At the 2013 annual professional development seminar hosted by the Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) of the National Conference of State Legislatures organization, a noticeable trend was the curiosity about online civic engagement.
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Michael is the Federal Meeting Services representative for Granicus. He has over 10 years of experience in information technology. Prior to Granicus, Mike worked at Vocus, Inc., a leading provider in Public and Government Relations Software for large businesses, government, and international organizations as an Account Executive.
Empowering people with access to information is a critical part of democracy. It builds trust and can foster greater understanding and engagement in government policies and decision-making. Nowadays, using technology to open government is a hot topic trending on twitter every day. For federal government, in particular, public scrutiny levels are high. So how can you prepare yourself to make public access easier and more cost-efficient? Today I’ll be covering two essential tips.
Deb Lastowka is the Lead Television Director, overseeing all broadcast coverage of the Colorado House of Representatives and the State Senate for the Colorado Channel.
A few years back, former Speaker of the House, Andrew Romanoff had a vision of lifting the gold dome off of the Colorado State Capitol to provide Coloradans with the opportunity to watch the Colorado General Assembly at work. The idea was that this programming could educate a new generation of civic leaders and voting citizens, thus playing a leading role in creating a civic culture in Colorado.
We’re excited to announce a significant update to one of the core components of any Granicus solution: the search engine. As a government agency, it doesn’t matter how much useful content you generate if none of it can be found! Granicus' new advanced search engine provides your end-users with faster and more reliable results, enabling them to get to the content they’re looking for.
Through the years I've trained hundreds of people on how to use their Granicus solution. I thought it would be useful to summarize a few words of wisdom for clients just getting started with your Granicus solution. For new clients, long-time clients, or for those of you who are considering joining the family, there are a few tid-bits in here for you! After all, it's always good to learn new techniques to improve your workflow, increase transparency, and maybe even help the environment with publishing paperless agenda packets.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) can save your constituency a ton of time and effort when trying to stay informed of what's happening in their government—the latest meetings, events, policy, or records. Through RSS, content can be delivered directly to subscribers in realtime—as soon as it's published.
Tennessee General Assembly’s Website Wins Multiple Awards for Having a Citizen Engaging and Transparent Website
Tennessee General Assembly has won another national award for having a citizen-friendly and transparent legislative website! They won the 2010 Digital Government Achievement Award for the Government-to-Citizen Category. Last year, they were also honored with NCSL’s Online Democracy Award and Granicus’ Digital Governance Award.