Welcome Posts

Having a Welcome Post is a quick and easy way to share a quick tour with your community members, and let them know what they can expect to get out of your community.

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Welcome to [Community Name]. We believe there’s nothing more unstoppable than when people come together. Here is a quick introduction filled with helpful GIFs and some helpful articles to learn how it all works.  Introduce yourself to the community!

As a Member of [Community Name], we want you to see the value of joining from the get-go.  We are laying out the top 4 reasons to be excited to be a member of our community:

  1. Engage: Get access to world-leading expertise and opportunities to help shape the purpose and success of our community. Share challenges and learn from your peers. Get recommendations and referrals. 
  2. Find Opportunities: Our members are better positioned to mobilize resources locally and internationally through our brand recognition, perks, and additional networking opportunities. Get support from other community members and our organization.
  3. Support Network: identify best practices, key actors, and promote the diffusion of good practices between the members of the community
  4. Stay Up-to-date: Be invited to participate in our community events, meet-ups, networking opportunities, and keep updated with industry trends

What can you do now?

  1. Introduce yourself.  Say Hi, share your experience and why you joined this community with everyone here!
  2. Check out the community highlights: Stay up to date with some of the most important announcements and upcoming events at the top of every group.
  3. Find 3 members in your community using your Member Directory and introduce yourself to them.

A Quick Tour

Here are a few short videos and articles showing how things work here in [Community Name].  We are powered by Mobilize, a  modern community platform and mobile app for world-changing organizations.  Plus, we operate outside the distractions of other social media platforms, meaning it’s a space all our own.

Here’s how to navigate around the Lounge and Profile

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Rules

This is a new endeavor for our community and we need our entire community to help keep this space valuable, safe, and true.

This means that we have some House Rules to ensure we are all getting the most from our community space

  1. No spam or self-promotion:  We all like to toot our own horn every now and then (looking at you Social Media ;P ), but for the benefit of everyone in our community make sure that it is related to our group.  If you would like to share a win you have, we encourage you to share these in our weekly Winning Wednesday post 
  2. Don’t post to Win, post to Understand.  When we post to win, with the most positive intent, we are saying  “Look! I have all this ungoogleable information, let me share it with you.”  When we post to understand, we are making the conscious choice to share experiences that we may have had that can help other members of the community.
  3. Trolls- head back to your bridge! There are plenty of places around the internet that tolerate trolling and you’d probably get more traction there.  This is not one of those places.  If you are tempted to troll, we politely ask you to head over there first.

We are sure you have some questions, and we are here to help!

Your Group Managers [List] are here to make sure your time in [Community Name] is worth it.  Send us a private message at any time.

We are waiting to meet you!  Go ahead and introduce yourself and say hello to your new community HQ

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Guidelines

Guidelines are a great way to help set the tone for your community.  Highlight this post to help new and existing members always have a reference guide on how to make the most of their time in the community.

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We are here to [Community Goal].  We need our entire community to help keep this space valuable, safe, and true.  This means that we have some House Rules to ensure we are all getting the most from our community space.   We have three rules to ensure everyone’s experience here in the community is fun and enjoyable.  We ask that you keep these guidelines in mind when posting.

  1. No spam or self-promotion:  We all like to toot our own horn every now and then (looking at you Social Media ;P ), but for the benefit of everyone in our community make sure that it is related to our group.  If you would like to share a win you have, we encourage you to share these in our weekly Winning Wednesday post.
  2. Don’t post to Win, post to Understand.  When we post to win, with the most positive intent, we are saying  “Look! I have all this ungoogleable information, let me share it with you.”  When we post to understand, we are making the conscious choice to share experiences that we may have had that can help other members of the community.
  3. Trolls Begone! There are plenty of places around the internet that tolerate trolling and you’d probably get more traction there.  This is not one of those places.  If you are tempted to troll, we politely ask you to head over there first. 
  4. Unsure? Ask a Moderator- In our community, we have managers and moderators here to help you out. Go check them out in the Member Directory (and click on managers to see them). If you see a post in the feed that violates these guidelines, let us know! Our Moderators will step in to contact the member privately or remove the offending post.

The Why- Finding your North Star

The Why of your community is the main reason your members will be joining your community.  This Why ( or North Star as we like to call it) Helps your members ground themselves and really understand where 

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We created [Community Name] to allow all our members to contribute to building a better and stronger community that is all our own, outside the spotlight or noise of Social Media. It’s a more dedicated approach to community, and we are very excited to be using this platform because it helps to provide:

  1. Space all our own: Create deeper and more meaningful connections with other members. Get access to world-leading expertise and opportunities to help shape the purpose and success of our community. Share your feedback so we can improve and provide you with the resources you need to grow professionally and become a leader. Share challenges and learn from your peers. Get recommendations and referrals. 
  2. Find opportunities: Our members are better positioned to mobilize resources locally and internationally through our brand recognition, perks, and exclusive networking opportunities. Get support from other community members and our organization
  3. Support network: identify best practices, key actors, and to promote the diffusion of good practices between the members of the community
  4. Stay up-to-date: Be invited to participate in our community events, meet-ups, and networking opportunities, and keep updated with industry trends.

What you can expect

We want to make your experience here and an enjoyable one. So we are committed to providing you with

  1. Exclusive content you can only find here: Always be in the know! This online Lounge is a space for you to ask questions, support your peers and get access to knowledge and opportunities in your community.
  2. Networking with members and attend local events: Find and participate in local events or national events throughout the year. Subscribe to the community calendar to never miss an event, see who else is joining and meet your peers even before you attend.
  3. The power of community:  This space is where we will share perks, best practices, news, and so much more. Plus, it's accessible from wherever you are. There's no need to login to participate because you can start a new post, comment and reply on the web, via your email or in the mobile app.

You might be asking yourself, what’s the best way to get started here? The answer is simple. Add your first post by telling us what you're most excited about right now.

We can’t wait to be inspired by your challenge and request for help, new research, experience with one of your customers/patients/[customize based on who your members work with], breakthrough, or simply your background and what you hope to achieve in the community and in your career.

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