In the process of developing the "Volunteerism constructor" platform, a special project "Mutual Aid Exchange" was formed, which itself could be a separate full-fledged product useful to society.
Creative methodology "CRAFT" helped me to see it. According to this methodology the big idea consists of 3 essences, these are: a form, drama and use. If to speak in metaphors, the form of an idea is its body. The drama of an idea is its soul. And usefulness is the way a person's capitals increase.
Capitals according to this methodology are divided into 9 groups:
- economic capital (money, things);
- social capital (connections, acquaintances);
- bodily capital (health);
- symbolic capital (reputation, status);
- administrative capital (position);
- political capital (power, influence);
- professional capital (skills, knowledge);
- cultural capital (life experience);
- temporal capital (time).
With the capitals a little bit sorted out :) and the last point from the methodology "CRAFT" which helped me to form this special project - this method of resource analysis. I will not go into detail, I will only say that there are often around us a lot of untapped resources that we often do not see. After analyzing and identifying these resources, we begin to look for opportunities to build user capitals with these resources.
As a result, a serious resource has been identified, in the form of all the users on the platform. Once again, a resource is the entire user base, which, it should be noted, are responsive and proactive people, as they are volunteers. As a result, the idea was formed to create a special project on the platform, where users can exchange professional capital among themselves.
The idea is that all active volunteers on the platform can ask for some kind of service, and in return offer some kind of service from their side.
The user simply creates an ad about what he needs and what he can offer in return, and then he gets feedback from those users who are interested in his proposal.
For example: "Looking for a specialist to install air conditioning. In return, I can arrange two free photo shoots for your family".
The main benefit is that users do not spend their economic capital when receiving services.