As we upgrade the social contract and operating system of our country, we must do so with equity and inclusion as the foundation.Bridge Alliance continues to bridge efforts of social entrepreneurs and spiritual leaders in local communities with national efforts to strengthen democratic practice.
The Bridge Alliance Leaders Mastermind Cohort is a short-term learning experience curated for diverse civic and social entrepreneurs practitioners, advocates and creatives. Co-learners share respective ideas, projects and initiatives while advancing their work rooted in the principle of collaborating for greater good.Mastermind sessions are designed to jumpstart your social enterprise or concept…progressing from idea to initiative. Co-learners engage design thinking-inspired techniques and perspective encouraging ignition of their unique “practice of change”.
Social entrepreneurs and spiritual leaders will improve their effectiveness as leaders and, in turn, their organizations, adding to sustainability and scaling through a mutual-aid strategy of collaborative learning and peer coaching. Additionally we encourage community-based organizations and leaders to build relationships with more established organizations and foundations within our network.
- Identify a new potential reality—idea
- Explore strategies and skills for advancement of an idea—concept
- Actualize a plan, proposal and/or prototype of concept
- Synthesize collaborative learning experience into practice
- Six in-person virtual cohort sessions 75 minutes in length
- Recommend a minimum of 2.5 hours per week (in between sessions)
- Organizes at the community or grassroots level
- Has a project/ initiative being developed, improved or expanded
- Is available to attend all cohort meetings (every Thursday at 2:00 PM ET for a 7 week period)
- Is willing to offer viable resources, connections, feedback to other organizers in the cohort
If you would like to apply for a future cohort, you may do so here.
As we looked around our inaugural summit in 2018, we noted that our participants were not representative of the nation as a whole. We needed more diversity in several key areas, namely ideological, ethnic/racial, faith, age, geography and more.