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    Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story Steve Ressler: The Gov Loop Story Presentation Transcript

    • The Story
      • Problem:
      Why ? Millions of government employees working on similar issues but no safe place to connect and share best practices. Solution: Online community. Hub to connect disparate conversations/events. New technology leveraged to collaborate.
      • ~20 Million Government Employees
        • 2.1 million federal employees
      • 19,429 Municipal Governments
      • 21,300 Distinct organizations across federal legislative, executive, and judicial
      • ARE WE RECREATING THE WHEEL? lS THERE ROOM FOR COLLABORATION
      U.S. Statistics
    • At Work, Where Do People Go to:
      • Ask a question about their project
      • Find out about other similar projects in government
      • Get career advice or mentorship
      • Get best practices about a specific technology or project
      • In past, simply asked peers at work or people you already knew
      • How do you expand the network to solve government problems
    • What is
      • MISSION: “Connect Government to Improve Government”
      Solve government problems Connect with peers Research the latest trends Find and contribute best practices Learn about the latest solutions ?
    •  
      • Do-Gooder: 3rd Gen Public Servant, DHS Fellow, Multiple Gov Agencies
      • Innovator: Co-Founder, Young Government Leaders
      • Award Winner: 2006 Rising Star Award, 2007 Fed 100 Winner
      • Speaker: 25+ Conferences, Brookings, Harvard Kennedy School
      • Author: Wikinomics , Federal Times , Public Manager
      • Athlete: Used to be good at golf – 3 rd in State
      • Scholar: Miami (OH) and UPenn
      • Gentleman: Likes Cats and Babies
      Founder
    • Evolution JAN 2009: Community Leaders JAN 2008: Idea Conceived JUN 2009: 10,000 Members SEP 2009: 20,000 Members JUN 2008: GovLoop Launched Passionate Federal Employee President, Build Team Recognized Need for More Resources Passionate Volunteers Adding New Features
    • Members
      • Obama Political Appointees
      • GSA Assistant Commissioner
      • Canada Deputy CTO
      • California CTO
      40,000 …and growing rapidly
      • 30+ Federal CIOs and CTOs
      • 60+ State/Local CIOs
      • 125+ City Managers
      • 500+ Contract Specialists
    • Support “ GovLoop.com is a great community site for public servants. It's pretty much their Facebook.” – Craig Newmark Founder of Craigslist.com “ New technologies and social networks such as GovLoop are great for cross-agency collaboration and public-private partnerships.” - Beverly Godwin, GSA Director of USA.gov and Former White House Office of New Media
    • Accolades
      • Finalist: 2009 Intergovernmental Solutions Award
      Honored Featured
    • All Kinds of Groups
    • All Kinds of Activities
    • All Kinds of Involvement
    • Incubation
    • Incubation
    • International
    • France
    • What I’ve Learned about Community Building
      • It’s REALLY REALLY Hard
      • Most people fail
      • There’s a talent/skill
      • Hard to be consistent
      • There’s a difference between just doing it and doing it well
      • Many similar reasons to why conferences or associations or magazines succeed/fail
    • How to Engineer an Awesome Online Community
      • Find a Great Topic
      • Define scope and success
      • Give it resources
      • Reach out to target members
      • Treat everyone like a guest
      • Need great content
      • Remind remind
      • Monitor and metrics
      • Make it fun
    • What Problems are You Trying to Solve?
      • Grants Collaboration
      • Acquisition Research
      • Employee Collaboration
      • Partner Collaboration
      • Non-profit to Gov’t
      6. Decrease Citizen FAQs 7. Increase Innovation 8. Increase Revenue 9. Replicate Best Practices 10. ??? Tell Us?
    • What Problem Are You Trying to Solve?
      • SEND US YOUR PROBLEM AND WE’LL SEND YOU THREE IDEAS
    • What You Can Do?
      • Join Today and Learn
      • Ask for Help
      • Volunteer to Be Community Leader
      • GovEngage – Helping government communicate/collaborate
      • Steve Ressler
      • President and CEO
      • [email_address]
      • @GovLoop
      • 202 445 0084
      Questions