Community Times: The era of no-code tools
Hello there, Community Rockstar 👋
I hope you had a productive month and are staying healthy both physically and mentally. It’s important to take short breaks, give yourself some time, and acknowledge the burnouts.
In the community news, we hosted our favorite monthly member catch-up, or as we like to call it “When RETRO Meets METRO”.
On the other hand, a lot more new community builders have joined our community. Come meet them and hear their stories when you join us at Community Folks.
I am here to keep you updated on all things community, the events that are being hosted, and the jobs that are open.
What’s in it for you:
Time-saving no-code tools every community builder should use
A sneak peek into our event
Resources for you to learn from
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The introduction of no-code tools has made work-life so easier for everyone, especially us community builders. The power of no-code tools is so great that a single person can launch a company.
I have been using many no-code tools for a long time and they have made my life much less messy. Sharing my favorite no-code tools:
Notion - A flexible, all-in-one app that gives you a space to dump and organize your ideas. You can use the pre-made templates to make your work even easier.
Airtable - The functionality of Excel or Google Sheets, combined with the data wrangling powers of sophisticated databases, all without having to enter a single formula/code line.
Zapier - If you use several applications, each of which generates important data that is linked to other applications. You can use Zapier to automate the data sync using Zapier integrations.
Typeform - Typeform is a great no-code solution for creating user-friendly and creative forms. It gives the option to customize so that the form is unique for different users.
Calendly - A no-code tool that makes scheduling meetings easier. Helps get rid of the back and forth in the emails.
Fireflies - Fireflies exists so you can listen intently without losing focus. It records and transcribes meetings on popular video conferencing software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.
Let me know what no-code tool you are using to make your life easier.
Must Check Out Resources -
Building Communities for Startups - Together with Jenny, they talk about the best ways to design a strategy for your future community. Jenny shares her step-by-step process when creating a strategy from her experience working with companies like Sephora, Etsy, Productboard, and others!
Listen to it Here: Defining Your Community Strategy with Jenny Weigle
Community Signal - Did you know that many of WordPress’s biggest contributors are sponsored by their employers to provide that time? But what if the employers stopped sponsoring?
Listen to it Here: When Companies Sponsor Their Employees to Contribute to Open Source Software
Community in Web3
Every organization in the Web3 ecosystem is establishing a community or a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). Our people require us now more than ever to become acquainted with this rapidly changing ecosystem.
Let’s do it together, shall we?
Web 3.0 Community Growth Strategies - A short guide on increasing engagement in the community and creating buzz outside the community.
The Role of Community Management in the Web 3.0 Space with Cooper Turley, Tiffany Zhong, and David Spinks - Tiffany Zhong, and Cooper Turley will share their experiences building Web 3.0 communities and discuss what makes community management unique in this fast-evolving space.
Events last month-
We started a new series called “40 Minutes of Community” over Twitter spaces, where we will be pounding down on the most talked about topics and problems in the community industry. We’ll analyze them with experts to create a better understanding of the industry.
In the 1st episode, we talked about “Demystifying the Community Manager Role” with Shubhendu Panigrahi (CEO Skillenza and OGClubDAO) and Mithun Shetty (Director of Communities-CoinDCX).
We hosted When RETRO Meets METRO on the 26th of August. we talked about “Your learning of the month” and “migrating a community from one platform to another ". We got some great thought-provoking insights from our folks. We highlighted the stories of fellow community builders who have recently joined us and got to catch up with RETROS.
You never know how you have impacted someone’s life until joining your event, even if it is for 5 minutes becomes a part of their life.
Till Next Time!
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