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Community Directory FAQ & Examples

A community directory is a custom branded SpaceFinder landing page of spaces relevant to a specific community.

Fractured Atlas has provided community directories for a wide variety of local organizations. In 2015 community directory referral traffic accounted for close to 17,000 pageviews across the SpaceFinder network.

Community directories are a collaborative and affordable way of building a diverse audience of renters discovering SpaceFinder as a resource. They are highly recommended as part of a marketing strategy for regional partners.

Where do you find the community directories?

Community directories are meant to be linked to from another organization's website. The directories are hidden landing pages on the SpaceFinder site, meaning you cannot navigate to them from within search.

How much does it cost?

Community directories are provided at no charge because they function to increase visibility of and participation in SpaceFinder.

How long does it take to create a community directory?

Fractured Atlas can deliver a community directory within 2 business days (once the customized elements are received).

Can a member-based organization have a community directory of just their member spaces?

No. It is important to remember a community directory must use the existing search filters to define what spaces are included in the directory. That being said we have provided many community directories to member-based organizations, it is just a member resource rather than a directory of their members.

Can a community directory be made with key word search?

No. Key word search is not a reliable way to filter spaces. For example if you wanted a list of museum spaces and filtered by the key word 'museum', included in the search results would also be spaces that may have mentioned something like 'we are right next to the museum', and museum spaces such as 'gallery' that don't use the word museum would not be included.

What parts of the community directory are customizable for branding?

Click here for community directory branding

 

Explore the examples below to get familiar with what is possible and spark ideas of what organizations in your community might be interested in a community directory.

1. Directories for discipline specific organizations:

Dance/NYC

 

League of Chicago Theatres

 

Atlanta Film Society

 

Mass Poetry

 

2. Directories for geographic focused organizations:

 

Downtown Brooklyn Business Improvement District

 

This dance space directory is for New York Live Arts Associate Artists looking to find rental spaces in addition to New York Live Arts studio spaces. - See more at: http://nyc.spacefinder.org/communities/NewYorkLiveArtsAssociateArtists#sthash.qupePLPu.dpuf
This dance space directory is for New York Live Arts Associate Artists looking to find rental spaces in addition to New York Live Arts studio spaces. - See more at: http://nyc.spacefinder.org/communities/NewYorkLiveArtsAssociateArtists#sthash.qupePLPu.dpuf

Harlem Arts Alliance

 

 

3. Directories for city government agencies:

 

4. Directories for disabled artists:

 

5. Directories for live/work spaces:

 

 

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