Posts Tagged: crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing at its Best

I just found an interesting comment on a blog at Information Week from Janelle: When the City of San Francisco, the City of Houston, and the Country of Ireland wanted to launch innovation portals to increase collaboration & gather ideas between employees and citizens, they turned to Brightidea. All three programs have unique themes withRead… Read more »

What Cost Citizen Engagement? (Richard Fahey)

Dr. GovLoop has been scouring the Web for great content…and found this great post by Richard Fahey, a GovLooper from Ireland. Tomorrow marks the end of Sunshine week, highlighting the importance of transparency, open government and freedom of information. The week has seen the launch of a wide range of initiatives focused on the themesRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing: gathering information to support forest fire fightings

On the 29 of March, in Rome, an interesting workshop took place, organized by AIIC (Italian Association on Critical Infrastructures – http://www.infrastrutturecritiche.it/).The workshop was attended by experts, corporates and national research centres representatives. The aim was to share projects, thoughts, approaches and solutions on how to manage the safety and security of critical infrastructures. TheRead… Read more »

Biggest Reasons Public Servants don’t Crowdsource

One of the things that we do that we believe is a best practice in our engagements is ask our partners to do two surveys at the conclusion of a campaign; one about us and one about them. It is always interesting to see the results and, certainly, helps everyone to improve what may beRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing: Win-Win or Lose-Lose

One of the more popular social activities between companies andconsumers is crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is relatively straightforward:It’s the online distribution of certain tasks to crowds of experts andenthusiasts. Companies use this activity to connect their brands closer totheir consumers. Involving them to the point where they almost takeownership of the brand. For recruitment agendas it isRead… Read more »

Government YouTube Competition: Enter EPA’s Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking 30 and 60 second video competition to raise awareness of the connection between the environment and the “stuff” people use, consume, recycle, and throw away. http://bit.ly/EPAVideo Cash prizes will be given to top adult and student entries. See over amazing entries posted as video responses to date onRead… Read more »

What is the Crowdsourcing recipe for success?

While our livelihood at PubliVate revolves around crowdsourcing (or ideation, innovation management, idea sourcing, idea collection…would be good to land on a common title…part of the growing up process, I suppose), it has been fascinating over the last few years to watch the area evolve. A central focus for us from our earliest days hasRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing and Public Participation: mapping out the relationship between the two concepts

There has been plenty of talk recently about the prospects of using crowdsourcing as a means to create better policy and to engage citizens in the policy making process. I’ve noticed that a lot of proponents of this approach seem to be unaware of the particular challenges that public participation initiatives by their very natureRead… Read more »

Idea generation: who cares? (I mean, seriously?!)

I’ve been thinking about and studying the whole “here comes everybody” phenomenon recently. And, while I’m not going to offer any definitive conclusions, I thought I would offer a mish-mash of some of my personal observations and findings: first, to see if any resonate and, second, to see what I can learn from others whoRead… Read more »