The Participation Blog

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The Participation Company LLC helps government and business clients manage public issues to accomplish clients’ objectives.

Choose Your Digital Tools Wisely for any Collaborative Process

Digital communication has truly transformed public participation but it’s not an automatic or comprehensive solution to working with the public. It does not solve everything. Thus, it is important to choose your digital tools wisely in order to promote the collaborative process.

What’s In Your Toolbox?

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Meeting Facilitation Training: Craft Your Invitation

Meeting facilitation can be a complex art and science when the issues themselves are comparably complex. As we teach in our meeting facilitation training, learning to do meeting facilitation well requires paying attention to nuances, one of which is getting the right people in the room. The room, of ...
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Public Opinion is Difficult to Define, and the Wrong Tool to Make Public Policy

Public opinion is difficult to defineAmerica seems to love polls, and the media loves to feed us poll results on a daily basis, but what do they really mean? And what is their true usefulness? If we take a poll on a specific question with a few hundred people out of a population of 300 ...
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Documenting Citizens Advisory Board Advice

Citizens Advisory BoardCitizens Advisory Boards are convened by government agencies to seek advice over time. Members are typically selected from diverse perspectives. As a cross-section of the broader community, they commit to spending time together to develop agreement on the advice they will provide to the sponsoring agency they serve.

Documenting the ...
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