Tech Lab: BudgetAllocator

A PublicDecisions Tech Lab Webinar
Thursday, 29 July 2010, 18:00 Eastern (New York)/22:00 GMT (60 minutes)

Registration closes Monday, 27 July

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Tech Lab Series

With so many online tools available for stakeholder engagement (as of today, there are 140+ on the Participate DB database alone), it's sometimes hard to differentiate among them.  How do you know which tool is best for your project or organization?

To help you sort through the clutter, we've created a new Tech Lab series. This occasional series will feature programs about a variety of tools used for engagement.

In each 60-minute program, you'll learn about a tool's capabilities and key features. You'll get to see the actual tool in use and ask questions if you wish.

These Tech Lab sessions are valuable for:
 •  Benchmarking the tool(s) you use now against what's available.
 •  Learning about new or existing tools in the marketplace.

They're also are ideal for narrowing your short list of prospective tools, as you consider upgrading or changing what you're presently using.

Tech Lab programs are recorded and later made available for on-demand viewing on the PublicDecisions website.

Registration is free of charge for Circle Club members, and no one will contact you about the tool unless you request it.

Have a tool you'd like to see featured as part of the Tech Lab series? Contact us.

About BudgetAllocator

BudgetAllocator, from BangtheTable, is designed to help your community make intelligent input into your budgetary decision making processes. It's used to educate and promote community prioritisation when you have limited resources and unlimited expectations.

This robust tool allows you to guide conversation effectively, spread your message broadly and provide your community with regular updates using accessible mediums like video and photography.

BudgetAllocator does this by supporting the collection of qualitative and quantitative information about your community's preferences that can be used to support your decision making. This flexible platform also features include integrated analytics and reporting tools.

 •  Welcome and brief introductions (3 minutes)
 •  Review of BudgetAllocator's core features by Crispin Butteriss/Bang The Table (25 minutes)
 •  Questions/Discussion (30 minutes)

Guest Speaker

Crispin Butteriss, Ph.D., co-founded BangTheTable in 2007 after a successful public sector career using his policy development and stakeholder relationship management skills in the fields of environmental protection, land use planning and economic development. He was an award winning undergraduate student and went on to complete a doctorate in the application of adult and organisational learning to community and stakeholder engagement processes. Crispin helped establish the International Association for Public Participation in Australia in 1999 and remains an active committee member today. He currently devotes his time to developing the theory and practice of online community engagement through his client support, training, public speaking and blogging.

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