Barwon Water

Barwon Water Engages on Much More Than Water

Barwon Water, based in Geelong, one hour South West of Melbourne, is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation, and provides water and sewerage services across 8,100 square kilometres to more than 298,000 customers.

Sam Parsons

Sam Parsons

10 months ago

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Global Community Engagement Day

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

12 months ago

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Real Community Engagement

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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Football Pads For Community Engagement

Football Pads For Community Engagement, Bad Idea? (Article Summary)

For all of us who have worked in the field of community engagement—local government, or otherwise—we instinctively know the difference in playing offense or defense with our tactics and communications. It goes without saying that organizational reputation, values and community trust are always of utmost importance and guide our entire playbook. In any given play, […]

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

1 year ago

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5 Reasons Why Community Engagement Matters

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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