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Issue #143 | Sep 1, 2022

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

💬 The Pros and Cons of Running a Community on Slack

By Jimmy Daly
 

Community is in these days.

The pandemic left many of us yearning for connection with others. Web3 is changing the way we think about technology. The no-code movement makes it possible to turn indie communities into growing businesses. We have gotten used to connecting with peers online.

The stage is set for a community revolution. Whether it’s venture-backed SaaS companies looking to offset paid advertising costs or professional groups looking to aggregate jobs and talent, many people are creating and participating in niche communities.

While great tools are available, Slack is the default choice for many Community Managers. When I launched Superpath, a free community for Content Marketers back in 2019, I didn’t even consider any alternatives. I’ve learned a lot about the consequences of that decision over the last three years, for better and worse.

In this blog, I'll explore some of those pros and cons, with an eye toward the second-order effects — i.e., how will your choice affect you a year or two from now?

The Pros and Cons of Running a Community on Slack

🍨 C School Scoop

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C School's new self-paced course on Building a Community Content Calendar breaks down the value proposition of community content, what makes it different from other types of content, different cadence strategies to use, and how to generate content calendars to keep everything on track.

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📚 Community Content

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

Aligning Your Community Plan with Stakeholder Expectations

Aligning your community plan with internal stakeholder expectations is crucial to the future of your community. Here’s how to do it. 

By Adrian Speyer
 

How Community Powers Learning, Product, and Business Growth at Alteryx

One of the first decisions CEO Dean Stoecker made was to embed Alteryx's community in the product.

By Shivani Shah


In Before the Lock: Acceptable Trash Talk

Erica and Brian take a close look at how to create compelling community user guidelines.

By Brian Oblinger and Erica Kuhl

📆 Upcoming Events

Upcoming events, from the club and its members.

TrustCon 2022 — September 27–28  

🐦 Community Tweets

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What's the story behind the numbers? 
We really have come a long way! 🤩

🙌 Community Jobs

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

Head of Community @ Venwise
 

Head of Creator Community @ Spotify
 

Senior Community Engagement Manager @ Hubspot
 

Head of Community @ TikTok
 

Community Organizer @ Integrity Institute
 

Community Manager @  J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
 

Senior Community Manager @ Verticalscope
 

Community Manager @ PREreview
 

Community Manager @ Aavia
 

Community Manager @ The Cloud Software Association

Community Spotlight ⭐️

This week we're sending a huge shout-out to Max Pete, Community, and Customer Support Lead at Super Hi, for his recent inspiring and insightful talk at The Community Club's Proud Pivoters event on Transferable Skills to Break Into Community Management. 

🧑‍🏫 Club Resource Library

Articles, podcasts, and templates from our community resource library. 
 

Setting Your Slack Community Up for Success

By Alex Angel
 

The Community-Led Show #7: Alteryx's Dean Stoecker Means Business with Community
By Alex Angel and Brian Oblinger
 

How to Choose the Right Community Platform

By Noele Flowers

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