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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 | July 28, 2020
Navigating the “new NEPA” — What MPOs & DOTs Need To Know

The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) — a pillar of environmental law that has undergone little reform since its creation 50 years ago — saw major rollbacks this summer after...

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Posted by | June 22, 2020
5 signs that virtual public meetings are here to stay

Mixed-mode surveying — using a variety of traditional and virtual tactics — is a proven public engagement best practice. Now, in light of COVID-19, government organizations have been put in...

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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 6, 2020
From the Success Team: Best practices for hosting a virtual public meeting

Nationwide, agencies are transitioning to virtual meetings and many are left with guesswork when it comes to implementing best practices. Online public meetings require the same attention to detail as in-person...

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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 | March 19, 2020
Announcing Virtual Meeting Tools: Integrated live stream, webinars, and screen sharing

In light of the coronavirus, government organizations are finding themselves in a new landscape when it comes to public engagement. Local, regional, and state governments face two major challenges: How...

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Posted by | March 12, 2020
Communication During Coronavirus: Webinars, Engagement Playbook & Turnkey Public Engagement Software

Public engagement efforts tend to follow a regular ebb and flow, but the arrival of COVID-19 is dramatically changing that. For organizations this crisis is unprecedented, and consistent communication with...

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