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Virtual Communities for Impact

source: https://communitiesforimpact.org/

Climate change, social injustice, access to education: now more than ever, the complex challenges and pressing issues our societies are facing globally can only be tackled through unprecedented cooperation. We already live in an interconnected world where technology has become an essential part of everyday life and allows for new forms of collaboration. A number of staggering for-profit online communities have already been established. However, many communities aiming for social good are struggling to replicate such successes due to a lack of funds, experience and skilled support. Let’s use the power of technology to strengthen online communities, collaborate beyond borders, missions or time zones, and create positive change together.

Virtual Communities for Impact is a practical and adaptable toolkit that empowers community builders to learn from the experience of their peers to unleash the collective power of their communities. On a single platform, it captures best practices, case studies, tools and resources, sourced from over 25+ international organizations that have rich and vast expertise in community building in the impact sector. Most aspects can be applied to both online and offline communities for impact.

INITIATING PARTNERS

  • The iac Berlin advises foundations and other nonprofit organizations on the design of impact-driven networks and initiates new forms of collaboration.
  • Impact Hub is a global network of collaborative spaces, entrepreneurial communities, and engaging programmes that inspire, connect and catalyse impact.
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 working on biodiversity and the reduction of human footprint.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

  • Ouishare connects people and accelerates projects for systemic change. We question and experiment with social models based on collaboration, openness, and fairness.
  • The Luc Hoffmann Institute works for the future of nature and natural systems by helping partners to unlock the potential of their ideas and accelerate the search for solutions.

Work Transformation Collective

The Work Transformation Collective unites highly-skilled individuals and organisations from a variety of fields to support your move into a new era of virtual work. We truely believe virtual collaboration has its worth and its place when taking efficiency, inclusion and environmental impact into account. Virtual facilitators, experience designers, graphic recorders, and artists joined forces to help you turn the recent crisis into an opportunity. Together we translate your services, meetings, communities and conferences into the world of online connectivity. getinvolved at communitiesforimpact.org

Key areas we support

  • Organising virtual conferences
  • Translating your work into the virtual world
  • Running a successful virtual community

Our joint goal: creating a virtual gathering or conference that participants will remember. Now is the time to showcase how much is possible in a virtual setting from panel conversations to worldcafé sessions to engaging breakouts. We even want to take it a step further and create a space for collaborative action planning and trust building.

Imagine 50, 100, or 200 participants from one organisation or across organisations, or even across sectors, collaborating virtually – zero health risks and zero CO2 emissions. From three hours to multiple days long. Goals ranging from enriched exchanges, initiating new projects, or group bonding can be achieved. We want to imagine the impossible together: A session in which every participant is engaged and leaves with more energy, instead of being exhausted from too much screen time. Next to well facilitated content conversations, no technical hick-ups, and potentially even a graphic recording capturing your main points, we offer to include magical moments: listening to a live violinist, watching a magician perform, doing a virtual treasure hunt and much more. The sky is the limit.

Directory

Get a sense of who is part of the collective and our combined experience. You can either connect directly with those having the skills you are looking for or you can reach out to us as a collective to put together a team to support you in addressing your needs.

Case Histories

Slack-powered community rituals
The Civics Unplugged Fellowship community

Challenges and insights on impact measurement
Impact Hub

Co-budgeting, a practice for engaging community members in decision-making
League of Intrapreneurs

Virtual Reality BarCamp: Online Skill Sharing
Bosch Alumni Network

Experience with the Community Canvas
Climate KIC Alumni Association

Exploring the Edges
Ouishare

Getting clear on your engagement strategy for designing the right learning agenda
Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)

Building a community for innovators in conservation
Panda Labs

A community for impact
Amani Institute Changemaker Community

Growing your community by decentralising its structure
Bosch Alumni Network

Lessons Learned from growing the Impact Hub community
Impact Hub

U.lab connects online & offline for a global learning experience
U.Lab

Working towards an inclusive society starts with your community
Singularity University

A doocracy-based decision-making mechanism
Ouishare

How learning agendas empower our community of intrapreneurs?
League of Intrapreneurs

Learning Exchange Grants
Bosch Alumni Network

Salesforce Community Cloud
Impact Hub

The Importance of Intentionality in Community Maturation
Experiment

A Community Driven by Enthusiasm
The Borderland

Strategies to guide virtual community conversations
Greater Than

From emergency interventions to virtual meditation

In-person meetings are foundational to communities
Enspiral

Learning from 10-years of community building
Ariadne

Tools

Community Strategy & Community Building

Governance Structure & Leadership

Facilitation

Co-creation

Technology

Formats

Virtual Open Project Night

Host an online space where innovative ideas can be pitched and other participants can give feedback or decide to join a team.

Virtual Jury Meeting

During this Virtual Jury Meeting, some jury members are in the same physical location, while others join the meeting virtually

Virtual Failure Night

During a failure night, people from across an organisation are invited to share a failure they went through and share key learnings and insights.

Live Written Discussion

Use your community platform to get members to discuss a facilitated discussion. Panellists and audience members respond to questions and each other.

Virtual Conference

Conferences can also be hosted online. This format is accessible to anybody with an internet connection. Plan your event meticulously and connect people.

Global Mash-up

An event combining online and offline elements to create connectivity within a community that operates in multiple locations.

Learning Sprints

Create an online space to share knowledge, opinions and collective intelligence by collecting unique knowledge, experience, and perspectives to learn and grow.

Icebreaker

A ready to use icebreaker for you.

Members Unplugged

Q&A session designed to learn about the real and honest work of community members.

Fireside Chats

Fire Side Chats are open spaces for members to have intimate conversations with our mentoring team via a 90 min Zoom call with 8 participants and a mentor.

Toolkits

Beginner

Advanced


Further Reads


https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/slack-powered-community-rituals/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/1399/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/co-budgeting-a-practice-for-engaging-community-members-in-decision-making/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/virtual-reality-barcamp-online-skill-sharing/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/experience-with-the-community-canvas/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/exploring-the-edges/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/getting-clear-on-your-engagement-strategy-for-designing-the-right-learning-agenda/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/building-a-community-for-innovators-in-conservation/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/professionals-who-create-social-impact/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/growing-your-community-by-decentralising-its-structure/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/lessons-learned-from-growing-the-impact-hub-community/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/u-lab-connects-online-offline-for-a-global-learning-experience/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/working-towards-an-inclusive-society-starts-with-your-community/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/governance-to-empower-an-emergent-community/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/how-learning-agendas-empower-our-community-of-intrapreneurs/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/sharing-knowledge-and-experiences-and-learning-together-learning-exchange-grants/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/salesforce-community-cloud/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/the-importance-of-intentionality-in-community-maturation/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/a-community-driven-by-enthusiasm/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/strategies-to-guide-conversations/
https://communitiesforimpact.org/case_study/from-emergency-interventions-to-virtual-meditation/
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https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191113_Template-Virtual-Sessions.pdf
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https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191107_Virtual-Failure-Night.pdf
https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191107_Live-Written-Discussion.pdf
https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191106_Virtual-Conference.pdf
https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191106_Mash-up.pdf
https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191106_Learning-Sprints.pdf
https://communitiesforimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191106_Icebreaker.pdf
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