Want to start a Founding Moms’ Exchange near you?
The host application process includes a brief questionnaire and two interviews. If you are selected to become a host, you will embark on a really rewarding journey by serving your fellow mom entrepreneurs and helping to advance a movement that is revolutionizing the business world. Think you have what it takes? Then read on.
Here’s how it works once you qualify:
1. Pick a day and time that works best for you to meet once a month.
I recommend alternating monthly between a daytime hour and evening hour because not everyone can make the daytime hour Exchanges and vice versa. If you’re up for hosting two per month, you can host one daytime and one evening Exchange in the same month.
2. Pick a comfortable location.
I recommend hosting them in a cafe or coffee shop, one that has a back room. This helps with moms who bring strollers & kids, and members can get coffee & treats during the Exchange. Going local helps to support your community and usually allows for greater ease of scheduling. We have a policy of avoiding hosting within a home for a variety of reasons.
3. Send me your location details, the first 3 dates for your Founding Moms’ Exchange, and I will create a new site on Meetup.com for you–much like these.
Several days upon the new group’s creation, Meetup.com automatically announces it to thousands of members and you will start receiving RSVP’s to your Exchange. You can also watch your own message board as people ask questions, voice their excitement, raise concerns or double-check as to whether they can really bring their kids. It’s a lot of fun to watch the group grow before your eyes!
4. Schedule your activities.
I suggest having the first two Exchanges as meet-and-greets; network with new members and learn about what businesses each mom runs. After that, you can schedule an expert for the following 9 Meetups (December: no meetups) — 9 speakers later, your entire year is scheduled!
5. Come To Order.
You will have access to an Introductory Agenda to hand out to each member at the Exchange. It helps tremendously to make sure that announcements, opportunities, and speaker info (and more!) are covered.
Essentially, if you find a place, pick the dates & times and then attend each month, you’ll be able to network and have fun–and really get a lot out of this. It is my hope that each Founding Moms’ Exchange will develop into its own, unique experience for local mom entrepreneurs. Members in New York City may develop a vibe that is quite different from their Chicago or Los Angeles counterparts. You should view this group as your own and grow it to its fullest potential!
Fill this out and let’s get started!
¿QUIERES INICIAR UN EXCHANGE FOUNDING MOMS EN LATINOAMERICA?
En Founding Moms buscamos hosts líderes en sus ciudades, con alto nivel educativo y facilidad para dirigir grupos, pero sobre todo con un alto nivel ético.
El proceso de aplicación incluye un cuestionario, y una entrevista.
Ser Host es una aventura sumamente gratificante!. Ayudar a personas con los mismos intereses que los tuyos es un camino que te abre un sinnúmero de posibilidades; serás parte de un movimiento para revolucionar los negocios y el mundo.
Founding Moms es una comunidad cálida y tolerante, donde se construyen redes sinceras de apoyo. Somos sensibles a las necesidades de las emprendedoras que además son madres.
Como host te convertirás en el referente para las madres emprendedoras en tu cuidad, tu negocio estará listado en nuestro directorio, podrás promocionar tu negocio y los eventos en los que participes en nuestros sitios y redes, tendrás la oportunidad de postear en el blog de la comunidad.