We’re live at the IAP2 2018 PI Works Conference in Portland! Over the next two days, we’re digging deep into public engagement tips, tactics and success stories, courtesy of the good folks from IAP2’s Cascade Chapter. Follow along as we share what we’re learning about how to remove barriers, increase participation and build a more … Continued
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#ELGL16 sponsors will be active participants, so we’re pleased to welcome supporters like GovSense (a Record of the Year sponsor, based on our not-at-all-cheesy system of sponsor tiers inspired by VH1, MTV and the glory days of music videos on television). We’ve asked GovSense to provide a brief rundown of their products and services to … Continued
What was your local government moment? What keeps you in local government? Who have been the influences in your career? We take a deep dive into these questions by asking you (the practitioner) to tell your local government story. You can sign up to participate in the bi-monthly feature at Finding Local Government. Thanks to Matt Wojnowski, City … Continued
It’s a common occurrence these days — you’re at a conference, sipping coffee during the opening keynote, and you glance around the room. Fully two-thirds of the attendees are on their mobile devices, furiously tapping and swiping as the keynote speaker works through his or her material. Seems rude, right? I’m here to tell you … Continued
Patrick W. Rollens (LinkedIn & Twitter) arrived in the public sector after a career in journalism. As communications coordinator at the Village of Oak Park and advisory board member with ELGL, he draws upon his skills as a journalist to track emerging trends in communications and social media. Yep, just what the headline says. During my … Continued
Have you hugged a tree lately? ELGL’s Midwest chapter is venturing out of our cool, climate-controlled offices on Aug. 26 to explore the wonderful Morton Arboretum and learn more about urban forestry. You’re invited to join us! The program will begin with a 4 p.m. presentation from the good folks at the Arboretum’s Community Trees … Continued
Learn more about ELGL and get to know some of the Midwest advisory board members at our first-ever Supper Club event, set for 6 p.m., June 4 at Kona Grill in Oak Brook. Click here to RSVP.
A crucial strategy for the nascent #13percent movement is to identify and encourage the next generation of women leaders. With that in mind, we hope you’ll join us at the Women’s Legacy Conference on May 15 in Naperville, Illinois.
Your social media channels are only as good as the content they’re sharing. For most local government organizations, this is usually some combination of the following.
Among the many compelling facts that surfaced during ELGL’s recent #13percent webinar was this tidbit: Women are far better represented in nonprofit administration than in local government. Various articles and studies note that as many as 75% of the nonprofit workforce is made up of women.