(PRWEB) March 30, 2011
Ideavibes has announced that Sustainability Systems of Calgary will be joining them as an Integration Partner for the Ideavibes Engagement Platform. Sustainability Systems will focus on capacity building in the area of engagement for municipal and provincial/state governments throughout North America.
“We were lucky to have found such a strong partner to work with us just as the Platform was launched. Growing our footprint quickly as the choice for a Crowd Engagement Platform to help communities with citizen engagement can only happen with the right partners in place,” according to Paul Dombowsky, Founder and CEO of Ideavibes. “Early on we see demand from cities from all over the world looking for the tools to go beyond what web forms and email can do. Social media provides engagement but is challenged when it comes to the management of ideas and the data – our platform offers that.”
Sustainability Systems organized the 2011 Pathways 2 Sustainability conference held recently in Red Deer, AB. According to Shawn Ripley of Sustainability Systems, they originally planned and built a website using typical social media tools such as blogs, profiles and other systems. While the P2S conference registrations went very well, only a moderate level of interest was being generated in the network itself. “To get the engagement we needed, we then implemented a crowdsourcing call and used the Ideavibes tool which conference attendees used to help shape the conference content and speakers. The sluggish response to the network was immediately overcome once the Ideavibes tool was implemented and network members became very active on the site and were excited to use the system,” according to Ripley. “We saw real value in what the Ideavibes solution offered and how easy it was to implement and procure using their subscription model. This is something our other clients (cities and developers) can take advantage of.”
Ideavibes is putting their Crowd Engagement Platform to work at Web2.0 in San Francisco this week as part of the Emerging Technology Pavilion. They launched Engaged4change (http://www.engage4change.com) and are using this campaign to engage San Francisco citizens to crowdsource the best ideas for affordable housing and transportation – two hot button items in any city. On April 12th, Ideavibes will give the winning idea the Ideavibes Prize based on votes from the crowd.
The Platform is also the backbone for the recently launched Fundchange (http://www.fundchange.com) crowdfunding initiative with TELUS™.
The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform™ enables organizations to create crowdsourcing and crowdfunding campaigns that use the power of social media and tapping into the wisdom of crowd to strengthen relationships through engagement and participation. It’s about starting innovative projects, building better products, setting new directions and being more crowd- or community-focused, funding worthy initiatives and sparking social change.
For more information about Ideavibes, please visit http://www.ideavibes.com