Mighty Networks for Slack

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Steve Rodriguez
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@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
Hello Product Hunters! The Mightybell team is proud to release our new Slack integration to the Product Hunt family. We have seen a growing interest in people using Slack to create communities and networks around a passion or identity. Because of this, we were inspired to build a solution that allows any person with a great idea or passion to create a community using Mightybell, and manage that community in their Slack channel. https://mightybell.com/slack_int... You can scale a community with Mightybell and Slack. The benefits of this include unlimited members and storage, your own landing page and domain, topics, questions, polls, prompts, events, private messaging and more. And of course, it’s all managed from your own Slack channel. Happy to answer any questions!
Chris Pirillo@chrispirillo · Advisor.
@steve_rodriguez - I think I've been waiting for something like this. Please tell Gina I said hello and that we're long overdue to reconnect. :)
Steve Rodriguez
Maker
@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
@chrispirillo Thanks Chris! We saw the hoops that folks were jumping through to create a community and were inspired to create a much easier, and hopefully more powerful, solution. Gina and I will reach out to reconnect.
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@steve_rodriguez do you have a community I can join to see what it's like as a member?
Steve Rodriguez
Maker
@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
@andrewwarner Absolutely. We built a network called OWN IT in partnership with the folks at Intuit. OWN IT is a network of over 100K small business owners and self-employed who connect, share experiences and support each other as they grow their businesses. https://www.ownit.com
Crystal Ponti@babeofbusiness · Founder of Forewordz.com
@steve_rodriguez I'm a heavy Slack user and manage a student-focused Moderation community on this platform. Some of our limitations are losing history (we'd have to upgrade to a paid account) and the ability to purge independently created private channels (which are in violation of our community guidelines). How does Mightybell fill those gaps, if at all? Thanks in advance!
Steve Rodriguez
Maker
@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
@babeofbusiness Hi Crystal... We are heavy users of Slack too, and I think that helped us to create a solution that fills a lot of gaps for Slack communities. Hitting the 10K message limit and losing history is a bummer, but I suppose is a good problem to have because it means you have a thriving community. With the Mightybell Slack integration there are no limits and all activity that posts to Slack is retained in Mightybell without losing the history. You can also cluster members around categories and topics, there is private real-time messaging and robust analytics around the content and members in your community. As far as members creating new channels, that is unfortunately a Slack feature that is out of our control. But the member clusters on Mightybell allows people to connect around a topic and might dissuade members from trying to create new channels in Slack. I hope this helps.
Rich Peterson@richp_ · Founder @ Software Trainers
@andrewwarner this could make a great Mixergy community with the ability to segment based on topics
Duane Wilson✌️@helloduane · Design, Technologist, Helper of Startups
@steve_rodriguez Is the communication two-way? currently with the Slack integration they are two different communities since we have people who don't use the website and only slack and people who use the website only... makes it more broken. Does this new addition solve that problem and can people post in one and pick up the conversation on the other channel - website or mobile app?
Steve Rodriguez
Maker
@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
@helloduane Unfortunately, very few integrations between two services designed to solve different use cases could work this way. Taking a step back…. Slack is designed to make small group collaboration on a team as easy as possible, and keep that team in the loop monitoring all the services they need to run their business or project each day. It works extremely well for this purpose. On the other hand, your website is designed for users to consume static information (text, photos, videos), and *maybe* talk to each other via chronologically-ordered comments that don’t build relationships. Neither are designed to introduce people who want to meet around a shared identity or interest. This is a different use case. It’s the one we’re focused on nailing at Mightybell. Our Slack integration is focused on giving the Host of a community everything they need to get 50% or more of members connected to the most relevant people, contributing to conversations, questions and polls – and triggering the notifications to make the network a regular habit – while keeping tabs on the entire community from within a dedicated internal Slack channel. On Slack, your Mightybell Network updates are real-time – so you both see everything happening and expand your community beyond the same five people talking (the limitation of Slack). It’s how we’ve built OWN IT, our network dedicated to small business success, to 100,000 members with over 45% of active members contributing (not just lurking), while we build software in our day job. I appreciate this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, but it works exceptionally well. Happy to share more.
Tech Aggregator@techaggregator · Creator
This is awesome, just created DevOps team.
Steve Rodriguez
Maker
@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
Thanks @techaggregator Hit us up if you have questions. We would love to hear your input as well.
Armaan Gupta@katoree · Product at Mapfit
@steve_rodriguez this looks awesome. Do you guys have any options for a non-profit? Pleas let me know
Steve Rodriguez
Maker
@steve_rodriguez · VP Growth at Scoot
@katoree We have options to pretty much suit every type of network and budget imaginable, including non-profits. Go to https://mightybell.com/pricing or feel free to reach out to strategy@mightybell.com and we can discuss options.