Jay Dawkins

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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Posted by | August 1, 2018
Four strategies for successful community needs assessments

With community needs assessments becoming a popular tool for identifying key needs, we took a look at the key approaches we've seen work especially well.Read about it in our recent...

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Posted by | May 29, 2018
The case of Citi Bike: Capturing public engagement data to prevent setbacks

This past week, I found myself unable to put down a book by New York City's former transportation director, Janette Sadik-Khan. In Street Fight, she outlines her experiences of making...

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