We bring creators together in order to make their profession more sustainable.

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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 listen to creators and coordinate efforts to resolve their concerns. We advocate for them to platforms, policy makers, and press.

We consult with 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 sustainable.

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

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

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

Being an online creator can feel lonely because few people in your life have insights to your questions, let alone understand what you do and why you do it in the first place. The ICG brings together the online creator community so we can support, learn from, and help each other build communities that impact people and change their lives.

Tim Schmoyer (Video Creators) Founding Member

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 Former Board 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 Former Community Manager

What values are important to the ICG?

It's incredibly easy to post on social media or to chat with friends about the challenges of being an online creator, but that rarely has results. This Guild is dedicated to pinpointing problems that bridge many niche communities and delivering solutions.

Leslie Datsis Former Community 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 studies such as our report on brand deal rates
  • Contribute to best practices such as our resource on contracts
  • Share expertise, strategy, concerns, analysis, opportunities
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
  • Give input into choosing our advocacy initiatives
  • Stay up-to-date with industry news in a bi-weekly newsletter
  • Receive discounts on services and events from partners
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