What's the best platform for setting up an email mailing list or discussion for my local neighborhood? How should it be organized and promoted? We have a mix of younger (more tech-savvy) and older residents.
You're a young person, in your 20s or so, and you've noticed that quite a few of your similarly-aged peers & friends are in desperate need of care due to major mental and emotional health challenges - which are taking a toll on everything else. However, support services for this group are lacking. What could you learn or train in to be able to be a better source of support and care for your peer community? [more inside]
Where can I find the community aspect of a church without any religion whatsoever? [more inside]
What can anyone tell me about "The WELL"? [more inside]
Can anyone help me find academic or empirical sources to reference/cite in a law paper about state laws that prohibit local communities from building their own broadband networks? [more inside]
Icecast or Shoutcast and which hosting service has most bang for the buck? [more inside]
How do I go about getting new members for my choir, or enticing the existing or previous ones to come back this year? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
I was a Boy Scout as a youth. What similar opportunities – for personal, skill, and leadership development – are there for adults? [more inside]
Are there reasonable (and legit) workarounds for looking around gated communities without a real estate agent? [more inside]
If/When I go back to America, I would like to teach at a community college. I have a few friends who do this, but I would like to get the ball rolling. I could teach communications, journalism and business skills. My only previous experience working in education was as a major gifts fundraiser and I won't have my master's degree on paper February. I have not really TA'd very much since I was an undergrad. How should I go about getting my foot in the door? This would be in DelMarVa and California.
I agreed to take a teaching job at certain community college, and now, just two weeks away from the beginning of the semester, it looks like a much better job is about to come through for me. What are the ethical considerations of backing out? [more inside]
Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network? I want to create an online idea-exchange for social entrepreneurs. They'd share their problems and help each other find solutions. I'm really struggling to find a good name for the website... [more inside]
What communities have you known or been part of that have been uncommonly welcoming? [more inside]
I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
I have a serious problem with being seen to be intellectually 'wrong'. I need ways to get over it [more inside]
Looking for an efficient, respectful and fair process for a group of 10-15 people to reach a consesus. Some of the desired results: everyone would be heard respectfully (talking stick?) and cast a vote, a maximum amount of people would end up aligned with the choice, minimized influence of power games and hidden agendas, speedy (1-2 minutes per participant, including voting, so w/ 10 participants, a solid decision could be made in 10-15, max 20 minutes) Have you experienced an effective process supporting the above? What does it look like, step by step? Is there a resource where I can look up practical approaches to community-based choice-making?
I'm looking for examples of best-of-breed healthcare/medical websites that combine solid clinical information with community features. [more inside]
Need ideas for websites I could build. I am going to be in between jobs in the next few months. That gap could be a week or it could be a year depending on how long it takes to find my next gig. During that gap I would like to stay productive. I am a project manager, but I can write decent python/js/css/html. I need ideas for websites I could build that 1) I would have fun doing, 2) Would be something I could talk about in interviews, and 3) Could maybe produce a community, traffic, or a few dollars. [more inside]
Hi, I am about to graduate university and went through a long process of deciding what I wanted to major in and what I wanted to do after school. Suffice to say that those questions have been grappled with. I'm planning to get an MA in economics, and plan to take a year off to take my GRE and the appropriate math courses I need. In that year I'd like to do some sort of public service work in economic development (in the states, not in some 3rd world country). [more inside]
What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways? [more inside]
Ok so I have asked a similar question recently but I wanted to be more specific to get some feedback from people. Thanks. [more inside]
I would like to form a little group to improve my town's little beach. I know nothing about community organizing, and nothing about beach maintenance. [more inside]
Hi I am starting a ebooks community site where people can submit their books and then we will publish and sell the books for the authors. I was wondering if anyone knew a good way to reach independent authors and how to market our site to them? We are looking for writers of self help, recipes, novels, and anything else. We really want to empower writers to get their stuff out their and to help them make some money in the process. Any help on how to find people like that would be much appreciated! Thanks!
I've been asked to brainstorm for themes in which I can run a weekly or twice-weekly activity for an urban day camp for kids. Please help me come up with ideas! [more inside]
I would like examples of successful digital movements, forums or communities built around a creative concern, be it professional or personal. [more inside]
Looking for family friendly neighborhoods in Austin. My wife and two small kids will be relocating to Austin. Our current neighborhood is filled with kids playing in the street and neighbors interacting with each other. We know and hang-out with a lot of our neighbors. We want a neighborhood / community like that in Austin. I know a lot of master planned communities bill themselves as family friendly but a lot of them always seem like ghost towns. Where are the true active / friendly communities in Austin?
What could I study, learn, and eventually do (for a career or otherwise) that would help the most amount of people in the most meaningful way? [more inside]
I'd like to have some photo assignments / challenges given to me at regular intervals (ideally once a week), then post my submission and see other people's work. Does anyone know of an active community like this? [more inside]
Looking to start my own in-person depression support group, but have zero background in social work or psychology. What pitfalls should I be aware of? [more inside]
I have passion for a non-profit idea, but I can't do this myself. Help me get started and ask for help in the best way possible. [more inside]
Can anyone point me to stories or case studies about conflicts between communities and land developers that were resolved to everyone's satisfaction? [more inside]
What interview questions should I ask Bill McKibben? I'm interviewing him for our community blog, and would like to do this well. [more inside]
Looking for web based Open Source tool for allowing tagging of text documents by a community [more inside]
I want a weight loss community for people like me. [more inside]
clinical psychologists! what listservs, mailing lists and online communities do you belong to? [more inside]
How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
Are there any people or communities that deal with spirituality as well as social justice & anti-oppression (rather than perpetuate it further)? [more inside]
I have tried Elgg and BuddyPress, but those solutions just don't seem to work very well, mostly because of issues with the templates. I want to develop an online community that is based around my online radio station. The community should have forums, chat, galleries, user search, comments, walls, and all the other basic stuff that comes with an online community. It needs to be completely graphically customisable I'm looking for the best solution that is under $600, but preferable free.
Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
Looking for TV shows, books, and movies where a smart, sharp comedic sensibility masks a deeply sentimental core. [more inside]
"I think I got half of it, which got me through the half I didn't." "Like the first season of The Wire."
What are the pop culture references cited in Season 1 of the TV show Community? [more inside]
A series of series and serialized sub-serials. Seriously, basically help me make some mini-series - there will be spoilers.
*Spoiler Alert*Never Read This Thread (but none within the question itself): I am hoping to create a set of custom original miniature series "arcs", highlighting various things; characters/topics/ story-arcs/plot-arcs... any sort of "shortening of a longer series" that you love, or like or know. [more inside]
For a long time now I've been aching to feel part of a larger community. Have you ever felt this way? How did you handle it? Have you ever built or been a part of a tight-knit social circle or community that lasted? [more inside]
I have never played D&D before, but last week's Community looked super fun and interesting (not to mention, what a great episode) I've hit up some friends who used to play and there's some interest about getting a game going. But I literally know nothing, and don't know if I'm going to like it. How do I proceed? [more inside]
My community group needs a website and I've been given the job of setting it up. We need to sell tickets to events, keep track of membership dues/renewals, have some basic info pages, photos, etc. Right now we've working with Paypal, some spreadsheets, and a very out of date website (has a geocities era look to it). I have 20 hours to devote to this project, and have some very rusty coding experience. I know I can't build this myself. Are there ready to go solutions out there?
Seeking ideas for getting my Intro to Literature students in a community college involved collaboratively in their class experience. [more inside]
Can you suggest Buddhist resources - churches, sanghas, gompas, meditation groups, communities - in the Los Angeles Area? [more inside]
I want to become more engaged in my community. Should I join a fraternal organization? [more inside]