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Understanding How Lack of Trust in Government Affects Community Engagement

When we look to engage with public participants, we know there will not only be opportunities for us to learn more about the communities but, also where there might be some larger issues at hand that might prevent you from getting meaningful feedback and interactions. One of the most prevalent, especially in large metropolitan and …

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Reach Diverse Stakeholder Groups in Your Engagement Project

Although all engagement consultations come with their own unique set of challenges, one of the hardest things one can do when considering working on any community project is to make sure we’re able to grasp input from a variety of people. While easier said than done, there are some methods and strategies that we’ve seen …

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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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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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