Building online communities since 1999.

Katie built her first online community in 1999. Ever since, she’s been hooked. Online communities bring back ROI to organizations. Don’t believe me? Look at the research.

4,530%

Average Community ROI

67%

Customer Loyalty

48%

Lower Support Costs

Why online community?

Online communities are one of the most powerful ways to get your message out there. One of the best things about online communities is that they can be created by anyone, and have a much wider reach than any other mode of communication. You need not be a celebrity or an expert to find success with this type of platform, but rather you need only develop something that has value. This doesn’t mean it needs to be useful; it can also just be amusing or interesting in some way—anything at all as long as it’s engaging enough for people to want to stay involved. There are many different types of online community platforms from social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram, which allow you to follow conversations on various topics and engage in discussions with other users. Another way to facilitate online community building is by creating a group forum on one of the many free website hosting services. This is an excellent way to get started if you are looking into creating your own forum, which can be accessed from any mobile device or computer. Together, we can decide the best strategy to build your community.

Certifications

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What do my clients say?

Katie helped me make a massive shift in my business. As business owners, we always hear our own message the most, so having an outside perspective was so good. I feel so much more in alignment with my brand and services after working with Katie.

Jess Freeman JessCreatives.com

Katie is awesome, and I don’t say that lightly. Her excitement and passion for communication along with her compassion for people make her a particularly effective marketer. I’ve been working with her for about a year and in that time she has helped me produce over twenty quality articles on a tight budget and has increased my Twitter following by over a 1000%!

I love that she’s always making suggestions for ways we could do things better or sharing new tools with me. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her more in the future!

Tanner Moushey

Katie is the pro when it comes to digital communication strategies and ideas, especially for churches and non profits. She’s innovative, well-informed, and open to new ways of doing things. She’s skilled in website development, social media marketing, teaching, communication strategies, and public speaking. Katie is also kind, empathetic, and stands in good character.

Josh Taylor

I needed a new website to run my blog as an influencer when I came across Katie Allred, and she seemed like a good fit. Katie was great to work with, quick to respond, and willing to go above and beyond when it came to meeting my website needs. Communication was easy and smooth, which is something fundamental to me. I love the look and flow of my new website. It is truly on brand, and she did a great job with both the front-end and back-end of the site. I would highly recommend Katie Allred.

Rashawn Copeland

Katie is fantastic at building and nurturing healthy communities, especially online. She’s able to produce natural and focused conversations that are needed, while inserting learning opportunities along the way. Katie is really great and making sure everyone is included, regardless of their level of knowledge. She understands that it’s important for everyone to have a great experience and how both positive and negative experiences impact the community and brand perception. Her strong combination of intelligence and wit make her enjoyable to work with on projects.

Casey Fulgenzi

Press

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Podcasts

Girardier, Darrel. “0050: A Conversation with Katie Allred – Let’s Get Practical.” Buzzsprout, Buzzsprout, 14 Mar. 2016, https://www.buzzsprout.com/291207/1058105

Pounder, Tom. “Social Media and Communication Trends Churches Should Be Aware Of.” YM Sidekick, YM Sidekick, 24 Aug. 2016, http://ymsidekick.com/2016/08/24/social-media-and-communication-trends/

Pro Church Tools. “Facebook Live For Churches with Katie Allred.” Pro Church Tools, Pro Church Tools, 4 Oct. 2016, https://prochurchtools.com/pcp133/.

Birch, Rich, and Meeting House. “Katie Allred on Encouraging Your Team to Leverage Social Media for the Gospel.” UNseminary, UN Seminary, 24 Nov. 2016, https://unseminary.com/katie-allred-on-encouraging-your-team-to-leverage-social-media-for-the-gospel/

McLaughlin, Adam. “Podcast: How to Create a Social Media Strategy with Katie Allred.” Adam McLaughlin, Adammclaughlin.com, 17 Jan. 2017, https://adammclaughlin.net/podcast-create-social-media-strategy-katie-allred/

Pounder, Tom. “Chatbots and Paid Content.” YM Sidekick, YM Sidekick, 25 Jan. 2017, http://ymsidekick.com/2017/01/25/chatbots-and-paid-content/

Pounder, Tom. “How to Create an Effective Facebook Group.” YM Sidekick, YM Sidekick, 22 Mar. 2017, http://ymsidekick.com/2017/03/22/creating-an-effective-facebook-group/

Falke, John. “Katie Allred – Church Social Media Secrets & How to Increase Engagement.” Amplified Impact, 21 Nov. 2017, https://amplifiedimpact.org/katie-allred-church-social-media-secrets/

Dye, Eric. “Katie Allred Talks Facebook Groups [Podcast #201].” ChurchMag, Church Mag, 9 Mar. 2018, https://churchm.ag/katie-allred-facebook-groups/

“Talking Facebook Groups with Katie Allred: Podcast 243.” Leadership Network, 13 Mar. 2018, https://leadnet.org/talking-facebook-groups-katie-allred-podcast-243/

Smith, Nils. “Talking Facebook Groups with Katie Allred: Podcast 243.” Social Media Church, Social Media Church, 13 Mar. 2018, http://www.socialmedia.church/podcast/talking-facebook-groups-with-katie-allred-podcast-243?rq=katie allred

Bartlett, Jeremiah. “006: The Importance of Cultivating Community And Practicing Faithfulness.” JeremiahBartlett.com, Jeremiah Bartlett, 17 July 2018, https://jeremiahbartlett.com/2018/07/17/006-the-importance-of-cultivating-community-and-practicing-faithfulness/

Birch, Rich, and Meeting House. “Social Media, Communications & Your Church with Katie Allred.” UNseminary, UN Seminary, 22 Nov. 2018, https://unseminary.com/social-media-communications-your-church-with-katie-allred/.

University of Mobile Podcast. “KNOWN Episode – S2 Episode 3: Katie Allred.”  4 Dec. 2018, https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-known-31063487/episode/s2-episode-3-katie-allred-32473090/

Muse, Seth. “Leading Communications When You’re Not In Charge w/ Katie Allred.” Seth Muse, Seth Muse, 21 Dec. 2018, https://www.sethmuse.com/32-2/

Jahng, Kenny. “Lunch & Learn // Smart Strategies for Church Social Media.” Church Butler – Done for You Social Media for Your Church!, Church Butler, 14 Jan. 2019, https://www.butler.church/smart-strategies-church-social-media/

Barnhill, Carl. “EPISODE 103: Managing Your Web and Social Media Content with Katie Allred (Part Two): Twelve:Thirty Media.”  Twelve:Thirty Media, 7 Mar. 2019, https://twelvethirty.media/podcast-episodes/episode-103-managing-your-web-and-social-media-content-with-katie-allred-part-two/

Wilhite, Avery. “Episode 2 – Brand Awareness with Katie Allred by Good Work Agency Podcast • A Podcast on Anchor.” Anchor FM, Anchor FM, 28 Mar. 2019, https://anchor.fm/avery-wilhite/episodes/Episode-2—Brand-Awareness-with-Katie-Allred-e3iout

Pounder, Tom. “These College Students Can Dramatically Help Your Church.” YM Sidekick, YM Sidekick, 17 July 2019, http://ymsidekick.com/2019/07/17/what-these-college-kids-can-do-to-help-your-church/

Dodson, Dylan. “DDLP 013: Katie Allred on Creating Online Communities, What It’s Like Leading One of the Largest Groups on Facebook, and Tips on Creating Engaging Content Online.” Dylan Dodson Church Leadership Podcast, The Church Leadership Podcast, 23 July 2019, https://dylandodson.libsyn.com/website/ddlp-013-katie-allred-on-creating-online-communities-what-its-like-leading-one-of-the-largest-groups-on-facebook-and-tips-on-creating-engaging-content-online

SundayU. “Katie Allred on Church Communications.” SundayU, Sunday U, https://sundayu.com/video/katie-allred-on-church-communications/

The Nurtured Church. “Your Guide to Effective Church Branding.” The Nurtured Church – Podcast, Pushpay, https://pushpay.com/podcast/

Mage, Mike. #26: Katie Allred – Communication Is More than Announcements. 26, https://lnns.co/oFDPpXtfu_Q.

Articles & Other Printed Media

Wilbur, Josh. “Churches Are Using Targeted Ads to Convert and Recruit.” Slate Magazine, Slate, 13 Sept. 2019, https://slate.com/technology/2019/09/churches-social-media-personalized-targeted-ads-geofencing.html.

Allred, Katie. ReThink.Ministry: The 7 practical Steps to help ministries launch or revamp their current digital strategy. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.

Allred, Katie, and Kenny Jahng. Instagram Posts That Worked: Real-Life Examples from Church Communicators Across the Country. ChurchCommunications.com, 2020.

Professional Presentations, Speeches, Etc.

2016. “Creating Community Online.” That Church Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2018. “Creating Community Online.” Thought Leaders, PushPay, Seattle, WA.

2018. “Creating Culture Online.” Culture Conference, Online.

2019. “Reaching Your Community Online.” That Church Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2019. “Creating Community Online.” Thought Leaders, PushPay, Seattle, WA.

2020. “Online Learning Communities.” Southeastern Seminary, Raleigh, NC.

2020. “Creating Community Online.” First Impressions Conference, Online.

2020. “Creating Community Online.” Success with Groups, Online.

2020. “Creating Community Online.” Church Fuel’s Rebound Course, Online.

2020. “Training Your Congregation.” Church Marketing Conference, Online.

2020. Allred, Kathryn. “Brand Storytelling.” SALT Conference Online.

2020. Allred, Kathryn. “How to Create a Marketing Plan.” SALT Conference Online.

Recognitions, Honors, Certifications

2013. Top Church Tech Blogger. ChurchMag.

2018. StoryBrand Certified Guide. Donald Miller.

2020. Facebook Certified Community Manager.