What are the benefits of using VOiCE?

Survey evidence from users of VOiCE  has identified the following major benefits of using the tool:

  • Providing a common language for community engagement.
  • Increased clarity of purpose for community engagement.
  • Enabling shared planning of community engagement with colleagues/partners and communities.
  • Enabling shared conduct of community engagement with colleagues/partners and communities.
  • Enabling shared evaluation of community engagement with colleagues/partners and communities.
  • Improved quality of community engagement processes and methods.
  • Improved quality of community engagement outcomes.
  • Improved capacity to report on community engagement.
  • Consistency of approach to community engagement by colleagues/partners.
  • Improved capacity to co-ordinate and manage community engagement.
  • Storing and retrieving information about community engagement initiatives.
  • Enabling practical application of the National Standards for Community Engagement.
  • Increasing the efficiency of community engagement.