Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

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In the meantime, I wanted to share my rough notes with you from the Digital Governance Forum , which I attended this past week here in Ottawa. Five applied domains were covered including: democratic governance, policy-making, service delivery, regulation, and risk and accountability.

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Government 2.0 Expo Debrief

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government (because 3rd party ones can`t match the strong gov brand). Session Notes: Open Government Ninja 101: Skills, Strategies, and Stealth David Hale (National Institutes of Health). Excelgov.com – A conference dedicated to creating a high performance government.

Open Government Consultation

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In the spirit of openness, I have decided to publicly share my open-ended responses to the ongoing Canadian Open Government Consultation , which has been taking place since December 6th, 2011 and is scheduled to end January 16th, 2012. The consultation covers questions on Open Data , Open Information , Open Dialogue and the Open Government Strategy. What could be done to make it easier for you to find and use government data provided online? Every government is unique.

New Free Webinar : Finding Government Grants

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Finding Government Grants for Your Nonprofit. What: Finding Government Grants and Contracts Webinar with Carroll Bernard. Who: Carroll Bernard, founder of WayPoint America, 4 years experience helping nonprofits and businesses get government contracts.

Government Videos Wiki List Experiment

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This year, I have decided to create a Google Spreadsheet (following the same kind of template), for Canadian public servants to input their favourite Government videos that have been created specifically for the web.

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Hidden Canadian Government Gems

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I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again, certain government departments are full of great hidden online products/tools that few people know of. Those outside of government walls may find it hard to believe, but it’s true.

NEW Advanced Webinar: Winning Government Grants and Contracts

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What: Winning Government Grants and Contracts for your nonprofit. Pursue and capture Government Grants and Contracts for Your Nonprofit. A 90 minute advanced webinar to help you get those government grants and contracts to keep your programs going for years to come!

How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

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Does your nonprofit get government contracts? Or is your nonprofit considering getting government contracts? The government is increasingly stepping away from providing human services like elder care, and instead they are calling for nonprofits to take up the services slack.

Government Blogging Presentation

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As usual, in the spirit of “social&# media, I have decided to post up my recent “Government Blogging&# presentation slides (from the CSPS Armchair Presentation ) on SlideShare. There’s also the sad fact that government servers (my main audience is comprised of public servants) don’t allow for files larger than 5mb to be sent to them. tags: government 2.0 government ). Tags: Government 2.0

Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

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Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at www.mobilegovernment.ca ) to compile a list of Canadian government organizations (federal, provincial , municipal +crown/agency) that have created mobile websites and/or mobile apps. In a recent Canadian government eService delivery study from PWC 10% of respondents stated they currently use smartphones to access government services; 32% stated they will do so in the future. *

Doing things differently in government

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The reason I’m blogging about it is since I see a similarity to what is currently going on in government (i.e. A few examples: Empowerment: The amount of pure “command and control” operations I have seen as a consultant for government in this town (Ottawa) is quite unfortunate. Government Insight 10 5 Canada cut-backs effectively efficiently fiscal restraint harper ottawa public serviceTwo weeks ago I managed to seriously fracture my humerus bone.

The State of Mobile in the Canadian Government

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Ok, the title may be a stretch, but I have put together a quick visual presentation of current government mobile apps and websites based on the input I received on my mobile government wiki. The State of Mobile in the Canadian Government (2011).

A Sample Government Blogging Policy

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Government departments need to stop waiting for an official policy to come from TBS; It won’t anytime soon. There is a growing effort on part of certain “social media activists&# (internal to government) to standardize these guidelines/policies. The current GCpedia (internal government wiki) has numerous pages outlining “best practices&# and sample guidelines that are ready for use.

Nonprofit Governance: What’s your flavor?

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Good governance is one of the most important things a charity needs for success. When there is no governance, a charity can become a farce, and dishonest. And what’s your favorite type of governance? This Craig David song makes me groove across the dancefloor. Now you know.

A quick note on social media governance

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Here are some governance recommendations based on these “best practices”: Social media strategy should fall under the portfolio of marketing , communications or equivalent. Advice Guidelines & Policies Insight content engagement guidelines hr legal marketing participation social media governance social media guidelines social media policies strategyThere are some general best practices and trends that I’m noticing are emerging in modern “social” organizations.

Being Empowered in Government 2.0

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The other week I had the honor of chairing the Advanced Learning Institute’s “Social Media and Government&# December conference. In government communications, it’s no longer good enough to be the first or to be using social media. When it comes to social media and government, some do not know where to start. Advanced Learning Institute communications empowerment encouragement government government communications inspiration leadership USA.gov.

Canadians speak out on the future of government eServices

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Essentially its purpose was to ask Canadians how they are interacting with government now, and how they would like to interact in the future regarding service delivery. Information sharing across governments. What Canadians want from government service delivery: Convenience (ease of access, channels and usability). Mobile: 10% of respondents stated they use smartphones to access government services; 32% stated they will do so in the future.

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

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This post is based on a comment I left on the following OECD blog post the other week : Measuring government impact in a social media world.

Government obsession with newspaper coverage

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I asked a senior government communications employee for their communications objectives the other day. I have also made sure to have at least a few listings on the first page of results for terms such as “government 2.0″, ″, “public sector marketing&# and &# social media in government&#. Their response was &# to be on the cover of The Globe & Mail&# (our national Canadian newspaper).

Transparency Isn’t Just for the Government

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–> Government. Since my day-job leans more into the public health and government agency arena–I couldn’t help but see the parallels between government 2.0 The sharing of the line between government 2.0 It’s also for non-profits.

When The Government Comes Knocking

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The finances of the Clinton Foundation have now come under renewed scrutiny with the launch of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. This is not unexpected in the hard-hitting rough and tumble of high-stakes politics.

When Government is the Sponsor

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Therein lies a fish story about the financing of World War Two, habitat restoration and government funded cause marketing. Governments want the excise and sales taxes. It’s not common, but it could be that some government agency is the next sponsor of your cause marketing effort.

Guideline for External Use of Web 2.0 in the Government of Canada

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tools provide additional means of interactive communications between government institutions and Canadians. Governance Government Social Media guideline guidelines psengage tbs tony clement treasury board Web 2.0After years of hearing ”it’ll be released next week” promises, I finally got to witness the official announcement this morning from Minister Tony Clement: The Treasury Board Secretariat’s Guideline for External Use of Web 2.0 is now public.

Youtube now offering FREE branded YouTube channels for government orgs

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A few of my contacts at Google have recently informed me that the branded YouTube channel (formerly $50,ooo to setup), is now being offered for free to all government departments (this includes the Canadian Government of course). Sure enough, a few Government of Canada departments have already jumped onto this. Tags: General brand channel goc Google government of canada poppies remembrance day veterans affairs youtube

Rhode Island Government Jobs

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You can also be violated for a domestic offense such as the rhode island government jobs of any settlement proceeds you receive. These liens typically can be arranged for by contacting a particular Rhode Island may offer discounts to students upon presentation of official identification cards issued to them by the rhode island government jobs and family court judges deserve a pat on the rhode island government jobs in Rhode Island. Island Rhode Government Jobs

Could your nonprofit get government contracts?

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What do you do that the government would like done? Whether it’s providing social services or cleaning up the environment, you could get a steady stream of income from your local or federal government for your nonprofit. For instance, a small nonprofit got a government contract to help seniors, and it provided quite a bit of the agency budget. I took a workshop with Joyce Scott of Superb Speakers , and she was FULL of advice on how to get federal government contracts.

Government Providence Rhode Island

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The judge has discretion to grant you credit retroactive to the government providence rhode island of swimming pools, gaming parlors, and casinos. In case of families with children, queries could be standing anywhere and yet be less than 30 islands situated in the government providence rhode island of conversations that I wanted to try. A certified copy of the government providence rhode island and answer are filed, there is an Ivy League university.

Rhode Island Government Jobs

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or to simply punish another party because the rhode island government jobs in your child turning 18 and graduating high school. This means that if a person can change their plea after meeting with the rhode island government jobs. If you are entitled to look up the rhode island government jobs will get divorced. In some states it is important that the rhode island government jobs may award you retroactive child support. Island Rhode Government Jobs

Private, Corporate, or Government Grants?

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Here’s a quick-and-dirty explanation of private, corporate, and government grants. Government grants tend to be much larger, but have more strings attached. When it comes to grantwriting, it can be confusing to decide which kinds of grants to go after. Typically, I like to go after private foundation grant opportunities first. They tend to be the easiest to apply for and the easiest to follow up on.

Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

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Over the course of the past two decades there have been numerous initiatives / movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. At the time, the only high-level official government group responsible in some way for web 2.0

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The Future of Government Funding for Nonprofits

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So, what does the future hold for nonprofits that depend on government funding? Not much good, so plan accordingly. Congressional battles over the budget have put social service grants squarely on the chopping block. One course of action would be. Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising

Need help in creating a central list of mobile government websites in Canada

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I’ve been asked quite a bit lately to provide examples of Canadian mobile government websites. What I’m surprised not to have found however, is some sort of central website/directory that provides a list of all Canadian government departments currently offering mobile versions of their websites. All I’m asking for is for you to state the name of the government organization along with a link to their mobile website.

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Should Nonprofits Say "Goodbye" to Government Funding?

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The intense politicking and drama in Washington, DC over the past few weeks has left many seriously disturbed by the governing abilities of our Congress. 2) Become more empowered financially and less reliant on government support over time.

How social media can bring strategic marketing thinking into government

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There is a very evident lack of marketing expertise within the government environment. Having worked with over 50 government clients I can say there is still a tremendous issue with people working in silos and not sharing experiences with each other, thus repeating the same mistakes. I have recently noticed an interesting rise in thirst for strategic marketing thinking in government.

Federal Web Council Reveals New Study: Putting Citizens First, Transforming Online Government

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Government Web sites now online.&#. “Only a minority of government agencies have developed strong Web policies and management controls. According to my twitter search RSS feed, the term “Government 2.0″ More bloggers and more blog posts continue to emerge on what and how government should improve its online Web presence, leveraging social media. Government delivers online services to the American people. “There are about 24,000 U.S.

The Ongoing, Sorry State of Nonprofit Governance

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Readers of The Networked Nonprofit know that Beth and I have a chapter on governance that reveals the sorry state of most board/staff relationships. This theater perfectly captures to a small degree the extreme example of governance dysfunction outlined in the Free report about Penn State.

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

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The second event (#fwd50) had many senior government leaders, program and policy folks, as well those interested in the general advancement of government through modern disruptive tech. Increased focus on governance optimization. Neat initiatives going on across government.

“Social Media At Work” Video for Canadian Public Servants

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Any time I see a government effort in using video these days I like to applaud it. Governance Government Videos examples goc government of canada guideline public servants Social Media social media guidelines social media policy tbs templates transport canada treasury board video

What the Web Renewal (canada.ca) Initiative is missing

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For those of you not familiar with what I am referring to, the Government of Canada (Goc) Web Renewal Initiative aims to streamline the GoC’s web presence through a single central website, Canada.ca . page/government-ontario. Government Insight canada.ca

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

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Effective management and monitoring practices for the acceptable use of Government of Canada electronic networks and devices are implemented. Authorized individuals have open access to the Internet including Government of Canada and external Web 2.0

Free Agents and Government

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In California’s primary elections last week voters took a bold step of wiping out over a century of practice and abolished party primaries. Proposition 14 received 54% of the popular vote. It creates open primaries for anyone of any party to enter. The top two winners go on to the November ballot. Here is Governor [.].

Great “behind-the-scenes” progress in 2013, now let’s get creative!

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I must admit that I am quite optimistic about the next twelve months, given the amount of behind-the-scenes progress that has been made to date in various organizations in terms of setting up the necessary infrastructure that social channels require (primarily governance and hr related).

News Stories Describing How the Federal Government Shutdown is Effecting Nonprofit Organizations

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