Research administrators are often located in physically separate spaces from each other, and depending on our institutions, our roles may be divided as well: pre-award, post-award, accounting, proposal submission, award negotiation, industry collaborations, clinical trials, material transfers, and more. Because of the variations in our roles and locations, we often work together but may never meet each other, or we may have peers in similar roles but no way to share resources, develop best practices, or strengthen our network. In this session, we will explore how to to build community across the research administration community. We will introduce a few models including a formal learning structure, social and informal learning, and appreciations and recognition for the RA community. The models all work well together or can be used as building blocks as you work to establish, invigorate, and strengthen your institution's research administration community.