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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.

Visualizing Demography to quantify public engagement success

Visualizing Demography to quantify public engagement success

We hear the question almost weekly from clients doing public outreach on on planning initiatives and public projects:

“How do I know when I’ve heard from enough people?”

For many years, the answer to that question has been “it depends”. How many people came to the meetings? What do you know about your area’s residents? Do you feel like you heard from more than the usual suspects...