Posted by Gabrielle Rabinowitz, Community Manager at Trellis
We’ve recently started a monthly community management journal club at AAAS. In our first two meetings, we’ve focused on two questions at the heart of community building: “What makes a group of people a community?” and “How do these communities vary?” The readings for these meetings included an excerpt from Jono Bacon’s The Art of Community and a blog post by Lou Woodley, Considering Community: What types of community are there?
One theme that emerged from our discussions was the importance of belonging. Read on for different interpretations of this value and how to foster it in your community.