New: Share Draft Projects Easily in EngagementHQ

There is now a better way for you to share your draft projects with others. Whether you need feedback, approval, or just another pair of eyes for any reason, this new feature allows you to easily and securely share projects with others. The people you’re sharing with don’t even need a login or special information – just the link you send their way.

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Ben Funkhouser

6 days ago

Beyond Engaging Citizens: Create a Bond of Trust

How do we ensure we are not just using participants as machines to provide feedback, but rather become partners in our decisions? It is important to consider crossing the border of engagement and venturing into the bond of trust.

Stéphanie Beaureguard

Stéphanie Beaureguard

7 days ago

New Survey Tool Featuring Skip & Conditional Logic

We are excited to announce the release of a completely new Survey tool within the EngagementHQ suite. This release includes a totally redesigned and intuitive look from both the administrators and participants’ perspective, as well as some efficiency goodies guaranteed to save you time. Learn about our new Survey tool and how to incorporate skip and conditional logic for better community surveys.

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Ben Funkhouser

2 weeks ago

Playing Together Pays: Digital Engagement Transforms Parks and Recreation

Parks and recreation facilities are at the heart of community wellbeing. It’s universally acknowledged that successful parks and recreation projects demonstrate a living commitment to the communities that they serve. It therefore follows that these beloved habitats of community life have a duty to place the community at their core.  

Yamini Zerfas

Yamini Zerfas

2 weeks ago

Staff Pick: City of Launceston – Tomorrow Together

Client: City of Launceston (Tasmania, Australia) Project: Tomorrow Together, A well-designed City Project Details: The City of Launceston recently launched a new engagement campaign titled ‘Tomorrow Together’ and is taking a theme-based approach to engage with their community. Rather than asking for feedback on each individual project, they are currently asking people up-front “what is […]

Dan Popping

Dan Popping

2 months ago

Bang the Table Partners with Granicus

Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, announced a partnership with Bang the Table, the company behind the award-winning community engagement solution, EngagementHQ. The companies have collaborated on an integrated set of solutions that extend a variety of new capabilities and features to Granicus’ local government […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

2 months ago

Community Engagement 101

From what to how to why, an essential guide to understanding fundamentals of community engagement Community engagement can be a complicated concept. Too often, attempts at singular definitions turn the concept of engaging people to have their say on decisions that impact their lives into abstract notions that sideline it’s essence. Emphasis on the lived […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 months ago

Let’s Talk Rotorua! Manifesting values at the heart of engagement

Let’s Talk | Kōrero mai is the dedicated online engagement space of Rotorua Lakes Council, New Zealand, the local government body serving a diverse bicultural district with growing urban, rural, and lakeside communities. Over 2017-2018, the platform saw a significant rise in the number of visitors and participants having their say on a variety of […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

Yamini Zerfas

Yamini Zerfas

2 months ago

Can deliberation renew democracy in a digital world?

In an era of fake news, social media and public discussions among the like-minded, can deliberation renew democracy? Democracy is, seemingly, under threat the world over. Diversely labelled “democratic recession” and the “death of democracy” in the extreme, this has also given rise to “post democracy,” where parameters determining people’s living conditions are set by […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 months ago

Online Engagement–Always? After? First? When?

We are looking forward to a lively discussion at the International Association of Public Participation’s (IAP2) USA conference this year exploring decision-making processes for when to go online and when to go in-person, or both, as far as community engagement is concerned.  We will discuss the difference if we were to approach design from a “digital first” perspective.  Join the session Online Engagement – Always? First? After? When? at IAP2 USA Conference on Friday, September 6 at 1 pm.

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

3 months ago

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