Please consider signing on to this Browncroft neighborhood opportunity:


OVERVIEW: is a PRIVATE neighborhood social network site launched nationwide on Oct 25, 2011 and designed for and about welcoming neighborhoods. The BROWNCROFT neighborhood site on was created 2 days later by Bob Genthner (LEAD) a resident on Newcastle Road using the established BNA borders. There are now over 89,000 nextdoor neighborhoods across 50 states. Unlike, it is restricted in membership exclusively to the household addresses within the neighborhood. All members of a household address are encouraged to sign up individually. It is free and your page is protected by a password and encrypted by HTTPS.


As of February 1st his year there are 325 Member Households registered (48%) with 416 individual members in Nextdoor Broancroft. There are no “screen names” used – real names only. It’s secure and is completely safe and respects your privacy. It makes it safe for you to share things with your neighbors you would be okay sharing with them in person. It is not searchable by Internet search engines. There is presently no advertising on the site. It has features for profiles, neighbor chat, groups (public and private), neighbor directory, household member mapping, “buy/sell/free”, event planning, community resources, event photos, polls, and recommendations. Email is the primary notification of website activity and you have complete control of how much (or none) and when you receive notifications (i.e. immediate or Daily Digest. It’s simple and easy to use. More features are continuously being added.


BROWNCROFT addresses are verified by Nextdoor through verification coded postcards, home phone option, or a direct email invite from an existing Nextdoor Browncroft member. This latter verification is based on the sender's knowledge of the recipient's address as being in BROWNCROFT.



Please take a look starting with this LA Times Oct 2011 launch article and brief overview video (90 sec).


This initiative as an extension to the existing BNA PUBLIC website (and yet independent), and page. It has potential to foster more open neighbor-to-neighbor communication options. This is a conversational, interactive web site along with information sharing.


You can watch "Introducing Nextdoor" on YouTub at: . To see how NextDoor works, go to the demonstration website, where you can have a hands-on learning experience. Here is the link:


Also:  a 3/8/12 article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek: is a sources for more informatiom. Googling "NextDoor" will produce numerous other hits of interest.


You can go to and scroll down for more overviews and user comments. Also you can go to where at the bottom is a line of choices for more detail information: About, FAQ, Safety, Privacy, Blog, Press, Jobs, and Neighborhood Guidelines.



Our BROWNCROFT Login SIGN UP screen is: . There are instructions to sign up for BROWNCROFT. You will need an email address, household address, and you will be asked to create a unique password. You will need to have your address verified before registration is complete via a unique verification code obtained by a postcard from Nextdoor, listed home phone call verification, or another member. It's all explained.


Thank you,

Bob Genthner

Nextdoor Browncroft Lead

What is Nextdoor?

Nextdoor is a private social network for your neighborhood. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors—and only you and your neighbors—to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free. Hundreds of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.


People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Organize a garage sale
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name.

Nextdoor's mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood, one of the most important communities in each of our lives.

The Nextdoor Manifesto
- We are for neighbors.
- For neighborhood barbecues. For multi-family garage sales. For trick-or-treating.
- We're for slowing down, children at play.
- We're for sharing a common hedge and an awesome babysitter.
- We're for neighborhood watch. Emergency response. And for just keeping an eye out for a lost cat.
- We believe waving hello to the new neighbor says, “Welcome” better than any doormat.
- We believe technology is a powerful tool for making neighborhoods stronger, safer places to call home.
- We're all about online chats that lead to more clothesline chats.
- We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
- We believe strong neighborhoods not only improve our property value, they improve each one of our lives.
- We believe that amazing things can happen by just talking with the people next door.
- We are Nextdoor. We are simply you and your neighbors, together.

David Park
VP of Products, Nextdoor