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Each Chapter is led by a one Ambassador. The Ambassador represents his/her city by leading a team and organizing the chapter team with the support of Aging2.0 headquarters in San Francisco.
First and foremost, there is intrinsic value in being a leader of this social movement. As you know, this is an unpaid position and those that take on this responsibility must be both passionate about the greater Aging2.0 mission and open to volunteering time and talent. Ambassadors may leverage the community, benefit from Aging2.0 brand affiliation (aka – list your role on LinkedIn!) and also receive exclusive access to:
Unfortunately, there can only be ONE Ambassador per city. Ambassadors can organize team responsibilities however they prefer, but there must only be one point of contact for HQ and one official 'face' of the Chapter.
No, Aging2.0 only distributes License Agreements to individuals. However, a Chapter can be supported by a company / organization (e.g. committing to long term sponsorship/resources).
It varies, but on average, an Ambassador spends about 15-30 hours a month on meetings, planning, community building and event management. Of course, some weeks / months will be busier than others – and veteran Ambassadors / Chapter teams generally need less time than new ones.
Passionate and knowledgeable about using innovation to improve the life of older adults around the world
The application includes a questionnaire and a short video.
We review applications once a month so you can expect an update within a few weeks.
Not always. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, and often the first person to go through the application process is a great fit.
Yes, but you must be clear that your application is pending and you are not an official representative of Aging2.0. Committed sponsors and partners can certainly strengthen your application.
The Ambassador license is a 12-month term. In most cases, Ambassadors are offered a renewal when the contract is up.
No, this is a volunteer role. Ambassadors are not employed by Aging2.0.
Ambassadors can formally step down from the role at any time. We request at least 2 weeks notice. They will have the opportunity to nominate a new Ambassador, the Chapter team can nominate a replacement, or Aging2.0 HQ can publicly announce the search.
Chapters are required to use the Aging2.com dashboard for event registration and email marketing – Ambassador receive access to city-specific events. Once officially appointed, each Ambassador is granted access to our online platform where they will find how-to guides and peer-to-peer access. Additionally, Aging2.0 provides annual in-person workshops and period online learning opportunities.
Each chapter is expected to host ONE event per quarter (minimum). Generally, only one event per year is mandated, and the rest of the events that year can be determined (type of event, topic, etc) by the Chapter team. An example might be: HQ asks Chapters to host one *Global Startup Search event that year, but the rest of the events can be at chosen by the Chapter (2-Pint-0, Fireside Chat, Panel Event, etc.).
*Please note that Global Startup Search is on hold in 2018.
No. If you apply to lead a Chapter in a city that we already have a Chapter in, we will direct you to the existing Ambassador. When their term ends, you may apply to take over as Ambassador in that city.
As of now, each license is city-specific. As we grow and expand, it is possible that we will consider regional / country-wide Chapters.
No, Aging2.0 HQ will create accounts for Chapters when approved.
Aging2.0 Chapters host many different types of events, including but not limited to:
We require each Chapter to host (minimum) 1 event per quarter. Exact schedule is not mandated. There is an annual pitch competition in Q2, when all Chapters host a pitch event. Besides Q2, Ambassadors and Chapter teams can determine the type and topic of the events they host.
Every team is different and ultimately the Ambassador can structure the team however they like. Typically, a team consists of:
Yes, Aging2.0 requires each Ambassador to sign a license agreement in order to represent the Aging2.0 brand. The license agreement lasts for 12 months and is renewable. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will have the opportunity to review the agreement, which includes standard language around brand protection, finance details, non-disclosure and liability details.
There is no fee to apply. Chapters are responsible for funding events (including venue rental, food and beverage, any speaker fees or printing costs) through sponsorship and/or ticket sales. Chapters are required to process all sponsorship payments through HQ via the Aging2.com dashboard and as a licensing fee, 10% of all sponsorship revenue and ticket sales remains with HQ, while 90% goes to the Chapter.
Event Sponsors contribute funds to a Chapter for one specific event. Chapter Sponsors contribute funds up front for the events throughout the year. Partners donate supplies or in-kind services (venue, food and beverage, etc), not money. Sponsorship pricing and benefits can be determined on a Chapter by Chapter basis, and HQ provides suggested guidelines to active Ambassadors.