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There are now tens of thousands of people making their living creating online content.

Until now there hasn’t been an organization that exists solely to promote their interests. The ICG is here to resolve challenges faced by many creators as well as to advocate for creators to platforms, policy makers, and press.

Additionally, we collect stories and strategies from established creators, bring together the brightest minds in the industry to share their expertise, and present creator-focused analyses of news events and product developments.

Above all, we believe there is strength in numbers for creators. Together, we will make this profession more esteemed and sustainable.

What values are important to the ICG?

Creators already have many tools and skills that contribute to their success. We aim to magnify their efforts to define the digital industry by bringing them together as a collective voice and in a safe space. In doing so, we can overcome challenges that one individual can’t solve alone.

Laura Chernikoff Executive Director

What do you hope the ICG will accomplish?

This is becoming a huge industry, but information and support has always been hard to come by in such a distributed world. If we do not band together we will never be able to control our destiny.

Hank Green Founder & Advisory Board Member

What do you hope the ICG will accomplish?

I'm hoping we can be a valuable resource for creators of all platforms. As standalone individuals in the industry, it's hard to find ways to communicate and support each other. It's about time something like ICG formed that has our best interests in mind.

Anna Akana President of the Board of Directors

Why is it important for creators to have the ICG right now?

The ICG is really helpful for noticing important changes and letting us know how to engage with them. I don't know how I got by for so many years without these resources because it's difficult to stay up with changes in algorithms, viewer habits, and new platforms.

Josh Sundquist Founding Member

What values are important to the ICG?

When we help our peers succeed, all of us benefit from greater knowledge and collective power. In the notoriously fickle world of digital media, it is an immense relief to know that you have a huge group of like-minded creators rooting for you and waiting to help if you need them.

Amanda McLoughlin Community Manager

Why is it important for creators to have the ICG right now?

We are laying the groundwork for the future of media. More and more independent creators emerge each year with questions about how to sustain their audiences, protect their content, and become businesspeople. This is the curriculum for succeeding online.

Akilah Hughes Advisory Board

What values are important to the ICG?

We look to provide a space for honest, meaningful discourse on problems creators face―where diverse opinions and experiences can be productive and lead to strengthening the position of creators in the industry as a whole.

Teryn Gray Content Manager

Serving All Creators

We represent creators’ interests by developing initiatives and building alliances that serve all individuals who make stuff online.

  • How to get involved
  • Participate in a study of brand deal rates
  • Contribute to developing resources about standard contracts
  • Present concerns to platforms as a collective voice
  • Share expertise, strategy, concerns, and analysis
What We Do

Supporting Our Members

We are a membership association, relying on the annual dues of members to fund our work on behalf of all creators.

  • How Members Will Benefit
  • Learn from the Knowledge Base and Podcast
  • Stay up-to-date with industry news
  • Support and connect with your peers
  • Receive discounts on services and events
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