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...