Plan Your Online Engagement

Top 10 Ways To Effectively Plan Your Online Engagement

Planning to engage your community online requires a disciplined thought process just like any other form of strategic planning. The more time and considered planning you give to the process, the more likely you are to run an effective and meaningful online engagement.  Here are our top 10 ways to plan your online engagement: Map […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

6 years ago

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engaged in the midst of a restructure

How to stay engaged in the midst of a restructure?

Restructure and change in government departments is inevitable. Rather than railing against the disruption, bureaucrats must plan community interactions around them. [Note: The full text of this post was originally published and can be read on The Mandarin as Staying engaged when your agency is restructured (again).] I hear a common refrain from exhausted public […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

6 years ago

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engaging headlines

How do I write headlines to engage my community online? 4 simple rules

Writing project headlines to engage your community online is both an art and a science. There are some things that you simply must and must not do. Once you have these rules down pat, like any creative endeavour, you can play around with things a little to drive up participation rates. The project headline is […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

6 years ago

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Engage Community Online For Small Councils

How small councils are engaging their community online: Yankalilla council’s online “brand” engagement

Yankalilla is a small agriculturally-based town on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, located 72 km south of the state’s capital of Adelaide. The town is nestled in the Bungala River valley, overlooked by the southern Mount Lofty Ranges and acts as a service centre for the surrounding agricultural district. This article outlines how small […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

6 years ago

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New Zealand’s long-term local government planning

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Christchurch City Council are leading the way in contemporary community engagement practice in New Zealand by engaging citizens online about their long-term plans. Planning for the long-term Under the New Zealand Local Government Act 2002, local authorities are required to produce a long-term plan, covering a ten-year period. […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

6 years ago

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10 Most success factors for engaging online

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

6 years ago

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Ask the right question to increase online engagement by your community

The right question is the key to drawing your community into your policy discussions and increasing your online engagement. Time and time again, community engagement people worry that the tools or tactics they use to engage their stakeholders in conversation aren’t good enough. Well sometimes it’s just the way you ask a question that makes […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

7 years ago

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Quality versus quantity in online participation

Quality versus quantity in online participation

The argument about quality versus quantity in online participation is a perennial one. What exactly defines quality? And how is one person’s participation measurably more valuable, and presumably of higher quality, than another? It’s a question that practitioners and academics, particularly those with an interest in the “deeper” deliberative dialogue have been pondering for well […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

8 years ago

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Integrating social media with online engagement

  Linking EngagementHQ with other social media tools Switch on the social media sharing in the deep configuration to make it easy for participants to share the consultation with their friends and followers. Add “follow us on” Facebook and Twitter buttons to the top of the widgets column with HTML links through to either/both sites. […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

9 years ago

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The public engagement continuum

The public engagement continuum

Because community engagement is just about as far from a static enterprise as one can imagine, we wanted to come up with a visual tool to represent that dynamism and make it easier for our clients to pick the right feedback tools for the job at hand.

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

9 years ago

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