Face-to-Face Community Engagement is Dead!

Dan Popping, Australian Practice Lead, Bang the Table reflects on The Ridiculous People’s Debate and discovers underlying links to key engagement principles.

Dan Popping

Dan Popping

2 days ago

How to Run a Cycling and Walking Public Consultation on EngagementHQ

Cycling paths and walkways impact everyone in the community, regardless of whether they actually use the street space. In this playbook, we take a step-by-step deep dive into the tools and capabilities of EngagementHQ and how it can facilitate an effective street space public consultation.

Jessica Cameron

Jessica Cameron

3 days ago

Exploring the Value of Online Engagement

When truly investigating the value of online engagement, this cost-benefit relationship goes far beyond numbers. While in-person consultation will always be present, there are limitations that make the inclusion of digital engagement beneficial to both your projects and stakeholders.

Anthea Robinson-Shaw

Anthea Robinson-Shaw

6 days ago

Assessing the Value of Digital Community Engagement

Efficiency, Risk, Cost and Trust Online community engagement brings more people to the table. Moreover — it provides substantial benefits for any organization with stakeholders through major efficiencies and risk mitigation. An investment of resources into digital-first community engagement provides endless benefits. This guide will provide examples, cite academic studies, and outline the potentially massive […]

Brandon Savoy

Brandon Savoy

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

1 week ago

Running a Successful Local Government Rates Consultation

Rates consultations are often a challenging and complex process. Katie Toohey, Bang the Table’s Australian-based Engagement Manager, spoke with local government clients across Australia and New Zealand to uncover their top tips on how to navigate engagement for a smoother consultation.

Katie Toohey

Katie Toohey

3 weeks ago

Measuring Engagement: Making Sense of Your Data

Stéphanie Beauregard, Practice Lead at Bang the Table, walks through five steps to ensure your data is useful, simple-to-understand, and can be communicated effectively at the end of a consultation.

Stéphanie Beaureguard

Stéphanie Beaureguard

1 month ago

EngagementHQ Product Enhancement Quarterly Wrap-up

Our product teams have had a busy quarter as they’ve focused on giving you more flexibility and customization options for your site while reducing barriers to participation for your community. We’ve summarized these new features here and how you can put these updates to work for you in your engagement programs.

Jessica Cameron

Jessica Cameron

1 month ago

How Advanced Text Analysis Can Make Open-Ended Digital Engagement More Approachable

To help you extract more meaning from written responses in less time, we’ve released three powerful upgrades to Text Analysis reporting this year. While each new feature is powerful and exciting on its own, using them in combination with one another creates an interactive opportunity to explore written comments at scale. Whether you’ve chosen a […]

Zane Taylor

Zane Taylor

2 months ago

International Public Participation Models 1969-2020

Sally Hussey provides an essential public engagement resource compiling 60 international public participation models dating back fifty years to Arnstein’s influential ‘Ladder of Citizen Participation’. Last year, Sherry R. Arnstein’s  “A Ladder of Citizen Participation” celebrated its 50th anniversary. Originally published in the Journal of American Planning Association (JAPA) and one of its most cited […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 months ago

A New Interactive Way to Display Projects on Your Homepage

Helping visitors to your site find projects they are interested in is a critical step to increasing engagement and one that fuels your community-building efforts. For that launch projects continuously, presenting new projects and keeping them visible on the homepage can be cumbersome, especially when adding projects to the homepage is manual and involves multiple […]

Zane Taylor

Zane Taylor

2 months ago

Using SMS to Power Your Engagement

Nicole Vaughan, Bang the Table’s Melbourne-based Engagement Manager, steps through how SMS can power your next engagement conversation.

Nicole Vaughan

Nicole Vaughan

3 months ago

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