KarmaCircles is a platform to search for skilled people, request them for an online/phone/in-person meeting and then thank them for the time & help given by them. People give their time out of the goodness of their heart and to build their online reputation around various skills.
After you register on KarmaCircles app using your Linkedin or Facebook credentials, you can search for professionals by keywords, skills and location. Then you can send them a meeting request or thank them for a meeting in the past.
KarmaMeeting is a meeting of a Karma Giver and a Karma Receiver. Karma Giver is someone who is skilled and willing to help. Karma Receiver is someone who is seeking help around a specific topic. There is no financial motivation on either side.
Make sure that the Karma Giver is not way too senior. The best person is probably 5-7 years senior to you. Describe clearly what you need help on and how they are in a unique position to help you. Please remind them after 2-3 days if they don't respond.
Whenever someone reaches out to you and asks for help, you should be asking them to schedule time via KarmaCircles app. This allows you to give back at your own terms, you build your online reputation and you also inspire everyone to help others. Secondly, if you are too busy to help then they can reach out to several thousand other professionals on the platform.
KarmaNote is a form of thank-you note (message of appreciation) for taking the time to help you with something. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS NOT FEEDBACK. One should be thankful to the KarmaGiver for the time that they gave you. It doesn’t matter whether their advice was useful or not. You also get the opportunity to endorse the KarmaGiver for up to three skills.
Your KarmaGiver took time out of his/her busy schedule to help you with something. So, it makes sense to thank that person publicly. It takes 30 seconds to write a KarmaNote and goes a long way to build your credibility with the KarmaGiver. You also get 2 Karma points for sending a KarmaNote to someone.
You can change status of a KarmaNote from visible to hidden (or viceversa) at any point of time. It will no longer be visible on your profile but it could still be visible on the other person’s profile.
You can create a private community for your organization (such as a college, co-working space, alumini associations, corporates or communities) within KarmaCircles. It allows you to create a culture of giving within your organization. You can also create subgroups and send several kinds of notifications to your members. Admins also get access to the group analytics.
Most alumni platforms have member directory, basic search and messaging features. They don't have mobile apps and they don't give reasons to members to help each other. When you bring your alumni network on KarmaCircles, we make it easy for them to help others and help them build their online reputation.
When you don't know who can help you, you can post a query and specify the skills of the person who may be able to help. The query is then shown to thousands of others members and they can offer help on your query.
When you offer help on a query, you express the intention to help the person who posted the query. The query poster can request a meeting with you. You can also follow a query or comment on queries posted by others.
Karma points are the way to measure someone’s reputation on the Karma platform. The higher the score, the better it is. It also ensures that when you request time from a busy person, the person is more likely to help you.
All the messages that you send to a KarmaGiver requesting a KarmaMeeting or to schedule the meeting are visible only to you and the KarmaGiver. The KarmaNote you send to a KarmaGiver is visible on your profile and the KarmaGiver's profile.
KarmaCircles Leadership Program is an internship for college students, which can also be done remotely. It helps campus leaders create a reputation for themselves in their professional circle. We coach them on social media skills and sales skills during the first two modules. The third module is on product management and the last module is on entrepreneurship.