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“Community” may be the biggest buzzword in business this year. But is investment actually increasing? How do businesses view the value of community, and how are they tracking and measuring it? Will 2020 be a turning point for the community industry?

That’s what we plan to find out.

We’re gearing up for the 2021 Community Industry Report, our annual report on the value and impact of community. We want to get an on-the-ground perspective on the state of the community industry. But before we can dig into the year in community, we need to hear from you!Take the Community Industry 2021 Survey

This 10-minute survey will focus on your community’s strategy, how you measure impact, and how your community has evolved over the past year. Our goal for the 2021 Community Industry Report survey is to help community professionals understand how organizations are investing in community and how they’re tracking it, giving you the data you need to plan your 2021 strategy and ultimately build thriving, valuable communities.

This year, we’ll also ask about some of the biggest trends of 2020 to see how the community industry has responded. We want to know how COVID-19 has affected your role; how you’ve adapted to all-virtual events; and how your community responded to this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests.

With your help, we can make this our largest survey yet!

We want to hear from anyone working in community. That means large companies or startups, brand-new or established programs, executives or those just entering the field. All job titles, industries and location are welcome.

By filling out the survey, you’re helping us create the most robust and comprehensive view of the community industry — giving YOU better trends, insights and data to use in planning. And once you’ve taken it, don’t forget to send to a friend.

The 2021 Community Industry Report survey is open November 16–December 13. In just 10 minutes, you’ll be on your way to helping us gather the best data possible. More responses = more data = better insights for you!

What’s in it for you?

Our goal is to give you a better understanding of the state of the community industry, help you to assess your own community’s progress, and ultimately help you make your communities wildly successful for your members and your organizations.

Like last year, the full report will include:

  • Key takeaways for the community industry
  • Breakouts for specific industries and company sizes
  • A look into the key tools and metrics for community programs
  • Our top recommendations for your 2021 strategy

To sweeten the deal, we’re giving everyone who fills out the survey a $5 Starbucks gift card. Or, you can choose to donate the $5 to Direct Relief, an organization that supports communities affected by disasters, wildfires, COVID-19 and more.

Just want the results? Join the CMX Weekly to be notified when the full report is published.

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