There's so much to engage your community on right now. It's an exciting time to be a changemaker, but it can also be hard work keeping up. Here are four ways to scale your engagement efforts and make your next quarter more impactful than the last.
1. Plan for future housing needs with Balancing Act housing simulation
Housing is a mammoth issue for communities across the world. Community feedback and input is essential for creating an effective local housing plan, but how can you gather meaningful feedback at scale?
Sutherland Shire used EngagementHQ and Balancing Act's new housing simulation tool to give residents the power to create their plans based on limited resources and funds. As a result, they quickly gathered robust resident feedback to create their final housing plan.
Sharing thoughts, ideas, and emotions is key to human experiences, not just meaningful community engagement. Using clear and understandable content is vital for gathering input at scale. Here are our top tips for engaging low-literacy communities online.
As an EngagementHQ user, you know the benefits of asynchronous engagement, but are you seeking feedback even when it doesn’t ‘fit’ into a current project? Engagement Embeds let you integrate “always-on feedback” programs so that when the time comes to start designing that new park, you have a baseline of information that tells you your community is seeking extra shade. A proactive approach to planning helps you hit the ground running with future work programs rather than starting with “I think the community needs X.”
The best feedback is meaningful feedback, and Text Analysis delivers meaning from written responses at scale. It allows you to tag and organise answers to specific questions and identify keywords and trends. It’s especially helpful when you want to overlay sentiment and demographic data and understand who you’ve reached and how they’re feeling overall. Access unlimited comment tagging as part of your EngagementHQ licence now.
Western bay of Plenty engages the community on their Te Puke-Maketu reserve management plan. They set clear areas for the discussion using Konveio and outline information in a way that is easy to digest.
Taking the mystery out of closed group participation, this innovative project introduces the advisory board members who represent their community and place consumers at the heart of the decision making process.
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