Helping Creatives

A community for creatives to connect and support each other along their journey.

Community Details

How we're supporting you along the way.

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Weekly Calls

A one hour unrecorded call every Tuesday at 9 am PST to come together and support each other.

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Slack Community

A private space to chat in between calls or to find where members are on the socials!

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Resource Directory

An ongoing list of content such as books, courses, tools, newsletters & communities that helped along the way!

Tuesday Talks

Support

Weekly calls

Join a call on Tuesday's at 9:00 am - 10am PST
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These calls are meant to be 'coffee chats'. Sessions for members to share what's happening and provide one ask and one offer to the community.

Chat, Connect, Share Resources

Connection

Private community

Weekly calls aren't always enough. A private Slack Community helps you connect with members when you need support outside the calls!

Support for Creatives

$9 USD/Month or $49 USD/Year

The Community

Ideal for creatives who need support along their journey.

Weekly one hour video call

Private Slack Community

Resource Library

Support and Connection

Details

Community Structure

  • Primarily a weekly video call, unrecorded, on Tuesday from 9am to 10 am PT (timezone convertor)
  • Calls will be structured to provide connection and support
  • Private Slack Community for resources and connection space if you choose
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Community Mission, Guidelines and Code of Conduct

Before you join be sure your vaules are in alignment with that of the community

Community Mission
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Create and foster a safe space for creatives to be heard connect and support each other along their journey. The goal of this community is to help support creatives through connection.

Community Guidelines
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Be Consistent. This community is primarily event based with a one hour per week commitment. Regular attendance helps us all build trust, grow and support one and other.

Pass the mic. Ensure all voices are heard and supported by keeping awareness of your time with the 'mic'.

Be Present. It's hard to give your focus to one thing at a time, by removing distractions (closing tabs, silencing notifications, etc) we can truly listen and support each other.

Respect confidentiality. These calls are never recorded and what is discussed and shared will never leave the group.

Inclusivity, diversity, equality and accessibility are non-negotiable.

Code of Conduct
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By participating in The SaraNoSocks/Helping Creatives Community, you agreed to abide by our Code of Conduct. Abusing these guidelines may result in your removal from the community without notice or refund.

SaraNoSocks/Helping Creatives is a professional space where creative professionals at least two years working as a freelancer, contractor or consultant can gather, connect, and learn without fear of harassment, prejudice, or discrimination. To that end, we enforce the following rules, and by joining this community you agree to adhere to these rules or face removal from the community. First and foremost, we ensure that our community remains a welcoming, safe space for creative professionals.

Our Pledge
We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:
Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people.
Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences.
Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback.
Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience.
Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community.

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind.Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks.
Public or private harassment. This includes discriminatory or prejudicial comments.Sharing, discussing or disclosing any information discussed on community calls outside of the call.Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission.
Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.

We also enforce the following rules to ensure members feel comfortable being open and vulnerable in the questions they ask and the relationships they build in the community:No spammy behavior.
Light self-promotion is totally fine, but you can't constantly promote your business/podcast/etc. Participate organically!
No straight-up marketing, please. Again, participate organically!
No random links to non-community stuff (unless in designated channels).

Strict No Vendor Policy. Vendors must identify themselves as such and do not solicit business
If you work for a platform or tool that would reasonably be used by a creative professional, you must indicate on your profile that you are an employee there.Vendors may not reach out to members in comments or DMs unless explicitly invited to do so by the member.

Keep it on-topic
This is primarily a place for individuals in a creative journey to talk about how we can support each other. Weekly calls will be kept on topic to ensure respect for everyone’s time.
Off topic discussions during calls will be stopped and redirected back to the discussion topic.
Top-level comments should be made in the appropriate channel; if an off-topic comment is posted it will be removed.

Use real names, companies and pictures
Pseudonymous communities are great and have their place. This is a space for meeting others and building professional relationships, with small group calls. Real names, cameras and companies should be used during the calls.

Keep it above board
Don't post, share, or solicit illegal content.

What happens in calls, stays in calls
This is a space to build trust and share some difficult things involved in a solo creative journey. Confidential and/or personal information may be intentionally or unintentionally disclosed during a call. That information stays with that call and is not to be shared. Don’t share anything discussed during the calls. This includes social media, email, subtweets, or comments to others not in the community.
Calls will not be recorded and note taking apps will be removed without refund.

Don't be a jerk
If you're found to be harassing or being a jerk to anyone else in our community, you're outta here.

No politics
We know that political discourse, especially now, is extremely important. This rule isn't meant to stifle beliefs or ideals, it's simply meant to avoid intense, heated political discussions in our community.

This is not a marketplace
We're not here for you to sell things through our community.

Enforcement Policy
If you are found in violation of the above Code of Conduct or any of the additional community rules, you will receive a warning about your behavior. Additional instances of rule-breaking will be met with your immediate removal from the community without refund. If your behavior is abusive, unacceptable or you use our community for illegal activities, you will be immediately removed from the community without notice or refund.

Reporting Guidelines
If you find someone in violation of our community Code of Conduct or rules, please send an email to Sara at helpingcreatives(at)saranosocks(dot)com. Where possible, please all information regarding the violation and when applicable, include a direct link to the violation and/or a screenshot.

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