Why this is a dream opportunity
As I read through the job advert and explored the vision and values of your company, I couldn't help but feel an instant connection. This opportunity aligns perfectly with my passion for building and nurturing communities, and it encompasses all the elements that make it a dream opportunity — especially from an AI perspective.
First and foremost, the focus on community resonates deeply with me. Throughout my 10+ years of experience, I have witnessed the incredible power that strong communities can wield. From offline-coworking spaces to online enterprise fintech and blockchain platforms, I have been fortunate to play a pivotal role in fostering connections, facilitating knowledge exchange, and driving meaningful engagement. Your commitment to cultivating a vibrant community is not only inspiring but also essential for the success of any modern organization.
Moreover, the breadth and depth of your community initiatives are truly impressive. Whether it's the Draper Entrepreneur Network (DEN) Slack group, the IRESS Community with its vast employee and business network, or the global meetups organized by the Bitcoin Cash Fund, each project showcases my dedication to creating spaces where individuals can come together to learn, collaborate, and thrive. Being part of a team that understand this would be an immense honor and a fantastic opportunity for me to contribute my expertise.
Additionally, your emphasis on both online and in-person events perfectly aligns with my own approach to community building. I have successfully organized workshops, including ones focused on AI and ChatGPT, as well as meetups for blockchain enthusiasts. All require understanding your users and writing accordingly. These experiences have taught me the importance of combining virtual engagement with real-world connections, allowing for a multi-dimensional and inclusive community experience.
Lastly, your mission and vision for the future deeply resonate with me. The prospect of working alongside a team that shares my values and aspirations is incredibly motivating. I firmly believe that community is not just a marketing strategy or a customer support tactic, but a fundamental pillar for sustainable growth and long-term success. Your company's recognition of this fact sets you apart, and it's a core reason why this opportunity feels aligned.
Why I am your dream community hire
When it comes to finding your dream community hire, I believe I tick all the boxes. With my extensive experience and proven track record in building, managing, and growing communities, I bring a unique blend of expertise and skills to the table.
Over the years, I have successfully spearheaded community initiatives for a range of organizations, including the Bitcoin Association, Bitcoin Cash Fund, and IRESS, among others. From startups to established enterprises, I have contributed to the early growth stages of companies in roles spanning growth, marketing, product, community management, and operations. My diverse background has provided me with a holistic understanding of how communities function and the key drivers for their success.
I pride myself on being able to create a sense of belonging and foster engagement within communities. For example, I revamped the Ambassador program for the Bitcoin Association, resulting in increased participation and stronger advocacy. I also built an online community from scratch, which now boasts over 1000 members, providing a thriving space for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
In addition to my community-building skills, I bring a passion for writing and communication. I have actively participated in writer communities, taken courses to hone my rhetorical skills, and have my own blogs and guest posts on reputable platforms. Writing is not only a means of expression for me, but also a powerful tool for engaging and connecting with community members. I understand the importance of crafting compelling narratives and delivering valuable content to cultivate a vibrant community ecosystem.
Furthermore, my ability to manage multiple projects with a high attention to detail ensures that I can effectively juggle various community initiatives, events, and campaigns. I am also adept at utilizing tools like Sunsama to streamline workflows and optimize productivity.
Ultimately, I am your dream community hire because I not only possess the experience, skills, and passion for community building, but I also deeply understand the significance of community as a driving force behind business goals. I am dedicated to your company's mission and vision, and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute my expertise and take your community initiatives to new heights.
List of relevant work
- Revamped the Ambassador program for the Bitcoin Association, resulting in increased participation and stronger advocacy.
- Built up many different types of communities. Here are some stats from a few:
- [Startup] Draper Entrepreneur Network (DEN): Slack group. 0 to 3,500 members.
- [Enterprise] IRESS Community: 2,500 employees, 9,000 businesses, 500,000 users (worked with internal employee community, as well as external community). $2.2b company.
- Organized and conducted various workshops over the years:
- Example 1: [Workshop] AI + ChatGPT: Streamlining Community & Marketing Team Workflows
- Example 2: [Workshop] Hacking ChatGPT & LLMs for BSV
- Example 3: [Meetups] Bitcoin Cash Fund global meetups
- Arranged and facilitated meetups for the Bitcoin Association, Bitcoin Cash Fund, and more, contributing to global networking opportunities for enthusiasts in the emerging tech space.
- Played key roles in growth, marketing, product, community management, and operations for various organizations, including Bitcoin Association, Bitcoin Cash Fund, IRESS, Honā, GSD Global, and more.
- Operated a writing community and actively participated in writer communities, including Great Founders Write, demonstrating my passion for effective communication and storytelling.
- Authored blogs and guest posts on reputable platforms like Coingeek, showcasing my ability to deliver engaging and informative content.
- Currently write a weekly and daily (premium) newsletter, providing valuable insights and fostering connections within the community. You can judge my own writing here.
- Managed multiple projects with a high attention to detail, utilizing tools like Sunsama to optimize productivity and ensure successful execution.