Channels Guide

Channels Guide

The Hive Channel Guide:

Interested in creating or updating a channel? Or maybe you would like to be a channel lead? Don't hesitate to share your thoughts over at #x-feedback, fill out an anonymous form, or message @Kevin Xia directly. We'd love to hear how this Slack can better serve you or any organizations you're apart of.

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This page only hosts our default channels, since they usually have specific guidelines that go beyond the our general Community Guidelines. To see all channels in the Hive workspace, click All channels on the left sidebar or go to #00-channel-guide. If you do not see All channels, click More in the left sidebar.

General Channels:

HOUSEKEEPING

📢#00-announcements: Official updates and important news.

📜#00-channel-guide: Overview for all channels.

COMMUNITY SPACES

🤝#01-introductions: Introduce yourself!

Our members tell us that their introduction has led to many valuable opportunities! Here is a rough template you can copy:

👋 Hi I'm [Name] - [Position] at [Organization] based in [City], [Country] What I'm hoping to receive from this community is:

[A few words on your needs and wishes] What I can offer to this community is:

[A few words on your background and skills] The best way(s) to get in touch with me is:

[DM on Slack? Email? LinkedIn?]

💬#02-discussions: High-quality discussions on animal advocacy

One core part of Hive is to cultivate high-quality discussions around farmed animal advocacy. In addition to the typical guidelines (be respectful, polite, empathetic), there are a few things to consider:

  • The topic at hand should be complex enough to warrant discussion and multiple perspectives. If there is a simple or straight-forward answer to your question, feel free to post it in #03-help-requests.
  • Make sure to include an explicit and ideally open-ended question at the top, bottom, or otherwise highlighted in your text.
  • Try to keep the initial message as short as necessary. Feel free to provide further context in the threads.
  • Only include at most one link preview (thumbnail), since the message could become very long otherwise, reducing the chance that others will engage.
🙋#03-help-requests: Seek assistance or advice on specific issues (no donation calls please)

Our #03-help-requests channel is one of our most valuable spaces for collaboration and support. If you need help with anything, don’t hesitate to ask! However, there are a few notes and limits to consider:

  • Unless explicitly stated otherwise, we don’t allow donation asks anywhere on our Slack (here is why).
  • If you want to share a petition or boost a social media post, please use #x-amplify-allies.
  • Try to keep the initial message as short as necessary. Feel free to provide further context in the threads.
  • Only include at most one link preview (thumbnail), since the message could become very long otherwise, reducing the chance that others will engage.
🤲#04-help-offered: Offer your expertise or resources to others

We love seeing community members proactively offering their help! The only thing to consider is that by default, we assume that any help offers are volunteered.

Please explicitly indicate in your offer if you expect/require to be paid for your/their service in your message.

🛠️#05-tools-resources: Share and discover useful tools and resources

A channel for sharing resources and tools that could be useful for the work of other advocates (including the resources you or your organisation provides). To ask for help finding a resource, please use #03-help-requests channel.

📝#06-jobs-posting: Post job openings and other opportunities
📅#07-events-online: Post upcoming events and promos

Feel free to promote online events that are relevant to farmed animal advocacy. Make sure to clarify the timezone and attach a link to the event. For local events, please use your local channel #r-[region] or #rc-[city].

🎈#08-news-updates: Share what’s new in the movement + your organizational updates
🔍#09-looking-for-work: Share if you’re seeking a job or opportunity

Post about yourself and have potential employers find you! Here is a rough template/the information you should include:

📍 Location: [Your Location] 🌐 Languages: [Languages you speak] 🎓 Education: [Your highest or most relevant degree if applicable] 💼 Experience: [Years] years of experience in [Your Field/Industry]. Key areas I’ve worked in include [List a few key areas of expertise or projects]. 🔍 Currently Seeking: I’m looking for [Type of work, e.g., full-time, part-time, freelance] opportunities in [Your desired field/role]. 🔗 LinkedIn/Portfolio: [Link to your LinkedIn profile or professional portfolio] 📢 Call to Action: If my background aligns with what you’re looking for, please feel free to reach out to me here or on LinkedIn. Let’s connect!
🎉#10-random: For off-topic, fun, and casual conversations

Additional Resources:

Hive Community HomepageHive Community Homepage🎾Community Guidelines👍Slack Code of Conduct
Archive
CAUSE AREAS (c-)

🤖 #c-ai-discussion 🥩 #c-alt-protein 🐟 #c-aquatic-animals 🌳 #c-sustainability 🍽️ #c-food-systems 🐛 #c-invertebrates ⏳ #c-longtermism 🏞️ #c-sanctuaries 🦌 #c-wild-animals

EVENTS (e-)

🌍 #e-asia-farm-animal-day

🌐 #e-ava-international

🇬🇧 #e-varc

REGIONS (r-) or CITY (rc-)

🌍 #r-africa 🌏 #r-asia 🌏 #r-australia 🌍 #r-europe 🌍 #r-eurasia 🌎 #r-latin-america 🌍 #r-middle-east 🌎 #r-north-america 🌎 #r-netherlands 🌎 #r-british-columbia 🌎 #r-dach (german speaking countries) 🏙️ #rc-london 🏙️ #rc-nyc

SKILLS (s-)

🤖 #s-ai-tools 🎨 #s-ai-images 📢 #s-campaigns 💸 #s-earning-to-give 💰 #s-fundraising 📺 #s-media-marketing 📊 #s-mel 👩‍💼 #s-ops 🤗 #s-people-culture 🤔 #s-philosophy 🏛️ #s-policy-politics 🎓 #s-students 🔍 #s-research 👣 #s-veterinary 👩‍⚖️ #s-legal

EVERYTHING ELSE (x-)

💻 #x-co-working: Collaborate in real-time and co-work remotely 🤝 #x-donut-meetings: Casual biweekly 1:1 meetups 📝 #x-feedback: Share feedback about this slack 📋 #x-projects: Discuss and collaborate on various projects 🧠 #x-mental-well-being: Discuss mental health and well-being in the movement ✈️ #x-travel-housing: Look for or offer travel or housing resources