Jay Dawkins

Posted by | March 1, 2018
Introducing Google ‘Perspective’ integrations, and better sleep for communicators

Despite the proliferation of online discussion forums and social media, many agencies have struggled to embrace online dialog as a functional part of the public process. Their hesitation is simple...

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Posted by | January 10, 2018
Austin leverages text messaging to help select City Manager

In a series of community forums, Austin provided residents the opportunity to hear from finalists and share their questions, concerns, and feedback via a brief text message survey.

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Posted by | December 22, 2017
Online surveys are empowering your loudest residents. Here’s how data management can change that

Today, while much has changed, some hasn't. Democracy, at its best, conveys the voice of the people to the institutions built to serve the people. But the tools, channels, and...

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Posted by | September 28, 2017
Innovators Wanted: Now accepting beta partners for ‘Mayor Mode’

We’re keeping this beta so we can focus our effort and attention on a handful of users interested in developing a dashboard for their stakeholders — such as the mayor, council, or...

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Posted by | September 11, 2017
How to get the most out of your online surveys

We are all about public engagement at PublicInput.com, but more importantly effective public engagement. An important step of this is lowering the barrier to getting people’s input. So the question was...

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Posted by | August 23, 2017
Visualizing Demography to quantify public engagement success

We hear the question almost weekly from clients doing public outreach on on planning initiatives and public projects:“How do I know when I’ve heard from enough people?”For many years, the...

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