But first, what is an online community? An online community can be defined as a group of individuals with a unified vision with common interests and opinions who meet in a virtual space.
Depending on the goals of your aspirations to build an online community, you may establish a closed private group of individuals to share impact stories, research, or learnings from personal or professional experiences. Or, it may look like an open forum where hundreds gather to share their unique experiences through images or content about what matters most to them and how they envisage creating positive social change. Whatever platform or format you choose, online communities if created with the right intentions can create meaningful connections that will empower others through human connectedness. You can achieve high engagement by:
Regardless of your community size in the infancy of your vision, there are many common benefits to creating an online community:
When you start building your community it can seem quite overwhelming but it’s not an impossible feat. If you’re passionate about what you know and have a natural ability to create a social ecosystem with your most engaged network, there is no time better than now to start an online community.