7 lessons about community building

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Community building isn't an easy thing to do. Based on experiences building the OuiShare community and the international conference Here is some advice

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7 lessons about community building

  1. 1. 7 Lessons about Community Building Francesca Pick @francesca_sp Leergang | Kongress zum Leerstandmelder | October 2013
  2. 2. What is OuiShare ?
  3. 3. with the mission is to build and nurture a collaborative society by connecting people, organizations and ideas around fairness, openness and trust. A global community and think and do-tank
  4. 4. It all started with a Blog, a #hashtag
  5. 5. The circle grew quickly….
  6. 6. Then we needed a name
  7. 7. #1 Rule : M.P.R.L. Meet People in Real Life
  8. 8. ► community building ► think tank – knowledge production ► do thank – project incubator ► services what we do:
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/piratenpartei/3908069700/ 1 Team distribuited accross the globe
  10. 10. OuiShare Connectors
  11. 11. What we did
  12. 12. Community Building 2 Global Conferences 2 Tours (LATAM/Europe) 3 Internationale Summits 100+ OuiShare Events In more than 25 cities in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East
  13. 13. Think Tank Since July 2012 240+ Articles (FR/EN/ES) 60+ contributors 30.000+ Unique Visitors/month 10.000+ Facebook Fans 6.000+ Twitter followers Research and articles about the collaborative economy magazine.ouishare.net
  14. 14. Think Tank 70+ Online FB groups - Local - Transversal in EN, FR, ES, P, IT & D - Thematic - Project based - Organisational Grouping 1500+ contributors from > 20 countries
  15. 15. OuiShare Fest, Paris 1. International conference about the collaborative economy
  16. 16. 150 Speakers 50 volunteers over 200 contributors
  17. 17. One website, translated into 16 languages in 2 weeks
  18. 18. How did we do it?
  19. 19. Create a feeling of togetherness without a shared location
  20. 20. Openness Transparency Independence Impact MeetPeople InRealLife Action PermanentBeta Feedback Inclusion Play Shared Values
  21. 21. Shared Mission Accelerate the shift to a more collaborative economy
  22. 22. Shared Culture
  23. 23. Stigmergy Individual autonomy and freedom to create something, regardless of its acceptance or rejection by the group.
  24. 24. Hierarchie Group controlled by individuals Consensus Individuals controlled by the group
  25. 25. 7 Lessons About Community Building
  26. 26. 1. Provide purpose http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidewalk_flying/3534131757/,
  27. 27. 2. Give love + show appreciation
  28. 28. 4. Empower by distributing responsibility
  29. 29. 5. Set low entry and exit barriers http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/3982464447/
  30. 30. 6. Create small work “packages”
  31. 31. Inspired by simbyosi.com
  32. 32. 6. Use the right tools
  33. 33. Collaborative Translations
  34. 34. Empowerment vs. Control
  35. 35. Collaborative Project management
  36. 36. 7. Find the right team
  37. 37. Francesca Pick francesca@ouishare.net @francescapick Questions? A special thanks to Simone Cicero, Albert Canigueral, Benjamin Tinq, Arthur de Grave

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