Jay Dawkins

Posted by | January 7, 2021
When things go sideways, rebuilding trust starts local

Yesterday, an unprecedented attack on our nation’s capitol left many of us shocked, saddened, and discouraged. How could this be real? A violent mob forcefully took control of the legislative...

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Posted by | November 20, 2020
Leverage EJSCREEN data in PublicInput.com – meet the Environmental Data Module

You work hard to make sure your public engagement efforts are equitable. Before your project's public participation outreach begins, you try to anticipate the needs of your community. Where should...

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Posted by | June 21, 2020
Introducing Meeting Coach and simplified virtual meeting management

Virtual public meetings are not easy. There, we said it.  Despite any claim to the contrary from conferencing software companies, it's important to recognize that hosting virtual public meetings come...

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Posted by | April 13, 2020
States issue legal guidance for Virtual Public Meetings

A non-exhaustive sample of state guidance on virtual public meetings Below we've assembled policy guidance issued by a number of states on holding open public meetings during the COVID-19 crisis....

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Posted by | April 3, 2020
New solutions to address virtual public meeting challenges

In light of the recent FBI warning against publicly sharing video conference service links, we've received an influx of questions about hosting public meetings virtually. These concerns reflect the nature...

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Posted by | January 3, 2020
3 Public Involvement Trends To Look Out for in 2020

What's in store for 2020? The way government organizations are approaching public involvement is changing rapidly. The FHWA's Every Day Counts initiative has highlighted the growing role of technology and...

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Posted by | January 30, 2019
Product Update: Custom links for segmenting participants and tracking what works

Ever feel like you’re doing a lot to drive community engagement, but aren’t sure what’s working?What if you could tell which specific outreach efforts were generating the most participation? Or...

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Posted by | November 26, 2018
Putting people back at the center of the consulting profession – for greater profits, impact, and trust

Public engagement software is helping consultants become more community-centric — and achieve greater profit, impact, and trust along the way.

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Posted by | August 17, 2018
How Durham NC is shifting perceptions about affordable housing

Cities across the country are wrestling with housing affordability. Durham's planning team realized there might be misconceptions among residents, especially for 'missing middle' formats like duplexes and triplexes. Using the platform,...

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Posted by | August 17, 2018
Building trust with Geodata: How Austin, TX scored a Major League Soccer team

Last October, the owners of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew announced that they were contemplating relocation. Austin was at the top of their list. But could the city handle the...

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