At Idealist, we're used to describing Connectors in many ways: as facilitators, knowledge vendors, liaisons, community touchstones, and more.
But how does the larger Idealist community define Connectors, we wondered?
So we asked! And here are some of our favorite responses:
A Connector finds out what people want to do and links them with people who have the same idea, suggests resources to help them accomplish the goal, and offers encouragement to give them confidence.
Like worker bees, they take inspiration and pollinate the flowers in the community.
A Connector can help anyone turn their intentions into action by pairing them with resources and kindred spirits. A Connector can help solve the problem of, "I want to, but I can't, because..."
It's about taking responsibility to get involved with problem-solving instead of sweeping the dust under the rug. The Connector is the one who has the initiative to put words into action and spur on others accordingly.
Connectors, do these descriptions resonate with you? Why or why not? How would you describe your role?
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