5 Reasons Why Community Engagement Matters

It’s hard getting things done in any government organization. Procedures must be followed, there’s an abundance of caution, lengthy sign off chains and at the end of it all – a political decision. It’s to the credit of government staff that they just want to get on with things. One of the side effects of […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

1 year ago

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Casey Conversations – An Inspirational Example Of Citizen Engagement

We are often asked about bringing together face to face and online community engagement and how the two relate to each other.   There is no doubt in my mind that online community engagement plays a really important role in preparing for and supporting face to face engagement.  It brings more people into the room, gets […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

2 years ago

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Reflecting On The 2017 APA Conference

After four days of nerve-wracking taxicab rides and frantic jaywalking, our time in New York for the 2017 APA National Conference has come to a close. It was a busy weekend at the Bang the Table booth. We brought 432 shot glasses to the conference and left with zero–planners sure know how to have fun! […]

Jeremy Shackett

Jeremy Shackett

2 years ago

Online Engagement Tips, Case Studies and Best Practices: ELGL GovLove Podcast

Our CEO and CO-Founder Matt Crozier sat down with Kirsten Wyatt from ELGL to discuss best practices in civic engagement. In the GovLove podcast, Matt reveals tips, ideas, case studies and engagement hacks that help local governments of all sizes understand and implement successful online community engagement. Listen to podcast: http://elgl.org/2017/05/09/podcast-citizen-engagement-with-matthew-crozier-of-bang-the-table/   About ELGL innovative […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

2 years ago

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Virtual Town Hall – Same Thing New Location?

With the evolution of online tools for engaging citizens in government business a whole range of descriptors have emerged for this practice.  The virtual town hall is one of these but it has its roots in the existing processes of local government which traditionally have engaged the community (well a small and mostly angry part […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

2 years ago

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Managing Outrage Using Online Tools: Webinar

Today we presented a webinar with our good friends at ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders) about managing outrage using online tools. Online engagement of your community can be used to both manage and prevent outrage and yet so many cities appear to be fearful about using this effective management tool.  This has a lot to do […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

2 years ago

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