The equation is simple. If you want more support for the community, you have to show the community is driving more value.
The common mistake is to equate value to activity and trying to attract more members to drive more activity.
Having undertaken in-depth interviews with almost 70 people for my book, I feel fairly confident to say that there is a far more effective option. You don’t need more members, you need better systems to capture and use the value you have already created.