Tapping the power of the internet to build networks for social change, a VIVA (Voice, Ideas, Vision, Action) Idea Exchange is the engine of WikiWisdom™. In a short time, a large group of individuals are empowered to collaborate, imagine a better future, and create an action plan to make that vision reality. As a final step, New Voice Strategies connects them directly with decision-makers interested in and empowered to make change.
Those with frontline experience on how things “really work”— teachers on improving our schools, nurses on better health care practices, police officers on creating safer communities – are invited to join a VIVA Idea Exchange and share their ideas on how to solve a challenging problem.
Participants brainstorm ideas about solving that societal challenge in a safe, moderated, 24/7 online conversation.
A small group of thought leaders from the initial conversation is invited to distill the ideas generated by the large group into an action plan.
The thought leaders deliver the action plan directly to a decision maker interested in and empowered to make change.