This blog is brought to you from Social Value International
Our members and networks are the driving force behind Social Value International. It is through supporting and working in collaboration with members that we advocate for a wider adoption of social value and impact measurement and management. And that is why it is so important to us that we offer the very best membership and benefits to our entire global community.
Earlier this year, we sent a survey to all our members to find out why you joined Social Value International, what you like about the membership, what you would like to see more of, and how we can improve. A common theme that arose from your responses was the need for us to enhance the way we all engage and communicate with one another on a global scale: nearly 60% of you were hoping for improved networking opportunities and peer-to-peer learning and support.
This feedback has been invaluable to us and we have been working hard to deliver on your wishes. We are thrilled to announce that we have launched a brand-new, much-improved SVI Members Area that will completely transform the way our global community connects with one another!
The new members area is designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and support, provide improved networking opportunities and enhance our ability to engage and communicate with one another at an international level.
The online space includes a range of exciting new features, including:
A Live Feed to share updates and news; inform the global community of your upcoming events and projects, work opportunities and travel plans; or simply say hello!
Discussion forums to discuss topics you are interested in and any questions you may have, and to share knowledge, experience, challenges and solutions.
An interactive Member Directory that allows you to search for and connect with fellow members by location or interest.
Improved resources, including webinar recordings, guidance documents and blogs, to enhance your skills and knowledge and support you on your social value journey.
Sub-groups to facilitate networking and peer-to-peer learning and support.
To get a better idea of the different features, watch a short demo of the platform here.
All SVA members have access to the international member’s area; you will receive an automated email inviting you to join the platform and create an account. For more guidance on the process and how to access the platform, click here. If you haven’t received an invitation email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to follow this up for you.
Here are some first steps to help you get started and make the most of the members area once you have gained access to it:
1) Update your user profile: Provide all the information requested in order to make the most of the community. Completing your profile fields will help others find you via the Member Directory filter!
2) Introduce yourself: Say a quick hello in the Live Feed or in the forums and let us know what you hope to find in this community.
3) Provide feedback: Let us know what needs improvement and any issues you may come across while navigating the site. We are learning as we go and therefore strongly encourage your feedback so that we can ensure that this members area is the best it can be and has everything you may need!
We are committed to supporting members of our global community and our dedicated membership team is on hand to support you on your social value journey. If you have any questions or need any assistance in navigating the members area, please reach out to Becca (Membership and Networks Manager) or Lukia (Membership Coordinator).
The SVI Members Area provides a space for our global community to connect, collaborate and accelerate our movement for change, and we hope you make the absolute most of it!