Last year, the pandemic required local governments to quickly ramp up their digital presence and provide more online access to information and services. While the… Read More »Community engagement can also come with cyber risk
Communities of all sizes are now expected to offer online access to services and information as a matter of course. But for years, smaller communities… Read More »Community engagement is about what you offer, not your budget
How do you manage your community engagement efforts? Chances are it’s with a hodgepodge of tools and processes that relies on your website to do… Read More »Is your community engagement stuck in the past?
As the pandemic changed the world, it put enormous pressure on local governments to perform. What had been a gradual transition to offer more digital… Read More »Local governments are now expected to be digital
Most local governments have suffered an unfortunate side effect of the pandemic – namely, a loss of tax revenue from less spending at local businesses,… Read More »ITsimple’s solutions are eligible for extended CARES Act funding
While the calendar has turned to a new year, one thing that has continued is uncertainty around the pandemic. That’s not to say there isn’t… Read More »Managing COVID means improving your communications
It’s safe to say the pandemic made 2020 a uniquely challenging year for local governments and their citizens alike. After closely working with local governments… Read More »Top local government community engagement challenges in 2021
With a new year rapidly approaching, now is an opportune moment to re-examine your communications strategy to ensure that it not only best matches your… Read More »Why now is the perfect time to review your communications strategy
The global pandemic means that your community engagement is not only more imperative than ever, but also harder to get right. One thing that has… Read More »How to get your residents onboard your community engagement efforts
COVID-19 changed everything for local governments, from an immediate need to implement effective crisis management and communications to the ongoing impact of addressing reduced tax… Read More »Doing more with less: How to improve your Community Engagement on a budget
Like many local governments, Covid-19 required the City of South Fulton to shift their communication and community engagement strategy to better meet the needs of… Read More »How ITsimple helped the City of South Fulton improve their crisis communications – and on a budget
When it’s harder than ever to meet in person, local governments can often find it difficult to take the pulse of their populace with the… Read More »How to garner better community feedback
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It’s estimated that in the 2016 United States election only 57.9% of eligible voters actually cast a ballot. In the 2018 midterms, which historically have… Read More »Increase voter turnout with smart communications
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Prioritizing budgets (especially taxpayer funded ones) is never easy. One area governments of all kinds should look to when deciding where they can get the… Read More »Is your communication strategy mobile ready?
Improve your census participation with It’sMyTown, the official mobile app for local governments The US Government has been conducting a population census every ten years… Read More »Improve census participation with It’sMyTown
In our last blog, we shared mind around how a responsive website isn’t a native mobile app and doesn’t match the usability or functionality of a mobile app.
Let’s talk about users privacy. It’s already common news that Facebook was fined ~$5 billion for violating users privacy. ‘LaLiga’ The official soccer league in Spain was fined €250,000 for spying on users, under the new privacyRead More »Privacy. It’sMyTown was built for local governments with users privacy first in mind.
We see many local Gov. websites coming to maturity nowadays. With that, comes the need for smarter government engagement media’s. ADA requirements, video and voice are no strangers to a ‘website upgrade’ requirements and bids out there. They are all very important and budgets are directed that way. The common action is “let’s ask IT to speak to our website vendor and set something up” – here is a news flash: a “responsive” website is NOT an alternative to a mobile app (even if a web design vendor tells you so). The technology is simply not there yet.Read More »Responsive website Vs. a Mobile App?