Traditional community efforts fight against the wind
You don’t bring people together to build a community.
You do something interesting and fun that brings them together. Whilst doing that thing they talk to each other and begin to develop a sense of community.
Traditional community builders would do better to have an open-bar at a local bar once a month than endlessly knocking on doors inviting people to community-discussion meetings.
This jibes with our experiencing hosting Front Porch Forum.