Get Together

Lisa Cifuentes and Kyle Baptista of CreativeMornings: Bringing the largest IRL creative community together

Episode Summary

Since the very first CreativeMornings event in Brooklyn over ten years ago, the grassroots events have spread to more than 200 chapters around the world—everywhere from Louisville to Tehran. The concept is simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event is free of charge and open to anyone. Lecturers include professional creators, designers, photographers and illustrators. How did CreativeMornings onboard more than 1,500 volunteer organizers and spread all around the world? Our very own Kevin Huynh, employee #1 at CreativeMornings, sat down with current Chief Community Officer Kyle Baptista and Head of Community Lisa Cifuentes to learn more.

Episode Notes

“At headquarters, you are in service of the community.” - CreativeMornings Chief Community Officer Kyle Baptista

Since the very first CreativeMornings in Brooklyn over ten years ago, the grassroots events have spread to more than 200 chapters around the world—everywhere from Louisville to Tehran.

The concept is simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event is free of charge and open to anyone. Lecturers include founders like David Kelley and Jason Fried, artists like Jonathan Harris and Lisa Congdon, and writers like Maria Popova.

How did CreativeMornings onboard more than 1,500 volunteer organizers and spread all around the world? Our very own Kevin Huynh, employee #1 at CreativeMornings, sat down with current Chief Community Officer Kyle Baptista and Head of Community Lisa Cifuentes to learn more.

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Get Together is a podcast about the nuts and bolts of community building. Hosts Bailey Richardson and Kevin Huynh of People & Company ask organizers who have built exceptional communities about just how they did it. How did they get the first people to show up? How did they grow to thousands more members?