We know how to engage a diverse public audience

For over 25 years, EnviroIssues has helped clients deliver successful public meetings. We’ve turned decades of expertise into participate.online – online public meetings anywhere, anytime. Whether paired with in-person meetings or designed as a stand-alone experience, your online public meeting will be tailored to fit your project.

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Access 24/7

Designed for audiences who care about the world they live in but don’t always have the time to engage in traditional ways. Participate.online provides content in an easy to use format that allows access anytime, anywhere so that time no longer has to be a barrier to participation.

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Collect feedback

Leverage many of the most successful feedback tools available, including comment forms, surveys, polls and threaded discussions. We’ll help you define your goal and recommend the feedback tools that will help you reach them.

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Report & analyze

Measure public participation through Google Analytics. Know how many people attended and how many visited each and every station. Dig deeper using our public feedback tool, EnviroLytical, to better understand what people are saying and make more informed decisions.

Stations

The hallmark of open house-style public meetings are stations - topic-focused tables, booths, boards, organized around a room.

Participate.online mimics this tried and true formula in the virtual realm, bringing familiarity and comfort to new audiences.

Feedback

Our "take notes as you go" feature allows users to take notes on screen as they visit each station and then automatically generate feedback.

Since feedback comes in all shapes, sizes and styles, participate.online includes a number of options including comment forms, surveys and threaded discussions that can be placed at any single station or dispersed throughout.

Integrations

Participate.online is highly flexible, making it possible to leverage third-party software without adding excessive costs. Some of our favorites include:

  • AddThis
  • Google Maps and Translate
  • MailChimp
  • SurveyGizmo
  • YouTube and Vimeo

About Us

Participate.online is a service of EnviroIssues. We are a full-service public participation, facilitation and communications firm, celebrating more than 25 years of experience.

We know participate.online works because we use it every day. We’ve used participate.online in support of land use, transportation, sustainability, and other planning efforts; facility siting; and federal and state environmental review. The growing list of clients using participate.online includes federal and state agencies, counties and cities, and a whole suite of divisions and departments.

EnviroIssues,creators of the online open house service participate.

Who uses participate.online?

City of Seattle
Lake Washington School District
King County
Oregon Department of Transportation
Sound Transit
Washington Department of Transportation

Pricing

Single events start at $5,000, which includes a custom look and feel, set-up and hosting, uploading of content, and use of a range of feedback mechanisms.

We’ll work closely with you to define the needs of your project and provide a complete estimate before work begins.

Not sure if participate.online is right for you? Take a look at some of our live sites and contact us with questions at info@participate.online or 206.269.5041.

What do I get?

  • Hosted software service, fully managed by EnviroIssues.
  • Free third-party integrations, new features, and fixes. Automatically deployed.
  • 99.9 percent uptime. Always available, from everywhere.
  • Automatic backups to multiple remote locations.
  • All content served securely (SSL).
  • Unlimited user accounts with configurable permission levels.