GroupBuzz is more than just an email listserv used as the communication vehicle for Impact Hub Boston- both community and residential members. It’s an opportunity for the community to connect and share resources- both personal and professional.
It’s a great way to get a pulse for the Hub and start finding smaller communities and interest groups. Folks are able to start conversations and self-organize in a way that builds connections, share passions, solicit advice, co-create events and workshops, share experiences, frustrations, and favorite playlists. It’s also how our professional affinity groups organize and stay in touch.
We recently (and currently) have a group of “stair climbers” who take advantage of our tall building three days a week at 2:00pm:
GroupBuzz is our tool to building authentic relationships around the things that we (the members) care about most, putting our values and passions out there.
Over the years, we have had groups of IHB members gather and go rock climbing. This has happened both as a stand alone event and at times built to a regularly occurring gathering.
Folks with a love of bread -baking took it upon themselves to organize a baking afternoon for a special wine down tasting:
We had another crew that self-organized for a “meatup” at a local Brazilian restaurant:
Jordan Ross had this to say: I heard about and then attended the Classy Awards in the Boston Seaport with a few others and there I heard about the EMBLEM Entrepreneurship event where I presented, networked, and developed lasting relationships. I also heard about a pitch competition through the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship (GSCEN) which led to a scholarship to their GCSEN Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and the acquisition of a board member.
It’s often said that the best way to build community is to ask questions. Being able to ask questions and share ideas with peers is one of the biggest benefits of joining a community, and Groupbuzz is a great way to do that.
One great feature of GroupBuzz is the multiple options for receiving notifications. Just because we love our community, and want to know what’s going on, doesn’t mean we need a notification about every single new post and reply. Discussions can be organized with #hashtags, and there is the ability to mute conversations, subscribe to digests, and more!
Our Impact Hub community is rich and full of talent, resources, and people eager to connect. Since we all have value to add to our community, we’re working to maximize the systems to make that happen.