When our communities do well, we all do well
For all to thrive, we need an increased focus on the delivery of social value
The combination of growth and interest the world over in new governance structures like sociocracy and alternative models of business like co-operatives is fuelling the emergence and diffusion of economic ideas, representing a shift from a purely capitalist and growth focused economic paradigm to alternatives that are better orientated to services sustainable wellbeing development.
Some of this change can be found in initiatives such Benefit Corporations (B Corp) or as we have the UK Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), in which for profit companies make a commitment to servicing delivery of social value within local community in a ways that can enrich the lives of its customers and employees.
At the other end of the scale there is a growing movement toward 'gift' economy, which places greater value on qualitative relationships between dependent people, over that of the traditional consumerist approach.
At a time when traditional resources are becoming hard to come by as cost of living crisis, inflation and low economic growth fail to generate the investments needed we need an alternative ways of building and developing community wellbeing.
At eCS we recognise there to be great opportunity for individual, family and community wellbeing development if we can better connect and combine resources available within our communities to address the structural forces, rather than the symptom's of social challenges that exist.
To make this happen eCulture Solutions is working to establish a resource 4 good library service that can host offers of finance, skills, people, goods, or services from business, philanthropists, or everyday people that can be utilised by the 3rd sector, social groups or community projects to aid in the delivery of their missions and outcomes.
Your Community Needs You
There are so many ways to make things better
We are a nation of inventors and entrepreneurs, hundreds of thousands of local community non-profits doing social good, started life because somebody stepped outside their front door, saw a need, and then acted.
But there is always more than can be done, in todays economically challenged world, we need to find more of that resource from within our own communities.
DIT SOS - On Steroids!
We all care about something?
We do not need to wait for the arrival of Nick Knowles and his fantastic crew of benevolent partners to come to our aid.
The establishment of a simple, easy and accessible way to host resources that business and people are prepared to donate or gift, would provide the catalyst for even greater good to be done throughout our communities.
What Can You Do?
What do you care about?
Do you have skills, knowledge, expertise, or just energy that could be put to good use?
Are you a local business owner employing people from the community and you want to help you team and the place they live?
Or are you able to perhaps share resources or wealth to help community projects and initiatives to flourish?
The better connected we are, the healthier we are.
Whether you're a small start up or large corporation, know that there are ways that you can make a difference.
Challenge your stakeholders. All of whom come from a community.
What could the business be doing differently to create the most positive social and environmental impact?
And get them to tell us, and we will add it to the 4 good resource library!
Are you a local business, philanthropist or just somebody with something to offer your local community?
We can help you to connect make your offer and connect with beneficiaries and realise your social value mission.
Whether you know what you wnat to do, but dont know how to go about it, or perhaps dont know where to start?
Contact to explore the art of the possible and become part of a new way of doing things that will benefit us all today, and for generations to come.