Introduction (page 1 of 6)

Your participation in this survey will help NCDD and its partners gather useful data on promising practices and lessons learned in public engagement.

The 15- to 20-minute survey asks about your experiences with public engagement projects. For the purposes of this survey, public engagement can be understood as any public, participatory process designed to influence policy development, foster collaborative civic action, or otherwise contribute to public problem solving.

You’ll be asked to share details about your most successful public engagement project, some information on your least successful project, and links and citations to reports and other resources about your projects.

Links and resources you share may be posted on the NCDD website. Survey results will also contribute to the Promising Practices Report on Public Engagement being developed by Penn's Fels Institute of Government ( The Fels Institute created the Promising Practice series to compile public sector solutions on timely subjects in accessible reports. The upcoming report will serve as a practitioner’s guidebook for public engagement, highlighting success stories and lessons learned from local government or community involvement in implementing public engagement tactics.

Survey respondents may be contacted by the Fels Institute for follow-up questions or for your explicit permission to cite you in the report.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey! All questions are optional.

Sandy Heierbacher
Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)

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* 1. Please share the following contact details so you can be acknowledged in the Fels Promising Practices report (and on the NCDD website), and so we can contact you for clarification.