Bang the Table was founded because, no matter how well-designed the off-line consultation process, inevitably it only reaches a small segment of a community. The online space provides the opportunity to give vastly more people access to information and enable them to have their say. It drives inclusive, transparent, and measurable community engagement processes that empower collaborative learning, discussion, and debate.
Meet our founders
Matt co-founded Bang the Table in 2007. Previously he worked in senior planning, policy, and management positions in both the UK and Australian Governments dealing with transport, infrastructure, land use planning, and rural and regional development issues.
Crispin co-founded Bang the Table in 2007. He held a variety of management and coordination positions in the Australian public sector, and has a background in community and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on land use planning, regional economic development and environmental management.
Karthik was the technical co-founder of Bang the Table back in 2007. He wrote the very first lines of code to make EngagementHQ a reality.
Metal folding chairs, a community hall basement, slightly damp and cold with a fluorescent light flickering in the corner. The same, six or seven people as last month’s meeting, seated there in front of you. Perhaps you remember when this was the setting for our work. We sure do.
We also remember when we realized things needed to change. Online platforms were transforming the way people interacted, voiced opinions, and digested information. Community engagement needed to be a part of this revolution.
We’re passionate about helping public leaders forge meaningful connections with their community. Many on our team, including our founders, started in public engagement. We understand the complexities of your work because we’ve done it. We’re committed to driving best practice digital engagement around the world and built EngagementHQ to support you.
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