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Find Your People: Attracting, Screening, and Recruiting Community Members [Webinar]

December 9, 2021


12:00 AM

1:30 PM


December 9th | 12-1:30 pm Eastern

Find Your People: Attracting, Screening, & Recruiting Potential Community Members

Join Shelly Parks of 500 Communities to learn how to craft a message about your community that hits home with the folks you are hoping to attract.

Finding core members for your community requires a good bit of equal parts hard work and strategic thinking, as well as a willingness to be open-hearted and vulnerable. And it takes some real intention to refine an effective, authentic message and to get that message in front of the right people.

In this workshop, Shelly will be sharing her top five tips for recruiting your future neighbors. You’ll learn specific ways to better capture the attention of prospective members AND how to develop their attention into meaningful relationships.

During this session you will learn:

  • How to brand and message your community
  • How to create a pitch for membership
  • How to engage a prospective member and track the relationship
  • How to track the results of your efforts to better inform your future efforts

Meet the Presenter

Shelly Parks

Shelly is a graduate of Katie McCamant’s 500 Communities Program and has been consulting with cohousing groups for the past 5+ years. Her career before cohousing was leading large Marketing U Sales teams in the start-up continuing care retirement industry. She brings her professional knowledge to cohousing with a focus on helping them secure the members they need to get themselves built. Shelly is a founder of CoVision Consulting and Cohousing PNW. She is also a member of Skagit Cohousing in Anacortes, WA, a community currently under construction.



Webinar — Community Member Recruitment


Date: December 9th

Time: 12:00-1:30pm ET (see your local time)

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What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

I am constantly impressed by the down-to-earth practicality of the FIC workshops combined with the philosophical questions that are so vital for us to explore. I’m grateful for the excellent planning and delivery of the workshops by skilled and inclusive presenters, who create a space that is both welcoming and invites participants to challenge existing ideas and world views. Well done and thank you FIC.Claire Ogden

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