Civic engagement is the act of involving regular the public in the machinations of government. And because most governments benefit from the input and approval of their public, there are often numerous ways of involving the public. In an offline fashion, this could mean making an appointment with a government official and discussing important issues, town hall meetings, or even door-to-door canvassing.
In the online world, most of these activities can take place at the digital level. It is now possible to sign digital petitions, email political teams, and communicate opinions and ideas en masse through crowdsourcing. And as the digital realm continues to expand and become more sophisticated, we will continue to see a trend of engaging in an online context more than in an offline context.
And although officials have expressed apprehension in the past about managing large-scale conversation and sometimes feel daunted about making any solution as accessible as possible, IdeaScale has worked to develop a software platform that bears these challenges in mind.
Next week, IdeaScale will host a joint webinar between Paul Dombowsky, Founder of Ideavibes and IdeaScale’s own Audrey Zuro who will highlight solutions within the IdeaScale platform that support maximum, positive civic engagement, including
-Real-time multi-lingual translation
-Section 508 settings
-Decision matrix solutions
If you’re interested in hearing how IdeaScale can fully support successful community engagement campaigns, simply register for next week’s complimentary webinar “Engaging Citizens for Positive Change: Ideavibes Introduces IdeaScale” on Wednesday, May 28th, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PST.