3 Benefits Community Creation brings to your members

The importance of Social Capital

‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ — Helen Keller

Social capital is the sum of networks and social norms existing in a society, a group or between any types of individuals (Infed 2005).

A high level of social capital results in community creation. It leaves room for a beneficial social network where every member is aware of the values and virtues expected within the group.

Members using their high social capital to join or create a community results in the following benefits:

  1. Better health

‘As a rough rule of thumb, if you belong to no groups but decide to join one, you cut your risk of dying over the next year in half’ (Infed 2005)

As surprising as it might seem, joining a community sounds like the easiest way to stay healthy!

2. Happiness

Having regular social connections and participate in regular social events was found to be the happiness equivalent of an increase in more than double in income (Infed 2005)

3. Personal development

The network and norms of reciprocity within a community bring new opportunities which is beneficial for your personal development.

One key word for this benefits to happen is their regularity. Ease of communication is necessary to provide all these advantages to your community members.

These three reasons should convince you that increasing social connections and creating communities is essentials for one’s well being.

Activate your community and enjoy the power of connection!


Infed (2005) Social Capital, <http://infed.org/mobi/social-capital/> last seen on 2nd December 2016

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