What is GIIMAP?
GIIMAP is the first collaborative platform for mapping organizations and individuals working across the global in the impact investing space. These actors include funders, investors, technical support organizations, business development service providers, consultants, researchers, small and growing businesses (SGBs) and social entrepreneurs.
GIIMAP is dynamic
Unlike other market assessment tools that provide a static snap-shot of a sector's ecosystem, GIIMAP updates collaboration networks in real-time. Users who join GIIMAP can regularly update and monitor their evolving relationships and watch as their networks at the country, region or global levels change over time.
GIIMAP is revelatory
GIIMAP is designed to expose the roles different actors play within a system. GIIMAP users can easily and quickly identify the key resource hubs, active networkers, influencers, and brokers within networks as well as explore their own positions.
GIIMAP is empowering
GIIMAP provides users with critical information on how to leverage their influence and resources to maximize social impact, strategically build new partnerships, and spread ideas, standards, and practices across the impact investment sector.
GIIMAP enables your organization map institutional relationships and generates a visualization illustrating where you are positioned in relation to others. These maps are backed by powerful network analysis-derived statistical metrics to illuminate relationships and structures that may not be visible or intuitive.
How to participate in GIIMAP?
After you have received an invitation to GIIMAP, you create an organizational profile and answer short surveys about your organization's relationships with others in the network.
Relationships with others in the network are updated in real-time, immediately producing a visualization of the impact investment community, including identification of key actors. Information specific to your own organization's position is instantly available.
As a member of the network, you can easily update your own relationships with newly joined organizations, allowing all users to visualize and track the constantly changing ecosystem.
You can invite other organizations with which you collaborate to join the network and help to grow the network.
Root Change, with funding from the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and sponsors in Mexico, launched GIIMAP as a free-to-use resource for users. Software platform for participatory network mapping is provided by LOME social networks.
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