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Building Community

Donte Parks on Diversity vs. Inclusion, & Everything Else

I attended my first Seattle Interactive Conference this year and connected with Donte Parks, co-founder, VP, and cultural guru at Substantial. While chatting after the keynote address, we discovered some points of connection—namely our interest in making our respective work environments more inclusive for underrepresented groups including people who look like…

Facebook Communities: 4 Ways to Engage

While newer tools like SnapChat and Periscope may get all the buzz, Facebook is still the most popular social network by miles. According to Pew Research Center, 71% of online adults use Facebook. And many of them go there in search of community (whether that means keeping in touch with far-flung…

Building Community with Facebook

When I moved to Seattle in 2008, the first thing I tried to do was make some like-minded friends. A new city can feel pretty isolating without human connections. Growing up in Canada meant that I was lucky to receive lots of practice being friendly and outgoing with people who…