This is Quiet Value
The portal for all things socially innovative and entrepreneurial!
Quiet Value is a collection of best practices, information and advice from the world of social innovation and enterprise.
Quiet Value is a members-only platform focused on bringing to you best practices, advice and more directly from social innovators, entrepreneurs and their teams. This is a dynamic platform for anyone interested in social innovation. Be it as an entrepreneur, stakeholder, student or mainstream for-profit corporate working toward the triple bottom-line Quiet Value is an information pool that assists you in achieving your goal.
What is it?
Quiet Value bridges the gap between generic knowledge and hero-stories. It is research driven, but not an academic treatise on social innovation; it gets personal, in-depth and specific with organizations, their processes and the people.
From around the world and across business models...some operate at an international scale, some at the community level- all equally successful, equally innovative.
Information here comes directly from social innovators, innovative organizations and team members within. Triangulating hours of discussion notes with documents given by the organizations and other articles, each innovator / innovative organization is presented as a 'case study' for ease of understanding.
Some of the biggest names and most interesting organizations from around the world have shared their thinking here.
What's in it...
Some of the people and organizations....
A departure from hero stories
A carefully curated bevy of best practices.Focus is on the innovation process, ideologies and insight. This is not a compilation of hero-stories of overcoming odds. It represents a practical know-how straight from social innovators and their organizations.
Understanding the creative mind
In the Creative Thinkers section, several innovators have shared their outlook and philosophy on what it takes to get an idea off the ground and into implementation and scaling. Talking to them has been a privilege and their commitment to this, to help others is a humbling experience.
Books, conferences, competitions, certifications and more...
A continually updated set of information on conferences, books, articles, certifications, competitions and more from the world of social innovation and enterprise.
Vickie Cammack: Tyze, RDSP, PLAN
Satinath Sarangi: Sambhavana Clinic
Andrea Coleman: Riders for Health
Jo Nzerem: Ashoka, Human Angle
A comprehensive glossary of over 100 basic terms that everyone in this field ought to know.
And for those not very familiar wit the field, an excellent starting point!!
A compilation of thoughts and articles from the field of social innovation. Guest bloggers are welcome to write about their work and spread ideas, knowledge and let the world know about them!
A detailed map of the various roles within the field of social innovation and enterprise, designed to help you decide who you are and what your role could be. And if you already know who you are, it is still a fun map to pore over, just to see how the logic works!
We offer a range of services in the field of innovation and social innovation to maximize outcomes, increase impact and turn your idea into a sustaining enterprise.
Introducing the Quiet Value Blog!!
We're very happy to say our QV Blog section is finally ready!!
The blog is about sharing personal anecdotes, opinions, sharing new ideas and generally throw more light into this area of social innovation, enterprise, responsibility and purpose.
We invite guest bloggers on a regular basis to contribute as well. Some write the blog, some take the form of a conversation, but in all, it's full of information and knowledge.
Duane Elverum, Executive Director of CityStudio Vancouver is our first guest blogger and he tells us how the project works and the benefits of bringing together a city's powerful players catalyzes systemic change....