Participants that go through the DSI program need financial, strategic, and tactical mentorship to create strong business plans that enable them to access funding and scale their activities. Mentoring a DSI entrepreneur is an excellent opportunity to apply your experience and business acumen in order to help build a more just and equitable India. Your valuable guidance and expertise will contribute an enormous amount to the professional development of a social entrepreneur. In addition, working with a DSI organization provides an un-paralleled opportunity to participate in some of the most innovative solutions driving social change.
Role of a mentor
As a mentor you will work directly with a social entrepreneur, using your expertise to help them realize their visions and bring in social impact. You will offer advice and act as a sounding board. You will understand the challenges facing grass roots organizations; meet passionate individuals who care deeply about their causes and be a part of an incredible change making process. Many mentors develop a lasting relationship with the organization they support.
On an average, a mentor will commit 10 hours a month for online and telephone communications. In addition, you will be expected to meet your mentee for at least half a day each quarter during residential workshops.
The skill sets required to be a mentor are many and wide reaching. In general, we are looking for mentors with skills in strategic thinking, human resource management, communications, finance and fundraising. In addition, individuals sponsoring social entrepreneurs will be given the first opportunity to mentor them. If you think you could be part of a pioneering network of mentors, advisors and social entrepreneurs,
Please click here to fill the Mentorship Form
“...the program is a great opportunity to use your existing business experience and skills and put them to good use. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with some truly remarkable people making a real difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves”
“I helped my mentee channel her creativity and energy to build a viable and goal oriented business model. It's an enriching experience and I gained insights into how social entrepreneurs operate and the hars work that they put in to build organizations.”