FOR OUR MENTORS
If you’re an All Good Ventures business mentor (part of our internal mentoring programme), this is for you. Find below the key resources you need to undertake your year-long mentoring relationship with your social enterprise.
These Mentor Meeting Reports are to be completed following each meeting with your social enterprise, starting as soon as your mentoring relationship begins.
Complete fortnightly in the first two months of your mentoring relationship, after each meeting with your social enterprise.
Complete monthly for the following 10 months of your mentoring relationship, after each meeting with your social enterprise.
This document outlines key elements of our mentor programme including: our key goal, qualifications needed to become a mentor, the commitment required, and key timeframes.
DEDICATED SUPPORT FROM EXPERIENCED EXPERTS
Mentoring is one of the three key things we offer all our social enterprises, in addition to 'Money' and 'Muscle'. Here’s how it works.
TWO MENTORING OPTIONS
Our social enterprises undertake one of two business mentoring programmes when they come onboard:
- Internal mentoring programme: a one-year business mentoring programme designed and overseen by All Good Ventures, OR
- External mentoring programme: a higher-level but shorter-term business mentoring programme designed and delivered by international consulting agency, Impact Consulting.
Each programme is structured and carried out slightly differently. We recommend one of them to each social enterprises that starts with us, based on perceived need. Enterprises go on to complete their recommended programme with support from All Good Ventures.
THE MENTORING GOAL
Whichever mentoring programme our social enterprises complete, the goal is the same:
To help move each social enterprise from ‘seed’ stage – or just an idea - into ‘start-up’ stage, where the enterprise’s product or service is live and the business is working towards sustainable growth.
ABOUT OUR MENTORS
We pride ourselves on connecting all our social enterprises with a level of business expertise that’s second to none. Each social enterprise is assigned their own individual business mentor, and in some cases a whole mentoring team. Mentors from our internal mentoring programme are sourced through Founders Heather and Rod Claycomb’s vast business networks. Mentors from our external mentoring programme are members of Impact Consulting and come from world leading universities and business schools.
FIRST THINGS FIRST; BUSINESS PLANNING
We are strong believers that good ideas progress when you’ve got a plan for the way forward. That’s why one of the first things all our business mentors do is help each social enterprise work through a templated Business Plan. In addition to completing this, they’re there to offer general business advice and support according to the specific needs of each social enterprise.