Fostering Citizen Engagement Through Text Messaging Campaigns

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This post was originally featured in the GovLoop guide: “Preparing for the Era of Digital Transformation.” The article features an Interview with Andy Krzmarzick, Vice President of Learning and Development, Granicus Many government employees rely on high levels of citizen engagement and feedback to effectively do their job and improve services. However, this proves difficult… Read more »


4 Signs It’s Time to Switch Your LMS

Originally posted by Andrew Krzmarzick on the GovLoop Blog. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are only growing in popularity. In fact, according to Docebo’s E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast report, the global LMS market is estimated to grow by 23% between 2017 and 2018. This strong growth can be partly attributed to the strong technological advancements… Read more »


Why we’re thinking small in Civic Tech in order to make a big impact on government

By Scott Burns, CEO and co-founder of GovDelivery Civic Tech is getting a new wave of investor attention. In a recent Tech Crunch piece, Omidyar Network’s Stacy Donohue wrote how Civic Tech is ready for investment.  New funds have popped up, traditional VCs are calling into Civic Tech, and larger companies have started to make… 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 »


5 Takeaways from NextGen 2013

By John Simpson, Engagement Consultant at GovDelivery Hosted by GovLoop and Young Government Leaders, the Next Generation of Government Training Summit (NextGen) is focused on training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall. Over two days of sessions and trainings, “govies” have the opportunity to collaborate and… Read more »


Don’t Follow Your Passion

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop On a recent trip to the West Coast, I finished an interesting read entitled “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. Cal is an interesting character – a recent MIT PhD graduate, he is an assistant professor at Georgetown University in Computer Science.  On the side for… Read more »


13 Tips on Social Media for Public Health

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop Last week, I had the honor of speaking about “Social Media and Public Health” at the Michigan Homeland Security Training Conference.  It was a great event with ~3,000 state and local government public health and emergency response leaders (plus Grand Rapids, MI is an awesome town). I thought I’d… Read more »



Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts on Reach the Public

I know 2013 started just over a week ago, but it already feels like it’s been weeks since I celebrated the holidays and New Year’s with my family and friends. I think part of this is jumping back into the work day after some time off, but part of it is probably due to the… Read more »


Steve Ressler’s 10 Favorite GovLoop Items of 2012

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop It was another awesome year at GovLoop.  We: grew to over 63,000 members trained over 10,000 individuals at monthly online trainings launched 12 research guides and infographs hosted 8 in-person events got a sweet ping pong table in the office. In addition to those milestones, here’s my favorite 10… Read more »