I rarely say "go vote" but I will now: the social credit card links community activity with financial return. It is CRUCIAL to build bridges between fiscal and social responsibility.
In the immediate term this helps people who are social entrepreneurs monetize their lives.
This doesn't make the tie (yet) but it's intevitable down this path: adjustments in credit score for unpaid community volunteerism. One example that's particularly germane to intangible asset building and reviving the economy: parent participation (particularly parents who are *eager* to help, and particularly fathers) can vastly affect a child's educational engagement and outcomes. And would getting financial score improvements increase parent participation, particularly in lower socio-economic schools? You bet!
In many cases, simply bringing those parents back into the schools can also enable a tremendous amount of community outreach for health and wellbeing, and further education of the parents. It also builds relationships among people who, as adults are now trying to link their individual goals with their family goals and community - a fundamental community uplift mechanism and an incubator for local social entrepreneurial activity.
Today is last chance to vote in SoCap10's impact challenge - please vote for the Social Credit Card. http://bit.ly/bj0y10