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Inside word on "Participatory Budgeting" and a Case Study!

Five minutes with South Gippsland Shire Council about their recent foray into participatory budgeting.… Read more »

The Ultimate Checklist For Best Practice Engagement

We've crunched all the "How To Guides" from the International Association for Public Participation, Government regulators and the best performing public organisations.… Read more »

Build Measure Learn, repeat. The drum beat for online community engagement

Effective online community engagement is not a one-off affair. Repeat engagement with your community is the best way to gain valuable and insightful data, which can be used by your council or organisation to make better and more widely accepted decisions. A well-maintained database ensures you have a ready-made cohort of community members waiting to be engaged with on a continuous basis. The bigger the list, the more likely you are to attract repeat visitors to your online forums who wish to be involved in a consultation process. A growing database also allows for better segmentation so you can target consultations to relevant members of the community. Some other things to keep in mind: OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today! Your community wants to be engaged People on your database actually want to engage with you. They’re on your database because they have at some point willingly provided their email to either hear more about what’s going on in their local area or have something to say about local issues. The people on your database are already engaged citizens and are just waiting for the right opportunity to get further involved.… Read more »

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 »

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