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The major difference between group and community is that communities are united and spurred into action by a common goal or objective. The formation of groups is ultimately a categorical process, informed by a set of shared characteristics or traits. On the other hand, communities are often defined along lines of proximity and connectivity and the members of a community can vary greatly. However, this proximity does not necessarily have to relate to physical closeness. Communities can form across countries and cultures rather easily, especially with today’s proliferation of communications technology, and are emblematic of an emotionally-connected network all tied together by a common purpose. It is this large scope of united action that allows for tight-knit communities to mobilize much faster than loosely bound groups. Moreover, the distinction between membership and belonging falls along external and internal dimensions, respectively. Membership refers to a status title, an external label that confers the superficial benefits of being part of a group and nothing more. However, belonging requires an active and dynamic process. It is an intentional integration into a community that is actively accepted by that community, allowing one to develop a unique community niche and foster the emotional attachments and solidarity involved in finding an internal sense of belonging. Thus, when people in a community feel they belong in their community, they become more invested in achieving their community’s goals and generating real change. In turn, this is facilitated by the mutual understanding of personal priorities and the participatory dialogue (and feedback) a sense of belonging perpetuates. In contrast, members within a group cannot so easily be moved by their shallow ties.