Budget Consultations

Using surveys and q&a for budget consultations

Surveying your community is a great way to get feedback for your next budget consultations and utilising Q&A can help clarify your communities concerns. In this article we look at how the City of Gold Coast in Australia is using surveys to consult on their 2018 budget and how City of Oshawa in Canada used […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

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Budget Consultation

Three things to consider when doing a budget consultation

If you’re a local government organisation, it’s highly likely that you will be required to consult on an annual operating budget with your community and ratepayers. This is generally to ensure community members support your levels of spending and that they suitably reflect your communities priorities. Getting budget consultations right can take some perfecting and […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

Open doors to your community with time-based filters

EngagementHQ’s Participant Relationship Management (PRM) tool allows you to use time-based filters to keep your community database current and active. These filters help you keep the door open to your community by actively engaging with new participants and those who’s interest has slipped. In this post, we look at two simple ways you can use […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

Interactive Mapping

Using interactive mapping in your next consultation

At Bang the Table, we are lucky enough to see all of the great projects and consultation activities that are put together by our clients around the world. Recently, we have been seeing some absolutely fantastic projects using our Places tool for geo-spatial and location based consultations. In this post, we want to share with […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

Archive a Project

Best Practice for Archiving Completed Projects

Ever wondered what to do when you consultation is over? Well you’re not on your own. One of the most common questions we get asked about online engagement is what to do with consultations once they have concluded. Because this is such an important question to answer for good community engagement practice, we thought we’d […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

representative Sample

Do I need a representative sample for my consultation?

If you’ve ever had a member of your community challenge the validity of your engagement results, you will have first-hand experience in understanding the importance of being able to support your findings with a solid engagement methodology. This often includes being able to pinpoint and explain how your findings are representative of your community. Understanding […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

Closing the loop

Closing the loop makes you a winner!

The most important part of any good community engagement activity is demonstrating to your community that their views have been heard and showing them the details of the feedback you received. Closing the loop is essential to building trust and it also builds transparency in your decision making. Good closing the loop practices make your […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

Public submissions with EHQ

Public Submissions with EHQ

Public submission processes are common engagement method used to capture detailed written feedback from stakeholders. These processes are often guided by legislative requirements or simply by internal policy from with an organisation. Capturing submissions is often done via survey, email or even post and there is usually mandatory information about the participant, which must be […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

3 years ago

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