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Join the
Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Volunteer Community!

Mentors are champions who help entrepreneurs:

  • Gain clarity in purpose and direction

  • Prioritize action steps

  • Create accountability

  • Brainstorm options and opportunities

  • Make connections to resources

What does it take to be a mentor?

• Demonstrated leadership and patience

• A passion for sharing expertise and lessons learned

• Good problem-solver/critical thinker

• At least 5 years of professional experience

• Computer proficiency; comfort with using online communication tools

• Able to commit a minimum of 2 hours/month for at least 6 months

Not ready to be a one-on-one mentor? Sign up as a Subject Matter Advisor or a Discussion Forum Subject Matter Expert to answer specific questions within your area(s) of expertise. Answer as many questions as you choose.

Apply to Join the IFEL Volunteer Community

Step 1

Send us your interest form. (Use the link below.)

Step 2

We'll schedule a call with you to discuss your interests and volunteer options.

Step 3

Get started helping your entrepreneur(s)! Don't worry...we'll train you and provide tools for you to have a meaningful and productive experience.

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Apply to be a mentor

“By helping more entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed, we help grow profitable businesses that together build thriving communities. Knowing that you play a role in that, is enormously gratifying. ”


Jill Johnson, CEO

Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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