Regular readers and offline folks may have heard me talk about how an effective community outreach strategy for a local government might involve a Ning network. It’s a concept informed by discussions with smart folks like Andrew Krzmarzick, participation on the great govie network GovLoop.com, and by the success of the State Department’s Ning, exchangesconnect.
Yesterday, Dominic Campbell of the UK consultancy Future Gov, pointed out two perfect examples of what I’m talking about. Dominic told me that Harringay online actually has 1,000 members in a community of just 13,000 – and it’s citizen run.
Local governments – the people are ready. Are you?