The most important gain is that the barrier of fear has been broken and that the people have regained their faith that they are capable of change. — Mohamed El Baradei
“New Voice Strategies plumbs the collective wisdom of committed people with frontline experience in fields that are crucial to our country’s future, turning their expertise into recommendations for building a better, fairer and more productive America.”
Policy Change Informed by the Experts
Making big change inevitably attracts controversy and confusion. Messages are misconstrued and messengers can be maligned. What if you could engage your constituents to be your allies and activists for planning, implementing and managing big policy change?
The VIVA Idea Exchange™ is an innovative online tool that can help you solicit ideas and input from your constituents, while opening their lines of communication with you.
New Voice Strategies created the VIVA Idea Exchange™ to engage frontline stakeholders in positive problem solving. Our innovative approach to community engagement delivers communications insight, advocacy tools, and policy recommendations all in one affordable package.
Why the VIVA Idea Exchange™ Works
We combine cutting edge crowd-sourcing methods with the best individual engagement strategies. Every detail of our approach is crafted to promote pragmatic solutions and diminish gaming and obstruction. Our staff ensures the conversation stays on track and our partners receive a high quality recommendations report.
The VIVA Idea Exchange™ works for even the most highly charged issues. In Chicago, we partnered with leadership and generated visible teacher support for longer school calendar, more hours in a school day, and year-round schools. Our multi-state Idea Exchange on school safety bridged the divide on guns in schools.
What We Provide to Our Partners
1) Meaningful insight into constituents like focus group, but at a fraction of the cost with exponentially less effort.
2) Unvarnished feedback about a potential policy change from the perspective of those most closely affected by it.
3) Specific, tactical recommendations for making the policy change. Our unique approach moves the typical online conversation to the next level by bringing passionate people together to overcome differences and solve problems.
4) A group of constituents and stakeholders who are motivated, empowered, trained and equipped to be your champions for change. Our Idea Exchange in an avenue to developing new leaders who have firsthand expertise.
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