A quick example.
Take a look at Home Energy Pros.
It’s another successful community of practice created on a simple white-label platform.
It’s one of many examples.
You don’t need to blow your community budget on the platform. The number of organizations that can spend $50k on a platform and have no budget for a community manager is insane. It’s something we need urgently need to change. More examples of successful communities on simple platforms should help.