* Update on Feb 10, 2023: Applications for our first Guild intake are officially closed — but we'll be opening them up again in the coming months. If you'd like to apply to join the Commsor Guild, please fill out the form below to join our waitlist.
Back in 2021, we launched the Creator Guild — an elite group of community professionals who shared their experiences, strategies, and learnings.
The goal: create valuable expert content for our members and audience, elevate the industry as a whole, and help our Guildies become thought leaders in the space.
They say a rising tide lifts all ships, and rise the ships did: we published some incredible content, and our Guildies booked speaking gigs, started their own newsletters... (and got paid for all their hard work, of course.)
So this year, we're going all-in. Meet: The Commsor Guild.
Our reinvented Guild program is no longer only about creating blog content — we're introducing new categories of contribution for Guildies, with more to come.
We're also opening up applications beyond the Community industry. We'd love for professionals in Marketing, Sales, and other go-to-market teams to join the Guild ranks, alongside their Community peers. Rather than exclusively focusing on Community, we're looking for thought leadership across these industries.
Why? Community does not exist in a silo. Community is and should be part of the entire go-to-market strategy, something that impacts and is impacted by Sales, Marketing, Success, and more, not something that lives within one function. Our goal with the Guild is to include the voices of more than just those who have 'Community' in their job title.
The Guild will be a place for Marketers to share learnings about a knockout campaign that created real value for customers and prospects, for Salespeople to explore strategies for building rapport in an authentic way, for Community pros to showcase Community-Led Growth tactics that really delivered, and more.
TLDR; If you have industry-specific knowledge from hard-won experience to share with your peers, we'd love to have you.
Interested in applying? Here's what you need to know.
The Commsor Guild has three main categories of contribution, with various options under each.
Much like the artist formerly known as The Creator Guild, this arm of the Commsor Guild will be all about, well, content. We're excited about experimenting with mediums, so that could mean anything from blog posts to audio to video.
We’re also creating an easy, async mechanism for a ‘lighter’ contribution to the Guild. We’re going to set up a way for folks to share their insights and see their name in lights with a few minutes work.
We've partnered with several incredible experts to create our on-demand courses in the not-so-distant past, and now we're opening it up to our Guildies. Do you have a professional skill you'd love to teach others? We'll help you create your own course.
Here are some examples of courses we've created with partners:
There are a plethora of ways to collaborate with us on events — from hosting your own workshop or talk, to featuring as a solo guest or as part of a panel. We're also on the hunt for industry experts to host their own 'Office Hours'.
Here's a look at some events we've hosted recently:
We're looking for experienced professionals in Community, Marketing, Sales, and other go-to-market or customer-facing functions who have skills, knowledge, and experiences they want to share.
Glad you asked! In the spirit of community, our Guild partnerships are set up to be symbiotic. We'll help elevate your professional profile by featuring you on all our platforms and, project dependent, paying you for your time.
In return, we'll tap into your experience, knowledge, and skills to create quality content, events, courses, and other resources.
As a member of the Commsor Guild, you decide. As we've outlined above, there are levels of contribution that may take several minutes (offering some comments or insights on an article in your area of expertise) to several months (for example, for on-demand courses).
Applications will be open until February 10, 2023 and we'll be in touch soon after.
Not ready to apply just yet? No stress. We'll do another Guild intake soon.
No problem! We're always happy to chat. Please send your queries to email@example.com.