The WealthWorks framework articulates the importance of the value proposition for all forms of capital. Applying the mapping of value chains within the scope of the current resilient region work will assist our teams in identifying unrealized community assets, partners, gaps and bottlenecks that we may not have appreciated before the training. Applying the framework to new or developing value chains will allow our regional teams greater impact by identifying those community assets, partners, gaps and bottlenecks as the value chain evolves.
As Cheryal stated, the resilient region work has provided exceptional opportunities for the local foods value chain. We truly are interested in mapping and measuring our success, replication where applicable, and are looking forward to exploring benchmark measurement tools. Yellow Wood's "You Get What You Measure®" is one such tool that may be worth exploring.
Arlene Jones, Founder
Note: Arlene Jones is a participant in the second WealthWorks Training session, which runs April 2014 to February 2015. We're delighted to share the perspectives and experiences of our colleagues and partners participating in WealthWorks Trainings. You can read more about the trainings at our WealthWorks page.