Launching a community is no small feat. Without a plan, you won't get buy-in, and with no buy-in, the success of your community is already in flux. Fortunately, the community space has some great leaders who have survived a few launches of their own and kindly put together the ultimate guide to getting your community off the ground.
The Community Launch Guide from Brian Oblinger, Erica Kuhl, and Jake McKee covers everything from discovery to planning to the public launch, complete with a sample timeline and ample opportunity to customize to fit your needs.
It comes down to six key components:
Within each of those is a methodology you can build on to craft the perfect plan for your organization. Check out the full doc here, and you'll hopefully find at least a few insights worth implementing for your next launch.