We believe that learning and community go hand in hand. So we created a place where you can learn together, on a monthly basis. We want to give you a place to build community and have conversations about items specific to you as artists, makers, and designers. That is where our Community comes in. With Groups, Resources, Challenges, and many different learning opportunities, we would love to have you join us in the Community, at either the Basic or Advanced Level.
Beginning in January 2018 we will have monthly masterclasses for our Advanced Community Members, taught by six of our Conference Alumni, on these various topics below. Each month will include an interactive class followed by weeks of goal-setting inside of groups inside of our Community itself – no more setting goals without someone to guide you along as you make steps to build a better business.
Join our free Community group filled with creative founders looking to grow their business while creating meaningful friendships. We have focus groups right here on our site in the Advanced Membership, which pair with our Founder Classes and more.
Share about you and your business and connect with other members through The Society Pages. Each member has a place to include their profile, social media handles, a mini bio, and more.
Access to a valuable list of tried-and-true resources we can’t do business without. This includes free downloads, access to past challenges, and numerous resources as a part of the Advanced Membership.
Webinar recordings to help you learn and grow at your own pace within the 6 Pillars. There are three free past webinars in our Vault for Basic Members, with access to many more past webinar recordings in the Advanced Membership.
Advanced members have access to monthly masterclasses taught by experts that encourage you to take realistic steps toward a healthier, more successful business while teaching you new skills. We’ll have a new class each month.
Advanced members have the option to apply for an annual mastermind retreat with Kristin and seven other Community Members.
Creating Products from a Heartfelt Place, and saying goodbye to the concerns with Comparison
Led by Lisa Funk of Handlettered Design
How to Use Video to Highlight your Products, and learn Stop-Motion Video while we’re at it!
Led by Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed
How to Weatherproof your Business
Led by Amy Braswell of Paperfinch Design
How to Use Seasonal Marketing in your Business
Led by Kelsey Baldwin of Paper and Oats
Your Money Toolkit + Organizing Your Finances, Continued
Led by Janet LeBlanc of Paper and Spark
A Mid-Year Review + Planning for the Remainder of 2018
Led by Kristin Wilson of Creative Founders
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|Resources we can't do business without|
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|Free webinar recordings|
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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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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!Join Creative Founders > Learn More >