When you smash “create” on your first Discord server, you get a blank canvas. Within those simple unmarked channels and unmodified roles are infinite, life-changing possibilities.
Which can be a little daunting. You know the world needs your community for backpack collectors / Ferris wheel designers / ancient Sumerian comic book scanslators, but you’re not sure how to get it out there. Sure, you’ll have help in the form of Admins and Mods, but there’s just so much creating and managing and exploring ahead of you.
So where do you start?
At Discord, we’re committed to supporting communities with actions, not words. That’s why we’re announcing two great resources to help Admins and Mods build awesome communities—and go on to foster even more.
Become a Leader with Discord Community Resources
The Community Resources page is an ever-growing educational site penned by community leaders who want to share their knowledge with the world. It’s an invaluable site for those just getting started, but even established communities can benefit from reviewing its lessons.
These resources break up running a community into four categories, each containing plenty of articles written by qualified Discord Partners and community leaders. They’ll help you…
- Build: The foundation of your community starts here. These articles guide you and your team in establishing your server’s foundation, including setting up your server, securing your community, and learning to cater to your server's purpose.
- Engage: Learn how to be the life of your community by reading up on engagement-focused pieces about co-creating with your members and effectively utilizing Server Insights.
- Grow: Scale your community from its humble beginnings to the next great server with events and tactics for sharing your community with the world.
- Manage: The best communities have a dedicated moderation team at the helm. Assemble yours Seawater’s Ten-Plus-One* style with articles on being a great community manager and identifying the best moderators to join your squad.
*Editor’s note: heist movie reference altered to appease our lawyers
Alongside educational articles, you’ll be able to read real stories from Discord communities who made it big. Learn how a server based around studying for the MCATs blossomed into an active community of almost 24,000 passionate members, or how the fan-run 100 Gecs community celebrate music (plus their shared passion for large amounts of gecs).
The library of community content is open for business using the button below. It’ll be expanded upon over time, so give it a good ol’ bookmarking for good measure.