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5 Ways to build engaged communities around open data

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If you’ve read any of the articles looking back at the best of 2014 or anticipating 2015 trends as we close out the year, you know that open data, unsurprisingly, is a hot topic. GovDelivery was even in the news with our acquisition of open data champion, NuCivic, in December. It’s clear that open data…
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GovDelivery’s 8th Annual Federal Communications Summit

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GovDelivery’s 8th Annual Federal Communications Summit is just around the corner.  On Oct. 14 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C., hundreds of government communicators and technologists will gather to exchange ideas, network, and learn how Federal agency employees can leverage the power of data for positive, influential change for the communities they serve. And we couldn’t…
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The Fundamental Role of Public Institutions in the Internet of Things

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By Abhi Nemani, Civic Innovator-in-Residence at GovDelivery (Originally posted on Govloop) Whether we like it or not, the Internet of Things is becoming a reality. A McKinsey study estimates that the economic impact of IoT will be over $6 trillion in 2025. From selling consumers devices to help them track their fitness to building in smart sensors in…
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Building a civic ecosystem

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By Abhi Nemani, Innovator-in-Residence, GovDelivery The last four years have seen explosive growth in the civic technology field, and I have been privileged to see it firsthand in my role at Code for America (CfA) since 2010. Earlier this year, when I decided it was time to move on and explore a new segment of…
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Driving mission impact with a more engaged stakeholder base – an ONS case study

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As a government agency, serving your stakeholders is at the core of your mission. You have information that your citizens need, and it’s your job as a communicator to get it to them. But getting the right information to the right people at the right time isn’t as simple as sending a letter anymore. While…
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The Most Important Update Trending on Public Sector Websites

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With any government program, project, or initiative, you can’t just rely on an “if you build it, they will come” strategy. If nobody knows about your initiatives or projects, they can’t make a difference. To be truly successful at your job to drive engagement with these programs, you have to capture people while they are…
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Washington Post Highlights Government’s Ability to Reach More People using GovDelivery

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For government communicators and IT professionals, driving traffic to the website is one clear metric that can be tracked and analyzed over time as a measure of success. And, with Google Analytics and similar tools, you can point to increased Web traffic as part of your success as an IT professional or communicator. But in…
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Are You Ready for HTML5 and CSS3 Web Development and Design Tools?

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Chances are pretty good that you want to engage constituents more in the activities associated with your organization in order to fulfill your mission. One great way to do that is to offer the public a user-friendly website. But are you happy with your site, or do you feel that you could serve citizens better…
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