Type 01 – Leadership Organizations
These groups are focused on the professional role of leaders, specifically C-suite, founders, and board leaders.Communities are formed around the unique status and challenges of being a business leader. These communities are particularly important due to the lack of emotional and mentoring support for leaders once they reach the top.
Type 02 – Industry Organizations
Associations and regulatory boards bring together industry professionals to provide advice on best practices and ensuring that the operations of members contribute to the advancement of the industry and vice versa.
Type 03 – Political Organizations
Industry groups typically congregate and work together to participate in the political realm. This plays out in the form of lobbying and action committees where companies and industries, or whole regions or countries, attempt to influence politicians to provide more favourable outcomes, at least from their perspectives.
Type 04 – Philanthropic Organizations
Influential and affluent individuals come together with social activists and social entrepreneurs to go beyond the profit motive and create change for its own sake. There are funders and fieldworkers and many in between who need to coalesce for success.
Type 05 – Cultural Organizations
Being part of a community doesn’t necessarily have to serve any purpose other than having new experiences, participating in entertainment, and enjoying life. But a natural side effect is that these experiences and events can lead to holistic individual growth and a greater sense of wellbeing.
Type 06 – Cause-related Organizations
Causes attract people from across the board and focus on working together to improve the world through aspects such as charity, improved education or new initiatives. Participants may include passionate individuals from all stripes of life: a local school teacher and chief executive may both share an interest in improving public schooling.