Every time somebody asks this list “how should I start building the community for my coworking space?”, the answers that roll in are all about events.
And events are definitely a foundation element of community building. But not every event pays off. In fact, a lot of events don’t do a damn thing to help build the community…but that doesn’t stop them from taking a lot of time, effort, and in some cases money.
While we’re working on our own events “playbook” at Indy Hall, one of our alumni (who is an active member of New Work City) shared with me an awesome post that she wrote about designing events that actively contribute to building community connections. It was so good, I asked her to turn it into a guide as a guest post for my blog:
Vanessa’s perspective is a powerful one: in addition to being someone who’s immersed herself in coworking as a community member in several coworking spaces around the world, she’s also a researcher, a learning designer, not to mention a woman and a TOTAL badass.
I hope that many of you find her guide to be helpful!
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