Engage with young people using the ‘Adopt a Councillor’ idea

Presented by Engage 2 Act board member Andrew Coulson, this webinar looks at the ‘Adopt a Councillor’ concept and explores how it works by looking at how the City of Traverse in the United States successfully implemented the program.

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Global Community Engagement Day Is All About Influencers

It is finally here! Global Community Engagement Day. We thought we would celebrate by doing a company-wide poll of who Bang the Table employees thought were important influencers in the world of community engagement. Though we couldn’t cover all of them, there were a few that really stood out. Becky Hirst – Becky is the President […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

11 months ago

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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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Using EHQ for Staff Consultation

Using EngagementHQ to conduct internal staff consultations is a great way to expand your engagement activities and can help to build a culture of engagement in your organisation. In this post, we look at how to setup a internal Staff Portal using EHQ, the types of content and consultations you might conduct via a staff […]

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

1 year ago

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Making the Case for Real Community Engagement

I’ve quite literally never heard anyone defend the ‘open mic’ as an engagement process and yet in 2017 it persists as the major form of engagement in many cities across the USA. We want to show core decision makers what can be achieved with more serious and sustained approaches to community engagement, but it’s not […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

1 year ago

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