Engaging with Purpose

Engaging with Purpose: Crafting Authentic Community Connections

Understanding what “engagement” means differs depending on who you ask. Cultivating the right balance of posts, videos, text messages, events, or emails can be impossible if you base your expectations on social media platforms.

Community Builders with Purpose is hosting an interactive conversation on Tuesday, March 12th, at noon Eastern time with Brian Helfman, Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Third Nature. With ten years of experience as an entrepreneur, community builder, experienced designer, facilitator, and coach.

Brian has helped thousands of people and dozens of organizations cultivate clarity, creativity, and connection while having more fun. In his spare time, he runs the Leaders in Training program at Experience Camps for grieving children and serves as Program Director ofExperience Camps For Adults.

Click here to register for this event inside Community Builders with Purpose.

An online community, or an in-person community, has varied levels of engagement depending on the nature of your content, ability to connect with members, existing or new rituals, and the frequency of meetings.

Brian will share with the community what authentic community engagement looks and feels like for hosts. Learn how to figure out why engagement is important to you and how to generate that kind of engagement. Brian is an expert at designing and facilitating valuable, connected events and gatherings.

What’s new for Community Builders with Purpose

Community Builders with Purpose continues to grow in membership and knowledge! There are a few new articles, and The 2024 Online Community Onboarding Playbook has just been released! Click here to learn more!

On the first Thursday of every month at 9 am EST, I host an “Organization and Productivity” small business networking session in partnership with The Network Incubator.

New for March will be a special event celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th. I’m inviting women worldwide to join me in celebrating their success and bringing stories of inspiration. You can sign up to be a speaker here.

The Mini Mastermind Meetup continues on March 21st for members joining us since January! We’ve had a great group bring value to each other and the group by sharing their experiences, challenges, and support.

Whether you’ve been reading Creator to Community Builder — or not, you are invited to join the live discussion on March 26th at noon EST, Explore Your Community Design and Structure. This is a BIG topic for many community builders.

Identifying your best community structure is the number one question I am asked regarding community design. I encourage you to get curious about your community design and structure, then bring your questions on March 26th! RSVP here!

Finally, I’m excited to announce that the Community Strategy Podcast will return in March with new episodes! Click here to sign up to be notified when the first episode is live!

If you have any questions or comments, email me at Deb@FindCalmHere.com or 717–644–8712. (Please note that if you don’t state who you are, I will not be able to answer your questions.)



Deb Schell, Author and Community Strategist

Community Strategist, Author, Podcaster, Designer. Find Calm Here, where community strategy meets intentionality.