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Issue #152 | Nov 3, 2022

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

⚡️A Community Doesn't Necessarily Make You Community-Led

By Mac Reddin

So many companies throw ‘Community-Led’ around just because they have a community. Their communities are often thriving, and lately, they’re receiving more and more resources to build with.

But then you talk to the Head of Sales, the Head of Marketing, or even the CEO, and ask them what impact community has on their job. Often, they have no clue. 

That’s the difference between just having a community and being a Community-Led company. 

You could have the best-resourced, best-managed, and most engaging community in the world, but without pervasive Community-Led thinking across your organization, community is just going to be another siloed pillar. And you’ll barely scratch the surface of the org-wide benefits of Community-Led Growth. 
 
In this article:

🤝 Parallels between Community-Led and Product-Led companies
✨ Building a community vs. being a Community-Led company
💡Big and small changes happening at Commsor

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The results are in...

Last week we asked you whether or not your community has a mentorship program. This is how you responded. 👇

📚 Community Content

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

Showing Cross-functional Community Value to Your Support Organization

The first in a series of blog posts exploring the value community brings to various departments within your organization.
By Tiffany Oda

Jenny's Favorite Community Things 2022

Is it that time already? Jenny Weigle has the perfect gift for the community pros in your life, from books to baby onesies.
By Jenny Weigle


How to Meet New People: a Networking Guide for the Anxious

Useful tips to help you help new members (and for the introverts among us, too).
By Scott Taft
 

The Developer Program Leaders Survey

It's not quite content — yet! If you're in DevRel, help our friends at the DevRelX community gather data on how developer program professionals plan their strategy and measure success.
By SlashDataHQ

📆 Upcoming Events

Upcoming events, from the Club and its members.

Africa-centered Hangout — November 3 (that's today!) @ 6 p.m. WAT

*Crickets, Crickets*: Engaging the Silent Majority in Your Community — November 10 @ 1 p.m. ET 

North America-Centered Hangout — November 14 @ 3 p.m. ET

The Community Club x Ludio: Community Game Night — October 27 @ 5 p.m. ET

🐦 Community Tweets

It's a good feeling.
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"Real quick."

🙌 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 @ Sphere

Community Manager @ CodeBase Glasgow

Community Manager - Puzzles @ The Telegraph

Senior Community Manager @ Amazon Games

Community Manager @ Bash

Community Manager @ &FRIENDS

Community Manager @ Scholastic

Head of Community @ ClickUp

Community Manager @ Sylva

Global Head of Community @ Ava Labs

Community Spotlight ⭐️

This week we're sending warm fuzzies to Ankit Buddhiraju, CEO at Ludio! 

Ankit hosted The Community Club's North-America Hangouts and volunteered to host a Community Game Night last month, all of which have been a roaring success. He'll be hosting more in the next couple of weeks, so do check out our upcoming events lists if you'd like to meet him! 👀

🧑‍🏫 Club Resource Library

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

✍️ Understanding Communities of Practice
By Erik Martin

✍️ Supercharge Customer Service with Community-Led Support
By Pam Magwaza

✍️ How Gainsight Puts Community at the Heart of Its Business
By Shivani Shah

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