Making Meaningful Connections in Community
We believe that making connections in the Community is a valuable tool available to all of our members right off the bat! How do you get started? What about user groups? How do I search for members in my area? Who should I friend?
Let's break it down:
If you are new to Community or you are a seasoned Community member, building connections is important to enhance your experience here.
Let's take a look at the "Members" section of Community. That's a good starting point:
At the top of your page, hover over members and click on Member Search.
The filter box on the side of the page is your starting point to narrowing down our pool of nearly 100,000 members (wow!)
From there, you can filter by:
- Product Interest (find other members using your product)
- Job Roles (find a member who has a similar job role)
- Non Profit or Vertical (choose an option or type in a new option)
- Organization Name (type in an ORG and find all members who identify as being a part of that ORG)
- Zipcode (find members in your area)
User Groups in Community: While we don't have a dedicated area for user groups, we do encourage all of our members to start connecting with members by product, non profit, location, etc. Once you form a group that suits your needs, you can message your new connections and start organizing a user group.
If you have an event (user group or virtual/meetup) that you'd like to invite others to, you can set up an event in your product community. Click on Event > add an event.
If you are new to Community and you'd like to start building connections with Community Leaders, you can do that easily!
From members > Member Leaderboard. Let me explain what you are seeing:
Community Ninjas are members who have completed the Community Ninja challenge by performing a series of actions that earned them a sweet, sweet ninja badge. Want to join their ranks? Click HERE to get started!
Green Ninjas are a step above ninjas. We open up the Green Ninja challenges periodically, so keep your eyes open for the next training session. The last batch of Green Ninjas wrote blogs and we are looking at publishing some of those blogs right here in Community.
This week and Lifetime leaders: These members have earned the most points this week and over the course of Community. How do you earn points and join the leaderboard? Good question - get started HERE.
Once you start building connections, you can see what all of your friends are talking about in Community from your My Connections page. Check out their posts and "LIKE" them to show your support.
The best part of ALL of this is that as you make friends in Community, you earn and level up this sweet Connector badge:
We are here to help you start building valuable connections, so if you have any questions - shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.