Open question: How can we get others to self-identify as Connectors?

A few weeks ago, Denver Connectors met to get to know each other and talk about how their collective skills could help the city.

Nate Savery brought up this question that we imagine has been on your mind, too:

“How can we find the individuals out there who already have connecting roles in the community? They may not be affiliated with Idealist. They may not even recognize themselves as facilitators. So how do we reach them and get them to self identify?”

Nate suggested a video that would show how the often-invisible actions of Connectors are crucial in making social change happen.

We think that’s a stellar idea. But we’d also love to hear from you. What ideas do you have for drawing Connectors out of the woodwork?

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Comments (2)


  1. Valerie Vandermeer writes:
    April 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love Nate’s suggestion!


  2. Tonny writes:
    April 27, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Nate’s concern is very good. Here in Uganda, we are hoping to carry out a reachouprogram to spread what Idealist.org has been doing for years so that people can get ideas about what idealist brought on page so that people can join the cause!
    We have many people who shall take on this with us but currently have not been on idealist.
    So mobilise people out there, use tools to explain what Idealist.org has done to the world and then get the idea of being a connector.
    Another issue is to make the word ‘connectors’ to be ‘mediators’.
    Here in Uganda, we understood that being a connector means being a mediator between your community.
    Well, i think this might work!


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