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Posts about #community (Page 7 of 9)

Beyond the buzzword, my take is that community is all about creating experiences where people feel trusted, safe, & supported.

This collection includes my full back catalog of articles about exactly how to start, grow, and nurture a thriving community.


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Why I’m Supporting Technically Philly

community
18 Dec 2009

This week I’m included in Technically Philly’s sponsorship thank yous as their first “philanthropist level” sponsorship. It’s no secret that I’ve been a long time supporter of what Brian, Chris, and Sean do, and that’s not because they’ve written about me and IndyHall a bunch ...

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We’re Not Done Yet

community
15 Nov 2009

“We’d love to wait for you to come on board and help us, but fuck it, we’re gonna do it anyway.” – From Scene but not Nerd, January 2007.

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Billy Joel on the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit

business
05 Oct 2009

The Summit is officially underway, and there’s a possibility that if you’re reading this…that you’re already at the Philadelphia Convention Center, or you’re on your way there.

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“Policing culture” doesn’t work

community
22 Aug 2009

I write a lot about IndyHall on this blog, but I don’t think I’ve spoken at any great length about another local organization, Philly Startup Leaders. I’ve recently joined the organization as part of a newly formed advisory board, along with a number of other people from vario...

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First three steps to build your community

community
22 Apr 2009

I think I’ve identified three distinct phases to a community marketing plan.

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Important! – Membership Drive for Monday March 9th: IndyHall v2.0

community
06 Mar 2009

As you may have heard by now, we’re considering moving IndyHall into a new, larger office on the other side of Market Street, 20-22 N. 3rd St.

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What I learned from watching Harvey Milk: A Roadmap for Community Organizing

community
22 Dec 2008

“My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you” That’s a war cry, if I ever heard one. Over the weekend, I sat down to watch Milk, a documentary about the life story of Harvey Milk as the first openly gay public official.

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Geeks who Give – Philly’s Tech and Creative Community band together for Philabundance

community
05 Dec 2008

How far we have come. There was a time where I was stepping out into the world and despite the quality of the industry connections I did have, I felt very alone. I longed for a scene. Not the San Francisco tech scene. Not the New York tech scene. I longed for a scene that embr...

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how long can organic communities self-moderate?

community
02 Oct 2008

I’ve been involved in a lot of talk recently about community building versus community development, or even community design.

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the importance of a clubhouse

coworking
02 Sep 2008

This past weekend we celebrated the one year anniversary of IndyHall’s grand opening. I’ve been making it a point to clearly define what we were celebrating, for a reason. At our party, I added some clarity to the point.

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don’t miss this weekend

community
28 Aug 2008

This is the weekend to end all weekends.

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One Year at IndyHall to the day.

coworking
15 Aug 2008

Amazing how far we came from sitting on the floor to packing the house and tearing up the Philly Scene on a regular basis.

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Coworking Panels at SXSW

community
12 Aug 2008

Clearly, I’m learning! Normally I don’t do anything to plan for SXSW until a month or two before. This year, I’m turning over a new leaf!

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The Great Open Source Birthday Party

community
01 Aug 2008

IndyHall’s office is almost 1 year old. We signed our lease on August 10th, 2007, began occupying the space on August 13th, and over the next 2 weeks, built out our intial office. At the end of August, we threw our inaugral party.

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If FailCamp succeeds, is it still FailCamp?

community
27 Jul 2008

The meta/double negative jokes ran wild yesterday, when Philadelphia became home of the first successful FailCamp (again, with the irony).

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We want your failures.

community
19 Jun 2008

Amy Hoy and I have been talking about an event for long enough, it’s time to put ourselves on the hook and make it happen.

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My first city council meeting

community
07 May 2008

Today was the day I realized the value of live, citizen journalism.

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Creative Agency

community
15 Apr 2008

Last week, I asked a bunch of my twitter followers, “What does creative mean to you?”

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What does creative mean to you?

community
08 Apr 2008

The crew at IndyHall was talking this morning about all of the different definitions of creative, and how they vary from person to person. This is leading somewhere, I promise. But I need some reader feedback first.

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Doing vs. Enabling Doers

community
24 Mar 2008

I’ve been in a funny spot for the last several weeks as I rock between my previous workflows of being wholly responsible for production work to being in a pseudo-management position and doing more advising, strategy, and writing. I’m still not entirely comfortable with it, mos...

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