Treehouse (https://www.treehouse.red/) is a network of givers that empowers and inspires its members to make an impact via a series of small, invitation-only, nontraditional events.
Treehouse is technically a networking group, but it is also a civic and social organization (https://www.linkedin.com/company/68767545/). The Treehouse mission is to help each other and our communities: by doing favors, giving back, mentorship, paying it forward, referrals, sharing our talents, and volunteering.
The inspiration for Treehouse comes from the excellent book “Give and Take” by Adam Grant (https://www.treehouse.red/1.html). The basic premise of the book is that you can be a giver – in business and in life – and be a champ, not a chump.
All events (including food and drink) are paid for by sponsors. Sponsors demonstrate the “give first” mentality that is central to Treehouse.
Treehouse members are curated via a proprietary, trade secret process. Since Treehouse members are givers, you are far more likely to get help (whether personal or professional) from Treehouse than from any other networking group.
A Brief History Of Treehouse
- 2017 – Treehouse conceived.
- 2018 – Treehouse launched. 3 venues, 9 events, 134 total members.
- 2019 – Sponsorship launched. 6 venues, 27 events, 204 total members.
- 2020 – Coronavirus put in-person events on hold, moved to Zoom. 7 venues, 11 events (YTD), 220 total members.
As you can see, since the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Treehouse has had to (temporarily) pivot from an in-person group to a virtual one. As such, we are now extending invitations outside of the Greater Boston area.
I joke around that I have one good idea per decade. I’m pretty sure that Treehouse is it. If you receive an invitation, then I hope that you will join us!
Erik J. Heels
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