Being part of a community is an essential and deeply human experience. But it can also get complicated. Why do some communities thrive while others fade away? We wanted to find out what the underlying structure of a community it and came up with the Community Canvas – a guide with answers but also questions to help you build more meaningful communities. During these workshops we go over the underlying ideas of the Canvas, discuss new ideas and work through the themes of the Canvas collaboratively to help you get a deeper understanding.

There are only 20 spots available. Please respect the limited availability and only sign up if you are able to make it 100%.


New York, July 18th at SYPartners

New York, August 8th at Prime Produce

August 8th, 6-9pm




Fabian Pfortmüller is an entrepreneur and community builder based in New York. He runs Together, an advisory firm that helps organizations build meaningful communities and co-authored He co-founded Sandbox, a global community for entrepreneurial people in their twenties. Most recently Fabian co-founded the lifestyle brand Holstee, known for its monthly subscription.

Sascha Mombartz is a user experience designer and co-creator of Previously he worked at the New York Times and at Google's Creative Lab, co-founded a retail and public opinion startups. He currently runs the Office for Visual Affairs in New York – a business and product design studio where he works with early stage companies.

About the Community Canvas

The Community Canvas is a framework to help you build meaningful communities. We built this framework be useful for people running a diverse set of organizations, such as fan clubs, HR departments, alumni organizations, incubators, fellowship programs, weekly meetups, religious communities, or international association. It consists of 3 sections: Identity, Experience, Governance and a total of 17 themes that can be looked into individuality or comprehensively.


June 13, 2018 in Berlin at Les Enfants Terribles

May 17, 2018 in New York at the Assemblage