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5 Ways to build engaged communities around open data

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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Our top 10 blog posts from 2014

7 + billion messages sent, 52 new customers, 15 domestic and international events, and a major redesign on our core platform all add up to a very busy 2014 at GovDelivery! We joined forces with many new clients across the U.S. and Europe to deliver better communications and improve citizen interactions, and we even acquired a…
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Open to growing our impact. Why we believe in NuCivic and Drupal.

I have met some amazing people during my years serving government.  One that really stands out is Andrew Hoppin.  In 2010, when Andrew was CIO of the NY State Senate, another Andrew I greatly admire, Andrew Rasiej (founder of the Personal Democracy Forum), encouraged me to meet Andrew Hoppin. Andrew H. (got to keep the…
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Digital outreach tips for newly elected officials

In 2014, new office holders and their communications teams will find new opportunities and challenges when they leave the campaign trail or the nomination hearings and take office. As you begin your new positions, you can expect to be flooded with action items, but what about your communications? You’ve spent months reaching out and connecting…
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What does the new Google Inbox mean for the public sector?

Google’s at it again, redefining Gmail and the inbox experience. For public sector communicators, that means new opportunities and a whole lot more reason to boost their best practices. On October 22, 2014, Google launched Inbox, an email app designed to do what many email users have struggled to do for years: organize emails and…
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Fighting misinformation: communications during the Ebola outbreak

Ebola has arrived in the United States, bringing with it endless questions from the public and fear about what will happen next. Local, national and international news media outlets are devoting hours of coverage to Ebola “what ifs.”  So it’s inevitable that along with that coverage comes the dark side of communications: rumors and misinformation….
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Conference round up part 2: trends from 3CMA, NAGW and more

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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What does techUK’s three point plan mean for SMEs?

By Dave Worsell, Managing Director of GovDelivery Europe I’m proud to have been part of techUK’s Public Sector Board (PSB) operations committee during the creation of their Three Point Plan to transform public services.  As Managing Director of GovDelivery Europe, an SME supplier of Software as a Service (SaaS) digital communication services exclusively for government…
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The human impact of data

Data is a four-letter word that has great power in its potential to unlock significant value for government communities. By applying advanced analytics to proprietary knowledge, government agencies are harnessing the power of information to make things better for everyone. Open data is accessible public data that people, companies, and organizations can use to launch new…
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