7 episodes

What makes a community flourish? How do we build vibrant, supportive online communities? Can brands and organizations facilitate authentic connection through community?
If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, you’re in the right place. The Community Experience was designed to explore all things community and to help community facilitators design online communities that thrive, whether yours is a niche community based on fandom, or tied to a personal brand or business. Each week, join hosts Jillian Benbow and Tony Bacigalupo to learn practical strategies and insights from people on the cutting edge of community building, as well as a peek behind the curtain into the inner workings of our own branded online community, SPI Pro.
We believe that community-driven content and commerce is changing the landscape of work and life. Through unbridled curiosity, we believe we can help the world increase the impact potential of online communities. Join us for the ride and embrace the experience! New episodes drop every Tuesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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What makes a community flourish? How do we build vibrant, supportive online communities? Can brands and organizations facilitate authentic connection through community?
If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, you’re in the right place. The Community Experience was designed to explore all things community and to help community facilitators design online communities that thrive, whether yours is a niche community based on fandom, or tied to a personal brand or business. Each week, join hosts Jillian Benbow and Tony Bacigalupo to learn practical strategies and insights from people on the cutting edge of community building, as well as a peek behind the curtain into the inner workings of our own branded online community, SPI Pro.
We believe that community-driven content and commerce is changing the landscape of work and life. Through unbridled curiosity, we believe we can help the world increase the impact potential of online communities. Join us for the ride and embrace the experience! New episodes drop every Tuesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.

    MRR (Monthly Recurring Relationships) with Rosie Sherry

    MRR (Monthly Recurring Relationships) with Rosie Sherry

    Rosie Sherry offers advice for community builders including how to transition a community's leadership, leverage data to understand members, and much more.

    • 49 min
    Pandemic Remote, Real Remote, and Rejecting Hustle Culture with Marissa Goldberg

    Pandemic Remote, Real Remote, and Rejecting Hustle Culture with Marissa Goldberg

    Marissa Goldberg explains how remote teams can create better relationships with work and why she's helping others reject hustle culture.

    • 53 min
    So a Rabbi Walks Into a Pandemic ... with Esther Lederman

    So a Rabbi Walks Into a Pandemic ... with Esther Lederman

    Rabbi Esther Lederman offers a powerful example of how to pivot a community to multi-access engagement in the midst of a pandemic.

    • 42 min
    Navigating the Business of Belonging with David Spinks

    Navigating the Business of Belonging with David Spinks

    Business of Belonging author David Spinks reveals strategies and frameworks for designing holistic, financially-stable communities.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Unboxing Community in the Pokemon Card Niche with Pat Flynn

    Unboxing Community in the Pokemon Card Niche with Pat Flynn

    Learn how Pat Flynn built a thriving YouTube channel and community in the Pokemon card-collecting niche . . . from scratch!

    • 55 min
    Ending the Loneliness Epidemic with Jillian Richardson

    Ending the Loneliness Epidemic with Jillian Richardson

    Unlonely Planet author Jillian Richardson discusses the growing role of community, how to build one authentically, ending the loneliness epidemic, and more.

    • 46 min

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