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My Community Story
I'm the founder and CEO of Soapbox Project. We make social impact easy for busy people. Our lightweight social justice funnel starts with bite-sized climate action plans, scales up through monthly action hours, and engages people further through a membership community focused on local action, which we officially launched in early 2021.
When launching our Soapbox membership community, I realized three things. First, there was a LOT to learn in this online community building world. Second, foundational community concepts have existed for decades (well, technically millennia), and we’re in this magical time of having the technology tools to connect and organize humans at scale. Third, I have a natural knack for this work.
I’m best at helping you find the most solid ground for your community’s culture and combining this foundation with operational expertise on the technology side. I do this through free guides, courses, 1:1 consulting, and speaking sessions if our values align. The knowledge I offer is best suited for early-stage community builders — whether that means you are new to online community building, your community is still a baby, or you’re in the early steps of transforming your audience into a true community.
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Features: Press, Media, Talks
This is a selection of my favorite stuff to show off — the articles, podcasts, and talks I’m most proud of (sort of ordered by recency). You can view more here.
Center Ring 2021 by the Community Club: Self-care for community builders: optimizing work-life balance from home (Conference Talk)
Community Corner: Diversity as a Community Building Block (Podcast)
NYTimes: How to Buy Less (Article)
Confluencer Con 2021 | Community Stewardship: Cultivating the communities that we need to thrive (Conference Talk)
Podcast Movement 2020: How to transform your community into your champion (Conference Talk)
Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation: How to build a community to fight climate change (Podcast)
Disaster Tech Names Nivi Achanta as New Board Member (Press Release)
Circle Summit 2021 Expert Roundtable: How to Find Your First 100 Founding Members (Conference Talk)