Quality Civic Engagement Blog

Many Americans Don't Vote. Here's One Reason Why.

Posted by Nick Mastronardi on Jul 18, 2017 3:55:38 PM

During last year’s election, more than one in three voting-eligible Americans didn’t vote. While there are widespread systemic issues that contribute to a lack of voter turnout, there’s also another big reason we know voters don’t show up at the polls: They feel like their voices don’t matter.

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Topics: civic engagement, municipal polling, community, digital engagement, informed community

The Engagement Series

Posted by Nick Jeffress on Jun 16, 2017 11:42:23 AM

How to get from concept to solution by asking the right questions

Last week, the Institute of Local Government out of California hosted a webinar titled “Engaging Your Community Through Surveys and Polls.” They were kind enough to record the talk, and if you’d like to see their teachings on the issue, you can find the video of the webinar here.

The hosting of this particular webinar, and the interest they received and attendance for the event, made us realize that perhaps there’s a need for a singular online resource on question types or ways to lead constituents through topic areas to help them, and your locality, come up with solutions to otherwise complex issues. If you remember, we discussed this briefly here on this blog a couple weeks ago, but now it’s time for the full dive.

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Topics: civic engagement, informed community

Three things you can start doing today to build a stronger community

Posted by Nick Jeffress on Jun 1, 2017 11:18:12 AM

In the wake of recent national elections, it seems the entirety of the narrative on citizen-government engagement has been focused on how polarized our country is, and how out of touch governments are with their citizens. While those stories make great headlines, at Polco we’ve actually found a lot of the opposite - at the local level, our government leaders seem to have their finger squarely on the pulse of their citizens.

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Topics: civic engagement, digital engagement, informed community


The Future of Civic Engagement

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