Community Building Techniques

“Community Building Techniques”

Community participation is such an important human endeavour. We will consider both face-to-face and online communities.


In the physical community, one must fight with traffic, find somewhere to park and pay for meeting space and food. On line, you just need a networking platform such as Zoom, a mic and a camera.  So there are differences.  In both cases, you need a notification process such as MeetUp for face-to-face or email/calendar for online.

But there are a lot of important similarities between online and face-to-face community meetings:

  • A common purpose, interest or need
  •  A facilitator
  •  Agreed upon ground rules & principles
  •  Invitation, inclusion & engagement
  •  Individual acknowledgement or promotion
  •  Invitation for suggestions and input
  •  Stability – time, place, cost, expected program

Our Operating Principles:

* Relationships before business (LA)
* You can get everything in life & business if you help enough people get what they want (Zig Zigler)
* Be helpful – with no expectations (Bill)
* We stand for positive possibilities and keep an open mind (LA)
* We deliver our messages with integrity – we deliver what we say we will deliver (Nathan)
* We never sell anything we are not prepared to deliver impeccably (Sue)
* We exceed expectations (Alanna)
* MOZ Code – TAGFEE – Transparent, Authentic, Generous, Fun, Empathetic, Exceptional (Jay)

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