Building a civic ecosystem

By Abhi Nemani, Innovator-in-Residence, GovDelivery The last four years have seen explosive growth in the civic technology field, and I have been privileged to see it firsthand in my role at Code for America (CfA) since 2010. Earlier this year, when I decided it was time to move on and explore a new segment of… Read more »


Launching a Mobile App in Government Part 1

By: Amy Larsen, Client Success Consultant at GovDelivery  Navigating the land of mobile application development can be a challenge, even for government agencies with sizeable budgets and plenty of talented resources.  After you overcome the hurdles of planning, development, and testing your app, you’ll have to decide how to launch, market, maintain and drive more… Read more »


Tips for Reconnecting and Rebuilding After the Shutdown

Like you, we’re breathing a giant sigh of relief that the federal government shutdown has ended and that hundreds of  government employees are finally able to go back to work. But as much as you may want to jump back into the projects you were working on, it’s hard to ignore that the public’s confidence… Read more »


Marketing: Cleaning Up a Dirty (Government) Word Part 2

By John Cook, Vice President of Marketing, GovDelivery Last week I introduced the first two trends that I believe make marketing imperative for any government agency that is concerned about citizen engagement. I’d like to continue with three more trends you need to consider…trends that turn marketing from a dirty word into a vital tool.… Read more »


2013 Best of the Web Award Winners

Last week, winners of the 2013 Best of the Web Awards were announced, offering an opportunity to see how state and local government organizations are leveraging the web to communicate with the public. Cities, counties and states were judged based on their demonstration of innovation, usability and functionality for users. Honorees were also required to… Read more »


10 Ingredients Missing in Federal Government Innovation

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop Innovation is the hot buzzword.  From local government innovation officers to a deputy CTO in charge of innovation, governments are more and more focused on innovation. But how do you really make innovation happen in government? What are the missing ingredients? I thought I’d take a stab at an answer so… Read more »


Changes at Gmail: What The Public Sector Needs to Know

In the public sector, email is an essential component of any best-in-breed communications strategy. With the steady increase in worldwide smartphone usage, email has become the fastest and most efficient way to reach people wherever they are. And because email offers a direct and personalized connection to your stakeholders, it’s imperative that you send email and that your… Read more »


Measuring email success with Engagement Rates

The days of getting gold stars and an extra juice box for our accomplishments might be over, but that doesn’t mean we care any less about knowing when we’ve done a good job. As a government agency, it can be difficult to figure out if you’re getting your message across. Many private sector companies rely… Read more »


Understanding your audience: The DOI’s communications cocktail

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Director of Digital Strategy, Tim Fullerton, knows a thing or two about making lemonade. When he took over the department’s digital communications in 2009, the DOI had no content management system for its website, no social media accounts, no video capabilities and no dedicated staff.  It was, in… Read more »