The Collective is a free community for Disciple Media hosts and community builders who wish to connect and inspire themselves.

The community offers a space to meet community experts and enthusiasts with similar interests. In case you are not a Disciple Media host but you love building communities, you are also welcome to join.

Once you become a member, you can introduce yourself using the community's online forums. There is also a Q&As section to solve your doubts about the community's methodology.

On the other hand, there is a dedicated space for sharing news and events. Events include AMAs with experts, live sessions approaching different community-building topics, and expert-led live streams. Furthermore, The Collective includes a members directory where you can find like-minded people.

There is also a space to share resources such as recording from previous sessions, templates, and more. Lastly, the community offers some courses on community building and monetizing your community.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2006
  • Founders:

    Benji Vaughan

  • Amount of members: 4,500
  • Online Group: No
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Take a course:
The community offers two courses on community building. You will learn about content creation, organizing events, monetizing communities, and other important topics for community builders.

Find resources:
The community has a resources section with 14 different types of content. You will find sessions' recordings, a knowledge base, templates, podcast episodes, blog posts, and more.

Participate in events:
The Collective hosts virtual events such as Q&A sessions, live streamings, and "Feature Focus Live", among others. These events offer an opportunity to learn from special guests and industry experts.


No requirements.


Learning Events

Community members have the chance to attend different learning events. On the one hand, there are Q&A sessions with special guests. They focus on a specific topic and discuss members' questions about it.

Another event is called Feature Focus LIVE. In these events, members gain tips and strategies to explore new features and learn how to use them.

On the other hand, there are live streams with experts, who share information and advice on a specific topic. All events are virtual. You will find a detailed description of the events and the date on the community's online forums.

Networking Events

Members of The Collective interact inside the online forums, through the news, introduce yourself, and Q&A sections. They can post and comment on others' posts. They can also join the Feedback & Support space to solve their doubts and support other members.

Content Library

The community has a section with resources in 14 different formats:

  • Expert Sessions: You can watch the live stream replays.
  • Champion Knowledge: These are tips and strategies from experts.
  • Templates: It's a Drive folder with templates for marketing, sponsors, moderation, migration, and other topics.
  • Disciple Event Replays: These are also recordings for you to replay.
  • Feature Focus: These are how-to videos.
  • Roadmap and Updates: This is for you to stay updated with the community's shifts.
  • Online Courses: There are different modules to learn about community building.
  • Knowledge Base: It's a search engine to find answers to your questions.
  • The Passion Pod: These are podcast episodes.
  • Topic Tuesdays: You can watch the recordings from previous sessions.
  • Customer Stories: These are videos by members and other customers.
  • Golden Nuggets: Short videos with quick tips.
  • Community Clinics: These are featuring videos.
  • Disciple Blog Posts: It's the community's blog.


The Collective offers two courses. The first one is to learn about community building. It has 7 modules and it's completely virtual. The second one is to learn about monetizing your community. To enroll, you need to fill out a form.

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