Online surveys are empowering your loudest residents. Here's how data management can change that

Online surveys are empowering your loudest residents. Here's how data management can change that

Today, while much has changed, some hasn't. Democracy, at its best, conveys the voice of the people to the institutions built to serve the people. But the tools, channels, and means of conveying that voice have multiplied.

As those channels have multiplied, complexity has reared its ugly head, making the simple act of listening into something much more involved than once encountered.

The Reach NC Data Dashboard

Working with our partners at Public Input, Reach NC built the first iteration of the Reach Data Dashboard,  making it possible for members of our team to find and share insights from the data collected through text messaging, embedded news surveys, EdNC.org, and chatbots. It also makes it easier for our reporters and researchers to access the data and stories...

How to get the most out of your online surveys

How to get the most out of your online surveys

We are all about public engagement at PublicInput.com, but more importantly effective public engagement. An important step of this is lowering the barrier to getting people’s input. So the question was posed, “are we getting the most out of our online surveys?”

As the Lead Data Scientist at PublicInput…I got excited. We hit the data and here are some of the high level points we came up with....