Have more expedient meetings that also rely less on physical attendance
Reach more resilient decisions by remotely cross-validating ideas and comments
Promote innovation, transparency, and buy-in
Increase meeting efficiencies by uploading relevant documents and information into a structured decision space
Give an equal say to more reserved people who would otherwise be silent in in-person conversations
Reduce bias and ‘group-think’ by allowing for the possibility of commentary anonymity
Vancity Credit Union
It’s not easy to allocate a $400,000 grant among 50 leading organizations playing critical roles in food supply. Add to the challenge the coordination of 11 judging panelists evaluating over 105 supporting-documents. Vancity’s team of food experts deployed Ethelo to streamline its 2-stage ‘EnviroFund’ assessment process. The platform brought structure and cohesion to a complex evaluative discussion of over 38K potential scenarios, saving around 12 hours of in-person meeting time. After a first experience in 2015, Ethelo is being used again for the same purpose in 2016.