Posted by Hunter Gardner | 19 March 2019
PublicInput.com on GovLove: The 5 most common community engagement pitfalls

Community engagement - whether in a town of 5,000 or a major metropolis - comes down to intention and design. PublicInput.com CEO Jay Dawkins spoke about this, and five common pitfalls of community engagement, in a recent episode of the ELGL podcast, GovLove.

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 04 March 2019
“Engaging Residents Through Relevance” – Webinar Highlights

PublicInput.com co-hosted a webinar with Planning Supervisor TJ McCourt of Raleigh, NC. McCourt and his team recently received national attention from NRPA’s Parks & Recreation for their Raleigh dog parks project. Watch the highlights or use the jump links to fast-forward.

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Posted by Graham Stone | 28 February 2019
Community engagement without breaking the budget

Every resident needs the opportunity to be heard when it comes to the issues that affect them, which is why a community engagement strategy is critical, no matter the size of a town or the scope of a project.

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 20 February 2019
More Meaningful Feedback: How Online Engagement Software Makes A Difference

Great community engagement relies on getting meaningful feedback from residents on a given project. Meaningful feedback makes engagement efforts worthwhile, provides valuable insights to project teams, and builds public trust by improving the relationship between residents and local government.

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Posted by Jay Dawkins | 30 January 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 segment participants based on how they found you? Now you can do both using custom links in PublicInput.com…

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 07 January 2019
The important differences between SurveyMonkey and public engagement software

Using an online survey tool like SurveyMonkey may seem like a no-brainer, but online survey tools like SurveyMonkey are not designed for public engagement - and can even undermine your success.Start with your intention. When considering an engagement tool, it’s important to ask the following…

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 05 December 2018
How Do I Get the Word Out? The First Step of Public Engagement

While every community is different, local government agencies often run into the same initial hurdle: how to get the word out about an upcoming project. Keep reading to see best practices for initial outreach and how public engagement software helps government agencies reach underrepresented groups.

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Posted by Jay Dawkins | 26 November 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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