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What can Dialogue be used for?

Kate Laine-Toner -

Produce actionable ideas
Dialogue is a great tool for allowing your community to suggest, rate, tag and comment on ideas in a collaborative way.  This helps to identify and prioritise the best and most important areas. Sourcing innovative new ideas to solve simple and complex challenges can be incredibly powerful.

Specific targeting
Dialogue may be used to target specific groups, such as citizens’ panels and employee groups to facilitate more niche, technical or even private discussions. Challenges are be framed around very specific areas thereby enabling users to discuss, rate and input around highly structured topics.

Use Dialogue for:

Early stage policy consultation
At an early stage in your policy formation process, you may be seeking initial ideas and opinions from interested parties. Dialogue is an extremely easy way to manage this process in a simple, open and transparent way.

Place-making challenges 
Dialogue is an excellent tool for garnering ideas from your citizens about things that affect them, such as how an area can be improved, how a community can save energy, etc.

Participative budgeting 
Giving communities a say in how budgets are spent on projects that affect them is a growing trend. Dialogue has been used by local governments who want to involve their communities in generating or comparing spending plans, allowing participants to rate and comment on their relative quality.