What is community?Posted on February 9, 2015 by Alia McKee Community — the word is bandied about in digital channels like sauce at a BBQ picnic. But what is it really? Here are five traits I think are necessary for me to feel like I’m part of a community: Members know me and I know them — with varying degrees of familiarity. There is a sense of mutual purpose. There are clear and articulated ways for members to engage. There are sustained communications that are both centrally-driven and distributed amongst the membership itself. There is a sense of mutual identity. What am I missing? How do you create community for your donors?