How to use Polco to collect input from your community.
Incorporating Polco into your Overall Engagement Strategy
Your engagement strategy should incorporate outreach that results in meeting the needs of your changing community as well as addressing the organizational engagement goals of stakeholders.
Ways to Collect Input
In-person meetings can be excellent opportunities for input, although they are typically poorly attended and/or have participation from passionate, and sometimes uncivil, individuals who represent only a minority voice from the community. An effective engagement approach will fit with the busy schedules of your residents and include an online option that will allow interested residents to provide informed input conveniently and on their schedule.
Verified and Usable Results
Because it can verify around 70% of respondents as registered voters, Polco gives you confidence that you are hearing from your desired audience. Polco can also provide demographic information about the respondents that can help identify differences in sentiments between geographic areas and demographic groups. Using Polco, decision-makers can be more informed and confident in the results.
Real-Time Audience, Even if They’re Remote
Polco is a real-time tool that can be used as an audience-participation device for receiving immediate feedback at meetings. It could also be used as part of your elected body’s legislative process, allowing you to collect real-time input from people in the audience as well as residents who are web-streaming remotely.
Reach a Broad Audience
Polco’s online engagement software is designed to help you get input from a broader section of the community because it is made for busy people. It should be a significant component of your overall engagement strategy.