Want to learn about your use cases of running a community management system
I wonder about your motivation of running a community management system. I ask myself if that goal of the UNA team, to develop an open platform for any use case is ever reachable, providing so many functions and modules, for so many different use cases.
Let me start with my own use case.
I represent a new founded NPO in Austria, Europe. Our overall goal is to "develop, support and enable initiatives to become successful as a community".
First, we thought of "successful" only in a professional way, since we founders are all experts in business founding and consulting. While we were working on defining our goals we became aware that success does not mean necessarily to reach ones goals in a sense of carreer or wealth. Because it's just one aspect of a successful life. That was the trigger to widen our goals and we noticed, that we cannot foresee what success means for the individual. One might tie his personal success to having a lot of money, another would rather see himself as successful when he can do something meaningful in his life.
We will use our UNA community platform to let people explore what makes them happy and successful. And to find others, who might be able to support them on their way in defining and reaching their goals. For doing so, their community will be accessable 24/7 for them, to share new ideas and thoughts right at the moment, when it came up to their mind. The community should exchange and discuss ideas, giving input in chats or at online or physical events, it should enable them to learn one from another and it should help to find ways that others already walked on.
For our primary goal as an NPO, the UNA CMS has so many functions and modules that can support our use case that I, as the future community admin, sometimes find myself lost in assuming what my community will be using and what they will deny. But, we always will and can discuss that with the community and add or dismiss any module or function. And a community-wide poll on that will include them and make them feel heard.
I would be happy about hearing your thoughts on what's your use cases and why you think that you can reach your goals by running a CMS like UNA.