Ways to Build Communities that Thrive
Founder of My Creative Community, Author
Spud Marshall is a social entrepreneur, community builder, and fog machine enthusiast. He is the founder of My Creative Community, which supports groups in designing engaging experiences for their communities. He works with a variety of organisations, including the Sullivan Foundation, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, as well as Teach for America, the American Planning Association, and Johnson & Johnson, as a facilitator, coach, and consultant. He was the Innovation Director of 3 Dots Downtown, a community art and innovation event facility that he founded. He’s also the originator and driving force behind the co.space, a 20-person intentional community for young changemakers that’s been dubbed one of higher education’s most innovative innovations.
Spud launched New Leaf Initiative, which now acts as a dedicated co-working facility and innovation incubator, prior to those activities. He has been named a Knight Foundation Emerging Cities Champion, as well as one of the country’s top millennial civic leaders and one of central Pennsylvania’s “Foremost Under 40” business leaders. Spud has a master’s degree in strategic sustainability leadership with a very impressive failure track record (contact him if you’re interested). He and his wife, faithful dog, and curious cat currently reside in State College, Pennsylvania.
Take home these learnings
2) Role and traits of a community builder.
3) Difference between a cult and a community.
4) Three important pillars of our community