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Burb
Once Upon a Burb

From a rambling Slack DM, to an amazing team, helping people while learning, then scaling those lessons to hundreds. Onto the next step. We're ecstatic to introduce: Burb.

June 21, 2022
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Community
Creating a new community onboarding experience in 30 minutes

Yes! You can really develop an initial 3-step onboarding flow for new community members in only half an hour using five simple prompts.

May 23, 2022
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Community
10 ways to automate your community operations with Burb

Growing an online community takes time. A lot of time. If you're looking for help streamlining time consuming tasks, we have a few ideas for you!

May 23, 2022
Community
Where should your community live? Heartbeat or Circle.so?

Trying to decide between two platforms to host your community? Here's how to make the call.

May 23, 2022
Community
A Community Manager's Guide to Circle.so

This guide will share insights into the platform, tell you when it's right to use Circle.so as a community manager, show how you can get the most out of your experience on the platform.

May 23, 2022
Community
Automating Community Tasks for Impact

I checked in with Burb user, Nivi Achanta, from Soapbox Project, after finding out she was one of our most active users. Nivi let me know that the Soapbox community has 150 members, is hosted on Circle, and aims to support people in their journeys to find ways that they can be part of social and environmental solutions.

May 23, 2022
Updates
Build a community onboarding flow with Burb's new Automations feature

Once you've connected your apps (ex. Circle, Teachable, Slack) with Burb, this feature gives you the power to automate many tedious and manual workflows.

May 23, 2022
Community
Scheduling a post in Circle with Burb

Burb allows you to schedule posts and messages, without having to wrestle with Zapier or Make (Integromat)! We'll show you how to do this easily.

May 23, 2022
Updates
5 ways to use scheduled direct messages to boost engagement

For community creators, one of the most difficult tasks is finding meaningful ways to keep community members engage. Sending personalized notes to individual members can really help you keep engagement up!

May 23, 2022
Course Creator
Building a Community Business with Burb

You don’t have to be with Tatiana Figueiredo for long to feel a sense of ease and steadiness that her presence brings. If you’re looking for flashy trends that promise overnight results, you’re in the wrong place.

May 23, 2022
Community
Building a Community with Bryony Cole

Community is the outcome that stays.It remains consistent long after the teaching sessions are done. And that's one of the biggest gives. For Alice and for so many other students, what that means is confidence. Community gives them confidence in work to go out into the external world and share their ideas, raise money ask for grant money, pitch media, and sell their products.

May 23, 2022
Course Creator
Free template: Course Ops in a Box

We are so excited to launch our new (and free!) Course Ops in a Box AirTable template! This template gives you one place to organize and track your online course operations.

May 23, 2022
Updates
Schedule a Direct Message

You can now schedule direct messages to your community members using Burb!

May 23, 2022
Course Creator
Free Notion Template for Course Creators and Community Builders

At Burb, we’re building a platform to help creators with communities –– whether they’re running a cohort-based course or membership community. We know it’s hard to manage all of the moving...

May 23, 2022
Community
How Seesaw created a supportive learning community

We met Suvi Gluskin, Seesaw's Head of Community and Angela Gadtke, Community Founder, a few months ago and we were immediately impressed with the community strategy...

May 23, 2022
Community
Growth Through Community for Course Creators

From lead to student, and from student to super-fan, we recently partnered with Julia Saxena on this 3-part workshop series to help course creators unlock community-driven success and growth.

May 23, 2022
Community
The 4 types of community members

There are many personalities that make up a brand or product community. Understanding the profiles, including motivations, and best strategies for recognizing these members, can help you increase meaningful engagement, connection, and therefore, the outcomes of your community strategy. Let's have a look at the kinds of community members that make up brand or product communities.

May 23, 2022
Community
The 5 stages of a community member

In an upcoming post, we're going to dive into the types of community member profiles. Before you dig through these, it's important to understand the 5 stages of a community member....

May 23, 2022