When to Hire a Community Consultant 

by Community Consultants Collective

Thur. June 29th

10 AM PT | 12 PM CT | 1 PM ET

When to Hire a Community Consultant 

On June 29th at 1 PM Eastern/ 12 PM Central/ 10 AM Pacific, join the Community Leaders Insitute for an interactive discussion with leaders from the Community Consultants Collective to answer an important question for organizations: when is the right time to bring in a consultant to support an organization’s community work? 

During an economic downturn and on the heels of tech company layoffs, the community industry has experienced challenging times. Companies may have decided to let go of a community team or hold off on hiring before launching a community because of budget. 

When leaders are looking for ways to grow customers, reignite communities, and develop new strategies, that is typically a time when leadership might consider seeking the support of a community consultant to evaluate the state of the community and offer improvements to their current organization’s community strategy. 

We will discuss answers to these questions: 

  • What do I need to know before I hire a community consultant? 
  • What must I do to align the leadership with the community team? 
  • How do you message the need for a consulting resource with leadership teams?
  • When is the right time for a specialized community design, development, and marketing consultant? 


About The Community Consultants Collective 

Founded in September of 2021, the Community Consultants Collective is a watering hole for community professionals transitioning to freelance and consulting work to get support, training, and the tools to grow their expertise.

Panel Speakers 

Todd Nilson

Todd Nilson is a digital strategist with over 25 years of consulting experience, specializing in community-building, digital workplace transformations, and marketing strategy.

Carolyn Zick 

Carolyn Zick, the founder of Bad Axe Enterprises, provides digital marketing services that are intentional, impactful, and protective of mental health.

Mathijs Vleeming

Mathijs Vleeming is a MarCom & Community Strategist with 20+ years of experience in professional community building.

John Summers

John Summers is an innovative professional with a background in leading business transformation in Sales, Marketing, Support, Social Media, and Online Communities.

Deb Schell 

Deb Schell is a Community Strategist who has helped over 50 founders and startups build and launch thriving online communities.