So you want to help change the world… in 15 minutes a week?
We have the perfect job for you: Become an EVOKE mentor.
Anyone can be a mentor. If you have life experience with creativity, or technology, or business, or sustainability, or community organizing, or just solving tough problems, YOU have insight to share.
Here’s how to become an EVOKE mentor:
1) Sign up for the EVOKE network
2) Make a promise to yourself to visit the EVOKE network as often as you can, between now and May 12.
OKAY, I’M A MENTOR! NOW WHAT?
Every time you visit the EVOKE network, try to complete at least one mentor mission.
Each mission takes just a few minutes – but it can have a huge impact. Your feedback and words of advice can help an EVOKE agent stay motivated and optimistic. You can inspire an EVOKE agent to stick with the tough challenges of social innovation long enough to really make a difference.
And to help you keep track of the agents you’re mentoring, try the MENTOR DASHBOARD, created by EVOKE agents Nathaniel Fruchter and Lauren Soffer.
Here are some starter mentor missions. You can tackle them in any order, and complete them as many times as you want.
Feel free to invent your own mentor missions – and share instructions here in the comments for others to adopt.
BEFRIEND AN AGENT
Browse the EVOKE agent directory and find at least one player YOU want to mentor. (You can mentor as many players as you want.)
Add the agent as your friend.
Leave a wall comment for your agent introducing yourself!
WORDS OF WISDOM
They say that “a mentor is someone whose hindsight becomes your foresight.” So share some words of wisdom with your agent. Leave a comment on your agent’s wall, with a piece of wisdom or practical advice you wish you’d known earlier in life
CHEER ‘EM ON
Drop by to see how your agent is doing. Leave some positive feedback on their wall, or send them a private message of support.
As you get to know your agent, share links to articles, videos, or websites you think your agent should know about.
Check to see if your agent has uploaded any videos, photos, or blog posts. (They’re listed on your agent’s profile page.) Take a look at their hard work – and vote to award your agent +1 of any EVOKE power for each piece of evidence they submit. (Learn more about Powers here.) Leave a comment while you’re at it, and give them feedback on their work.
Tell the whole EVOKE network how proud you are of your agent. Visit your “My Profile” page to brag about your agent’s latest work. In the “How are you evoking today?” box, add a status update raving about your agent’s latest blog post, video, or photo. Include a link!
While you’re at it, why not tell the whole word? Tweet or Facebook status update about your agent and invite everyone you know to admire their social innovation efforts.
MAKE AN ALLIANCE
Introduce your agent to a friend or colleague who you think could be a potential collaborator or helpful contact in the future. Send a private message with a link to your contact’s Facebook profile, or share your contact’s email address (with your contact’s permission, of course!)
We’ll add more Mentor Missions as the game develops – so check back often.
Or, if you invent your own Mentor Mission, add it in the comments.
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STOP, DROP, and MENTOR!
Want to get the most out of your Mentor experience?
Choose a day of the week, like “Mentor Tuesdays”. Make that YOUR day to mentor each week.
Or pick a time of day, like “2:22 EVOKE time”, and set a calendar alert or alarm to remind you to drop by the network every day. How many days in a row can you stop, drop and mentor?
MAKE MENTORING FUN – DO IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
Invite your co-workers, Twitter followers, or Facebook friends to mentor with you. Send out a message or status update each week to remind them everyone to visit their EVOKE agent and complete a mentor mission.
GOOD LUCK, MENTORS!
There’s an EVOKE agent out there just waiting for YOU to help them develop confidence, make connections, and become capable of changing the world.