Posts By Joseph Porcelli

When Snow Hits, How Can We Help Those Most Vulnerable?

For the elderly and people with disabilities, snowstorms can mean being trapped at home unable to get to work, to the food store, to the pharmacy, or have the mail delivered. It can mean that for days, you’re stuck alone in your home fearful of what might happen and that the stability of your healthRead… Read more »

3 Self Care Tips and Resources to Deal with Stress and Trauma from #NavyYardShootings

I live in South West DC, not far from where the active shooter situation in the Navy Yard has been unfolding today. Like many of us here on GovLoop, I have friends that work and live in the Navy Yard and nearby buildings. To be honest, I’m a little stressed out and I know I’mRead… Read more »

How to Get Citizens to Dig Each Other Out After a Snow Storm

On December 26, 2010 a #snowpocalypse dumped a ton of snow in the NY, NJ, CY tri-state area. In Newark NJ, as a result of the storm, something very cool happened. Mayor Booker’s (@CoryBooker) constituents began tweeting request for shoveling at him AND he responded and began digging people out. Cooler than that others startedRead… Read more »

Call to Action: Help Get the Word Out About Preparing for #SANDY

I am posting this on behalf of the Ready.gov. CALL TO ACTION GovLoop, As many of you know, Hurricane Sandy is heading up the east coast. We are asking you, our fellow govies, to do the following to prepare yourselves and others for Hurricane Sandy: Read and share this post Visit http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes Like and shareRead… Read more »

ConnectedCOPS Awards Nominations Due May 31 for Outstanding Use of Social Media by Law Enforcement

Nominate your Law Enforcement agency or another Law Enforcement agency for outstanding use of social media – nominations are due tomorrow night – May, 31, 2012! Nominate your agency or another now! There are six categories: ConnectedCOPS Award of Excellence at a Large Agency ConnectedCOPS Award of Excellence at a Small Agency ConnectedCOPS Leadership AwardRead… Read more »

BREAKING: #HIGH5FLASHMOB infront of the White House on Pennsylvania Today at 12:30

Good Morning GovLoop, To my delight, I found out today is National High 5 Day. In celebration I am organizing a #HIGH5FLASHMOB infront of the White House at 12:30 today. Come join us for the fun. Please tweet: #HIGH5FlashMob @ 12:30 infront of [email protected] on Pennsylvania 4 #NATIONALHIGH%DAY. Please RT Please make your facebook status:Read… Read more »

9 Effective Engagement Tactics Utilized at the DC One City Summit

As an engagement strategist still recovering from chronic burnout as a result of my organizing efforts for the Boston Police Department and Neighbors for Neighbors (facilitating 250+ meetings a year for many years), I avoid spending entire Saturday afternoons at civic events like the plague. To my surprise, something extraordinary happened yesterday. I ended upRead… Read more »