Hello Act Build Change readers! We have just launched the Community. It means the world to us that so many of you have already joined. If you haven’t had a chance yet, create a login and explore.

Why a learning community?

Trying to make the world a better place is no piece of cake. Our work is hard and can sometimes feel like this…

A learning community believes all of us have something we can teach, build and share. You might have a really good housing strategy or know just the right person someone should speak to.
The community also offers space for us to discuss how we are finding the online training and solve problems together. You also can do fun stuff like start book clubs, working groups and share events.

Sometimes it’s hard to know how and where to start those conversations. We built the community to give a helping hand. Our goal is to have more of us feeling like this…

Our Values

We act with the values of justice, honesty, love and respect. If that just made you do a massive eyes roll, this might not be the best space for you.

Conversations of differing opinions are really encouraged and we can do that and still speak to each other with respect. We are going to have to trust each other. The responsibility of upholding community values is on all of us.

Community expectations

1. You agree you are fully responsible for the content that you post with your username. If you think your username or password has been stolen, let us know.
2. Before posting a question or discussion check if it has already been asked and add to the original post.
3. Don’t be an ass

This is an ass

Rule of thumb – if you wouldn’t do or say something in real life don’t do it online either. No spamming or trying to sell stuff to people uninvited.

4. Don’t type in ALL CAPs. YOU LOOK LIKE A SHOUTING ASS

This is a shouting ass.

5. Be forgiving.

We can all be asses from time to time. If someone makes an ass of themselves and genuinely apologises and wants to learn, try to be forgiving.

6. Don’t be abusive.

We have zero tolerance of hate speech of any kind. Any predatory behaviour like stalking, trolling, threats, harassment, intimidation or invading someone’s privacy will not be tolerated in the community and you will be removed. In every discussion you have the function to report anyone who you feel is acting outside of our communities expectations.

We will do our best to act on abusive behaviour quickly, but we do rely on you to report it too. If you are reported, your content can be removed and the account temporarily or permanently suspended.

Nobody is dancing

Right now the community might feel a little like a house party your friend brought you along to. You’ve signed up and you’re ready to get your change-making groove on. But you’re not going to be the person to make the first move.

We are all waiting for the first person to dance because we don’t want to look sad dancing on our own. Well, we promise to dance with you. Ask a question, comment on a discussion, share some advice or feedback and we will respond back. Help us to get this metaphorical dance floor jamming.

We hope over the next few weeks and months, we can support each other to make positive change. Have a poke around and make yourself at home. Lastly, thank you for joining – we couldn’t exist without you.

The community is still in the early stages of development. Please let us know if you come across any problems or have a suggestion to make our community better. We will fix it.

What are your thoughts?

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