This storify collects the wisdom of the participants at the "Community Organizers Connect" session at #14NTC. Plus we then harvested the collective smarts of the #commbuild community who participated in our April 1 2014 tweetchat.
We organized the #14NTC session around 3 topics & asked participants to share their experiences, lessons, tactics, etc #commbuild
Starting a community can be daunting, and growing it can be even harder. How do you build your group so that it isn’t just you talking to an empty room?
The commbuild community came together on May 7 to share tips for marketing a new community (be authentic!) and leveraging the power of your network (be promiscuous!) More importantly they questioned whether control is desirable or even possible.