Find and select the right tools

Demonstrating the principles of engagement:

Now that you have determined your requirements based on your engagement strategy you can look for tools that fit your engagement objectives and approach and your stakeholder needs.

Before investing in new online tools or services:

ParticipatedDB is the best database of tools for engagement available on the international market in 2015. It lists products that are both Open Source and proprietary (Software-as-a-Service). If you decide to use SaaS be sure to follow your agencies procurement policy and complete a cloud risk assessment.

Always ask for a reference when talking to a product provider.

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