Our Approach

First, we listen and learn from you about your organization, your community and your needs. Second, we do our own assessment of your community and share our findings with you. Together, we define the project and agree upon measurable objectives. Throughout the project, we'll communicate, collaborate and coordinate with you to ensure you're pleased with the results.

Our Story

Founding his own consulting business was the next logical step for Ted Hopton after successfully launching and growing both external and internal online communities, contributing collaboratively for years to his peers' learning, and leading the internal community practice at a consulting firm. Value Gained Consulting's mission is to enhance the value of online communities everywhere.

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Ted Hopton

Founder & President

Meet the Founder

Ted Hopton has been sharing knowledge with fellow community professionals for more than a decade. He's an industry-recognized, award-winning leader in building digital workplaces and measuring value, as well as a sought-after speaker, mentor and advocate with proven ability to leverage technology to improve efficiency, culture and collaboration.

Based in Chicago, Ted is a co-founder and leader of the Chicago Online Community Professionals, a platform-agnostic coworking cohort which is transforming the community platform selection process and hosting collaborative learning conversations with visiting experts.

Let's Talk

Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation call to discuss your goals and plans for your online community.