Plot feedback

Wednesday Buzz: Plot Your Feedback

A new program makes it easier to find out what your members really think. Plus: A proposed bill could set a new standard for paid leave in Washington, DC.

As all successful communicators know, listening is key. That holds true during discussions with your association’s members, who want to know that you are paying attention to their needs as they help build your organization. But what happens when there are hundreds or thousands of voices to be heard? Plot, a new feedback program, could help your organization cut through the digital noise and improve the way you help your members.

Launched Tuesday, Plot is in-product software that makes it easier for people to provide feedback to organizations, companies, and businesses.

The program has a variety of options for collecting data, ranging from in-page comment boxes and voice recordings to happy, neutral, or displeased emoticons.

Users can also allow their screen activity to be recorded, letting organizations see exactly when and where problems are arising with registration or payment processes.

You can use the new program for free with the first 1,000 visitors. After that, there are fees, depending on your association’s usage.

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Eli Zimmerman

By Eli Zimmerman

Eli is studying Journalism at the University of Maryland. When not studying, he likes to relax with a nice book or a couple rounds at the local boxing gym. MORE

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