Guild is a free networking community focused on taking advantage of technology to connect professionals around the world. In fact, it's a British independent messaging platform that provides a safe space to do business, connect and collaborate with others.
The community has more than 100 thematic groups. Each of them focuses on a specific area of knowledge. For example, there is a group of Digital/Marketing Pioneers for leaders and professionals with +10 years of experience. Even though this is the ideal profile, it's not a restriction to join the group. In each groups' description, you can find more information about that group and who is eligible to join.
The community has four memberships. The first one is free and allows you to access 1 group and connect with 100 members. The Pro membership costs €20 a month and it offers access to 3 groups and the ability to connect to 500 members. The Business membership is €160 a month, it offers access to unlimited groups and connections to 5000 members. Finally, there is a special membership with custom pricing. You need to contact the community and communicate your needs for them to build a special package.
Lastly, Guild has a blog with articles and podcast episodes discussing trends in networking and business management.
Do better business:
Guild is a community that serves the purpose of easily allowing you to make connections with other business professionals around the world. It's a safe space to develop new, strategic business relationships.
Find a subcommunity that you belong to:
The thematic groups' feature allows you to join a subcommunity that fits your interests and expectations. It will be easier to meet professionals from your career if you join a smaller group of like-minded individuals.
Connect with other professionals:
By joining Guild, you will discover a safe place to connect with many people around the world and create your own network of professionals to bounce off ideas and insights.
Guild's thematic groups are the main tool to interact among members. Depending on your membership, you can access 1, 3, or unlimited groups. To be part of a group, you need to click on the "request to join" button and wait for them to accept you. Before that, you can only access the general description of each group, and this is the place to find out if a specific group has the people you want to be around you.
Guild offers a blog section with content in different formats. Articles, videos, and podcasts discuss trendy topics in business and technology. Some articles are focused on showing the results of case studies. You can also subscribe for free to the community's newsletter.
"Guild is the first app dedicated to creating meaningful networks which caught my interest and I’m hugely excited to be involved at the outset. A human dimension to technology: that’s what we all need and want". -Julia Hobsbawm