There are three types of people that join
Remote-first Founders & C-level executives
People who actively run remote operations for their established companies of min 5+ employees. Whether you’ve been remote-first from the start or just transitioning now it’s a place for you. Founders who are scaling & building their business and need help with remote management.
People Ops Executives for remote-first companies
Heads of Remote
Executives who are focused on making remote work as easy and rewarding as possible for the company’s employees. People who serve as a cross-functional internal consultant to evolve key pillars e.g. L&D, knowledge management, and onboarding so that each function becomes more effective in a distributed setting.
Join a network of remote-first founders & executives
Every member of our diverse community has been in your shoes. They’ve built remote companies like HotJar, HelpScout, Toggl and MURAL. They understand the struggle of building and running a remote-first company.
Continuously level up and & find solutions to common challenges distributed teams face
Establish strong remote culture
Learn how to cultivate a thriving distributed company culture that helps employees stay connected and fosters the communication that builds trust. Help employees feel seen, even as they work remotely.
Learn how to collaborate across time zones
Find ways to optimize the company’s structure and operations to better align with the demands of diverse teams working across time zones. Learn relevant tools & best practices.
Build rapport amongst colleagues
Get insights on team camaraderie & learn how to make sure people feel a sense of respect and appreciation. Develop processes and platforms for scalable connections.
Navigate changes in distributed settings. Find out how others transitioned from office-base to remote-first companies and avoid mistakes they’ve made.
I’ve been a member of this community for several years, and it never fails to deliver high-quality first-hand advice. From the peer-to-peer masterminds to the 1:1 connections made with members who are going through similar challenges I’m always grateful for the extra layer of guidance I receive here.
Running Remote Community is a great place to connect & learn from other remote-first founders & leaders, I couldn’t recommend it more. I especially loved being paired with peers for mastermind sessions. It was invaluable and reassuring to hear that others shared some of the same challenges as we have, and inspiring to hear how they had tackled them.
When we took our company fully remote in 2020, I joined a number of remote-work focused groups to fast track my network and knowledge base. Running Remote stood out as the place I was able to tap into the expertise and guidance from leaders around the world and became my go to resource. I’ve left all the other groups I joined behind.
What an amazing platform for exchanging remote work challenges and learning with and from others through open discussions, conferences, and great content! I love the office-hours channel that features a different remote work expert bi-weekly who answers any questions about building & running your remote company.
Join a community that has your back whenever you need
Get a FREE ticket to the live Running Remote conference in 2024 (applies to yearly membership)
Ask Me Anything sessions
Join Ask Me Anything events with industry experts & ask your burning questions live
Get access to an ever-growing curated library of advice, insights & remote tools shared by other members
Week-long async AMA with senior, experienced remote-first founders & leaders in our Slack workspace
A highly interactive deep-dive workshops into practical tips, concrete tools, frameworks, methods, and strategies to solve common challenges remote companies face
Want a sneak peak?
Want a sneak peek?
- Darren Murph, Head of Remote @ GitLab
- Job van der Voort, CEO @ Remote.com
- Ken Weary, COO @HotJar
- Sara Sutton, Founder & CEO at FlexJobs
- Tara Vasdani, Founder & Principal Lawyer @ Remote Law Canada
See upcoming events below. Join yourself or invite your team as some of these events are open to the public.
Upcoming community events
Navigate your challenges supported by intimate masterminds with trusted peers
Regular & structured sessions
We work together during a monthly live video group coaching session with the structure and focus you need to resolve your challenges
A private Slack channel gives members always-on support and an easy way to keep up the momentum created together during live sessions
Get practical tips and guidelines in a safe environment from individuals who’ve been there
We invest a lot of effort in carefully curating each cohort to make sure you level-up
Learn how to build and scale your distributed company
From building remote hiring, communication and collaboration, team engagement through to remote tools & payroll, you’ll find over 200 advice & recommendations by the likes of HotJar, Doist, MURAL & more in our growing Notion library.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Measuring remote team performance
Practical tips for successful communication
- Virtual team bonding activities
- How to translate your culture to remote
- Remote retreats – lessons learnt
- How do you compensate your remote team
Looking for a remote work consultant?
As part of the Running Remote Community Knowledge Base we created a Remote Work Consultants Directory.
- Looking for a consultant to help you transition to remote-first?
- In need of a fractional Head of Remote?
- Struggling with how to create connection and cultivate culture?
Here is a list of remote consultants & coaches who might help with this (and much more)!
Want to be added to the list? Join the paid community. Apply now.
Apply for our community today
If you’re a founder, CEO, Head of Remote, or People Ops executive at a remote company, apply today.
Access to Running Remote Community is $490/year and includes a free ticket to the Running Remote conference.
No payment will be asked of you until your application has been approved.
Choose a subscription plan
*We only accept founders, CEOs, COOs, People Ops executives and Heads of Remote at distributed companies to the community.
No payment will be asked of you until your application has been approved.
Ticket to the Running Remote conference is valued at $990.
Running Remote Community is for founders & executives (i.e. C-level executives, HR and People Ops professionals, Heads of Remote) who are actively running and leading remote-first (or hybrid) companies with over 10 employees.
The community is not intended for non executive managers, junior employees, marketing & sales professionals, and companies with less than 10 employees (whether that be contractors or full-time employees).
We are vetting every application to ensure high-quality connections and opportunities. To apply, we ask you to fill in a short questionnaire to understand your unique challenges and expectations. We’re reviewing applications on a weekly basis, so expect an answer from us within 5 working days.
Once accepted, we will send you a link to pay for your membership so that you can get access to our Slack workspace and other resources and we can begin the onboarding process.
We understand that your time is valuable, so it is absolutely up to you how much time you’ll spend in the community.
However, we have consistently seen that you get out what you put in: Often, the biggest contributors are the biggest beneficiaries.
The feedback we consistently receive is how much our remote leaders appreciate the true unity and collaboration within our community. They also especially love getting together at our annual Running Remote conferences, as it feels like a face-to-face reunion of people they’ve gotten to know so well online.
Given that the yearly membership includes a free ticket to the Running Remote conference, the community is priced to be accessible for remote leaders at $599 per year. We also offer a plan that does not include the Runinhg Remote conference ticket at USD399/y.
In order to maintain the quality of connections, opportunities, and information, all applications are thoroughly vetted and only founders & leaders of remote-first established companies are eligible to join.
Trials make more sense with things like SaaS products, where once you’re in you get a general understanding of what a full commitment will look like and the capabilities that are available to you.
We work to make sure that the community stays a relationship-centric thought exchange and relationships cannot be built in a short month-long trial period.
However, while we do not offer trials, you have an option to sign you up for a free monthly community newsletter so that you can see what members are talking about and get a feeling what it’s like to be a member.
We value the time of our community members as well as the content that is distributed. Part of the vetting process is to make sure that people who join will actively contribute to the community, can relate to the caliber of what is discussed, and are not there purely to sell their own projects or perceive it as a great leads list.
Financial commitment is asked to support the effort from our team that goes into curating this community, organizing monthly events, peer-to-peer masterminds, personal introductions and more. We do provide a script to send to your employer if the Running Remote Community is something you’d like reimbursed as part of your education credits or benefits.
The PRO membership includes a free ticket to the Running Remote conference, making it a fantastic investment for a business into their remote work efforts.
While we cannot grant you SHRM credits for participating in the community, you can earn them by attending our Running Remote conference (for which you get a FREE ticket to with your yearly membership). Earn 1 credit per 1 hour of conference learning time.
Yes! We recently launched a remote consultants directory where you could get added to! You will need to become a paid community member, and apply here. Please note that the Slack community is a space free of self-promotion so you won’t be able to promote your brand there. But you can definitely build your brand awareness by contributing regularly.
Here are other benefits of joining the paid community as a remote consultant:
- Get added to a directory of remote consultants
- 1 feature per year in a community digest (sent to members)
- 1 feature per year in Running Remote newsletter