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Before Citizen Engagement

The most effective governments are those that built for and with the citizens. This requires that the government be in tune with the needs and opinions of its citizens, but also that the citizens be well-informed and granted easy access to the decisions of their government. Citizen Engagement is more than a trend, it’s the … Continued

Innovating with COSTAR: Converting Ideas Into Business Plans

What happens when you have an idea, but what you need is a value proposition? The process of nurturing an idea from its first inspiration into something that can be pitched in Silicon Valley requires planning, refinement, and careful consideration. Thankfully, the Enterprise Development Group is a team of expert thinkers, facilitators and trainers who … Continued

Successful Citizen Engagement: How to Scale “Town Hall”

There is a growing trend of involving the crowd in public decision making. This practice has already been proven out in the private sector, where crowdsourcing has been used to solve longstanding issues, ranging from suggested feature improvements for mobile applications to reducing maternal mortality with technology. The idea of involving the public isn’t new, … Continued

Announcing the Second Annual Open Innovation Awards

For the second year in a row IdeaScale is hosting a competition among innovators: The Open Innovation Awards. This annual contest is a way to honor the IdeaScale communities that demonstrate their exceptional innovation best practices. The specific rules and eligibility are posted at ideascale.com/innovation-award, but the contest is open to IdeaScale members, administrators, and … Continued