A Community Foundation initiative
Crowdmapping is a type of Crowdsourcing , which is the practice of obtaining services, ideas, functions, or contacts from a large and undefined network of people.
Online Consensus Decision making
Consensus decision making is designed to support collective determination of outcomes, working towards the maximum degree of consensus on a favoured proposal in order to achieve the greatest degree of support. Online consensus decision making utilises online systems to facilitate the refinement of, and voting on, options.
21st Century Town Meetings
21st Century Town Meetings combine features of small scale face-to-face discussions with large scale group decision making – combining talking with technology. They tend to be used to bring together large groups of people to discuss local, regional or national policy issues and often garner media attention due to their scale.
Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools
Top Tips For Civic Innovation
It’s not “one size fits all”
Different situations call for different kinds of tools and approaches: some tools would be appropriate to certain circumstances and not to others.
Ensure that those you have involved in your processes are kept informed of what progress is (or is not) being made. Even if there is no news, let people know. Follow up is essential for keeping people interested and willing to engage further.
Bring them to you
Equally, it is important for decision makers to see and get a feel for your community, your group and your issues.