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Partner with other organizations

Most people understand the power of professional networking as individuals, yet surprisingly few recognize its potential on an organizational level. As a public sector employee, you might partner with dozens of other organizations on a regular basis for a variety of important initiatives; but if you aren’t also harnessing the power of those partnerships through strategic …
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Transportation is evolving – and there was no better place to watch advancement in the industry take place than the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Event in Washington D.C. This year, GovDelivery met with hundreds of public sector transportation professionals across all levels of government and received nearly 100 survey responses on technology trends to …
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What happens when you bring together government agencies from 48 states in one place to talk about digital outreach? As it turns out, a lot of insight. GovDelivery had the opportunity to attend and present on digital outreach strategies at the Recreation Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) 2014 State Marketing Workshop last week in Atlanta, where communication …
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Last month, public sector leaders from around the country gathered to discuss the latest in best practices and trends across digital government. We’ll be bringing you the best of the best, and some of the hot topics taking over the public sector, pulled straight from these conferences on the blog (check out our last post …
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This month, public sector leaders from around the country gathered to discuss the latest in best practices and trends across digital government. We’ll be bringing you the best of the best, and some of the hot topics taking over the public sector, pulled straight from these conferences over our next few blog posts. So if …
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Despite being responsible, hard-working adults, we all get hit by the procrastination bug every now and then—particularly when the weather is warm and we’d rather be eating barbecue in the backyard than sitting behind a computer. If you’ve been considering nominating your organization for our annual Outreach and Impact Awards but haven’t yet gotten around to …
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We’re excited to celebrate Independence Day tomorrow! This week government organizations across the U.S. are sending updates to commemorate the holiday. Check out some of the messages public sector organizations have been sending (both this year and in the past) to engage their stakeholders in new ways. And don’t forget to sign up to receive …
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In 2009, the White House launched its Open Government Initiative, with a goal of promoting transparency and increasing the efficiency of government, which included making public data available for use in new programs and applications. Since then, organizations from NASA to the City of Houston to the State of Colorado have been hosting hackathons to …
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What are the top priorities for government communications in 2014 at the federal and local levels? This is the question we posed to 350 government communicators. Take a look at what they said about focusing on results, implementing multichannel strategy, and increasing outreach in this infographic, or grab a copy of the federal government report …
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See original post on GovLoop. Guest Post by: Derek Belt, Social Media Specialist – King County, WA Have you watched somewhat helplessly these past few months as your Facebook interactions dropped rapidly? Has the “reach” of your posts dipped as low as you’ve ever seen it, no matter how great your content is? It’s not your …
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