When Whorunsgov.com first launched in January 2009, we had very little partnership help. In the year since our launch, that has changed with brands like Foreign Policy teaming up with us during our Who Runs the War Project, which created thousands of extra page views. Main Justice, Medill Journalism School and Govloop are other partners that have helped us in significant ways. Not surprisingly, probably the most substantial partnership we’ve seen in terms of total page views came from the WashingtonPost.com. Since the Web site began linking to our profiles, the number of page views on our site has increased greatly.
It made me wonder about government wikis. For us, a for-profit wiki, partnerships are key. I’m wondering if that’s the same among government wikis? How much partnership is seen among agencies, offices and/or departments? Do you have any success stories? Any failures? I would love to hear from you; it would give some insight into how successful partners work together and provide ideas to those organizations that try to go-it alone.
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