Hello CMX Community!
For our March 10, 2021 Office Hours, our topic will be "How to Grow Your Communities"
1. What are your strategies for growing your online community?
2. For those "local groups" who moved from in-person meetups to virtual events -- How does this affect the "local" flavor of in-person meetups when the event is now virtual? Since virtual means anyone can join the meetup and not just local attendees. For example, will the virtual Madrid Wine Meetup group now accept attendees from everyone around the world? Or, just those based in Madrid? What are the pros/cons?
Community Manager @Tali Vasilevsky suggested this topic as she encountered these challenges in the Meetup Chapters she was managing. As one of our panelists, Tali will discuss her strategies and welcomes others to share their best practices. We also invited our friend Eli, @Elijah van der Giessen to share his experiences in growing Netsquared, a global community program at TechSoup.
Come and share what you know, and ask questions!
WHAT: Come with YOUR questions, and we will do our best to address them. Meet other community professionals who are in similar situations and build your network of support! This event is open to all community professionals and enthusiasts.
PREPARE: We encourage you to post your questions in advance in the slack channel Community-Events, hashtag #OfficeHours. Or, feel free to message @Claire Smith or @TinaAmper with your questions. If you are unable to attend the event in real-time, send us your questions in advance and watch the responses in the recording. Yes, we will record the event and share the link with those who RSVP'ed.
VOLUNTEER: If you are an experienced CM professional with knowledge of this topic, please join and volunteer to help resolve the questions. We don't always know the answers but we sure can discuss our way out of trouble. Right? Let's go!
Local Communities Manager
Eli loves to be a connector, bringing community together. He's been a volunteer manager, an event producer and a digital campaigner. Basically he'll take any job that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to join together to create meaningful relationships.
Currently Eli works as Community Manager with TechSoup, producing events and supporting the TechSoup Connect #Tech4Good chapters.
Passionate about people and communities. I love helping people accomplish their goals and professional dreams. Leading the local communities' strategy and program at Elementor.