Great USAID Project – Global Pulse 2010: An Online Collaboration Event on March 29 – 31

Global Pulse 2010: An Online Collaboration Event on March 29 – 31 USAID is partnering with the Departments of State, Education, Commerce, and Health and Human Services to host Global Pulse 2010 from March 29 – 31. Global Pulse 2010 ( is an online collaboration event, which will bring together engaged participants and organizations throughoutRead… Read more »

How-To: Get Your Blog Featured on GovLoop

Over the past few weeks, we have been impressed with the increasing number of excellent, original blog posts on GovLoop. Collectively, the insight and expertise of the people gathered in this community is nothing short of extraordinary. A couple days ago, I read and commented on 4-5 posts that cover topics like leadership, collaboration, innovationRead… Read more »

How-To: Communicate via Social Media with Minimal Budget & Reduced Staff

Citiies on social media with over 500+ -fans on facebook – 16% -followers on twitter – 9% Local gov is often late to game City of Reno-Around the Arch blog -Wordpress blog – one click install-iframe site in their blog -28,000 views on YouTube channels Get a government YouTube channel – [email protected] -get additional branding-canRead… Read more »

How-To: Run A Gov’t Agency Twitter Feed – TSA Example

TSA Blogger Bob on @tsablogteam’s Twitter Presence Why Engage? -Engage the Public -Debunk Myths and False Allegations -Explain the Why of Policies and Procedures -Humanize Workforce -Defend the Agency -Announce New Initiatives Twitter – Like throwing a stone in a pond Twitter Tips -Refrain from tooting thine own horn -Be responsive -Establish a relationship withRead… Read more »

2010 Census: The Millions of Details

Originally published on The Director’s Blog I am continually impressed with the number of simultaneously moving parts in the big machine that is the 2010 Census. There are few organizations preparing to have a once-in-a-decade contact within a very short period of time with over 130 million households in the country. We have a massiveRead… Read more »

2010 Census: The Next Reminder

Originally published on the The Director’s Blog The 2010 Census forms are being delivered by the US Postal Service Monday-Wednesday or so throughout the country. This will be the second mailing to about 120 million households from the Census Bureau. We sent last week an advance letter, which is state-of-the-art practice in survey research. TheRead… Read more »