Whether it’s getting to know your neighbour across the hall or across the street, Communify is here to help. By combining grassroots organizing principles and tactics with easily accessible and adaptable social media capabilities and management, we help make visible your invisible connections, to make you happier, healthier and improve your quality of life at home, work and play.
At our core, we help you identify the six degrees (or less) that separate you from every other person on the planet – speeding up finding that proverbial cup of sugar, that idea that optimizes and improves your business, that connection that leads to your next job or that helping hand you need to get you through a tough time.
Whether we’re at home or at work, “We’re better. Together.”
Condominium board consulting
Keeping common element fees in check is the #1 priority of all condominiums and while high density living has its challenges, it also has the most opportunity for amazing and positive change. We help find efficiencies, save the corporation big money, make sure your neighbours know each other and ensure your building is the envy of the neighbourhood – increasing your health, safety, property value and chargeable rents.
The deep dive. A complete analysis of your condominium or larger community with detailed discussion of your needs and desires. This is followed by the creation of a blue print for engagement, a plan of implementation and a method to measure results.
Community building Education
Training sessions for condo owners and residents and other community members. This includes the basics of organizing (using traditional and online tools), how to combine the online and the offline through multiple engagement “touch points”, fostering trust through diplomacy, and social media management.
Even in the most highly functioning communities, problems arise. With our expertise, we provide that sounding board that will help YOU fix the issue and build more community in the process.
community building - liberty village, toronto, canada
A former industrial area consisting of five square blocks in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada, Liberty Village has grown from just 220 residents to over 7400 - in just 12 years. Primarily consisting of high rise towers of up to 32 stories, it was designed without mixed uses and excellent transit options. From an urban planning standpoint, this massive development shouldn't thrive - but it has. The Liberty Village Residents' Association became the world's largest in under five years with a demographic that is primarily millenials. Integration with the business community, social connection through offline events, and extremely well managed social media created a 100% population penetration and membership. This engaged neighbourhood has also helped spur and support the primarily creative business community next door and is now in demand as a incubator and tech hub.
As an example of our combination of social media and offline events, "Single de Mayo" was created! A combination of a "Cards Against Humanity" tournament and club night for singles, it was a massive hit - while generating money for the Lifetime Foundation to fight homelessness. Making a difference matters and Communify understands this new reality amongst millenials and high rise dwellers alike as living co-operatively makes the "other" visible, real and easy to empathize with. Doing good. Having fun. It's what we live for!
Creating a vision for your community, both in a single highrise condominium or amongst a community of them, is no small feat. It takes time, effort, volunteers, outreach, 1000's of discussions and commitment to create the Trust that's essential for a community to thrive. It can be daunting for sure, but we are here to help you design a plan and give you the tools you need to succeed. Volunteer training, a nimble implemenation that can adapt to your community's culture, and ways to measure your success are equally important. It's grassroots organizing minus the politics plus a lot more love. Coincidentally, it's more effective as well!
We're here to ensure you get the most out of your community, so go ahead - take the first step and let us know how we can help you create the community you need!