Consumer Support

How It Works: 4

4 Social Local provides a simple service to help consumers discover socially oriented businesses “doing good”, more commonly known as social ventures and social enterprises.

Social Ventures and Social Enterprises are a form of businesses or programs established to “Do Good” with profit generated by providing products and services to the consumer.

4 Social Local is committed to helping the consumer identify the “real” social ventures from among the crowd of branding and marketing messaging.

You are in for a surprise, they offer pretty much everything, traditional business offer. The key difference is what they do with the profits generated from their products and services. So let’s start telling their stories.

As a consumer your experience with social enterprises and ventures are vital to ensuring accountability, transparency and integrity.  In short – you help put the spotlight on those social oriented business that are “doing good” and those that just say it.

It’s simple, following your customer experience simply locate the listing on 4 and complete the review by rating and providing feedback on your experience.

How It Works: 4 Social Verified?

4 Social Verified is the application and authentication process each social enterprise or venture (social oriented businesses) go through for approval to use the 4 Social Verified badge.

The 4 Social Verified badge is the identifiable symbol consumers can use to easily recognize the organizations and business that are committed to doing business and doing good locally.

The majority of businesses have a story to tell and some are effective in telling emotive stories – however are they authentic?

It is our belief, that brands and businesses should do the work, so that consumers don’t have to.  However, the onus is often on the consumer to become informed but this is an unrealistic expectation for most shoppers, who is less likely to invest a lot of time in finding out about everyday purchases.

4 Social Verified badge helps consumers identify social ventures and enterprises, which have gone through the authentication and verification process to ensure their practices are consistent with their commitment and their stories.

The process involves an application and interview process, consumer feedback and other third party verification.

It is also important to recognize the process for 4 Social Verification is a dynamic one and will continue to evolve to ensure its effectiveness and impact on consumers.

We have made it simple for you, just look for the 4 Social Verified badge on the social oriented business website, their location and on their marketing materials.

Add a New Social Venture

It starts off with what differentiates your social venture from traditional business. We work with you help customers identify your brand and organizations based on the value and impact you create in doing business…People, Purpose & Planet (Community)

It’s totally up to you. You can work as much as you want. 4 Social is both a verification program as well as a promotion service.

It’s free to join 4 Social. However, there is a cost of $99 to become a verified member and to go through the authentication process.

It’s very flexible. You need to put in some time and effort in the beginning to learn the director and related services. Then you can decide for yourself what amount of work you want to do.

How It Works: Booking

Unless you already have an organization in mine, use the search feature on 4 SocialLocal home page.

Select the location and keyword you wish to search for, such as a Location: Vancouver, Keyword: meeting room, training room or office space.

Review all the locations on the right hand side, also to use the big map on the left and see which location interest you. You can click the organization listing to see more detailed information about the venue and what it has to offer.

Locate and review the booking options available. Select the space that interests you for more information on the specific space.  After you have made your selection and you are ready to book.  Click on the image of your selection.  It will take you to a more detail page which provides additional information, images and requirements on your space of interest.

You will notice the booking option on the right side.  Select your date and time you require, then click on the “Book now” to complete the process.  Please note some organization may require a deposit to secure the dates and times you have selected.

Once you have booked your room and submit the deposit, a confirmation will be sent to you via email as well as the organization to notify them of your booking.  A representative from the organization will follow up with you to identify additional requirements and to finalize the booking process.

It’s very flexible. You need to put in some time and effort in the beginning to learn the director and related services. Then you can decide for yourself what amount of work you want to do.