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3 easy ways to spark great conversations with neighbors

Request a recommendation Requesting a recommendation is a great way to spark conversation because neighbors love to be helpful and share their favorite local spots. Ask about something you've noticed Curious about something happening in the community? Others probably are too. And someone is bound to have the answer. Share your knowledge Posting local news and events is a great way to get neighbors talking because it prompts them to ask questions and add insightful replies. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more about starting conversations on...

3 rewarding ways to make your neighbors feel included

Add a helpful reply Adding a reply helps members get the information they need and makes them feel like part of the community. Ask an engaging question If someone posts about something happening in the neighborhood, asking a question is a great way to spark conversation. Ask around or do some research If you don’t know the answer to a question, it may be easy to find. Do some research or ask neighbors who know. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more about helping your neighbors feel...

The best ways to help new members feel welcome

Send a private message and break the ice with a question Sending a private message helps new members immediately feel like they belong. Break the ice by asking them a question, like how long they've lived in the neighborhood. Click the Welcome button below new member announcements Clicking "Welcome" is an easy way to greet new members. For every few welcomes they receive, we'll send them an email like the one below. Reply to new member announcements Replying to new member announcements makes it more likely that others will welcome new members too. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more about welcoming new...

Using local organizations to grow your neighborhood

Reaching out to local organizations is one of the best ways to invite neighbors you don't have contact information for. Local groups like Neighborhood Watch often welcome the chance to invite their members to Nextdoor and can benefit from features like Urgent Alerts and Nearby Neighborhoods. How to contact local groups Search for groups online Local organizations are easy to find on Facebook and Google. Try searching for the groups below, then reach out with a private message or an email if you can find contact information online. Neighborhood Watch Parent Teacher Association Homeowners associations or neighborhood associations Volunteer organizations Local residents groups Online garage sales Local moms groups, and more! Share your invitation link Once you've found a group you want to invite, simply share your invitation link and explain the benefits of Nextdoor. Here's how a Lead invited the members of his local Neighborhood Watch. Reach out to connected community members Can't find any local groups online? Try reaching out to people you know are connected in the community. This Lead invited the members of her local PTA by emailing members of the Board. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more about contacting local...

A great team makes community building more fun

One of the best ways to make building your community faster and more fun is to team up with other Leads. Whether you work with existing Leads or add someone new, you can all have a positive impact by helping each other make the neighborhood successful. How to team up with other Leads Build a well-rounded team Whether your neighborhood has multiple Leads or you're adding your first partner, your team will be more effective if you add Leads with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise. Here's an example of a well-rounded team of Leads. Reach out and create a group The best way to start collaborating with a fellow Lead is to help them feel connected. Here's someone who reaches out to fellow Leads with a private message and creates a group so they can stay in touch. Help each other make the neighborhood stronger Helping each other invite, welcome, and spark conversations makes building your community easier for everyone. Here's how one group of Leads works together to grow the neighborhood. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more about teaming up with other...

Making Nextdoor more useful for your community

Inviting neighbors to sign up and join the conversation is the most important way to make Nextdoor more valuable for your community. While options like email, text, and postcards work great, you can make your invitations even more effective using these best practices. Best practices for inviting your neighbors Customize your message Your invitations are more likely to get accepted if you customize them with information relevant to the neighborhood. This Lead includes specific examples of how Nextdoor can be useful to the neighbors she invites. Spread the word in different ways Since a single email or postcard may not convince them to join right away, your neighbors may need to see and hear about Nextdoor a couple of times before they sign up. Here's a Lead who likes to follow up with a friendly reminder when possible. Team up with a partner Asking a friend, neighbor, or community leader to help you invite makes growing your neighborhood much easier. Know someone with access to a community group? Reach out to them like the Lead below. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more best practices for inviting your neighbors to...