Recently Joseph Peters (Partner at Ascentum)
and Joe Goldman (Vice President of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks)
published an excellent two page article called: Open Policy Making 101: 10 Questions
To Ask Before Launching Your Online Public Consultation
While their well thought out list is focused on online
consultation, the questions also apply to creating plans for effective offline
Here are their 10 questions:
do you want to know?
is your commitment to participants?
needs to participate?
hot is the issue?
type of contribution are you looking for?
type of data will you collect and analyze?
are your timelines?
resources are available to support the process?
can participants stay involved?
online tools should you use?
Read the full article for concise
explanations of each question.