Social impact podcast

‎Tap into the minds of social entrepreneurs creating a positive impact on people and our planet so you can learn how to live a life of purpose. Dale Wilkinson, founder of goodgigs, a career platform for good, has insightful conversations with thought leaders and good humans dedicated to social impact…

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Social impact jobs & community

goodgigs is a community and platform to connect mission-driven companies with people who want to use their skills for good.


Unlocking Us with Brené Brown | Podcast on Spotify

Listen to Unlocking Us with Brené Brown on Spotify. I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.

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Institute of Belonging

A space to experiment, connect and play. Designed for people who bring people together.


Othering and Belonging - Expanding the Circle of Human Concern

Expanding the Circle of Human Concern


Permission to Feel

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett Ph.D.


Stoke Deck

The Stoke Deck is a set of warm-up activities designed to boost energy, build connection, foster empathy, support collaboration, and cultivate creativity. Any time you need to stoke your team, click the button below to randomly select a new activity. Enjoy!

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Community Chat Weekly

A weekly newsletter about building, growing and engaging with communities. Sign up to receive the next issue!

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Design Gigs for Good

Design Gigs for Good is a free community-driven resource to help more people use the tools of design to create positive social change.


The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings

Home | Community Stash - A curated directory of resources for your community.

Community Stash is a curated list of resources & tools for building and growing your online communities.

Purpose to The People

This Handbook exists to bridge the gap between social activism and personal transformation work. In it you will find practical steps for connecting to your own life’s purpose and making a bigger impact in the world.

Icebreakers: thoughtful exercises and activities to improve team performance

Relationship building exercises help to find out corporate team building activity ideas in order to make team building ideas. Corporate team building exercises & fun relationship building exercises are essential to make fun team building ideas.

Framework Games Social Tools

Book Notes – The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging

Communities function best and are most durable when they’re helping members to be successful in some way in a connected and dynamic world. a. Welcome — the welcome marks the beginning of the ritual…

Article Social Belonging

Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life

Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life by Radha Agrawal.


John Cacioppo: ‘Loneliness is like an iceberg – it goes deeper than we can see’

Social neuroscientist John John Cacioppo suggests loneliness is contagious and increases the chance of early death by 20 percent. The good news? It can be treated

Successfully Striving for Happiness: Socially Engaged Pursuits Predict Increases in Life Satisfaction

Happiness is considered a highly desirable attribute, but whether or not individuals can actively steer their lives toward greater well-being is an open empiric...

Article Social Loneliness

Quartzy: the community edition

"I used to think that community was as simple as having friends who bring a lasagna when things fall apart and champagne when things go well. But I now think it’s really an insurance policy against life’s cruelty; a kind of immunity against the loss and disappointment and rage that does come."

Article Social Loneliness

The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups

A Transition Town group involved in preparations for peak oil and climate change; an intentional community, founded with the highest ideals; a nonprofit dedicated to social change―millions of such voluntary groups exist around the world. These collaborative organizations have the unique potential to harness their members' ideals, passions, skills, and knowledge―if they can succeed in getting along together.

Quaker Business Method

A meeting place for those who believe that integrity matters in business and the workplace


The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging

By Charles Vogl. Create a Culture of Belonging! Strong cultures help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. And such cultures of belonging aren’t just happy accidents - they can be purposefully cultivated, whether they’re in a company, a faith institution or among friends and enthusiasts.

Good Work for Local Living Economies

How can a reimagined business education contribute to the regeneration and equity of our places? What are the skills, wisdom, and connections needed for humans on earth today? The following are some…

Models of Impact

Models of Impact is a role-playing and ideation game that makes it easy (and fun!) to generate new, sustainable, business models.

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

Tina Seelig details how to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing.

Study Collaboration

An open access library of collaborative methods for Artists.

A Nation of Weavers

The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.


Weave: The Social Fabric Project

Social fragmentation is the core challenge of our day. We long to be together, but we are apart. We are isolated by distrust, polarization, trauma and incivility. We live in a hyper-individualistic culture that pays lip service to community but which actually values success above relationship, ego above care, the market above society and tribal divisions over common humanity.



Visualise your community on a beautiful world map. Explore people by more than just a job title. Unleash the power of your global community with Geemo.

Platform Map Tech

How tech is leading us back to a 'village'-style life | VentureBeat

Guest Technology is allowing many people to opt out of the traditional work structure to take on artisan-type jobs, such as brewing craft beer or teaching yoga — jobs that they’re passionate about and that have flexible hours.

The World Depends on You Throwing a Party

More connected than ever, we are also lonelier than before. The case for being a host.

Article Gathering Party

Palaces for the People

How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg



A set of event tools focused on enabling human connection.

Mastermind Dinners - Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins

When you hit rock bottom in life, you’ll be left with two things: the integrity of your word, and your relationships. Never tarnish your word, and always invest in your relationships.


The Joy List

A weekly newsletter that features events you can go to by yourself and leave with a new friend. Our mission is to make the world less lonely.

Brick By Brick

A free guide to building awesome communities exploring why some communities thrive while others become ghost towns.

Religion-free church lifts your spirits

Non-religious congregations boost wellbeing the same way as going to church

More Together Than Alone

A poignant and timely meditation on the importance of community, and demonstrates how we live more enriching lives by cultivating connectedness. At once a moving meditation and an empowering guide, More Together Than Alone is an compelling testament to the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual thought leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements, from creating education to providing clean drinking water, and preserving the arts. Nepo’s historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times, and gets to the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways, whether forming resistance groups during the Holocaust or rebuilding after the nuclear devastation in Nagasaki. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another. Featuring thought-provoking analysis and practical takeaways, More Together Than Alone will help us inhabit a stronger sense of togetherness where we live and in the world so we can achieve our highest potential, as individuals, and as communities.

The Neighborhood Playbook

A field guide for community members and developers that facilitates the activation of spaces with the goal of influencing physical and economic growth in neighborhoods. Our hope is that The Playbook will create more neighborhood amenities where people want to spend time, interact socially, create memorable experiences, and connect with the built and natural environment. It will allow entrepreneurial developers to explore new markets with lower risk en route to developing authentic, lasting investments. Together, developers and everyone else will be able to increase the value of their neighborhoods by making them healthier, more fun places to live.

Authentic Revolution

Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested, masterfully led experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection.

Sense of Community Index

The Sense of Community Index (SCI) is the measure most frequently used in the social sciences to gauge a sense of community. The SCI has been used in numerous studies within different cultures in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, as well as many contexts (e.g., urban, suburban, rural, tribal, workplaces, schools, universities, recreational clubs, Internet communities). The SCI is based on a theory presented by McMillan and Chavis (1986) that a sense of community is a perception with an affective component. The theory identifies four elements of a sense of community: membership, influence, meeting needs, and a shared emotional connection.

Framework Metrics Identity

The Wisdom of Crowds

By James Surowiecki. Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

Book Structure

The Wisdom and/or Madness of Crowds

An interactive guide to human networks

Article Structure Network


The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives - How Your Friends' Friends' Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do. By Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler

Community currency


Part of the Politics series Electoral systems Plurality/majoritarian[show] Proportional representation[show] Mixed systems[show] Other systems & related theory[show] A coloured voting box.svg Politics portal vte In governance, sortition (also known as allotment or demarchy) is the selection of political officials as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates.

The Art of Community

By Jono Bacon. Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu.


Show off your community with Faces. Create a living directory of the members in your community. People can add their own profile and keep it updated.

Platform People Structure

Communities of Practice, the Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation • Emily Webber

GOTO Copenhagen 2016 Emily Webber - Independent agile coach, consultant and trainer ABSTRACT At a time w...

Article Structure Video

We Can Survive Climate Change By Building Tight-Knit Communities | WIRED

People are realizing that when the floods come or the heat wave settles, neighbors are the true first responders. We must nurture those social ties.

Stack Overflow Enterprise

Stack Overflow for Enterprise is a private, secure home for your organization’s questions and answers. Empower your teams to find and share information without disrupting their workflows

Kialo - Empowering Reason

Kialo is the platform for rational debate. Empowering reason through friendly and open discussions.

Home - Sococo

Online Workplace for Distributed Teams

Platform Communication

Bind - Community Building Consultancy

Wij zijn Bind! Wij ontwikkelen communities voor organisaties aan de hand van een community concept, ondersteunende tooling en community management.

The Hum

Practical guidance for decentralised organisations. Consulting, Workshops, Coaching, Retreats.

Brooklyn Community Foundation

We are on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn. Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s charitable community, working in partnership with generous donors and community leaders to bolster vital nonprofits, strengthen neighborhoods, and increase opportunities for youth. Since our founding in 2009, the Foundation has provided over $40 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits throughout the borough.

The Human Networks Festival

Framework Event

The Community Podcast by co-matter

Interviews with the world's most inspiring community leaders. Exploring what makes communities thrive.

Article People Podcast

New Power

How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make It Work for You. By Jeremy Heimans, Henry Timms.

Book Movements

Blueprint for Revolution

How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World. By Srdja Popovic.

Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?

By Jennifer Dulski. Jennifer Dulski, the head of Groups at Facebook, and former president of, explains how you can turn your mission into a movement that creates change--whether you're at a startup or a political campaign, at a Fortune 500 company or a local community group, or an intern or a CEO. Anyone can spark change if they believe in the power of taking action, no matter where, or how small, they start.

Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action

By Michael Gecan. Urban decay can sap the determination—not to mention the soul—of anyone who experiences it. But there are forces that can and do reverse it. They are not spectators, or critics, or occasional demonstrators. They are groups of citizens, encouraged and trained to take power with dignity and creativity and unrelenting determination, and to make it work for them, day by day, month by month, and year to year.


Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It. By Tien Tzuo, Gabe Weisert

Book Business


UNTETHERED is a primer on social isolation. At a moment when bringing people together in networks, communities, and movements is so vital, Untethered offers a crash course on what's keeping us apart. It's written for leaders, entrepreneurs, and funders with an appetite for solving big challenges.

Article Loneliness

Elgg is a highly customizable web framework and CMS for building social apps with PHP and MySQL

Platform Open source


Host up to hundreds of events a month by empowering your evangelists with Bevy.

8 Essential Strategies to Build a Thriving Customer Community | DigitalMarketer

Understand what community management is, and build and grow your own thriving customer communities with these 8 strategies.


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 Neighborhoods Local

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.

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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 Social Events

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.

Framework Event Radio


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.

Framework Gamification

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 Forum Chat


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…

Article Event


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.

Platform Tech