A powerful platform

The Go Vocal platform is designed to enhance your engagement strategies, offering a centralized hub that simplifies complex processes. Thanks to a broad spectrum of online tools, you can tailor your approach for widespread, more inclusive participation. Easily reveal actionable insights, paving the way for smarter, informed decision-making.

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Crafting engaging participation journeys

With Go Vocal, create tailored engagement journeys that mix various methods from our complete toolbox, all in one place.

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Information

Inform your community through various formats like interactive project timelines, detailed and custom project pages, and rich media. Plus, thanks to the built-in email tool, you can easily connect with registered users.

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Official Updates

Consolidate input and easily provide official updates on individual submissions by community members or global updates to your broader user base via our Input Manager.

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Follow

Keep your residents in the loop every step of the way and encourage a culture of civic learning and curiosity. With our follow function, residents can simply click to follow any project or discussion they're interested in and receive updates, allowing them to stay informed and engage when they're ready.

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Surveys

Ask your community tailored questions to understand their needs and expectations better, and leverage our integrated AI analysis tool to distill open-text responses easily. Use our built-in CitizenLab survey tool, or embed your favorite third-party survey software.

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Polls

Gather feedback on a specific topic to quickly understand their priorities.

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Option Analysis

Invite your community to analyze and understand different potential scenarios, before gathering their feedback.

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Mapping

Allow your community to provide feedback & ideas visually on a map and interact with their neighborhood.

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Ideation

Co-create solutions with your community members by giving them a platform to give new ideas.

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Online Workshops

Organize live discussions and facilitate online, real-time deliberation.

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Community Proposals

Enable community members to suggest projects on any given topic and gather support, in a dynamic environment where ideas flow in a two-way street.

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Voting & prioritization

Engage your community in decision-making by presenting a curated set of options or scenarios. They can vote on their preferences or distribute a specified number of votes among multiple items to indicate which should be a priority, helping you gauge public opinion for key focus areas.

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Participatory Budgeting

Let your community members allocate a specific project budget using our tool to get insights into what they think you should invest in.

Inform

Information

Inform your community through various formats like interactive project timelines, detailed and custom project pages, and rich media. Plus, thanks to the built-in email tool, you can easily connect with registered users.

Follow

Keep your residents in the loop every step of the way and encourage a culture of civic learning and curiosity. With our follow function, residents can simply click to follow any project or discussion they're interested in and receive updates, allowing them to stay informed and engage when they're ready.

Official updates

Consolidate input and easily provide official updates on individual submissions by community members or global updates to your broader user base via our Input Manager.

Consult

Polls

Gather quick feedback on a specific topic to understand their priorities at a glance.

Surveys

Ask your community tailored questions to understand their needs and expectations better, and leverage our integrated AI analysis tool to distill open-text responses easily. Use our built-in CitizenLab survey tool, or embed your favorite third-party survey software.

Involve

Mapping

Allow your community to provide feedback & ideas visually on a map. Configure the map as you wish: upload custom layers, set a perimeter where participants can share input, or add supplementary surveys, checkboxes, and numerical questions related to specific areas.

Option Analysis

Invite your community to analyze and understand different potential scenarios, before gathering their feedback.

Collaborate

Option Analysis

Organize live discussions and facilitate online, real-time deliberation.

Ideation

Co-create solutions with your community members by letting them share ideas through an embedded form.

Empower

Community Proposals

Enable community members to suggest projects on any given topic and gather support, in a dynamic environment where ideas flow in a two-way street.

Participatory Budgeting

Let your community members allocate a specific project budget using our tool to get insights into what they think you should invest in.

Voting & prioritization

Engage your community in decision-making by presenting a curated set of options or scenarios. They can vote on their preferences or distribute a specified number of votes among multiple items to indicate which should be a priority, helping you gauge public opinion for key focus areas.

Easy project launch and management

Setting up and managing projects shouldn't be a juggling act that slows you down. Go Vocal’s engagement platform is your all-in-one space where team members can collaborate seamlessly, each with roles tailored to their part in the projects.

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Fast, flexible platform & project setup

Transform your platform into a trusted, easily recognizable space with customization options for layout and visuals. Our CMS-like builder empowers you to effectively convey your project's narrative, enhancing understanding. Additionally, you have the flexibility to engage your community in a way that suits them best. Whether it’s through registered or anonymous participation or the ability to create smart groups (based on specific conditions like location or interests), you can ensure targeted and relevant engagement.

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Efficient project communication

Enhance your communication with our suite of integrated tools. With the ability to upload email addresses, you can extend personalized invitations to every community member. Targeted email campaigns using smart groups allow for more personalized communication with specific groups. Automated activity digests ensure continued engagement.

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Management and moderation made easy

Our platform simplifies the processing of community input, allowing you to filter and sort swiftly for quick insights and responses. Delegate contributions to colleagues and empower them to engage directly with the community. The Activity overview ensures you maintain a clear, organized view of all contributions, facilitating proactive moderation to keep conversations constructive.

Fast, flexible platform & project setup

Transform your platform into a trusted, easily recognizable space with customization options for layout and visuals. Our CMS-like builder empowers you to effectively convey your project's narrative, enhancing understanding. Additionally, you have the flexibility to engage your community in a way that suits them best. Whether it’s through registered or anonymous participation or the ability to create smart groups (based on specific conditions like location or interests), you can ensure targeted and relevant engagement.

Efficient project communication

Enhance your communication with our suite of integrated tools. With the ability to upload email addresses, you can extend personalized invitations to every community member. Targeted email campaigns using smart groups allow for more personalized communication with specific groups. Automated activity digests ensure continued engagement.

Management and moderation made easy

Our platform simplifies the processing of community input, allowing you to filter and sort swiftly for quick insights and responses. Delegate contributions to colleagues and empower them to engage directly with the community. The Activity overview ensures you maintain a clear, organized view of all contributions, facilitating proactive moderation to keep conversations constructive.

Faster and better insights with built-in dashboards and AI

Balancing online and offline engagement often leads to scattered data, making it tough to process and analyze effectively. Many teams end up buried in spreadsheets, struggling with time-consuming reporting, and finding it hard to track and adapt ongoing projects. Go Vocal tackles these challenges head-on.

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Unparalleled analysis process with Sensemaking

Our platform's built-in AI assistant, SensemakingSocrates, accelerates your understanding of community input. Rely on our assistant to swiftly group input by (auto)tagging keywords, enabling faster and more intuitive navigation. The AI tool can also generate concise summaries for each project, distilling key takeaways in moments. Want more nuanced insights into the qualitative data? Simply ask Socrates questions to dive deeper.

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Enhanced engagement tracking

You’ll always have a comprehensive understanding of the interactions on your platform thanks to advanced dashboards. Gain a clear view of engagement across your platform, with the flexibility to focus on specific projects or topics. Delve into participant demographics, identifying which groups are actively participating and how they do it. With this knowledge, you can tailor your initiatives to resonate better and reach more people.

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Efficient project reporting

Elevate your reporting process with our reporting features, designed to save time and enhance the quality of your insights. Automate digests for you and your team, ensuring everyone stays informed. For a more comprehensive analysis or impactful presentations, effortlessly export platform data as spreadsheets or customizable images. Plus, our API allows for easy integration with your preferred data software, streamlining your workflow.

Unparalleled analysis process with Sensemaking

Our platform's built-in AI assistant, SensemakingSocrates, accelerates your understanding of community input. Rely on our assistant to swiftly group input by (auto)tagging keywords, enabling faster and more intuitive navigation. The AI tool can also generate concise summaries for each project, distilling key takeaways in moments. Want more nuanced insights into the qualitative data? Simply ask Socrates questions to dive deeper.

Enhanced engagement tracking

You’ll always have a comprehensive understanding of the interactions on your platform thanks to advanced dashboards. Gain a clear view of engagement across your platform, with the flexibility to focus on specific projects or topics. Delve into participant demographics, identifying which groups are actively participating and how they do it. With this knowledge, you can tailor your initiatives to resonate better and reach more people.

Efficient project reporting

Elevate your reporting process with our reporting features, designed to save time and enhance the quality of your insights. Automate digests for you and your team, ensuring everyone stays informed. For a more comprehensive analysis or impactful presentations, effortlessly export platform data as spreadsheets or customizable images. Plus, our API allows for easy integration with your preferred data software, streamlining your workflow.

Frequently asked questions

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Case studies

500+ local governments and organizations trust Go Vocal with their community engagement.

Explore our case studies to discover tips and best practices from successful initiatives leveraging our digital platform.

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Havant Borough, UK
Population:
124,200

Havant Borough leverages Go Vocal's Power BI integration to drive inclusive and data-driven decision-making

Havant Borough, like many local authorities across the UK, prioritises fostering inclusive and equitable engagement with its residents. However, data dispersion across systems hindered comprehensive analysis, making it difficult to assess the true representativeness of participating residents. By co-developing a Power BI integration with Go Vocal, Havant Borough can now capitalise on the full potential of its data, paving the way for more inclusive and well-informed decision-making processes.

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Cambridge City Council input analysis Go Vocal's AI assistant Sensemaking
Cambridge, UK
Population:
145,700

Cambridge City Council analyses input 50% faster with Go Vocal's AI assistant

Cambridge experienced first-hand the power of Go Vocal's AI assistant in the analysis of open-ended text responses during their Design Code consultation for northern Cambridge neighbourhoods. Discover how it helped the team save 10 precious hours and opened the door for including more free-text questions in future consultations, enriching the depth and quality of community engagement.

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copenhagen citizen participation proposals
Copenhagen, Denmark
Population:
647,509

How Copenhagen got 12,000 residents to participate in large-scale Proposals project in just 4 months

In August 2023, the City of Copenhagen took a bold step forward on their participatory democracy journey with a new community engagement initiative: encouraging residents to submit proposals for city improvement projects.

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