Is the crowdfunding of public projects really all that new? As a Co-founder of Citizinvestor - a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for local government projects - my team would love to take credit for this “new” form of civic engagement; but the truth is that citizens have been crowdfunding public projects since the Statue of Liberty made its way to New York City in…Continue
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Today, I was fortunate to attend the GovDelivery annual conference "The Power of Message." There were a ton of great speakers from the author Paul Smith on his book Lead with a Story to panelists from DHS, SBA, and Education.…
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The Crossover project, together with UNDP CIS, the Democratic Society and Euractiv, is organising the first "Policy-Making 2.0" prize . It goal is to raise awareness and consolidate the community about a new set of tools to support policy making, such as as open and big data, visualisation, opinion mining, collaborative governance, modeling and simulation, serious gaming.
Submit your application using this simple form (takes 5 minutes to complete): …Continue
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At GovLoop, we recently released a report on "Digital Government Strategy".
One aspect of Digital Government, we touched briefly on but I wanted to…Continue
This topic has come up time and time again here on GovLoop and I felt it was time to revisit the greater discussion involving use of social/new/2.0/3.0/etc technology for the purposes of emergency response, recovery, mitigation, citizen engagement, and so forth through the optic of the PIO. To this end, an entire world-wide group of professionals has been attempting to get their arms around this use of social media and technology for quite a while now. Usually refered to as the #SMEM…Continue
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I know 2013 started just over a week ago, but it already feels like it’s been weeks since I celebrated the holidays and New Year’s with my family and friends. I think part of this is jumping back into the work day after some time off, but part of it is probably due to the fact that 2012 “year-end” reviews started weeks ago. (Google posted their Zeitgeist 2012 video…Continue
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A few months ago, I had the privilege of outlining Citizinvestor's long-term vision for crowdfunding government projects at a TEDx event in Tampa, Florida. Here's video of my talk:
I would love to hear what you think about this idea! Please leave your thoughts in a comment below.
What happened this year in civic tech? We recently convened our final Municipal Innovation call of 2012, bringing together civic innovators from inside and outside government for a roundtable review of the year. Here’s what we heard from them:
Noel Hidalgo, organizer of Open NY Forum and Code for America’s new New York City Program Manager, reported that in New York…Continue
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This was originally posted by Dan Chenok on the IBM Center for the Business of Government blog.
This week, several events and stories have marked 10 years since the E-Government Act was signed into law on Dec 17, 2012. Looking back, the statute shows what can come from a…Continue
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ParticipateDB (http://participateDB.com) is a collaborative catalogue for online participation tools and one of the world's most comprehensive resources of its kind.
We finally got around to putting it under a Creative Commons license. Read yesterday's announcement here:
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We're hosting a meetup next Friday in downtown Los Angeles for friends and colleagues in the area to show where we are with Zilino, our online participation app. We'll give a short demo, discuss the roadmap and hope to explore opportunities for collaboration:
Zilino Road Show Los Angeles,…Continue
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Okay, so here’s three things that may just help you fall off your seat a little bit. Or at least raise an eyebrow.
Boom! Email can be a bit sexy. Not shiny hipster Apple sexy but in an effective way of communicating with people kind of a way.
Boom! I’m seeing one of the key roles of public sector communications is to point people at more efficient ways of contacting them that’s going to make them happier and save the…Continue
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2 weeks ago we welcomed baby Ressler into the world. As one imagines, it's a stressful time in the hospital and we had to spend a couple extra days for a potential scare that turned out fine.
In general, we had great customer service during our stay so I wanted to share 4 elements of great customer service based on our visit.
1) Know Your Customer - Every customer is different at a hospital (some mothers have…Continue
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This was originally posted on my blog, Jennovation, which can be found here.
It’s not impossible. Government CAN BE both functional and beautiful.
Today the White House hosted a Champions of Change event in Washington DC highlighting thirteen local government innovators that are doing just that. According to…Continue
I've learned a lot from NAGW members.
That's actually an understatement. I've learned almost everything I know about web design, HTML, CSS, standards, policies, and productivity enhancing tools from NAGW members.
The things these folks produce never cease to amaze me and always give me ideas and inspiration.
So, I'd like to send a shout out to NAGW's former president, Chris Audano, on the City of Overland Park's winning entry in the Digital Government Achievement…Continue
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A feature length article this week from Government Technology showcases how leaders like Newark Mayor Cory Booker (who just co-founded a new video-sharing service) and Alex Torpey (elected…Continue
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In our own celebration of Independence Day, we decided that we should focus on Social Media Best Practices. After reading the title, you have to wonder who we are going to use to exemplify best practices in Social Media. After much deliberation, we picked Utah.Gov.
Here is why: http://wp.me/p1v9sa-cH
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