Synapse mission is to help businesses and nonprofits in communities across the U.S. connect with one another to foster greater economic and community development.
Synapse value proposition is created by the synergy of the right people connecting and collaborating. Synapse Hub members are a totally diverse group committed to their own success and the success of everyone else in the Synapse group.
Synapse entire approach is to get the right people in the room. That way, they create more mutually beneficial business relationships.
The people who devised, designed, launched and manage Synapse have many years of experience in all areas of business and nonprofits.
Perhaps most especially, they are expert connectors over a broad range of business sectors and have a long track record of success at local, regional, national and international levels.
The aim of all of us at Synapse is to lead the development of a business networking, collaboration and support organization unlike any other.
We will create thriving personal business Hubs for all of our members and we have a vested interest in each individual member’s success.
Synapse builds personal connections around each member while helping build individuals into industry and community leaders.
HERE’S WHAT A TYPICAL HUB MEETING AGENDA (90 MINUTES) LOOKS LIKE:
Hub Leader facilitates the meeting and moderates discussion sessions, introduces; Hub Deputy Leader(s) and gives any essential Synapse updates (5 minutes)
Nonprofit Host member invited to share their immediate challenges/needs/news update (up to 15 minutes).
The remainder of the meeting and the timings noted below depend somewhat on the number of participants in the meeting. With a smaller number, there’s more time, and vice versa – but what’s noted below works for most sizes of meeting.
Hub members and guests are each allocated 2.5 minutes to share news about who they are, what they do, how they do it, and why they do it, along with their business needs/goals and any other interesting business or personal information they wish to share. Home Hub members first, followed by visiting Hub members, followed by guests (40-50 minutes) The opportunity here for every person is to generate interest from others at the table and for more in-depth questions/discussion in the brainstorming session. It is equally essential for members to report on networking activities done/connections made/business done/testimonials since last meeting or commit to make a particular effort in support of the Hub.
Open brainstorming session to allow everyone to share connection opportunities, ideas, etc. (20 minutes)
Additionally, and depending on the size of the meeting, there may be a Member Drill-down – a specific focus on one member’s business (10 minutes)
Open brainstorming session to benefit nonprofit member, and close meeting (5 minutes)