When I checked MindMixer in April 2012 it had 29 communities; see MindMixer Communities for a list. They have learned through experience optimal engagement comes when technology is combined with two C’s (Content and Context) as illustrated in visual.
MindMixer Technology appears to be an effective tool to capture insights with feedback that is relevant. PiedmontVoice.org is one of several communities taking advantage of this innovative tool.
” First things first, let’s start with technology, because it’s still very important. Technology should allow the government agency a diversity of functionality. Crowd sourcing ideas is an important functional element, but so is functionality that supports prioritization, interactive budgeting, and traditional survey questions. Equally important, the public facing design of the technology plays a key role in success. Together, functionality and design provide the foundation for total engagement.
The diagram also includes Triple Bottom Impacts that focus on Social (Quality), Environmental (Sustainability) and Economic (Dollars). Other views of the Triple Bottom Line Impacts focus on People, Planet and Profit. The blog “A Better Way .... Triple Bottom Line Impacts” discuss this in more detail.