Personally identifiable data is guarded
You must have valid credentials (email address & password) to see names or email addresses or ages, etc.
Easy entry of "conversations"
CommonGood's data entry form puts answers in a table with family members across the top and answers in a vertical column – the most common layout for a Conversation Guide.
Each Block Connector can access her block's info
You can offer a BC an account that allows her to see her block's neighbours' information. Choose if the BC will have "read only" access to the data or "read write" access (can enter and change her block's info).
Board members can access info
Some neighbourhoods choose to offer to board members (ex: Programs Director, Memberships, etc) the ability to view your info (read only) or to enter and change data (read write).
Track members of neighbourhood organization
In Edmonton, for example, each neighbourhood has a community league that organizes minor sports, runs social programs, etc. Leagues sometimes track paid memberships in CommonGood simply in the way they record a family's data.
Search your data
CommonGood's smart search knows that words like bike, biking and bikes share the same root, so if you search for one, it will find all the answers containing any of the three. You can focus your search on a range of people's ages.
The Connect Me feature makes it easy for a webmaster to publish your neighbours' answers (but no names, phone numbers, etc) to your own website. Clicking on an answer prompts the user to "connect me" with neighbours that share the interest, value, whatever.
Backup your data
CommonGood allows a Neighbourhood Connector to download all of their data, for safe keeping. And the downloaded data is in a format convenient for loading to tools like Excel. (If you use ACI's CommonGood service, your data is backed up multiple times daily.)
Many neighbourhoods, each isolated from the others
One installation of CommonGood can support the needs of an unlimited number of neighbourhoods. CG has no "over all" reports that merge the data of all of its neighbourhoods (no "big brother" reporting).
Last updated November 13, 2018.
Displaying data on maps
We are testing a new "search results" page that shows where in the neighbourhood the results were found (by home address).
Collecting public assets
This is actually a new, separate online tool called Proche. It allows a community to "map" their public assets so that anyone can search them. Stay tuned!
Group similar activities, interests, etc
We allow our neighbours' answers to be in their own words. This means that answers like "yoga", "hatha yoga" and "learn yoga" are reported separately by CommonGood's alphabetical reports.
Several neighbourhoods are testing our new Answer Groups feature. This allow you to create whatever groups you want and assign answers to those groups. For example, you might want to create a group called "yoga" and enter answers like "hatha yoga" and "learn yoga" to that group.