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Posted on August 01, 2018

III: Our Initiatives

5. Placing Value Creation at the Heart of NPO Activities

Building on all of the discussions above, we have decided that the principal objective of our next five years will be Placing value creation at the heart of NPO activities. We will be even more conscious of the fact that values are continuously created through problem-solving activities, and we will convey the significance of this process.

The following activities serve as good examples of what we consider to be value creation by NPOs:

  • Activities that allow NPOs to foresee and anticipate the manifestation of certain social problems, and to work to change the social structure that causes them
  • Activities that are implemented through valuing people’s empathy and their participatory processes
  • Activities in which the process for problem definition and evaluation of issues is shared among different stakeholders, which can then facilitate the explicit identification of specific challenges

In order to communicate the significance of NPOs’ value creation, we must start by paying attention to each individual NPO’s activities and showing the world examples of how values are created. We must also deepen our collaborative ties with individuals and organizations who create values. In the next five years, we will develop our project plans and implement them with the goal of presenting as many examples as possible of NPOs working on solving problems while simultaneously creating values.

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JNPOC Mid-Term Vision 2018-2022: Table of Contents


I: Reaffirming Our Foundational Vision and Mission

  1. What Japan NPO Center Started with 20 Years Ago

II: What World Today as We See It

  1. NPOs Create Values
  2. What Kinds of Values Are NPOs Creating?
  3. Contemporary Issues

III: Our Initiatives

  1. Placing Value Creation at the Heart of NPO Activities
  2. Adherence to Our Core Values
  3. Our Initiatives for the Next 5 Years
  4. Making the Most of Our Members’ Participation