The State of Communities 2018 Report

We asked 150 experts from around the world what makes communities thrive this year.
Their answers are now available across 60 beautiful pages filled with insights, data, trends and forecasts.

"An essential read for anyone who builds communities out there – whether that's online, offline or on Planet Mars."

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Contents
 

10 findings on the status quo and future of communities.

1. ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGE WITH
THEIR AUDIENCE TO GROW

2. PEOPLE JOIN COMMUNITIES
TO CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER

3. A SHARED PURPOSE MAKES
COMMUNITIES THRIVE

4. COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE
DISSATISFIED WITH THE STATUS QUO

5. IT’S HARD TO MEASURE
THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITIES

6. NEW METRICS TO MEASURE
THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITIES

7. PEOPLE CONNECT IN SPECIALIZED
NICHE COMMUNITIES

8. COMMUNITIES THRIVE ON
CLEAR VISION AND GOVERNANCE

9. PEOPLE ENGAGE WITH VIDEO
AND CURATED CONTENT

10. IN AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE, PEOPLE TAKE
THINGS BACK INTO THEIR HANDS

Contributed by the fine folks who build, lead and manage communities at places like WeTransfer, Airbnb, Protein, Red Bull, Sofar Sounds, EyeEm, Google, CNN, SPACE10, Zapier, Polaroid Originals, Depop & many others.

 

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