How do I write headlines to engage my community online? 4 simple rules

Writing project headlines to engage your community online is both an art and a science. There are some things that you simply must and must not do. Once you have these rules down pat, like any creative endeavour, you can play around with things a little to drive up participation rates. The project headline is […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

5 years ago

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Who should I follow on Twitter for community engagement news and views?

In an earlier post I shared the ten most influential community engagement Twitter accounts. ‘Influence’ was determined by a range of quantitative measures, such the number of followers, the domain authority of their website, the number of times their content is re-tweeted and more along the same lines. For this list I’m taking a different […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

5 years ago

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Are you practicing condescending community engagement?

Condescending community engagement is rife in the public, private and third sectors. Before you launch into your next project, ask yourself “is the question we’re putting to the community just a little condescending?” Unfortunately, all too often, the answer is yes. Why? Many years ago I hired a consultant on the recommendation of my boss. […]

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Top 5 public participation books 2014

Recent books on public participation, public engagement, community engagement or civic engagement include issues that span the breadth of issues of concern for public participation practitioners: from legal, organisational culture to bringing joy back into citizen engagement, thoughtful living and thoughtful engagement, and DIY citizenship. Here are our top 5 picks: Public Participation Books 2015 Blocking Public Participation: The use […]

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Top 10 community engagement influencers on Twitter

So, there are lots and lots of people tweeting about #communityengagement, #civicengagement, #publicengagement and the like. But who are the most influential community engagement tweeters? To save you some time, I’ve done a search of the various search terms that relate to “community engagement” (including civic engagement, public engagement, citizen engagement, public involvement…). This community […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

5 years ago

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Turbocharge your community panel’s growth by embracing a little controversy

Your community panel’s growth can be turbocharged using a variety of strategies. One sure fire method is to embrace a little controversy and engage the community about highly emotional issues. The single most often asked question I hear in relation to online community engagement is, “how do we get more people to get involved in the […]

5 years ago

Peer Academy: Adults learning from each other to drive organisational & societal change

Peer Academy is experimenting with a new model of peer-to-peer learning. The goal is to bring together innovators and collaborators across Corporate, Government and Not For Profits who are passionate about accelerating change in their organisations. Yesterday I enjoyed the company of a group of multi-talented individuals at the very first “how to host” session […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

5 years ago

A crash course in social media for community engagement projects

The presentation about using social media for community engagement was first delivered as part of the RightClick event in Perth back in September 2010. The presentation was subtitled, “50 online tools and methodologies for community engagement,” and was divided into seven sections dealing with social media methods for: Information sharing Feedback Consultation Involvement Collaboration Empowerment […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

5 years ago

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Is Online Community Engagement Prone To Hijacking?

Before committing to a new engagement strategy, it is normal to consider risks and risk management. It is quite natural, therefore, to ask is online community engagement prone to hijacking? Many organisations new to engaging their community online harbour understandable fears the process will be ‘hijacked’ or stacked by vocal minority groups. Actually, this is […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

5 years ago

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Mobile public engagement

This article is a slide-deck for a presentation about mobile public engagement with smartphones delivered to the Australasian chapter of the IAP2 in November 2011.

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

5 years ago

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10 Most Success Factors for Engaging Online

The presentation from 2010 outlines the ten critical success factors for engaging online where the aim is to get more people involved and keep more people involved in your online consultations. Photo credit: Ged Carroll   Thanks for getting all the way to bottom! Subscribe to our monthly digest newsletter if you’d like to be […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

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