Tool Spotlight

Tool Spotlight: Member Profiles

Sam Bender
Jun 4, 2021
Tool Spotlight: Member Profiles

Are you proud of your community? Of course you are! That’s why Cobot has an array of features designed to strengthen your community cohesion and accessibility. A core element of community building within Cobot lies in Member Profiles.

Public Profiles

Your members have the option to add public photos, a short bio, and links to their online presence. These are more than just a fun way to introduce your membership. It is also a way for your members to connect over services and interests.

Encourage your members to fill out their bio with their profession if they are looking for new clients. For example, accountants or lawyers may appreciate the convenience of new clients from within their workplace. Or freelancers may find that this is one more place that they can find opportunities.

It’s also a great place to look if you want to celebrate your members: maybe someone‘s having a birthday, or a coworker’s social channels are on fire after a great professional success.

Member profiles are a low-pressure way to strengthen community ties and provide layers of value for members.

The member view of the community dashboard in Cobot. A diverse community can be seen here, with hashtags visible across the bios for everything from video-editing to klingon.
Hashtags for interests, skills, services, and more helps them stand out and makes profiles easy to scan and connect through.

Member Questions

You can also use the Additional Member Questions feature, set to public or private, to break the ice with new joiners, discover their unique accessibility needs, or—if you’re a makerspace—make skill-levels visible to all coworkers.

Member questions are shown to new members just after they complete the signup-flow, and when you choose to leave them visible, can be explored by any member of your community.

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If you’re proud of your community and want to share that fact with the world, embed an abbreviated member list on your website. This will take public profiles and make it clear to potential members that your community is interesting, engaged, and inviting.

The community bios of freelancers Sam and Melody L. are shown here inside a widget, which can be copied and pasted right onto your website.
Widgets can be adapted to display at the desired width and height, and can provide your members another avenue to show off their websites and social pages.

Make sure you inform your members that by setting their profiles to public, it may appear on your website. If they’re looking to promote their websites and channels, they’l likely welcome the shout-out.

If you aren’t already using Cobot as your coworking management software, give it a go! You’ll find that our features can help you run your coworking space more effectively and grow your community. Just sign up for a free trial or a live demo session. And if you have questions, our support team is all ears!

Happy Coworking!

Sam Bender

Senior Communications Specialist at Cobot and all-around connoisseur of useless trivia, reading on airplanes, sleeping in late - and working from interesting places!