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The Society for Creative Founders Membership

Our Community

Our Community is the heart of the Society for Creative Founders.

We believe that learning and community go hand in hand. So we created a place where you can learn together, on a monthly basis.

What’s Included in Your Membership:

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Join focused groups of encouraging, engaged women who are just like you—creative founders looking to grow their business while creating meaningful friendships. Access more laser-focused groups in Advanced and Elite memberships.

Member Directory Preview >

Share about you and your business and connect with other members through The Society Pages.

Resources Preview >

Access to a valuable list of tried-and-true resources we can’t do business without. Access more of our favorite resources in Advanced and Elite memberships.


Past Webinar Vault Preview >

Webinar recordings to help you learn and grow at your own pace within the 6 Pillars. Access more webinar recordings in Advanced and Elite memberships.


FounderChallenges Preview >

Advanced members have access to shorter monthly challenges that encourage you to take realistic steps toward a healthier, more successful business. Think of these as “quick wins” to help you move the needle. We’ll release a new one each month.


FounderClasses Preview >

Elite members have access to classes that dive deep into all aspects of running a creative business with detailed videos, worksheets, resources, and community discussion to help you make real growth both personally and in your business. We’ll release a new one each month.


Ultimate Vendor List Preview >

Elite members have access to a valuable roundup of vetted, adored vendors for everything from printers to production.


Monthly Q&A Call

Elite members can join a monthly video call with the Society owner, Kristin, plus have access to a library of past calls.


Bi-Annual Mastermind Retreats

Elite members have the option to apply for bi-annual mastermind retreats with Kristin and seven other Society members.

We built the Community for you.

You’re a Creative Founder If:

  • You are a maker, artist, or designer selling private-label products or personalized items of your own, or offering custom design services. You may have an Etsy shop, online shop, retail space, or virtual space, and consider yourself in the stationery and gift, branding, weddings or design industries.
  • You run a creative business, whether it’s your side hustle or your full-time job.
  • You have been in business for over two years, and you’re ready to start thinking more strategically.
  • You value community, knowledge, and originality and have an open, generous spirit (no competition here).
  • You are searching for community beyond free Facebook groups, craving a true connection with people who speak your language.
  • You want to invest in other creative founders and in true, meaningful business friendships.
  • You want to make your business work—and you’re looking for confidence, focus, clarity, encouragement, and support along the way.

But You Also:

  • Get frustrated searching far and wide for answers that don’t always satisfy you.
  • Have 1,001 ideas—but you’re not always sure where to focus your time and attention.
  • Don’t feel like you know anyone (or enough folks) who truly gets what you’re trying to create.
  • Have gotten tired of asking questions in free groups only to get wildly varying answers from people who don’t actually know you or your business.

Here’s how you can learn with us:

 BasicAdvancedCourse, Conference, Intensive Grads or by Application only
FreeUpgrade to Advanced or Elite during enrollment periodsFrom $27 per month, paid annually
monthly & bi-annual payments available
From $47 per month, paid annually
bi-annual payments available
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Enrollment Opens Twice Per Year


Our Community is different.

We don’t allow promotion or selling. We expect that you may eventually want to work with someone from the group, but it will be because a natural relationship unfolded, not because you were bombarded with offers and pitches.

We understand that when you’re learning something, you want to talk about it—so each FounderChallenge and FounderClass will have its own collaboration section where anyone who’s working on that content can ask questions, connect, and find support.

We believe in our Community and we spend time on it. You’re not left to fend for yourself—Kristin and a curated set of Ambassadors are available and active in the groups to lend the guidance and support you need. We believe no comment or question should go unanswered.

We let you get in and out without getting distracted. We know how it is to open up Facebook these days—you might be hopping on to search for one thing in a specific group, and you end up getting sucked into your feed for half an hour or more. Not the case with our dedicated member site! Get in, get out, and get on with your day (or linger a while if you like!).

We ground our training opportunities in a proven system we call The Six Pillars of a Successful Creative Business. These are: Your Core, Your Client, Your Brand, Your Money, Your Call, and Your Plan.


“I wholeheartedly agree with Cara's assessment that the SCF Conference is not a 101 course. I gained a wealth of knowledge from the content of the sessions themselves. Though I have attended several creative conferences in the past, I found myself working through exercises that were totally new to me and had a huge impact on the way that I now think about my business. The breadth and depth of the content genuinely exceeded my expectations. Each minute was used intentionally for learning and community; there was no wasted time. Furthermore, the community was outstanding. In the last week, I have already partnered with another small business on a logo project and know that there will be further opportunities to collaborate.”

Alex Estes, Prairie Letter Shop

Alex Estes, Prairie Letter Shop

“I loved becoming part of such a creative and inspiring community of other creatives. Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging with helping me dig deeper and discover my business goals. These connections have made the decision to become a part of the Society for Creative Founders one of the best decisions of my life.” 

Cairre Wiley, Elle Designs

Cairre Wiley, Elle Designs

“So. Much. Knowledge. Enough knowledge that I'll be sorting through it for weeks to come. That much information could easily be overwhelming, but the leaders organized it in a really easy and clear format (with worksheets!) that made everything super easy to understand and process. For the first time, I feel confident in my work, confident in my brand, and confident in the possibilities of the future. Hearing everyone's stories and their personal journeys opened my eyes to the fact that we are ALL unique and we are ALL worthy.” 

Amy Braswell, PaperFinch Design

Amy Braswell, PaperFinch Design

We believe in the power of an environment where you feel safe to share your struggles and your victories, all while gaining the
knowledge and skills you need to move your business forward.

Kristin Wilson, owner


We understand you because we are you.


Hi! Kristin here, the owner + creative behind the Society for Creative Founders and behind this community of incredible women who are business owners.  I have found that I often switch the words and say “we” instead of “I” because Creative Founders is what we all are – I am only one person  in this amazing group of women, and love that I get to foster and nurture relationships and strengthen knowledge as everyone’s business grows.

When I took my business full time as a wedding designer, while I loved what I was doing, it was very lonely, going from being surrounded by people to all by yourself, with learning through a lot of googling and quiet research as I tried to learn new things.  One evening, when one of those fateful Google searches landed me upon the Stationery Academy website (what you now know as the Society for Creative Founders), I knew that this was different.

There is nothing else like this community, and I want to welcome you with open arms into a place that is here to give you the tools, knowledge, and encouragement that you need in order to grow your business like a creative founder, developing your business into one that stirs your soul with happiness and confidence every single day.

Over the last three years, I have been working alongside our Founder, Jennifer Faught, and there is something so unique about what the Society for Creative Founders encapsulates.  I am so glad that you are here, feel honored for SCF to potentially become a bit of your story, and can not wait to see how this amazing community will help you to grow and feel supported by other women both in business and beyond.

I hope you’ll join me in this exciting new
place where women support women in
business—and in life.

We know you
because we are you.

The Society for Creative Founders is made up of dreamers, makers, thinkers, artists, creatives just like you—and just like us.

We built the Creative Founders based on our own experiences with (and need for) an environment where learning and community work together to help women grow their businesses.

Learn more about the Creative Founders—and the founder behind it—right here!

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