Community OS

Create easier introductions

Introducing new members to the broader community is as important as hosting a kickoff event for new members to get to know each other. The larger the community the more alien things are for the new members at the start. That's true with any group set-up. The first time you entered a school you just joined, your first day at a new job - butterflies were always there in your stomach. Do everything you can to make the new members of your community to feel at home.

Here are a couple of tips to help them get comfortable from Day-0 and also for the community to get to know new members:

  • Create an #introductions channel and get new members to post introductions.
  • Create a ritual to introduce new members on your community space.

            1) For smaller communities, this could be a post on the general Slack or Discord or Circle channel tagging the members
            2)For larger communities, this could be a member directory that has a 'New to community' filter
             3)Remind members of the community to welcome new members in the introduction channel

  • Use profile to display a relevant tag against their member profile. For example, you can use Slack status to set custom tags/icons. On Deck uses this as a way for you to show which cohort you belong to.

🛠️ Resources:

Dish - helps you create a member directory within your community

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