Great blog post from the folks at Sandbox Network (not to be confused with our Sandbox House!) outlining what they’ve learned about building, facilitating and maintaining a community.
A (human) network is a group of people that have connections to each other. These relationships often exist for a specific reason, for example to exchange best practice within the same industry. A community, however, is something different: its members come together around shared values and ideals, and they build a common identity. It’s about deep and meaningful relationships, not connections or “contacts.”