Calling All Community Leaders

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If you’ve found your way to our site and this blog, it’s likely a famous name led you here. Someone like President Obama, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kerry Washington, or Post Malone.

And while, yes, it’s true, some of the leaders on our platform are famous and have huge followings, most of them aren’t and don’t. 

Community is for everyone. 

Not all moments with meaning are part of some otherworldly, mega-stadium peak experience. In fact, we believe most meaningful exchanges happen in everyday conversation. And who we serve and what we help them do reflects this down-to-earth reality:

Like personal trainers texting workout programs to clients, having conversations about progress and challenges, and being able to share the right motivational message at just the right time. 

Or an optimistic fashion brand designing their Community Number into their July 2020 collection to promote mental health.

Or a food truck expanding into a brick-and-mortar business using a location filter to get feedback on which potential spot their fans prefer—and what specials they love.

Our average community size is 1,000. And we don’t underestimate that number for a second. (I mean, movies have been made about what 300 Spartans are capable of, let alone just one hobbit.) Communities of all sizes are capable of epic things—but only if you can reach them when you need to, in ways they respond to. 

How is it that, in this day and age, if you've built a community of 1,000 people who care about what you have to say, you don’t have a good way to reach them?

Email? Inbox overwhelm—ignore or archive. Social? Message suppression is the default, even when you pay to play. Owl Post? The mess is unbelievable. 

What would you do with total access, total reach, total control? How would you, your community, and your collective reasons for coming together grow and evolve? What could you achieve together when you’re not subject to tyrannical algorithmic whims that seem to shift with the wind? What if you could actually focus on what matters? The conversations, relationships, and quest at the heart of your community.

Calling all Community Leaders: we want to find out with you. Start building your community today. 

- matt

(716) 330-3003

Crowns & Hops
Beny Asburn & Teo Hunter
Founded by Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter. Hunter & Ashburn disrupted the status quo of the craft beer industry, and built a brand that is bigger than beer - Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. Through curated events, content and premium product, Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. is the first ever craft beer brand that bridges communities of color, dope culture and craft beer.
Intersectional Environmentalist
Leah Thomas
IE is a resource + media hub exploring the intersections of social + environmental justice. The platform was founded by environmentalist Leah Thomas, who is based in Ventura, CA. Leah is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah.
Arreale Davis
A marketplace for handmade and one of a kind HBCU fraternity and sorority-related goods, with a focus on green marketing and environmentally friendly products.
Lybroan James & Gary Mack
A disruptive EdTech platform that provides training, services and assessment tools designed to help education professionals close learning gaps for underserved students by creating communities and culturally affirming learning environments through equity, innovation and engagement.
OldVine Florals
Itika Oldwine
Since 2017, Itika Oldwine has been creating blooming masterpieces and giving a modern twist to the flowery landscape of LA through beautiful floral designs.
Sip & Sonder
Shanita Nicholas & Amanda-Jane Thomas
The premier destination in Inglewood for creatives, entrepreneurs, freelancers, curators, and everyone in between to simply exist, grab a cup of coffee, connect, create, and put sonder into action. Its mindfully curated coffee and innovative programs and partnerships solidify Sip & Sonder as one of the premium coffee and lifestyle brands in Los Angeles and beyond.
Jennifer Pauline
A Black and Brown centered community and storytelling agency on a mission to amplify marginalized stories. As a support system for creators and founders, it also serves as a lifestyle brand and content platform that sits at the intersection of creativity and well-being.
Danai Pointer
A disruptive fashion and technology platform specializing in custom nude color-matching. Made in Los Angeles by a talented team of women, TruNude’s line includes sustainably made skin tone undergarments (t-shirt bra, bralette, panty) in luxurious, ethically sourced bamboo fabric.
Black Out the Ballot
Jen Bui & Vizion Jones
A Collective of Creatives committed to changing the infrastructure to ensure radical equity, social justice, and financial empowerment for disenfranchised communities.
Honey's Kettle
Vincent & Dr. Arlene W. Williams
This New, Old Fashioned business has been serving up fresh Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken for nearly 40+ years with locations in Culver City, Downtown LA and Hollywood. The Los Angeles food institution also offers hand rolled buttermilk biscuits, kettle cooked fries, locally sourced honey, sweet pickles, Ice-Shaker lemonade, secret sauce, shucked corn, and more.
As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
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