Tagged 2012

Happy Holidays from Nextdoor

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Thank you to our members for being an important part of an incredible year at Nextdoor. We’ve seen you come together to make your neighborhoods safer, find lost pets, host gatherings, and so much more. When neighbors start talking, good things happen.

From our door to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday and happy new year.

Cheers!

The Nextdoor Team

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving and All Year Long

Whether your Thanksgiving tradition involves turkey, crab, or macaroni & cheese, tomorrow people across the US will be celebrating the same thing: all that they have to be thankful for. The Nextdoor team wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving and hopes your day is filled with good food, great company and warm memories. We’re grateful for your support and for all of our neighbors’ efforts to build stronger communities each day.

While we definitely appreciate a special day to give thanks, we believe that “thanks” should be a part of every other day of the year as well!

That’s why we give our members the opportunity to “thank” a neighbor for their contributions to their Nextdoor website, whether it’s for sharing a recommendation, alerting the neighborhood to suspicious activity, organizing a community event, or answering a desperate plea for a can of breadcrumbs when the grocery store was closed – saving your neighbor’s Thanksgiving meal. Everyone likes to be thanked.

So, tomorrow and everyday, we hope you’ll take a moment to thank a neighbor for all they do, big or small.

Thank YOU for reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers,
Danielle
Neighborhood Operations Specialist

Happy Halloween from Nextdoor!

Today, neighborhoods around the country are getting ready to celebrate Halloween. Whether they are planning a block party, a pumpkin carving contest or getting their  candy ready for trick-or-treaters, come the end of the night, there’s a good chance they will have interacted with their neighbors in some way.

Since Halloween is such a neighborhood-centric holiday, we decided to conduct a survey that looks at the “State of the American Neighborhood this Halloween.”

What we discovered is that Halloween is still a fun, thriving neighborhood holiday across the U.S.

Some fun findings from the survey include:

  • The average American will spend $85 dollars on candy, costumes and decorations
  • 60% of parents will take their children trick-or-treating and pass out candy
  • One in three adults will don a costume
  • One in four people believe you are never too old for trick-or-treating
  • Most people believe that 13 is the magic age when a child becomes too old to trick-or-treat

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Kelsey Grady
Senior Communications Manager

Spread the Halloween Spirit with Nextdoor

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Did you know that over 92% of Americans say that good neighbors and safety are more important than candy and decorations in making a neighborhood great for Halloween?

To help you build neighborly Halloween spirit, we’re pleased to offer new Halloween-themed tools for growing your neighborhood:

  • Postcard-sized “Happy Halloween” cards to pass out to neighbors
  • Halloween stickers — great for treat bags or for the kids to give as thanks for candy

Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween,
Lesley Grossblatt
Director of Product Management, Nextdoor

Neighborhood Nostalgia

My parents recently participated in a multi-family garage sale in their suburban New York neighborhood. They spread the word to all their neighbors through their Nextdoor website and I am happy to report that it was a great success.

As my mother recapped the day’s events, she updated me on the happenings of her neighbors’ children, who, like me, are grown and living in other parts of the country.

Our conversation reminded me of my favorite Halloween memory: It was the Halloween when my friend, Joey, from down the street and I decided we were going to go out trick-or-treating on our own–without our parents (gasp!).

We had a great time running from house to house, filling our pillow cases with as much candy as possible. After coming home from our adventure, my mom welcomed us with a late-night dinner of potato latkes and applesauce. We watched It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown while we divvied up our loot, trading Kit-Kats for Butterfingers and Smarties for Tootsie Rolls, and eventually falling asleep in sugar-fueled bliss.

There was nothing particularly extraordinary about that night. I’m sure my fondness for that evening is about the exhilaration of early independence and the joy of having a friend that laughs at my goofy jokes. Joey and I didn’t keep in touch over the years. In fact, this is my last memory of hanging out with him, but I still remember what a fun friend he was.

If it had not been for the ability of Nextdoor to reconnect old neighbors during my parent’s garage sale I would have never thought about my Halloween buddy and would not have gotten the update on where he is today. Talking to neighbors old and new can be a powerfully positive experience.

Nextdoor is a wonderful place not only for advertising a garage sale or getting a recommendation for a plumber or a painter, but also for getting to know new neighbors and reconnecting with neighbors you’ve known for years.

Do you have a favorite Halloween memory? Does your neighborhood go all-out for Halloween? Do you have a good neighborhood tip for Halloween? We would love to hear from you at press@nextdoor.com. We are always looking for inspiration for Nextdoor stories.

Best,
Dabney
VP of Communications

When Leads Connect, Good Things Happen

Nextdoor Leads pin their neighborhood location on a Bay Area Map

More than 60 Leads from cities across the Bay Area joined us at our office in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 17th to meet other Leads, learn more about Nextdoor, and share their comments and feedback with the Nextdoor team.

It was an incredible opportunity to learn more about the diversity of our Leads’ neighborhood communities — from urban to rural, small neighborhoods to large ones, Leads talked about the challenges of bringing their neighborhood communities online for the first time, building community in neighborhoods where it didn’t exist and keeping online discourse relevant and cordial. Despite the differences in their neighborhoods, our Leads share one common goal: to make their neighborhoods safer, stronger and more connected places to live.

We couldn’t be more thankful to those who were able to make it, as it is feedback from members that allows us to make Nextdoor better every day. We’ll be hosting more events like this in the future and hope you’ll be able to join us!

Madison
Product Manager