The Springs Insight Exchange, a new nonprofit with a mission to get people talking, is preparing its first survey to seek public opinion on a variety of issues.

The group was founded earlier this year to improve community communications, highlight ongoing issues and encourage discussions surrounding those issues, said Ted Robertson, who serves on the nonprofit’s executive board and is a principal at marketing and communications consultant firm RCN Group.

“Our first survey is going to be just a general one, to gauge public opinion,” he said. “We want to get that initial reading, get some sense for the greatest challenges and attributes in the region.”

In the future, surveys will address specific topics of interest to the local community.

The Springs Insight Exchange has partnered with several local agencies to get the survey in the hands of as many people as possible — groups like the United Way of the Pikes Peak Region, the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, the Housing and Building Association. But those groups aren’t handing over their email lists, he says.

“We’re not asking for everyone’s email addresses,” Robertson said. “We’re sending them the survey to send to their mailing list. That way, everyone’s information is private. Eventually, of course, we’ll have our own email database.”

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For more information about the Springs Insight Exchange group, read this Business Journal story.

To participate in the first survey, click here.