Issue #122 | April 7, 2022

Community Club Weekly is a newsletter about building and growing communities, featuring collected tweets, posts, and thoughts from various Community Managers.

🦖 The 5 Stages of Community Growth: What to Do and Expect at Each Phase

By Pam Magwaza

Community building is a journey filled with twists and turns — if only there was a roadmap you could use to help you navigate them.

Well (you see where this is going, don’t you?) we’ve developed something that may help. Enter: our guide to the stages of community growth.

The stages of community growth will, of course, differ from community to community and depend on everything from community type to the resources at the community builder’s disposal, and a whole lot more.

However, having a route outlined can be incredibly valuable when it comes to keeping your community growth on track — especially if you’re just setting out on the Minimum Viable Community track (or taking part in our MVC Challenge!).

In this guide, we’ll answer the question: what should a community builder be doing when to maximize their chances of building a thriving community?

As you likely know, we’re partial to a good dinosaur analogy, so to illustrate the community life cycle we’ll be using a dinosaur — from egg to extinction.

See the 5 Stages of Community Growth

Build a Community with Us!

What if you could build your community as part of, well, a community?

We've just kicked off our own Minimum Viable Community Challenge, a six-week showdown in which we support community builders in getting their dream communities off the ground.

Have you joined in? If you haven't yet, fear not — it's not too late to take part!

Our team will provide worksheets, tips and tricks for engagement and understanding trends, guides for what success looks like, weekly prompts and check-ins, and more!

Work your way through this editable MVC Challenge worksheet so you’re ready to join in on the fun!

Learn more

✨ On the Hunt for Some Handy Engagement Plays?

You’re in luck — our Community Engagement Playbook features more than 50 of them! Head over here to download it for free.
Download the Playbook

📚 Community Content

Community blog posts, articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week.

Community Guidelines: How to Write and Enforce Them

Alex and Alexandra share tips on how to write a community code of conduct your members will want to follow. 

By Alex Angel and Alexandra Bowen 

Is it Time to Hire a Chief Community Officer?

How do you know if it’s time to hire a Chief Community Officer? 

By Carrie Melissa Jones

In Before the Lock: Try a Bunch of Stuff

In this episode, Brian and Erica answer a question from a listener about setting engagement goals.

By Erica Kuhl and Brian Oblinger

📆 Upcoming Events

Upcoming events, from the club and its members.

#MVC Challenge: Community Cartography Workshop — April 7 @ 12 p.m. ET

Demo Day: Softr — April 11 @ 2:30 p.m. ET

EU-Based Hangout — April 13 @ 12 p.m. ET

Chronicles of Community Builders: Brian Oblinger — April 15 @ 11 a.m. ET

Demo Day: Goldcast — April 25 @ 2:30 p.m. ET

US-Based Hangout — April 27 @ 5 p.m. ET

The Community Book Club — April 29 @ 12 p.m. ET

🐦 Community Tweets

Check out our Community-Led Report to see how far our industry has come!

Start with our Community-Building Checklist here.
Have you ever left your community for an extended period?

Do you want to be a speaker at our 2022 summit? 🔮

The Community-Led | The 2022 Community Club Summit is happening soon! Our theme this year is cross-functional impact and we’ll be diving into not only how valuable community truly is, but how to demonstrate and communicate that value to internal and external stakeholders.

Registration goes live in a couple of weeks so stay tuned, but we're currently looking for speakers! If you’re interested in being considered for a paid speaking opportunity, please fill out this form. Priority will be given to speakers who submit on or before EOD Friday, April 15th.
Register to be a speaker

🙌 Community Jobs

A few of the amazing community job opportunities we've spotted this week. View more roles and join the Talent Network

Community Manager @ Next Street


Community Manager @ Bumble


Community Operations Specialist @ Coachhub


Community Lead @ Utopia


Head of Community  @ GooseChase


Customer Community Manager @ FloQast


Community Manager @ Levels Fyi Inc.


Community Manager @ Venafi

Cybersecurity Solutions Engineer + Community Moderator @ Palo Alto Networks


Senior Community Manager @ Culture Amp

This week brought to you by...

our Associate Copywriter, Pam, who hopes you noticed that our newsletter looks a little different this week! Let us know if you liked it on our socials. 👋🏽

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