Tech Savvy: 9 Tools I Swear By for Thriving Communities

April 25, 2024

In this week’s episode of the Community Lab Podcast, we dive into the nine indispensable tools I rely on for building engaging and profitable communities.

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In this week’s episode of the Community Lab Podcast, we dive into the nine indispensable tools I rely on for building engaging and profitable communities. From the comprehensive community platform Circle to the versatile design tool Canva, and the organized project management of ClickUp, I share my insights on each tool’s unique benefits and how they integrate to support community growth.

The episode also explores the strengths of other key tools such as Flodesk for email marketing, Descript for audio and video editing, and Zapier for seamless software integration. This episode is a deep dive into the technology stack that powers effective community building, combining practical tips with actionable advice for listeners eager to enhance their community engagement and growth strategies.

Community Building Toolkit

  1. Circle
  2. Canva
  3. Flodesk
  4. Showit
  5. Haute Stock and Elevae
  6. ClickUp
  7. Descipt
  8. MemberSpace
  9. Zapier

In This Episode We Chat About:

  • 01:52 Unveiling My Top 9 Community Building Tools
  • 02:13 Circle: The Ultimate Community Platform
  • 03:57 Canva: Design Made Easy
  • 05:45 Flodesk: Simplifying Email Marketing
  • 08:18 ShowIt: Website Design and Landing Pages
  • 11:44 Styled Stock Libraries: Elevating Visuals
  • 12:49 ClickUp: Organizing Your Community Effectively
  • 14:25 Descript: Revolutionizing Audio and Video Editing
  • 16:26 MemberSpace: Managing Memberships with Ease
  • 18:28 Zapier: The Integration Powerhouse
  • 19:54 Recap and Closing Thoughts

Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/G4w2iE99yPz

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Hi, I'm Rachel Starr – a marketing maven and ski enthusiast with over two decades of expertise in crafting compelling online experiences and strategies. A blend of Leslie Knope's enthusiasm and a tech expert's acumen, my career spans from sales to leading event management, marked by continuous growth and innovation. Outside the office, I'm a mom, an outdoor aficionado, and a spicy margarita fan, with coffee fueling my creativity and ventures in community development and marketing. Whether hitting the slopes or innovating in the digital space, I embrace every adventure with zeal and a caffeinated spark. Here's to the journeys ahead, in both work and play!

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