This category contains old posts by Bang the Table staff about various aspects of public engagement practice. It is for shorter pieces that do not fit into the Opinion section.

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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

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Staff Pick: Tell Us What you Love about Burlington

The City of Burlington started this conversation with its community when they launched the site in March 2018 to develop the conversation and the relationships online. Since its inception, they have updated the site with more tools and information about festivals and events.

Stéphanie Beaureguard

Stéphanie Beaureguard

1 month ago

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