In case you missed it: Host Advisory Board updates
Airbnb’s Host Advisory Board launched in December and includes 18 members from around the world
We’re highlighting the Advisory Board’s wins so far this year—from championing Superhosts to providing feedback on Community Support upgrades
When we announced that we were forming a Host Advisory Board last year, our goal was to give Hosts around the world a seat at the table—and a voice in Airbnb’s planning and decision-making.
The 18 members of the 2021 Host Advisory Board span 15 countries and six continents. Each Host brings a unique perspective and a strong desire to create a better future for the hosting community.
They’ve made a big impact already, and we want to take a minute to recognize all that they’ve done so far this year. They’ll continue to advocate for Hosts and the community throughout 2021, so stay tuned for more updates.
Launching the Host Advisory Board
Providing feedback on Community Support improvements
Contributing to sustainable hosting resources
Participating in the Community Fund program
Last year, Airbnb announced the creation of the Community Fund program, a long-term initiative that’s investing in the neighborhoods and towns you call home. In 2021, the Community Fund is distributing $10 million dollars to local and national organizations around the world, with more to come in the future.
The Host Advisory Board was a key partner in the Community Fund process:
- The Advisory Board selected the 2021 Community Fund program themes: COVID-19 relief effort, economic empowerment, and education
- They reviewed nearly 500 organizations from Airbnb’s program partner, GlobalGiving, then invited community leaders and Host Clubs around the world to vote on the Community Fund recipients
- Board members also participated in Airbnb’s Global Host Tours in May to share more about the Community Fund and highlight local grant recipients
Supporting diversity and belonging initiatives
The Host Advisory Board is establishing itself as an important voice in the development of new diversity and inclusion policies and product enhancements at Airbnb. Learn more from Peter in Californiafind out more about their work and get to know the members.
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