When Engagement Matters™

:: Begin at Agree ® :: 

An interactive iFrame to crowdsource public policy news

:: Want to be the Trusted Source for Ideologically Balanced Public Policy News? ::

Not about persons or parties, the beat's about policies and process. Real engagement. Who else is covering what we CAN agree on?  Be THE news outlet that totally stands up to fake news and spin. Think of it like four people who don't normally agree sitting down for a nice meal and talking things through. 


Whether it's the reasoning to get rid of a law or passing one: 4TOP-Eds™ uses a ground-breaking process to assure readers are getting all sides of the story—start to finish. Including real time metrics.  Draw new readers in, and get existing readers to stay longer. Engagement based on their passions. Your 4TOP-Eds™ tab is perfect for sponsorship revenue. Be THE most trusted place for THE conversation on any and all public policy issues. 


And, what if Amazon®, Facebook®, or Twitter® gave their advertising revenue to its users? That's what 4TOP-Eds™ will do if you have a license. WE LOVE LOCAL. 

:: The Problems We Solve for Municipalities ::

The safe harbor away from the rough seas of engagement.


:: No "Place" to find the Whole Conversation

:: Not Enough Feedback

:: No Metrics to Predict Policy Support

:: Low Quality & Quantity of Engagement

:: Conversations Getting Hijacked

:: Busy Folks Can't Attend Meetings

:: Omissions of Best Practice Solutions

:: Working on Low Priority Items First

:: Chaotic Long Term Planning


No citizen can claim they weren't aware—the discussion was literally taking place in the palm of their hand. A balanced discussion from all four sides of the ideological table. Municipalities may also choose an Ad free version for citizens. You get total flexibility.

:: You Will Break Readership and/or Engagement Records ::

News Organizations: 4TOP-Eds™ the  media version of Virtual Committees is your differentiator. Doing public policy coverage better than anyone. A hybrid between crowdsourcing, social media, an ongoing series, and balanced editorial with real time metrics to predict reflectivity.  


Municipalities: Any committee can use the Virtual Committee software to increase voter engagement. How many people can your town hall hold? What's your population? Your Virtual Committee iFrame "App" can hold more than your Hall—Guaranteed. Gone is the bias of who shows up in the room and talks the longest and/or loudest. Outcomes that can be trusted to be thorough and virtually apolitical. Begin at Agree™ to foster Team USA kind of thinking.

About Us

What if?

What if busy people could engage with their municipality on their schedule?


What if readers could offer input  on public policies  from the device in the palm of their hand?


What if people thought they were truly part of the process and not just being told what to do or spun into someone else's agenda?


What if there were reliable real-time metrics to predict overall support?

Jon Denn, Founder

Jon is a member of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. He has had a long-abiding passion to raise the level of political discourse in this country. He chairs several private advisory boards, ran an adaptive leadership program for over a decade, and is the author of the Amazon bestselling book the DRUMBEAT Business Productivity Playbook: How to Beat Goals and Disorganization. 

Now we can ::

With a social media public policy app for listeners not yellers. 


With a place to ask questions, share ideas, offer constructive responses, and have solutions rise to the top based on what we CAN agree on.


With a process designed for people who want to understand the whole issue before making up their minds. 

:: Contact Us ::

:: Licenses available by Zip Code(s) for Villages, Towns, Cities, Counties, Schools, School Boards, Commissions, and Media. For more information and FREE Demo take this first step for better public policy news coverage and engagement ::

:: We can help you break engagement records ::

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