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In Community We Trust

Rick Turoczy

Let me start off by saying that I believe that communities already exist. With or without someone like me or you “managing” them. Communities form organically. Sometimes surreptitiously. Often accidentally. Communities come and go. Congeal and evaporate. Form and dissipate. Sometimes communities go their entire existence without even being prescient or self aware.

With that in mind, I find that a great deal of my work focuses on helping communities recognize themselves as communities. Validating and formalizing their existence. And divining and illuminating the culture, definitions, and mores that drive the community. And then, with that knowledge, I work to enhance and amplify those aspects in ways that more directly benefit all of the participants in that community...

Let me start off by saying that I believe that communities already exist. With or without someone like me or you “managing” them. Communities form organically. Sometimes surreptitiously. Often accidentally. Communities come and go. Congeal and evaporate. Form and dissipate. Sometimes communities go their entire existence without even being prescient or self aware.

With that in mind, I find that a great deal of my work focuses on helping communities recognize themselves as communities. Validating and formalizing their existence. And divining and illuminating the culture, definitions, and mores that drive the community. And then, with that knowledge, I work to enhance and amplify those aspects in ways that more directly benefit all of the participants in that community...

Let me start off by saying that I believe that communities already exist. With or without someone like me or you “managing” them. Communities form organically. Sometimes surreptitiously. Often accidentally. Communities come and go. Congeal and evaporate. Form and dissipate. Sometimes communities go their entire existence without even being prescient or self aware.

With that in mind, I find that a great deal of my work focuses on helping communities recognize themselves as communities. Validating and formalizing their existence. And divining and illuminating the culture, definitions, and mores that drive the community. And then, with that knowledge, I work to enhance and amplify those aspects in ways that more directly benefit all of the participants in that community...