FAQ: World Pulse Digital Ambassador

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What is the World Pulse Digital Ambassador Program?

The World Pulse Digital Ambassador Program is an advanced leadership opportunity for active and engaged World Pulse members who aspire to unleash women’s voices globally. Digital Ambassadors introduce women in their communities to World Pulse and help them know that this is their safe space online to tell their stories, connect to a global sisterhood, and create the change they hope to see in their communities.

World Pulse Digital Ambassadors 1) share information about how to use World Pulse to create change, 2) lead digital empowerment trainings, and 3) help connect their communities to the World Pulse global sisterhood.

Who is a Digital Ambassador?

A Digital Ambassador is an active World Pulse member who has benefited from connecting across borders and speaking out on World Pulse. She has the ability and passion to conduct outreach and trainings in her community; believes that World Pulse is a positive, safe platform for women to connect and grow their leadership, and, with training materials and guidance from World Pulse, helps women in her community to speak out, network, and collaborate through World Pulse.

What are the qualities of a Digital Ambassador?

A Digital Ambassador is a vocal contributor on World Pulse who regularly encourages her sisters through supportive comments and messages and has demonstrated leadership abilities in her community. She is aware of World Pulse’s values and programs and possesses the skills and technology needed to digitally empower her community. She believes in the power of women’s voices and wishes to help grow a movement of women speaking out and connecting to change the world.

How can I become a Digital Ambassador?

World Pulse members who have achieved Vocal Contributor, Featured Storyteller, or Featured Changemaker badges, along with the badges awarded in World Pulse’s previous leadership programs (Advanced Digital Changemaker, Community Mentor, Impact Leader, or Voices of our Future), can apply to become Digital Ambassadors during two open application periods each year. We will select Digital Ambassadors based on the following criteria:

  • Engagement in the World Pulse community, demonstrated through active story posting and encouragement of members via comments.
  • Fluency in social media and online engagement.
  • Demonstrated leadership in their community.

When is the application period in 2019?

The first round of the Digital Ambassadors program took place in 2019 from February to August. The second round of Digital Ambassadors kicked off their work in September. In early 2020, we will announce the next opportunity for World Pulse members who have the following badges to apply: Vocal Contributor, Featured Changemaker, and Featured Storyteller, along with badges from our legacy training programs. Digital Ambassadors from the previous round will be invited to renew their term at that time.

What is the benefit of becoming a World Pulse Digital Ambassador?

As a World Pulse Digital Ambassador, you will receive

  • Online training to help women tell their stories, grow their leadership, and create more impact
  • A specially designed toolkit to conduct digital empowerment trainings and introduce World Pulse to women in your community
  • A printable, customized Ambassador ID card, naming you as a World Pulse Digital Ambassador in your country
  • Visibility of your work and impact on WorldPulse.com and in our social media outlets, and
  • An official Ambassador certificate awarded by World Pulse, upon successful completion.

Do Digital Ambassadors receive financial compensation?

The Digital Ambassador role is not a paid position or staff role. It is a voluntary community leadership opportunity that will give you tools to grow your leadership; make an impact in your community, and gain valuable skills and experience that can help you unlock new opportunities in your community and in the world.

Are there additional benefits to being a Digital Ambassador?

Over time, the Digital Ambassador program will evolve to include additional benefits and rewards. As a Digital Ambassador, you can help shape the future of this program! We'll be listening to you as you embark on this journey with us, and you will help us to determine future incentives and benefits, such as speaking opportunities, grant application opportunities, fellowship opportunities, leadership courses, etc.

What is required of World Pulse Digital Ambassadors?

World Pulse Digital Ambassadors agree to: Conduct trainings in your community to introduce World Pulse and digital technology to those who can benefit from connecting and sharing on the World Pulse website. Regularly share updates about your training and outreach work on World Pulse though story posts and through active, encouraging comments. Attend at least 2-3 Digital Ambassador Summit calls via video conferencing over the six month period. Give advice and feedback on the program to World Pulse staff.

Do I have to be a woman to participate?

We appreciate and admire everyone who works to lift up the voices of women and girls in their community. We are hopeful that in the future we can have a group of men World Pulse Digital Ambassadors, but for these initial stages we are working hard to give this leadership opportunity to women and non-binary leaders. We value your support and encouragement of the women and girls on World Pulse.

How long is the Digital Ambassador commitment?

World Pulse Digital Ambassadors are asked to make a six month commitment, initially. Of course, this commitment can be renewed for future terms, if desired. We hope this is the beginning of a lifelong journey with you as a Digital Ambassador of World Pulse.

Can a Digital Ambassador participate in other World Pulse programs?

Yes! Digital Ambassadors are encouraged to regularly share stories on World Pulse, encourage new members, and participate in future offerings.

I’m ready to apply. What do I do next?

To apply, click here. Applications will be accepted through 15 February 2020. This opportunity will be open to World Pulse members who have achieved Vocal Contributor, Featured Storyteller, or Featured Changemaker badges, along with the badges awarded in World Pulse’s previous leadership programs (Advanced Digital Changemaker, Community Mentor, Impact Leader, or Voices of our Future). You can be sure you are eligible by regularly contributing stories to World Pulse. To become a Vocal Contributor, you must share at least three stories over a four month period.

Disclaimer: The World Pulse Digital Ambassador Program is a volunteer opportunity. Digital Ambassadors will not have authority to commit to any kind of contract or written agreement in the name of World Pulse or on behalf of World Pulse. This program is not intended nor shall be construed for any purpose as creating the relation of employer and employee. The views and opinions expressed by World Pulse Digital Ambassadors do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of World Pulse.