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The power of engaging citizens online

Turn the digital space from something many organisations fear into a great opportunity. Fast forward and navigate the future here.… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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