Norby Community Newsletter – No. 29

Norby Community Newsletter – No. 29

Hey Norby Community,

It’s our last newsletter of 2021 and what a year it has been building with and for all of you. We are eternally grateful to our burgeoning community for being on this journey with us. Nick, Steve and I wish you all the best for the holidays however you are celebrating, and importantly we hope you get some time to rest before the new year.

Now, let’s get into it!

🌈 Rainbow Bright 🌈

This one was a big community request – we've added the ability to create gradient backgrounds! You can now toggle between solid color, image, or gradient backgrounds in your Appearance settings. Try adding a gradient background with a few different color stops – simply click to add more and drag them around.

📃 It’s a type thing, you wouldn’t ampersand ✍️

We've added granular control over the typography settings of your theme. You can now individually style your paragraph and header fonts and see actual font previews. (So you don't have to just click things randomly and hope for the best and/or memorize what every font looks like anymore.

🤳 Inbox Alpha is a GO 🚀

We just sent the first batch of Inbox Alpha invites to a handful of customers today and we couldn't be more excited to start sharing it with you! Don’t worry if you didn’t get your invite just yet – the next batch will go out in January :) And if you haven't registered for the Alpha yet, you can do so on your Norby dashboard or by signing up here.

(Remind me again what the Inbox is? Inbox by Norby is an omnichannel messaging tool that brings your SMS texts, social DMs, emails, and audience activity together in one place🤗. It's currently in Alpha, which means it isn't quite ready for scale yet, but we're starting to invite customers to try it out.)

❄️ Winter Merch Drop ✨

For all of your last minute gifting needs – the 2021 Norby Winter Drop is here! Check out our shop to order crewnecks, hoodies, water bottles, hats, and our very own Rocket Fuel hot sauce! (It's scotch bonnet with black truffle and 100% of the proceeds go to mRelief, a non-profit that helps people sign up for food stamps, so you should definitely buy a few and give them as gifts this holiday season!)


Shop the collection →

🤳 Norby Crew

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

  • Kamra Hakim: Kamra is the beloved dog parent of @bluemerlewelshcorgi and the founder of @activationresidency, a coveted black trans-led creative space.
  • Nadya Okamoto: Nadya is the co-founder of August, a community for individuals who menstruate to turn to for support, period care, resources, and more.
  • Khrys Vaughn: Khrys is an author and strategist who works with multi-passionate mission-driven womenpreneurs.
  • Kiana: Kiana is an intuitive reader, channeler, healer, and spiritualist with a passion for honing their own abilities to help improve the lives of others.
  • Thee Culture: Thee Culture is a community that helps customers shop their favorite minority-owned businesses all in one place.
  • Alvin Schexnider: Alvin is the founder of Graffitiversal, an equity design firm that makes workspaces more just and products/services more relevant via equity design and inclusive product/space design.
  • Gabi Giovinazzo: Gabi is a coach that helps others do and be through a 1:1 coaching program called Blueprint, a 12-week life evaluation program.
  • Breana Martin Agency: Breana helps small businesses create copy that converts organically and engages authentically.
  • Big World NRG: A community and hybrid coaching program for BIPOC artists and creativepreneurs.

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

Thank you once again for all of your support this year. Happy holidays and we'll see you in 2022!

Sam, Nick, and Steve


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