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Chapter 1. Purpose > Building a Successful Community

Building a Successful Community

What is a successful community? Is it a big, bustling city filled with citizens of all ages and backgrounds doing all sorts of interesting things? A collection of rabid fans gazing at the object of their admiration? A gathering of true believers holding hands and lifting their voices in song? A group of women seated in a circle, speaking in hushed, sympathetic tones? Subscribers to an email list, sitting alone staring at words on a computer screen?

Any of these communities could be called successful or not, depending on how the people who create, manage, and participate in that group define success. A book club, support group, or mailing list might only have a dozen members, yet be considered a great success by everyone involved because it does everything they need and expect it to. A large church or Web portal, on the other hand, might attract thousands of members and develop a robust social scene but be forced to shut down for not meeting the financial goals of the sponsors.


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