Why is it important?
Community engagement refers to a form of participatory democracy that enables a group of people who share a common set of interests to interact with government and/or drive for its change. It may involve collecting opinions about a particular piece of legislation or input on a project. The goal of community engagement is to get buy-in from a group of people, encourage their participation in a particular process, or to alleviate their concerns ahead of time.
Government that fails to perform or enable community engagement abdicates its responsibility to serve the will of the people.
How does Granicus help?
Granicus offers a range of solutions that make community engagement easy and effective from consultation to collaboration. Public sector organisations can facilitate, centralise, and analyse two-way conversations between you and your community using EngagementHQ. This Granicus solution has revolutionised the way community members connect in the UK and around the world. It enables you to measure community engagement and deliver fast, high-quality engagement experiences across touchpoints. Embed engagement into your organisations’ website or update participants via SMS. Our broad range of engagement tools make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to have their say.