Events, Community & Clarity: let’s set sail!

Events & Community Management for driven, determined businesses

Building a business is tough. You’re wearing hundreds of hats, juggling deadlines, clients, business development. It’s a lot.But that’s where I come in. I help overwhelmed business owners (just like you) to reach new audiences, build meaningful, real relationships and run events that really work. So that your business can grow.There’s no cut-and-paste strategy here; there’s just me, you and the ideal strategy for your business. Whether you need a nudge in the right direction or another pair of hands to take care of everything, you’re in the right place.So, what are you waiting for? Let’s set sail!

Ece Kurtaraner

Events Manager & Community Builder, at your service

The secret to business success? It’s not funding or product development or even millions of followers on social media. It’s an engaged, enthusiastic community. A community that will support your business through thick and thin, will be loyal to the ends of the earth and will sing your praises, loudly.But building a strong community can feel impossibly overwhelming. Where do you start? What’s best for your business? How do I find the time?And that’s where I come in. I’ve been an Events Manager and Community Builder for businesses, large and small, who want more. And now I’m here to help you too. Together, we can use events to build a community of brand advocates who will help you build the successful, sustainable business of your dreams.Find out more about me

Consultancy & One-Off Support

Getting clear on the best thing for your business can feel impossible. I’ve been there, I know exactly how you feel!But I also know the power an objective perspective can have for your business. In my 1-hour consultancy sessions, I can be that perspective for you. Drawing from my experience as an events manager, community builder, and marketeer, I give you a fresh perspective on how you can reinvigorate your strategy and build an engaged audience - and I can do it for you, too!Whether you want to run a webinar but you’re struggling with the tech side of things, or your community feels a little dull and you want to shake things up, or if you’re just feeling stuck and need a sounding board, I’m here for you.A consultancy session with me is a safe, growth-focused space for us to work together to figure out the hows, the whys and the whats of using the power of community to build your business.I need clarity, help!

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Welcome aboard! ⛵

Together, we’ll sail the seas of events and community to grow your business

Fora is all about trust, collaboration and community. There’s a hell of a lot of negativity, suspicion and competition out there, so I created Fora to be a safe, professional space away from all that!

How I got here…

I’ve been a multi-hyphener for as long as I can remember. I could never answer questions like, “What’s your favourite subject at school?” or “What do you want to be when you grow up?” - because I loved and wanted to do everything!At one point, my goal was to be a teacher during the day, a dancer in the evenings and a waitress at the weekends. I haven’t quite followed the path Young-Ece saw for me, but I bring that same sense of multi-hyphenate experience and skills to everything I do now.I’m an engineering graduate (which often surprises people!) turned events and community manager, bringing together the two (somewhat conflicting) parts of my brain: the logical, engineering-focused side that focuses on detail and processes and planning; and the creative, enthusiastic side that brings ideas, design and a human-loving skillset.

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How I can help you…

Having such a breadth of experience and interests and enthusiasm for all things events, marketing and community building, I can help you with pretty much anything…But, more specifically, I work with business owners of all stages to get clear on how events can help their business grow - and then turn those goals into a reality.If you’re new to business or just have ZERO idea where to start when it comes to events, Fora Community is for you. In a consultancy session, we work together to get clear on your business goals and how community can be an incredibly effective part of your business growth strategy.If you’re a startup or corporate business who just doesn’t have enough hours in the day, Fora Events is for you. I step into your business as an events specialist, helping you with all aspects of planning, strategising and turning your event into a reality. From idea to execution, without the headache.

Fora: The Journey

Fora was born out of a realisation that there was something more out there. For the first part of my life, I studied hard, worked hard and landed a corporate job. A job where I could learn a lot and make a real difference.But something was still missing.In the hamster wheel of corporate life, I soon realised that the opportunities to build real human connections were few and far between. In the fast-paced world of events and marketing, I wasn’t able to focus on using my strengths properly: attention to detail, community, collaboration and delivering the absolute best solution to business problems.With Fora, I’m able to fully utilise every part of my personality and skillset for your benefit.Fora is all about community, collaboration and opening your eyes to a whole new way of growing your business.
Harking back to my Turkish roots, ‘fora’ itself means ‘to unfurl the sails’ - which is exactly what I aim to do for you and your business!
Find out how I can help you unfurl your business sails

Community Building & Events Strategy Consultancy

strategic and collaborative support for your small business

Feeling stuck in your business sucks. It makes you question everything: am I doing the right thing? Should I go back to the 9-5? Am I good enough to do this?But here’s the thing: you are 100% doing the right thing. You just need a helping hand every now and then.And that’s where I come in!Fora Community exists to be that guiding voice in the moments of overwhelm and stress. If you’re ready to grow your business sustainably, using the untapped power of community to make your business dreams come true, I’m here to steer you in the right direction. Captain Ece, at your service!Book your 1-hour Fora Community consultancy session

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Community building that helps you grow sustainably

Growth doesn’t come easy. It’s no longer enough to set up your website, post on social media every now and then, and wait for the leads and the sales to roll in.The online world is NOISY. So how can you stand out? How can you compete with the big players, the established names, the businesses with massive marketing budgets?It’s not impossible. It just needs a little touch of creative magic…And focusing on community building is the magic wand you need!Community is where your people come together. Your ideal clients, people who think just like you, people who have the same hopes and dreams and struggles. It’s a safe space where they feel like they belong. And it means you can build deep, meaningful relationships, turning followers into clients and clients into brand cheerleaders.Build a community of cheerleaders with me

What we can create together?

A Fora Community consultancy session is built around you, your business and your goals. Combining your growth ambitions with my extensive experience in events management, community building and marketing strategies, we work together to create a plan that really works for you.Copy-and-paste strategies and tactics won’t work for your business. Just like you, it’s unique. So it needs a unique strategy, too.The world of community building, events and marketing is our oyster - but here’s what I’ve helped other business owners achieve in a Fora Community consultancy session:

  • Events Strategy: exploring which events would work for your audience, how to begin arranging the logistics of the event, and what you can hope to achieve from your event

  • Marketing: not sure where your ideal client is hiding? We can dive deep into who they are, what they care about, and how you can find them, online and in person. My approach always begins with compassion, so that we can get a real understanding of what makes your client tick

  • Community Building: should you build a Facebook Group? A Slack channel? An in-person co-working space? An online membership? Using your knowledge of your business and my experience in building engaged and enthusiastic communities, we’ll get clear on where to start

  • Community Management: whether you’ve got a stagnant Facebook Group or a disengaged email list, we can fix it! Again, with a focus on understanding what makes your audience tick, we can figure out how best to reengage your ideal clients and start nurturing them into paying customers

  • Events Support: know what you want to do, but getting bogged down in the tech and the logistics? I’ve been there! I’ve managed events with so many different systems and technologies that I’m sure there’s one that’s the perfect helping hand for you. Outsource your tech worries to my brain, and you’ll leave knowing exactly what you need to do

A community strategy session is all about you using my experience, my knowledge and my enthusiasm to get clarity on your business and its direction. Community building is a long-game, and a consultancy session will help you to plan where to start, what to do next and how to use that community to its full potential.

Get in touch

Ready to harness the power of events and community? Let’s chat!

Whether you want to book your Fora Community strategy session or talk about another project, fill out the form below and I’ll be back in touch with you ASAP!If you’d prefer to email me, please drop me a line on You can also follow me over on LinkedIn to get to know me better!