This is the 91st edition of Community Digest. As we inch closer to the 100th edition we wanted to thank you for being our early supporters. As a token of gratitude, we are giving out multiple free resources over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
Today, we address the elephant in the room - layoffs and the upcoming hiring freeze
Big brands aren’t hiring for community right now. It’s all layoffs and freezes.
All the open jobs I’m seeing are at Series A-B startups. Usually for their first community lead.If you’ve been wanting to try building community at a startup now is a great time to take that leap!
— David Spinks (@DavidSpinks)
Over the past few weeks, we have seen some of the best brains in the community industry getting affected by layoffs. It is a tough time and every little thing can help a community superhero shine.
Thus, we are launching Community Jobs boards - an initiative to help you find your next community role as soon as possible. Every week, our team curates a list of community roles from across the world. We have also added a few resources to help you in your job search and will keep on updating them.
We wanted to offer a helping hand to those looking for a transition.
We have also created a Twitter Bot (@communityjobbot) that will collate all the latest jobs for you. Just tag the bot wherever you see a community job posting on Twitter!
Wondering how you can help? Here are a few things you can do:
We are trying our best to get you all you need in these testing times. Have a suggestion or a recommendation? Let us know!
Please let us know if you come across other resources and we’ll do our bit to amplify it.
Learn to build a community in unorthodox ways with Nick Frost
Nick Frost from DocSend is joining us on Nov 30th to answer all you want to know about building communities. Seats filling up fast!
We are hosting our first ever Community Superhero Awards on 16th January and the nominations are open! We have 11 categories of awards recognising the efforts made by great communities throughout the past year. We already have nominations from across the globe including like Notion and Paris Hilton.
Drop in your nominations today! By the way, you can nominate yourself too.
Read how Ultrahuman used Threado to save over 200 hours of manual work in driving engagement and activation.
Ultrahuman wants to create the biggest ecosystem for tracking metabolic health and fitness. They wanted a solution to improve engagement strategies and nurture a community. Threado helped them take a deep dive with actionable insights, data and automations.
Pocus pioneered Product-led Sales
Pocus interviewed hundreds of GTM leaders and found that 98% of them either have sales teams or are looking to hire a sales team soon enough. But these sales teams didn’t behave like typical sales teams. They were much more data-oriented, concise in their approach, and consultative. This was not sales-led growth but it wasn’t entirely product-led growth either. This was a whole new category, something that puts sales in the center without actually doing it.
Read how Pocus pioneered Product-led Sales (PLS) as a category while building a product and a community around it.
Did you know that much before David Spinks became one of the leading global community builders, he was fired from his first job? Check out the brilliant story of David’s journey. It is filled with brilliant nuggets for anyone starting, building or scaling a community. Listen here. <link to Yt>
Before we go, leaving you with two things you must check out this week!
1. The importance of having community guidelines - Setting up regulations is not just important for the community but also for you because it helps you stay on top of everything without getting lost in the noise. Read more to understand why.
2.What to gift a community professional this holiday season? Wondering what to put on in your gift box? Jenny curated a list of gifts she recommends getting to community folks.
Until next week,
Chief Meme Officer at Threado
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