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

4 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 […]

4 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

4 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

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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

4 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

4 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

4 years ago

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Engaging rural and regional communities by Susan Benedyka

Susan Benedyka has been engaging rural and regional communities in conversations about public policy for three decades. We sat down for a chat to talk about the many lessons from her experiences. Susan was born amidst the red earth of the far western New South Wales mining town of Broken Hill and grew up in […]

4 years ago

Della Rucker writes about digital crowd sourcing public policy wisdom

Today I read the introductory chapter for a book Della Rucker, Principal of the Wise Economy Workshop, is writing about Crowd Sourcing Wisdom and its application to digital crowdsourcing.  In it Della paints a damming picture of the state of current public participation practices and in so doing creates a clear case for change and […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

4 years ago

Engaging stakeholders through digital stories

Rich, or long form, digital stakeholder engagement, stands in stark contrast to short form methods such as quick polls, surveys and ideation. In case you missed it last week Bang the Table CEO, Matthew Crozier spoke with David Donaldson of the Mandarin about making digital stakeholder engagement work. David and Matt talked about the ability […]

Don Sharples

Don Sharples

4 years ago

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