Community Building Basics

12 Steps To Get Your Community Thriving - On And Offline
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

You may want to build a community to involve and engage people, understand and react to customers more effectively or just to share zeal and passion about something...

Community Building Basics takes you through 12 vital steps if you want to build a community in business, for a nonprofit or good cause or just for fun.

It includes 12 short exercises to generate and focus your ideas, which can be done as intensively or spread out as you wish.

But ideally, a community would take up to 3 months to establish. So while the exercises are short - the thinking may not be...

It also gives resources: web links, platform suggestions, book, blog and expert ideas to help with your community building.

Building a community can be challenging, in that involves bringing together people, technology and on and offline activity. You can easily get distracted and sidetracked. This course will give you fundamental building blocks you can return to time and time again, to stay on track.


Great Overview!

This course gave me a lot to think about, and a different perspective on how to gain members into a community. I hope they make more courses dealing with the topics covered in this course. I especially am hoping for a detailed planning one.

Fantastic Course

An informative, engaging and useful course in the basics of community building. Extremely helpful as I embark on the launch of my new community in a few weeks time! Thanks Pippa for your expertise!

An invaluable tool to help you build thriving communities

Philippa's course is short and easy to follow but asks you to dig deep and think about your approach, your community members and yourself. It's clear that Philippa has combined her own hands on experience of community building with her extensive knowledge of psychology. Delivered in an engaging and warm style, this is a course you'll want to take your time working through. The pdf exercises allow you to apply Philippa's teaching and insights. I highly recommend this Community Building Basics course whether you are setting up an Allotment society, building an online special interest group or campaigning for a local cause. And don't forget to tell others involved in building communities to sign up for this excellent course. @JulietFay

Community Building Basics

I found it interesting and easy to follow. I love the slide illustrations and clear explanations. It's given me some ideas which I can apply to what I'm doing at the moment too

What are the requirements?

  • A means of filling in the exercises on the downloadable pdf

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you'll be able to set up and run your own community
  • You'll learn how to plan and prioritize your activities
  • You'll understand how to grow your community
  • You'll be able to analyze and develop your role as community builder

Who is the target audience?

  • Suitable for anyone starting a community, or who needs to run one for their job. And also ideal for anyone whose community may be professionals in communications, social media and marketing.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Starting Off
Section 2: Community Building Basics: 12 Exercises Pdf
Exercises Pdf
14 pages
Section 3: Planning Your Community
Your Subject
Your People
Your Purpose
Your Schedule
Your Set-Up
Section 4: Community Growth
Push, Pull & Exit
Push Influence
Pull Influence
Behaviour & Influence
Growth: Carrots And Sticks
Section 5: Your Role
Role Clarity
Role Stress
Section 6: Wrap Up
And Forwards...
Resources: Blogs, Platforms, Books
4 pages

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Instructor Biography

Philippa Davies, Writer and Psychologist

You can look forward to lots of interactivity, practical outputs and fun from my courses, as I love learning through doing. My main theme is better business communication, and I especially like giving you 1-2-1 feedback - so courses are designed for this. 

Hello, I'm Philippa, writer and business psychologist, with 30 years experience of freelance writing - as web editor, newspaper columnist, TV scriptwriter and book author - and working as a business psychologist for blue chip clients.

The Times kindly serialised my non-fiction bestseller 'Irresistibility' while my self-published novel got made into a double Bafta winning TV film.

You could say that I'm possessed by the psychology of how we get our message through to each other, which means I've coached Olympic Head Coaches, Oscar Winners, Prime and Cabinet Ministers in the UK and company directors at GE, NBC, Merck, BBC, and Universal Pictures. Now I work as web editor for FYI Network.

I love to teach and do so for universities and the National Union of Journalists in the UK.

But as a Brit who really doesn't like boasting I'd prefer to talk about you than me.

You'll like my courses, then, if you think that writing is much more important than many people realise, that a successful writer of today needs to have multimedia and marketing skills, and that one of most exciting feelings in the world is to express an idea cogently and have others say 'You truly made me think here'...

It's lovely to meet you, fellow communicator...

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