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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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.

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New Government of Canada policies related to social media

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Key Objective: To ensure acceptable and efficient use of Government of Canada electronic networks and devices to support enhanced communication and collaboration thereby improving productivity, and program and service delivery to individuals and businesses.

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.

Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

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Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at ) 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. *

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.

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).

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.

When The Government Comes Knocking

The Agitator

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.

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). – A conference dedicated to creating a high performance government.

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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

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.

What the Web Renewal ( 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, . page/government-ontario. Government Insight

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).

The Ongoing, Sorry State of Nonprofit Governance

A. Fine Blog

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.

Bring back the Jester!

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Governance Government Rant devil's advocate executives jester joker public service rank senior leadershipSince this will likely be my last post for 2011, I have decided to write it in the form of a wish for 2012; The Jester is due for a comeback. What is a Jester?

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.

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!

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.

Sh*t Bureaucrats Say

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I rarely just re-post a video on my blog these days, however this is a must-see for my government/public sector readers. Government Videos acronyms Canada goc ottawa shot bureaucrats say terminology

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.

If This Then That. When Google isn’t enough…

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Let me know what recipes you’ve created lately… Government Review Social Media Tips archiving Google if this then that iftt monitoring notes search semantic web tools Web 3.0 We all know “googling” things in 2013 is ubiquitous.

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.

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

Is the Govt Shutdown Affecting Your Org? Pls Share A.S.A.P.

Getting Attention

1) Is the Federal government shutdown affecting your nonprofit? Relevance Rules federal government shutdown message development messaging Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing relevance rules Nonprofit communicators!

Where is the money for our schools?

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Conflict jocelyn harmon lobbying 101 for charity lobbying for governmental funds marketing for nonprofits mazarine treyz new voices for a new world nonprofit advocacy nonprofit effectiveness nonprofit government grants nonprofit government relations third sector lobbyingLately I’ve been pondering a couple of things. Like, Austin Independent School District has to lay off 1,500 teachers. And corporations like Amazon, BP, and other gas companies post record profits.

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Being Empowered in Government 2.0


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

Gatorade Mission Control = True Business Intelligence

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Humour me for a second, and let’s imagine government departments here in Canada had rooms like this set up to monitor their programs and initiatives. Insight Videos business intelligence gatorade Government 2.0

What are you silent about? What needs to be said?

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Barbara Erhenreich has started a nonprofit called The Economic Hardship Reporting Project to talk about how both companies and the government are stealing from the poor! Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Holocaust Survivor. Have you heard?

You may have noticed…

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Our government used to believe that subsidizing education was preparing our nation to be more prosperous. Now our government has allowed schools to raise their fees to obscene levels. And yet being paid by government to do it. The government just isn’t taking it.

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State of Social Media Monitoring Survey

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Therefore if you work for government, a nonprofit or an association, please take the survey and help spread the word. Notice Reminder Research association Government public sector research social media monitoring surveyOnce in a while, my organization

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments every year — a yield well beyond their collective $4 billion in arts allocations.” I’m back! Guess where I was? An encaustic art conference in Cape Cod! It was so fun.

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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.

Transparency Isn’t Just for the Government


–> 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.

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.

Confusion Surrounding Social Media Monitoring

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Advice Government Insight Rant alterian avinash nexalogy radian 6 social media monitoring social media monitoring toolsHere are some verbatim responses I often get when asking public servants the following question: “Have you ever monitored social media while at work?”

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Newsjacking the Shutdown WWII Style: Part 2 (Case Study)

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Government shut down. However, because of the government shutdown the World War II memorial is closed to the public. Has your org communicated on how it’s been affected by the government shutdown, or newsjacked the shutdown? Right-Things Right-Now Marketing Dan Moyle government shutdown newsjacking Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing relevance rules Part One—Communicate Now on Govt. Shutdown Impact.

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Welcome Shared Services Canada

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“The Honourable Rona Ambrose ( @MP_RonaAmbrose ) , Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, along with the Honourable Tony Clement ( @TonyClementCPC ), President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced measures to streamline and identify savings in Information Technology (IT) through Shared Services Canada&# , a new government agency ( see full press release ).

New Citizen-App Challenge for Canadians

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Here’s the scoop: “Having released the first-ever evaluation of provincial and territorial open government and egovernment initiatives, the Stratford Institute for Digital Media, in partnership with Brainmaven, turns to Canadian citizens to participate in the Citizen-App Challenge. Visit to share ideas for apps that draw on government data to provide new and useful services. Open Data apps Canada data gov20 Government 2.0