For Community Project Participants
How will my email address be used?
Wikiplanning promises to never sell or provide your email address to any other 3rd party. We will use your email address to contact you only when new opportunities to participate in your community's project arise.
Are my survey answers and message board submittals anonymous?
Unless you choose to include your name, all responses are strictly anonymous.
Why do you ask for my personal information?
Wikiplanning is committed to assuring our community response is as diverse as possible. We go to great lengths during our 'Invitation Period' to make sure that all demographic groups will be represented. The data we gather allows us to gauge how effective our efforts have been in this area. This data is never linked to any individual or any specific response that individual submits.
Does my participation really matter?
Absolutely! Your community leaders consider citizen input crucial in the planning process, and in most cases, cannot move forward without it.
How will I know the results of my community's planning project?
In most cases, Wikiplanning sends project updates to those that have participated in their community project activities. Also, intermediate, as well as final plans are usually posted on the Wikiplanning web site
How can I help?
Please forward the invitation you received to your neighbors and friends or simply email them the link for www.wikiplanning.org
For Planning Professionals
How can I learn more about Wikiplanning?
You can begin by viewing our Demo available at the login page by entering your email address and the word DEMO for the zip code/password. Or, you can simply write or call us (see 'Contact Us' tab for more information).
How long will it take for our project to appear on the Wikiplanning website?
That primarily depends on the availability of your project content. From the time the content is complete and available; your project can be available for access by your audience in 2 to 4 weeks.
Why does it take so long for my project to appear?
One of the most important aspects of any Wikiplanning project is the implementation of our 'Invitation Plan', which is designed for each project. This plan targets the specific geographic area where folks will be most affected by your project, and also assures that all demographic groups will be represented.
How can Wikiplanning help with my project's content?
We can help with as little or as much content generation that you need? We commonly author surveys, based on specific project objectives, but we can participate in creating Master Plans, if needed. Please call us to discuss your specific needs.
How much will it cost to utilize Wikiplanning for my project's Civic Engagement?
Pricing is quoted based on the specific needs of each project, and depends greatly on the amount of content generation required. Our invitation and online civic engagement activities are extremely cost effective when compared to the traditional public meetings format.