What can a community do for you?

What is it?

To successfully introduce any new business system, it is imperative that the purpose of it is clearly articulated. When you first have the idea to introduce a brand-owned community it is all too easy to imagine the many potential benefits: peer-to-peer support, member-led customer acquisition, insight programmes and so on. But these benefits all require close collaboration between the community and its parent company – and that collaboration only happens with careful planning, based on an agreed purpose and goals..

We recognised this at giffgaff, and now we use this experience to help you help your community get off to the best start.

Why do it?

If the purpose for your community is not well defined, and goals are not set, the community itself is very likely to fail for one of four main reasons:

1. The community becomes chaotic and unstructured (no useful data or brand benefit).
2. The community becomes a graveyard (waste of time and money).
3. The community attracts misaligned personas (members without skills matched to your goals)
4. The community attracts a random mix of members (members feel no common bond and therefore never become collaborative).

Standing on Giants is uniquely positioned to help you define the purpose of your community, and your goals for it, because we’ve been there and done it. We ensure that you keep focus on what matters, and set realistic timeframes for results

What you get

In this 4-hour session, you’ll receive a clear articulation of the purpose for your community, aligned to the purpose of your company. A set of goals for the community, aligned to goals for your company. We can build on work already done to define these. You will also get a sample workflow, showing a high level view of how company and community must work together to achieve your goals.

This gives you the information you need to start planning the execution of your community project.

How Purpose & Goals has helped others…

“The Purpose and Goals session we had with Standing on Giants was incredibly informative and enabled our team to re-establish a new clear direction for our community. As a result of what we learned in the session, we’re now working on improving our community structure in order for it to give us the most impactful results we can achieve. If any organisation needs help with mapping out their community’s purpose, we would recommend you talk to Standing on Giants”

Emma Begg: Product and Marketing Manager – Charity Connect

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