even harder. We put together 100s of resources that will help you build and grow communities. From books, tools to podcasts that you can listen to make better decisions for your community. And the list will grow. We know it. We are spending a few hours every week to curate and share relevant information with you. From new products that are launched, features that are introduced to interesting insights on some of the famous internet communities.
Hey there, We have a new home, finally. Our Uncommunity V2 is live. Just visit Uncommunity to check what’s new. Why the change? Well, earlier it was curated and now we want to curate Uncommunity with you. So help us help you. :) You can like AND comment on your favourite products, favourite books, favourite community professionals or favourite tools. Do you know what comes after like and comment? Like, comment and share with your friends, colleagues and whoever you think will benefit out of this. :) This week’s AMA is with Shana Sumers who just joined in the community team @ HubSpot. Join us in congratulating her and let’s dive into today’s piece. 👇
Hey there, We are back with an exciting AMA with one of the best community professionals that you would have definitely heard about if you have been around in the industry for a while now. Before we introduce you to the rockstar of this edition of the newsletter, we would like to thank you for being part of our journey and subscribing to our newsletter. Your support keeps us motivated. We have been working on the V2 of Uncommunity and we have decided to move to a fortnightly newsletter instead of the weekly ones to strike a healthy balance of quality on both the newsletter and Uncommunity.
I know, I know. We’ve not been in touch since last month and we’re here now. Aren’t we? First things first. We’ve been working on V2 of Uncommunity and we are so excited to announce it publicly within the next few weeks. If you want to take a sneak peek you know how to reach us. JUST REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. :D
Building branded communities & creating content My favorite community quote ever is: People will support that which they help to build. Our 5th episode of Community Stories is live. I sit with Tara Hunt CEO of Truly Inc, Phlywheel who is the Community OG.
Experts AMAs: Holly Firestone is the head of Community at Venafi. She shares her advice to new community builders, what does she think of building communities from scratch, and which is the community she admires. Read the AMA here. Venessa Paech is the Director of Australian Community Managers (ACM) & founder of Swarn Conference. She talks about growth hacking in communities, what communities will look like in 2030. Check out the full AMA.
What can we learn about building communities with respect to Games? Community management and gaming go so well together because: 1) Successful communities have a shared purpose 2) Games have defined objectives Communities naturally form around games because everyone is trying to, ultimately, do the same thing - but in different ways.
Building communities with or without events. Communities have always had events at the core because events are the catalyst that brings people together. We forgot about that in the online realm because the focus of communities shifted to the exchange of useful knowledge or building relationships in a distributed way.
A lot of people use these terms interchangeably, but I really believe they serve different purposes. When I say audience, I mean anyone you can reach with your message, regardless of channel. So, that could include an email list, your social media, a webinar you speak at, or people in the subway car where you’ve put an ad up.
Introducing… Venessa Paech is an internationally regarded online community expert and educator. Her former roles include Head of Community at Lonely Planet and Head of Content and Community at REA Group. Venessa is Director of Australian Community Managers (ACM), the national center for online community management training and resources, which she co-founded in 2010.
Hi there, Don’t get too stressed out. You deserve a treat for all the hard work you’ve been doing building & growing a community. Treat yourself to ice-cream. ;)Our 2nd episode with Shreyas is live. We chat about developer communities, open-source contributions, and remote opportunities. Shreyas is my go-to person and has been there for me as a mentor, and a friend since I started my community journey. Listen to it here.
10+ years of community building experience in 5 minutes. Hey you, Yeah, you! We are trying something new for this newsletter featuring AMAs with phenomenal community builders where they share their thoughts and wisdom followed up by updates from us to you on all things Uncommunity. ❤️
Uncommunity Podcast is live and we’ve published the first episode where I chat with Suhas to learn how did they grow their community and hosted 100+ events in 14 months. Suhas and his team have done a tremendous job in building a thriving community and I love it. 🔥 If you don’t have enough time to listen you can read the interview below which will take 5 minutes of your time. Let’s go.
Welcome aboard. Y'all! Sup? Talk to us: How are you feeling? This weekend I’ll be transcribing Episode 1 of Uncommunity, where I chat with Suhas Motwani who created the community, “The Product Folks.” I chat with Suhas to learn how they grew from hosting 1 single event to 100 events in a year. Reply to this if you are interested to read it and I will share the link with you once done. :)
Get smarter about building communities. Hello all, In the past few weeks, we’ve been working on Uncommunity. We started curating all the resources and tools that can help you build communities, that can help you grow and engage with your communities. Starting from tools that you can use, to experts that you can follow, to newsletters and blogs that you can subscribe and learn. It’s splendid. We put together more than 100 and we are still working to improve the list.