🦖 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.