Apply to Become a Community Advocate

What is Friends of Figma and how can I become a Community Advocate?

Friends of Figma is a set of groups run by the Figma enthusiasts we lovingly call Community Advocates who want to spread their excitement about Figma. Advocates are the heart and soul of our global community – they go above and beyond to give back by passionately running user groups or moderating our Friends of Figma Slack.

If you’re interested in starting a group or helping moderate the Friends of Figma Slack, we want to hear from you. Please read through the information below to learn more about what it means to be a Community Advocate. Once you’ve read through the details, fill out the short form below to receive an application.

Community Advocate FAQs

What is a Community Advocate?

There are two types of Community Advocates:

Group Leaders You help connect people in smaller user groups, based on geographic location or a shared interest. As a Community Advocate, you’ll coordinate in-person and virtual meetup events once per quarter for your group, and be the point person for the Figma HQ team.

Group Moderators You help run and moderate our growing Friends of Figma Slack. As a Community Advocate, you’ll actively post and share content to engage the community, host creative activities, and make sure questions get answered.

Tell me more about being a group leader.

A group leader is in charge of organizing and hosting events (in-person or virtually), finding speakers, and marketing the event. The leader will also be the primary group contact for the Figma HQ team.

How often do I need to host an event?

In order to be considered an active group, you’re expected to host at least one event every quarter (3 months).

Do speakers for my events need to be approved by Figma?

No, however we do encourage event speakers to be other community members sharing their experiences.

Can there be more than one user group in my city?

No. There can only be one user group per city. Please check to see if there is already a group in your city — if there is, please join the existing group.

What resources does Figma provide for user groups?

We’ll provide you with a brand kit, a private Slack channel to engage with the Figma team and Community Advocates worldwide, guiding principles to run your group (coming soon!), and of course, swag for your events*! After you host your first meetup event, active groups are also eligible to receive a Figma Pro account.

*While Community Advocates will receive swag, we will be suspending swag for meetup attendees until in-person events return.

What is the application process?

After you fill out the form below, we will follow up with an application form via email. As part of the application, you’ll be asked to send us a short video so we can learn more about you. You’ll also be asked to read and agree to our Community Advocate Policies.

What are the qualities/criteria you look for in a Community Advocate?

Are there any perks of being a Community Advocate?

There sure are! They include:

How long is the commitment?

One year. After a year, you can renew your agreement or find a new leader for your group.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted into Friends of Figma as a Community Advocate?

We review applications at the beginning of each month, so you should expect to hear from us then. If you have questions, send us a message at friends@figma.com.

What if I don’t want to be a Community Advocate any more?

All good! If something comes up and the commitment is no longer manageable, you can let us know – we have an exit process. In addition, if you violate any of our policies or Code of Conduct we may discuss off-boarding before the one-year mark.

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