Scale your business and become a leader of our happy at work business network.
Happy Melly is a global business network of more than 400 professionals dedicated to making happiness at work a reality. We have built a strong online community of like-minded people looking to increase happiness at work while living fulfilling and productive lives. It’s a safe hub for those who want to share ideas, experiment with new practices, learn from industry experts and leverage brand exposure.
The Happy Melly Network has two types of members
The goal of Happy Melly is to make job satisfaction the new norm. We do this by empowering our supporters to take more active roles within their companies or to run businesses with the happier future of work in mind. Our funders are already pioneers in this space, running international businesses that are somehow dedicated to enhancing this mission and are ready to scale.
Both kinds of members pay annual fees to join, dependent on where they live, which can be found in our Constitution.
Happy Melly collaborates with different types of funders
A funder is one or more representatives of brands which are dedicated in some way to the future of work and have an international, scalable perspective. These funders don’t have to be the head of the brand, but a representative who wants to be active in our virtual community, including joining the close-knit, supportive, proactive meetings exclusive to funders.
We’ve grouped our funders into four natural categories, but you and your business may be a great fit even if you don’t fall into one of them. What all our funders have in common is prioritizing happiness at work with a global vision.
Currently our funders fall under one or more of these categories:
- Industry experts and major influencers in the happiness at work sphere.
- Startups that are dedicated to employee engagement and making happiness at work a reality.
- Content creators and providers who license out to coaches who then facilitate happiness at work.
- Professional coaching and counseling agencies.
What do funders get for taking a more active role in our network?
In return for spreading our mission, strengthening our virtual community, and an annual financial contribution, our funders gain:
- Brand exposure to an established, growing network of like-minded professionals eager to experiment, give feedback and take on new initiatives at work and in their communities.
- Support for scaling your business from other funder entrepreneurs.
- A more personalized startup incubator with on-hand advisors who are experienced and successful authors, speakers, coaches, change agents and creative networkers.
- A shared purpose and vision with a growing community.
- Directly tap into a well of experience regarding public speaking, authoring, self-publishing, content licensing, event organizing, and more.
- On-hand support from the Happy Melly team, who works to connect funders with community members. We work to initiate dialogue and bridge mutually beneficial connections between funders and specific supporters. You gain this support without losing your independence.
- Publishing support and book promotion with access to our globe-spanning contacts among publishers, media relations, and enterprises.
- New customers and business partners from within the community. Happy Melly brings funders’ messages to our supporters and to help to get their representatives involved.
- Marketing support from our Happy Melly team including advice on optimizing social media, blog posting and editing tips and the opportunity for increased brand exposure through our social media channels, blog, vibrant 600+ member Slack community, podcast, newsletter and other outreach channels.
- Access to the right environment to build a company with a strong purpose and business model.
- The chance to help create and be a part of the future of work!
Who are Happy Melly’s current Funders?
If you decide you are interested in becoming a Happy Melly funder, the first thing you will do is meet with some of our funders to get a feel for shared vision and fit. They include:
- Jurgen Appelo, founder of the Happy Melly network and Management 3.0 management workshops, author and speaker
- Lisette Sutherland, founder, Collaboration Superpowers remote working workshops
- Alexandre Magno, founder, Learning 3.0 learning and training workshops
- Jason Little, founder, Lean Change Management workshops
- Jurgen Dittmar, founder, Cocondi professional coaching agency
- Robie Wood, founder, Improv Agility improvisational workshops
- Vasco Duarte, founder, Happy Melly Express crowdfunded publishing house and managing partner, Oikosofy Consulting
- Sergey Kotlov, founder, Workshop Butler, workshop management platform
- Giovanni Pozza, founder of FullGlass, creating and applying strategies to make life and work experiences happier
What our funders are saying:
“I get to interact and learn from Jurgen, Lisette, Jason, Sergey and the other Funders as well as the community. As the network grows there are more opportunities for promoting my brand and overall engagement on management topics.” — Robie
“I feel glad to share purpose and vision of happiness at work in Italy and abroad as if Happy Melly was my own company. Thus another value is care, which means that I take care of Happy Melly in a more personal way than if I were a supporter.” — Giovanni
“I want my business to have a purpose and business model. Happy Melly is the right environment for that. With Happy Melly we build a network of people and businesses that help each other achieve a shared purpose: Help Melly be happy at work.” — Vasco
“Thanks to Happy Melly, I can still work as a one-person company, while at the same time I’m part of a multi-person business. I can choose to be alone whenever I want, but I now have a network of peers helping me do better work.” — Jurgen
How can you become a funder?
We are looking for professionals with a shared purpose and a global vision that meet the criteria outlined in our Constitution:
- Have a clear, publicly defined purpose that aligns with Happy Melly
- Offer innovative products and/or services that scale globally
- Generate income with a proven business model
- Have public endorsements from people about doing good work
- Inspire with transparency about internal management and operations
- Have some concrete benefits to offer to members of the network
Like with all good things, the first step is a conversation. Email your interest to info-at-happymelly-dot-com today. Go ahead, tell us why you are interested in supporting this experiment and why you and your business meets this criteria.
Unsure if you want to make this financial commitment yet? Most of our funders come from within our community so join as a Happy Melly supporter today!