February 13, 2019 by Karthik
If you’ve just completed a large surveying activity, forum conversation or just have a large amount of written feedback and comments to make sense of, then you might need to utilise qualitative analysis techniques.
Unpacking large amounts of qualitative data can be a daunting task but with a little preparation and some simple steps, drawing insights from you data can be made just that little bit easier.
In this article, we look at a simple process for organising and coding qualitative data.
The steps outlined below are especially useful if you have thoroughly planned your projects prior to engaging with your community.
I highly recommend our recent webinar with Dan Popping for a good overview of planning for online engagement .
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February 12, 2019 by Karthik
Over half of the world’s population is online and adoption continues to grow exponentially. People increasingly turn to the internet for information, to share their opinions and to discuss the issues that affect them.
Governments looking to better understand what their citizens care about need to maintain a strong online presence and channel civic discussions productively. Engaging citizens digitally should be at the forefront of an organization’s communication plan, in addition to face-to-face activities.
Communications teams are often tasked with determining the right software for their organization’s online engagements. Careful evaluation and selection of the right technology platform can save public officials from facing challenges down the line that are otherwise preventable.
February 11, 2019 by Karthik
In his recent webinar with Bang the Table, Sid Wynen reveals how the City of Casey crafted and delivered the Commit to Casey advocacy campaign, securing $1 billion and $3.6 billion in direct and indirect funding prior to the Victorian election.
Drawing on his extensive experience in community engagement , advocacy, and public policy – and his insights from helming the Commit to Casey campaign – Wynen unpacks the key elements of successful local government advocacy.
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January 30, 2019 by Karthik
With a Federal election fast approaching in Australia, we can expect politicians and policy makers to mobilise opportunities for funding pledges and budget allocations. Couple this with challenges facing population growth – infrastructure, access to services, housing and education, and environmental issues, just to name a few – and for local governments and councils, advocacy becomes an urgent priority.
While community-led advocacy is central to the push for social change, council-led advocacy is key to driving change that not only meets community priorities, but can enable a deeper engagement in the ongoing transformation of neighbourhoods and cities.
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September 19, 2018 by Karthik
In a world where water crisis are often referred to as water governance crisis – and the traditional single decision-making authority of governments has often been replaced by a multi-level governance system – the topic of stakeholder engagement in the water sector has attracted increasing interest.
Indeed, the internationally recognised OECD Water Governance Initiative considers stakeholder engagement as a key principle of good governance, acknowledging the important role that stakeholders can have in respect to an effective, efficient and inclusive water management.
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August 8, 2018 by Karthik
Effective qualitative analysis answers the Why, not just the What’, reveals Capire Consulting Group’s Koel Wrigley.
In her recent webinar with Bang the Table , Wrigley taps into her extensive work in community engagement projects across Australia and unpacks what to consider when collecting and making sense of subjective responses and feedback – or, qualitative data.
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