Has anyone successfully merged 2 communities?
My org’s currently merging with another mental health non-profit/charity and we both have online communities. I’m struggling to find much research/literature on merging out there on this topic.
With high platform and moderation costs (as we’re both mental health communities), it’s certainly cost-effective to merge communities. In terms of mission, it’s compatible as we’re both mental health and peer support (although one focuses on depression and one on mental health more generally). However, in terms of culture/rituals/brand/tone etc, we’re pretty different.
What are the kind of questions you’d be asking if you were tasked with this?