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Voices in Community Engagement: Nina Rinaldi with Shoal Creek Conservancy

This interview is the first in a series of interviews called Voices in Community Engagement, where we speak with project leaders who have had successful engagement and outreach efforts. Our goal is to give our clients an opportunity to share about their project and their public engagement process. Nina Rinaldi works with the Shoal Creek …

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IAP2 2020 Conference – What We Learned

This year, the IAP2 North American Conference was held virtually due to the global pandemic. As sponsors of the event, we loved hearing the insights and advice from engagement experts across a range of industries. In case you missed it, here are our key takeaways from this year’s conference! Building trust between local government and …

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The Importance of a Full Community Engagement Platform – from Digital Tools to Data Reporting and Analysis

Community engagement is one of the best ways to gather data and generate insights for a particular area on any sort of planning, environmental or infrastructure project, and while collating all that information is one part, have you ever wondered what you can do with all that data? While stakeholders give feedback using the forward-facing …

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IAP2 Project Highlight – Inland Rail – Border to Gowrie Project

Inland Rail is a huge project, involving 13 individual sections that span more than 1,700km. It is the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia and one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the world. You can learn more about the project here. To ensure that their communities had access to the level of …

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Understanding Your Audience to Help Drive Stakeholders to Your Project

As more and more people turn to digital engagement to connect with their community and stakeholders, organizations and businesses are noticing that unlike Field of Dreams, just because you build it, doesn’t mean they will come. It’s essential to research your audience to ensure you understand the best ways to reach them. Below are four …

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Tips to Better Inform Your Community of their Digital Engagement Opportunity

When conducting an online engagement consultation, it is essential to ensure your community and stakeholders are aware of the opportunity, just like you would with traditional consultation efforts. The process of marketing your consultation will be extremely different to how you would generally raise community awareness of traditional engagement opportunities. It’s not as simple as …

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Reverse Town Hall

“A View From You” Reverse Town Hall – Case Study

A View From You is a series of live broadcasted and interactive “Reverse Town Hall meetings” hosted by Dr. Larry Schooler where the public is the focus. We recently participated in one of these meetings where citizens were able to call in and provide feedback to their local government representatives on how to manage recovery …

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Social Pinpoint & Consultation Manager Integration

When inviting feedback and input through online tools and face-to-face activities, the struggle is always the same. How do you bring together all this data? How do you make it more manageable and useful? Often times our clients are juggling thousands of online submissions on a single project. With so many organizations choosing to engage …

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A View from You During a Pandemic

We recently participated in a national Virtual Town Hall broadcast called A View from You, hosted by Dr. Larry Schooler. This broadcast was a ‘reverse’ town hall, where the panelists asked community members questions and captured their comments. “A View From You” is a one-of-a-kind, national conversation surrounding COVID-19, where the community takes center stage …

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