Who's in here and how do we organize?
Welcome to Impact Circles Essential Handbook!
This handbook is broken into 3 parts based on how close you'd like to be involved in the community:
The Core: the umbrella principles ("Agreements") that align all the circles at their cores, the founding team
The Circles: Impact Circles' team members, local chapters leaders, partners
The Ripples: the larger public who are aligned with the core of Impact Circles and have the intention for further involvement
Launching in Q4 2022!
How to become a member and what's the rules of give-and-take in this community?
How does the community manage our finance and maximize our collective impact with the gifts?
How can we tell a consistent story with our brand and all the activities Impact Circles are involved in?
How do we diversify the community to represent the beliefs and ideas on a fuller specturum?
The Circles are constantly expanding across the globe.
Our circle partners are passionate about tackling SOCIAL PROBLEMS, putting the COMMUNITY at heart,
and are known for being COLLABORATIVE AND RELIABLE. Get in touch to learn more about how to become or start your circles!
CONNECT WITH OTHER CIRCLES
Criterias for becoming a Circle:
an for/non-for profit organization with BRC
has a clear mission statement that is in line (or at least not in conflict) with that of Impact Circles
minimum membership size = 1,000 members
available for a bi-annually circles online retreat
The Ripples are created by the Circles, featuring the impactful individuals who are committed to using their voices to embody and advance the social entrepreneurship and innovation movement.
The Ripples consist of the MEMBERS, THOUGHT LEADERS, MENTORS, and the wider community!
You decide on whether you'd like to become a part of the community
Thought leaders are the go-to person in the community who helps our members navigate the impact ecosystem in their regions. Impact Circles curates their thought leaders based on their (1) level of recognition in the given industry, (2) overall contribution to the members' learning, and (3) the commitment to supporting their fellow social innovators.
Role models and mentors are critical for social entrepreneurs to gain inspiration, lessons about the best practices and pitfalls, as well as bespoke advice based on their social impact passsion. This need is often met by the mentors’ intention for giving back to the community. The mentorship programs exist to not only increase the chance for social innovators to succeed, but also empower more subject matter experts and thought leaders in the local communities to inspire more actions towards positive changes.