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Hi! Welcome to Community With Me. Me is Rachael. I created this site to share with others my passion for all things Community Management, Board Games, and general Geekery (including my feelings on the local foodie scene in Portland ME). Please make sure to check out my blogs section for new content as it comes out, and if you have a question, feel free to drop me a line.


  • Community Manager: A Job Title that Says a Thousand Words

    May 21, 2019 by

    From a recent conversation with Georgina Cannie and the frustrations her students found in their post-college job hunts, I decided to take on the challenge (or variety show) that is typing “Community Manager Jobs” in Google. Some of the initial results include: “Manage our newly built apartment complex!” “Volunteer to tweet about us! (We’ll eventually… Read more

  • The Quest for Community

    February 8, 2019 by

    It’s Saturday night and I’m watching five friends eagerly arrange their dice and characters. A blank grid is set in front of us, with endless possibilities to be found. We’re gearing up to play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), a scene familiar to over 10 million players world wide. Our Dungeon Master (DM) dims the lights… Read more

  • Community Management: The Game

    November 13, 2017 by

    Is running a community like playing a video game? I would bet at first glance your community doesn’t have much in common with the Mario franchise. However, online game communities were some of first to arrive on the scene, and their experience makes them perfectly suited to advise our work. Raphael Koster  gave a speech… Read more

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