Community anti-harassment/Policy

by Geek Feminism Wiki. This is an example community anti-harassment policy, particularly designed for use in communities that are primarily online. If your community meets entirely in person, you may prefer the Conference anti-harassment policy, which is designed for in-person events. We also suggest that even groups...

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To beat loneliness, we must connect.

Voluntary organisations are at the heart of local communities. It’s up to us to help build social connections


The hub for the community industry, providing community professionals with the training, resources and connections they need to succeed.

Communities of Practice

by Etienne Wenger. This book presents a framework for doing that, with a social theory of learning that is ground-breaking yet accessible, with profound implications not only for research, but also for all those who have to foster learning as part of their responsibilites at work, at home, at school.


The Art of Facilitation

by Dale Hunter. A comprehensive resource for facilitators, trainers, HR professionals, and consultants, The Art of Facilitation describes the profession of group facilitation and the role of a facilitator, and outlines the key elements of facilitation. The book also examines the most common challenges that facilitators face, as well as the ethical issues that pertain to the facilitation process.


Reinventing Organizations

by Frederic Laloux, Etienne Appert. The uplifting message of Reinventing Organizations has resonated with readers all over the world, and they have turned it, one conversation at a time, into a word-of-mouth phenomenon. The book has helped shift the conversation from what’s broken with management today to what’s possible. It is inspiring thousands of organizations—corporations and nonprofits, schools and hospitals—to adopt radically more powerful, soulful, and purposeful practices.

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

by Parker J. Palmer. In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that are congruent with our inner truth—in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation.

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Community: The Structure of Belonging

by Peter Block. Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities--businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government--do not work together. They exist in their own worlds. As do so many individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost. This disconnection and detachment makes it hard if not impossible to envision a common future and work towards it together.



A complete system for self-organization. The traditional hierarchy is reaching its limits, but “flat management” alternatives lack the rigor needed to run a business effectively. Holacracy is a third-way: it brings structure and discipline to a peer-to-peer workplace.

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Neighborland empowers people to take action on local issues. We are providing residents, organizations, and city agencies a powerful public engagement platform designed to move community projects forward.

Platform Local Neighborhoods

Eden Project Communities |

We connect people and communities, encouraging everyday people to make positive change where they live. We are home to The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get together for neighbours, and Eden Project Community Camps, the inspirational residential camps for the movers and shakers of our communities. We believe small steps make a big difference and we believe in sharing the joy. Come with us. Take action. Connect.


A social technology platform for hosting all kinds of communities and organizing the people and conversations within them


World Café

A structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a "table host".

Framework Communication

Young Americans are the loneliest, surprising Cigna study shows

And, believe it or not, social media usage is not correlated with loneliness but face to face conversation is an antidote if you're socially isolated.

Article Loneliness

The power of informal relationships in disaster response and readiness

It’s no secret that our informal, personal relationships are among the most valuable resources in life and business. The same applies true in the realm of disaster response and readiness. The aid…


Community Roundtable

The Community Roundtable collaborates with clients to develop proven, practical strategies for community success. Our clients rely on our models, frameworks, research, and expertise to take their communities to the next level.

Service Agency

Why Community?

In 1977, a woman stood up to ask Professor Marshall Mcluhan a question in the lobby of the Sydney Marriott. She wanted to know: as weapons of war become increasingly more powerful, what can we do to…


80 years Harvard study: how to live a healthy and happy life

For nearly 80 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has been producing data and lessons on how to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.


The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond.


The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's


The Ready

The Ready is an org design and transformation partner that helps you change the way you work.

Service Agency

Stack Overflow for Teams

Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure home for your team’s questions and answers. No more digging through stale wikis and lost emails—give your team back the time it needs to build better products.


Send Group Invites, Discover Small Gatherings & Events

Service Events Social

People & Company

People & Company is a community design practice. We help groups of people come together to do meaningful, ambitious things.


Yet Another Mail Merge

The perfect mail merge tool for Gmail

NPR Listening Party Kit

Community-led NPR Listening Parties are popping up all over the country. Get the kit.

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Discover Great Events or Create Your Own & Sell Tickets

Braintree Payments

An all-in-one solution to accept, process, and split payments in your mobile app or online – from small business to large enterprise.


Create forms as beautiful as you in minutes.

Service Governance

Communities of Practice

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Framework Social


A New Form of Association, Transparent by Design


We connect people through communities and explore what makes communities thrive.

Service Agency

NOBL Collective

NOBL Collective: change management, innovation, and organizational design

Service Agency

How Do We Decide?

Team Decision Making and Decision Making Models, by NOBL Collective

Hyper Island Toolbox

A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.

Framework Collaboration

Community Canvas

A framework that helps people and organizations build stronger communities. It provides a template for anyone who brings people together.

Framework Foundation


Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. Join over 50,000 creators earning salaries from over 1,000,000 monthly patrons.

Service Finance


Loomio helps groups of people make decisions together, online

Service Governance


Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free.

Service Communication

Drugs Over Dinner

Let's Have Dinner and Talk About Drugs. Drugs Over Dinner is a toolkit to plan, host and moderate a conversation about drugs and addiction.

Chargebee: Subscription Billing & Recurring Payments Software

Chargebee lets you automate your recurring billing, manage subscriptions at scale and access metrics that matter.

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Start with Who – Michel Bachmann – Medium

In his famous TED talk, Simon Sinek encourages people to “Start with Why”. That is, at the core of any organization is the purpose that inspires people to move into action. My experience with…


The Role of ‘Place’ in Human-Centered Design – Shane Chase – Medium

Since starting the Good Work Institute in 2015, we’d been looking for educational tools to help shape the ‘Next Economy’. The Good Work Institute fellowship program supports entrepreneurs…

Article Placemaking

Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Yu-kai Chou

Octalysis is an internationally acclaimed Gamification Framework that utilizes 8 Core Drives to analyze challenges, identify opportunities, and create actionable steps to drive human behavior through human-focused design.

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Podia - Earn a living from your passion

Podia is your all-in-one digital storefront. The easiest way to sell memberships, online courses and downloads, no technical skills required. Try it free!

Platform Education


MailChimp provides marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.

Platform Newsletter

Discourse - Civilized Discussion

Discourse is modern forum software for your community. Use it as a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room, and more!

Platform Chat Forum


Cobudget makes it easy for organizations and groups to allocate funds collaboratively and transparently.

Platform Finance


Loyal is a strategic agency partner that helps you to put people at the center of your work. We specialize in communities, networks and customer experience. Our work creates deeper customer relationships to help you innovate and grow - smarter and faster.


9 ways to turn recurring events into a community – Fabian Pfortmüller – Medium

I come across a lot of monthly or yearly recurring gatherings that describe themselves as communities: The Web Summit community, the TEDx community, the SxSW community, The NY Tech Meetup community…

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Outreach center, member CRM and a social lounge combined. It's everything you need to build and manage a thriving community your members will love.

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