21. June 2018 - 10:00 till 12:00
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WORKSHOP: Creating a Community Commitment Curve | Industrious Seattle | Thursday, 21. June 2018

One of the most challenging aspects of building a community is creating engagement. Every community builder knows how exhausting and thankless it can be to attempt to gather people together in service of a shared goal. But there are ways to organize the madness of creating engagement. Specifically, the Community Commitment Curve gives us a tool to map out engagement asks over time and deepen our members' commitment to the work of building community together. 
The Commitment Curve is a concept from Change Management, brought to the political organizing and community sphere by Douglas Atkin, former Global Head of Community for Airbnb and Chief Community Officer at Meetup. Starting in 2014, this framework has been used by community professionals from Google to Reddit and beyond.
No matter what kind of community you're leading, this framework can help you organize engagement. 
If you're struggling to scale your community, get people to engage, and measure community engagement metrics that matter, join your fellow community builders for a morning workshop where we'll map out your community's commitment curve! 
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 

Explain what a Commitment Curve's purpose is

Understand examples of other community's commitment curves 

Map out a Commitment Curve for your community

Pick out the 3 most meaningful asks and create a strategy for measuring them over time

You'll also meet a handful of other community builders who can usher you along in your journey to build an engaged community. 
This workshop will be facilitated by community builder Carrie Melissa Jones, founder of Gather Community Consulting. Carrie has been building community on the Internet for 15 years, and has worked with companies from the Fortune 50 (Facebook, Google) to pre-launch startups to non-profits and side hustles to build their communities.