We are Bind

Following many years of individual experience within the field of community management, Kirsten Wagenaar and Peter Staal set up a joint agency, Bind, at the start of 2017.

We are all driven by a great passion for the job. This is why we prefer working with organizations that share our conviction in our methods and, just like us, are willing to put effort into fostering communities. A community cannot be created overnight, and because the process is rooted in behavioural change and a different way of working, the job is never quite done. But for organizations willing to make the investment, the benefits are immense.

Kirsten Wagenaar

Kirsten Wagenaar - Strategic consultant

Since 2008 I have been involved in a professional capacity in the development and management of dozens of communities. Empowering both community members and organizations through community development makes the impossible possible.
Peter Staal

Peter Staal - Strategic consultant

I believe strongly that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. This conviction, along with a great affinity with the ways in which digital resources can be used in its fulfilment, is what gives me such great pride and pleasure in my work. Our goal at Bind is to allow organizations to utilize their social capital as effectively as possible. People are the heart of our business,which means there’s never a dull day!
Eva de Vries

Eva de Vries - Community Consultant

What community management means to me is showing people that working differently really can benefit you and your organization. What drives me is supporting people in achieving this goal. Embrace progress - work in communities!
Amy Pieplenbosch

Amy Pieplenbosch - Community Consultant

Bringing the right people together. That gives me energy, because together you get further than alone. Help everyone, learn from everyone and share experiences. I like to take the lead and believe in the impact a community can have on one person and one organisation.
Pieter John Veen

Pieter Veen - Community Consultant

Whether you’re on the internet or in a local bar, you’ll find a community with like-minded souls who can achieve something together. As community manager I think it’s important to listen carefully, set clear goals and remain eager to learn. Bring the right people together, support them and motivate them to achieve their goal. That’s what I like about Community Management.
Jaap den Ouden

Jaap den Ouden - Community Consultant

Community building is human work. Online communities rarely emerge automatically, without a lot of attention, passion and patience. I like to help people get started to help each other. I do that in a quirky and playful way. With a lot of attention. Offline and online. To pass it on afterwards. Because this method deserves to be applied sustainably.
Roos Hofstede

Roos Hofstede - Community Consultant

My biggest driver is to improve the quality of life of people and to help organisations to grow. The best way to do this, I find, is community building. Connecting people together and coming up with creative solutions to complex issues, supporting innovation and engagement within organisations. That’s what gets me engaged!
Dan

Dan Leonard - Community Consultant

Facilitate people to connect, communicate and collaborate in the digital world of work. To learn, to grow. That’s the power of networks and communities. Helping people to find their way and their voice in a digital world. That’s the power of community management.

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