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Citizens' Juries: Saviour Of Community Engagement?

Across Australia Citizens’ Juries and Participatory Budgeting are receiving lots of attention. The draft of Victoria’s new Local Government Act, for example, mentions the umbrella term, “Deliberative Community Engagement" no less than 31 times! OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!… Read more »

What Lies Beyond the First Online Engagement?

Congratulations!   You’ve completed an online engagement project and it’s important to pause, take a breath, and give credit where it’s due. This is an opportunity to reflect on what’s been achieved and what has been learned through the project.  And the good news: now that you’ve done it, what comes after can get a whole lot easier! OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!… Read more »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Town Hall Meetings

Although there is plenty of written information on the how-to’s of facilitating an effective meeting, implementation often leaves much to be desired. Take a standard community Town Hall meeting for example. How many organisers could say that they’ve never endured a “bad” one? It seems that regardless of the purpose of the meeting (conveying information, getting to a consensus or making a decision) many meetings waste time, undermine the authority of those running the engagement, or even decrease morale. OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!… Read more »

10 Reasons Why You Should Engage Your Community Online

A golden rule of community engagement is to go where people are and engage them when they have time to respond. Today’s online world provides digital access to reach more community members, wherever they are, and at a time and place that suits them. Here are 10 strong benefits of online community engagement: OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!  … Read more »

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