Posted by Hunter Gardner | 01 February 2018
Should I setup a Facebook page for my public project?

Many times, early in project planning, teams find themselves wanting to expand public involvement in projects. The promise of social media looms large in increasing participation which leads many teams to ask: should this project have a Facebook page? The answer...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 17 January 2018
NCDOT’s innovative use of highlighted at TRB conference

Last week we had the privilege of presenting on our partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, DC.

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 16 January 2018 Again Named to the GovTech 100

For the second year in a row, was excited to be named to the GovTech 100, a listing of the top tech companies that serve government. A full listing of the GovTech 100 is available here. Or read the feature story on

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Posted by Jay Dawkins | 10 January 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 Jay Dawkins | 22 December 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 means of conveying that voice have multiplied.As those channels have multiplied, complexity has reared its ugly head, making the simple act of listening into something...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 09 November 2017
Isn’t it time public engagement tapped the power of local media?

Since the dawn of digital engagement tools, public engagement has suffered from an echo chamber effect where a small handful of people dominate both the online and offline public involvement process. This makes outreach a key piece of any public involvement effort....

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 01 November 2017
A Data Dashboard for Civic Engagement

To simplify data reporting and sharing, partnered with Reach to develop the all-new Data Dashboard tool.  The dashboard is a central toolkit to find and share insights from the data collected through text messaging, embedded news surveys,, paper surveys, and offline events. It also makes it easier for our reporters and researchers to access the...

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Posted by Jay Dawkins | 28 September 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 city manager...

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