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Feb 19, 2014 3:48:00 PM
What's the big deal with 8.3 seconds? That is the average time it takes for a citizen to complete a form, asking to receive updates and alerts from their local government. Are your citizens giving you 8.3 seconds of their time?
Jan 29, 2014 10:23:00 PM
For municipalities, having an active social media presence with relevant content posted regularly can help boost your fans and followers. But sometimes finding content and keeping social media channels active can be a challenge. If you manage a local government Facebook, Twitter or other social media account and are looking for some content ideas, this article is for you.
Jan 13, 2014 8:56:00 PM
Tsuneaburo Makiguchi, the Japanese philosopher, has defined "value" being of three components; beauty, benefit and good. The Priest River, Idaho project - a creative community engagement collaboration led by The Institute and CivicPlus - is a great case study of an initiative that is equally comprised of beauty, benefit and good.
Dec 30, 2013 9:02:00 PM
I'm not typically a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Every year, shelves of exercise equipment, "get fit" books, and healthy foods disappear from store aisles around this time of year only to be tucked away and forgotten in a matter of months. We make promises to live healthier lives, quit our vices, become organized, and so on. While this is a good idea in theory, only about 8% of resolutions are resolved.
Dec 9, 2013 6:25:00 PM
What makes your community unique? Is it the mayor-owned coffee house? The fact that you can't walk into a business without someone greeting you by name?
Nov 20, 2013 9:58:00 PM
Oct 23, 2013 2:26:00 PM
Is your IT department bogged down by website update requests? Is your website’s content older than most of your children? Would other departments feel empowered by being able to edit their sections of your website on their own?
Do these sound like familiar concerns?