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 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?

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 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 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?

There is real power in connecting with thoughtful individuals to foster a generous, inclusive space and to spark positive change. We seek out and partner with people who are passionate about creating a future for this industry where creators of all types can thrive.

Lindsay Ballantyne Operations Manager

What do you hope the ICG will accomplish?

More than anything, I hope the ICG can mentor those who have discovered their means of making a creative impact, but desire technical and practical guidance in making their work sustainable. ICG can address the many unexplained aspects about being creatively and economically responsible.

Satchell Drakes Former Board Member

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

Talking to big companies is scary, answering the demands of an audience is exhausting, and finding people who care about the struggles of being an internet person is tough. At least it was until the ICG popped up.

Jon Cozart Founding Member

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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