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Organizational Adoption: Preparing for Your Ascent to Internal Buy-In

Brought to you by US Practice Lead, Amanda Nagl of Bang the Table. The International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) is hosting their annual conference in Banff, Canada and have asked that all proposals incorporate a mountain theme. This got me thinking about the many mountains we climb as engagement professionals.  For me, the mountains … Continued

Marketing Your Online Engagement Site

Brought to you by Engagement Manager, Meghan Ruble, of Bang the Table. Today is the day! Your online engagement site is going live, a culmination of months, perhaps years of work to foster internal buy-in, secure funding, identify projects, create content, gather images and finally launch your site. Congratulations! Now the real work begins. In my … Continued

Improve Your Development Review Process by Improving Public Engagement

Brought to you by Engagement Manager, Michelle Stephens, of Bang the Table. Public meetings full of angry and misinformed residents?  A community that doesn’t understand their purpose and role in the development review process?  Inefficient input analysis and reporting process?  Voices missing from the conversation? All of these are common challenges faced throughout the development review … Continued

Community Engagement Progress in 2019 and Looking Ahead to 2020

Brought to you by US Practice Lead, Amanda Nagl of Bang the Table. As 2020 is quickly approaching, we can’t help but reflect on the incredible year we have seen for our clients and Bang the Table family in the digital engagement and consultation world.  2019 was a year of growth and tremendous progress in … Continued

Beyond Engaging Citizens: Create a Bond of Trust

Brought to you by Stéphanie Beauregard, Practice Lead and Engagement Manager at Bang the Table. Do you remember the last time you completed a survey? I do. I wanted to express myself and give my opinion, plus I was able to complete it quickly. Unfortunately, I never received an update, nor could I find more information … Continued

Twenty Years Strong, the IAP2 Spectrum Goes Online

Brought to you by US Practice Lead, Amanda Nagl of Bang the Table. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Lewis Michaelson, President of Participation by Design, also one of a trio who created the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Spectrum for Public Participation.  I recently asked Lewis to share with me the … Continued

Building a Strong Public Engagement Framework

This guest post is from Anthea Shaw, Engagement and Client Account Manager with Bang the Table. Get Involved Kingston, the City of Kingston, Ontario’s engagement hub, saw over 7,000 people register to have their say and over 24,000 visits to their dedicated engagement platform in the first 14 months of going online. The city credits … Continued

Top 5 Misconceptions about Community Engagement

  By: Jeremy Shackett, Engagement Manager at Bang the Table Since 2007, local governments have come to us with community engagement horror stories from the past. We have shared a laugh or lesson learned with them. Sometimes we notice that these bad experiences have led to misconceptions around what it means to meaningfully engage the … Continued

#ELGL19 – Going All-In!

Guest post brought to you by Caity Belta, Engagement Manager with Bang the Table In the Winter of 2015, I made a decision that would change my perception of #LocalGov forever. I subscribed to Netflix. The first show I binge watched? You guessed it– Parks and Rec. It was the first time that I thought, … Continued

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