Norby Community Newsletter – No. 17

Norby Community Newsletter – No. 17

Hey Norby Crew,

It's our 17th community newsletter! If you're new around here, welcome – we'll pop into your inbox every two weeks with product updates, tips and tricks, announcements, community highlights, and occasional surprise goodies.

Let's go!

👀 Move Fast and Fix Things 🔥

With all the new folks joining the Norby platform over the last few weeks, we paused our normal two week ship cadence for new features to focus instead on fixing bugs, stabilizing, and scaling up.

You'll notice a variety of small improvements around your Norby dashboard, like faster load times, new tooltips and explainers, and a generally smoother and more stable UX. Your feedback is incredibly important in helping our small team track down and fix bugs, so please keep it coming! The easiest and fastest way to get ahold of us is in the support channel in the Norby Launchpad Slack (which you can join here if you haven't already), but you can also always email us at

🚀 Know Your Orbit, Grow Your Orbit 🎤

Our Know Your Orbit, Grow Your Orbit launch series officially kicked off last week with our first two events on Zoom and Clubhouse! That was followed up by an outstanding panel last night hosted by Bulletin's Ali Kriegsman. Check out some of the upcoming events in the series below or read recaps of past events on our blog!

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

A call to action with community builders that are investing in and paving the way for impact-driven initiatives that last. Sign up here →

Featuring Lauren Bille, founder of Allbodies Health, and Nitika Chopra, founder of Chronicon!

Privacy, Please.

Privacy, Please.

Have we taken data-driven marketing too far? An exploration of the blurred lines between ethical and unethical use of consumer information. Sign up here →

Featuring our own Nick Gerard, co-founder and CEO of Norby, along with:

📖 Previously in Know Your Orbit, Grow Your Orbit...

How to Start a Business and F*k Up Well

How to Start a Business and F*ck Up Well

A conversation with entrepreneurs that centers on the mistakes they have made and the pivots that got them through it. Read the recap →

Featuring Ali Kriegsman (Bulletin), Elyse Fox(Sad Girls Club), Adele Tetangco (Snack Size), Sadie Kurzban (305 Fitness), and Madison Utendahl (Utendahl Creative)

RIP: Is Instagram Really Dead?

RIP: Is Instagram Really Dead?

In loving memory of the Instagram that once was - a conversation with content creators and media experts about Instagram’s better days and the future of the platform. Read the recap →

Featuring Sam Safer (Norby), Utibe Mbagwu(Instagram), Jess Tran (Scallion Pancake), Jess Catorc (Teachable), and Eryn Danielle(Allies Doing Work)

💦 Merch by Norby: Drop No. 1 🧢

We just released the first drop of Merch by Norby with 6 gorgeous pieces – if we do say so ourselves! Check out the full collection in our brand new shop, and stay tuned for updates on our next collection 😈.

🤳 Norby Crew

Say hi to a few of the newest members of our community!

  • Movement + Medicine. A wellness education platform & conscious community providing experiential events & guided explorations to embody higher self living.
  • YAI NIN. A short film about a Thai grandmother who hustled her pork sausage business to send her kids to America.
  • Jess Catorc. Brand strategist and head of partnerships at Teachable.
  • Prez Harris. Creator and musician.
  • Kno Media. Shedding light on + celebrating marginalized identities.
  • AcARRE Beauty. Empowering people to bring the balance to the scalp & skin through Bioactive beauty.
  • HUNTER PREMO. Where boho style meets everyday livin’⁣.

🤓 What we’re reading, listening to and talking about 📰

‘Til next time,

Sam, Nick, and Steve


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