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Make Your Community Engagement Meaningful Using These Three Tactics

Written by Sarah Connell from Social Pinpoint   Community engagement projects come in all shapes and sizes, as do the methods used by practitioners to engage with their communities. Regardless of the project, or the method used, the common objective is to collect meaningful data that can be analysed and used to make informed decisions. We […]

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Announcing Our New Social Pinpoint Integration

To ensure that everyone has a chance to have their say on your project, you need to use a variety of engagement tools and techniques. And, if you’re using different platforms to track engagement data, you need an efficient way to pull it all together. This is where integration comes in. We’re really excited to announce our integration with […]

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How Proactive Stakeholder Engagement Helped Reduce Ministerial Letters by 90%

Following on from my blog about the Power of Proactive Engagement, I thought I’d tell you a little more about my experience managing Ministerial letters, and how proactively engaging with Members of Parliament can help significantly reduce the time and resources spent dealing with these issues.   Anyone who has worked in government knows how […]

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Announcing: The International Champions of Innovation in Engagement Award 2016

Are you being innovative in your approach to engagement? Have you been working on a project that deserves recognition? We are inviting all practitioners in stakeholder and community engagement, planning, communications, media and public relations to submit entries for the 2016 Champions of Innovation in Engagement Awards. This award recognises outstanding initiatives or projects that […]

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Cracking the Small Cap Code: Changes to Community Consultation Requirements

In March 2016, the NSW dept of Resources and Energy released their Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation, which outlines new, enforceable mandatory record keeping and annual reporting rules for prospectors.  This development reflects a growing national focus on the importance of process, documentation and reporting for community consultation in the sector. Are you prepared for the changes? The new […]

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The Power of Proactive Engagement

Are you proactively engaging with your stakeholders and community? You’ve heard the adage – if you don’t measure it, you cannot manage it! The same applies to community and stakeholder engagement. Having a stakeholder management system in place enables organisations to track stakeholder issues, evaluate relationships and measure performance. And if you can move from […]

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Manage high volumes of data with this simple tool [New Feature]

One of the more common uses of Consultation Manager is to manage public submissions. And on highly contentious projects, submission numbers can run into the thousands.  Managing such huge volumes of data without efficient tools can be a nightmare. By allowing you to categorise submissions, Consultation Manager makes it easy to drill down to the key issues and quickly make sense of your data.  But […]

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Notes from the CEO: Data, data, everywhere!

One of the most common problems we see when speaking to organisations who are considering implementing a Stakeholder Management system is distributed data. Stakeholder engagement is a complex process and isn’t the exclusive realm of the communications professional. Engagement occurs whenever a member of your team has contact with someone who has an interest in your organisation’s activities. […]

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Case study: Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Renewal Alliance

Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) established the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Renewal Alliance to carry out innovative infrastructure upgrades that would improve the existing irrigation delivery system, increase agricultural productivity, create water savings, and ultimately ensure the future viability of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.   The Challenge Key elements of the upgrade included converting open channels to pipelines, channel […]

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