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Discussion on: Iā€™m Veni Kunche ā€” Software Engineer, Founder, Community-Builder. Ask Me Anything!

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Arit Amana

As a baby founder, šŸ˜… I decided NOT to build a community around my nonprofit's programs, as I realized I couldn't give its members the attention and commitment they deserve.

How do you manage the DiversifyTech community? What advice do you have for other founders considering whether or not to have a community-element in their companies/orgs?

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Veni Kunche (she/her) Ask Me Anything

Hi Arit! My advice would be to see what works best for the members of your organization AND you as the founder.

Do you need like a Slack community where you may feel the need to be "on" all the time? Do you need a forum like community like this one where things can be more async? Would something like Twitter be enough where you can interact with folks through your brand and maybe have Twitter chats like #CodeNewbie does?

Whatever it is, make sure you have the bandwidth to maintain it and that it is actually useful to your members. Otherwise, you will burn out. If you aren't taking care of yourself, it'll be hard to take care of others šŸ’œ

If you are not sure on what you need, you can experiment. You can always change your mind.