Member Directories Are Overrated

April 11, 2021 ,,Comments Off on Member Directories Are Overrated

In theory, member directories are fantastic.

Members can search and network with members who match a specific criteria – like being in their location or possessing unique skills and experiences. Members can find precisely the people who can help them.

In practice, member directories rarely function well. Even when they do, they’re rarely used. How often have you genuinely tried to find people matching a particular skill set or location? And when they are used, they’re mostly used by spammers and recruiters (which in turn lead to those with expertise hiding their expertise from directories).

As strange as it might sound in this day and age, asking around still yields better outcomes than a directory. Fortunately, within a community, reputations naturally develop and spread. It turns out asking around is exactly something a community supports well.

Don’t base your technology decisions on whether a platform does or doesn’t offer a member directory. If you build your community right, you’ll have a natural directory anyhow.

Comments Off
©2023 FeverBee Limited, Apartment 2410, 251 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 6FN England FEVERBEE

We’d like you to join us.

We’re a group of community professionals who push each other to the cutting edge of our work. Every day we share our experiences, highlight new expertise, and push one another to become the best community builders we can be.

The day you join, you’ll get access to 1000+ practical tips, dozens of resources, and unlimited access to the top experts in our space. You’ll also get to see how we go about building a community amongst our own audience.

It takes just 30 seconds and doesn’t cost a thing.


Level Price  
ALL COURSES $750.00 per Month.
Community Development Program $1,100.00 per Month.
Director of Community $8,770.00 per Month.
Free Trial - Accelerator Program Free.
Community Accelerator (founding members) [annually] $250.00 per Year.
Community Accelerator and FeverBee Intelligence [monthly] $45.00 per Month.
Community Accelerator and FeverBee Intelligence [annually] $450.00 per Year.
Full Community Upgrade (Large Enterprise Only) [monthly] $750.00 per Month.
Full Community Upgrade (Large Enterprise Only) [annually] $7,600.00 per Year.