Hey there, I’m David 👋

I’ve been helping community builders thrive since 2009.

Today I write a weekly newsletter where I share community building frameworks and techniques.

I also host a job board and talent collective to help companies hire qualified community professionals.

And I work with 3-5 companies at a time as a community strategy consultant.

My book, The Business of Belonging [Wiley 2021] has sold over 10,000 copies and community builders often tell me they keep it on their desk, which makes me smile.

Hundreds of community professionals have taken my course, The Community MBA, which is a great place to start learning the fundamentals of community strategy.

Previously, I cofounded CMX, the annual conference and community of over 20,000 community professionals.

In 2019, CMX was acquired by Bevy, a platform for hosting chapter-based community ecosystems, where I served as the VP of Community for three years.

For two years I hosted a podcast called Masters of Community where I interviewed the world’s top community builders and experts. The podcast is currently on pause, you can still listen to the 93 episodes we published. I might bring it back soon if I’m feeling frisky.

When I’m not thinking or writing about community I’m usually asleep, on a hike alone in the woods, or being silly with my wife and son (and soon daughter).

You can follow me on Twitter and Linkedin where I regularly share community-building tips and musings.