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Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
Steve Ressler:   The Gov Loop Story
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Steve Ressler: The Gov Loop Story

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  • 1. The Story
  • 2. <ul><li>Problem: </li></ul>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.
  • 3. <ul><li>~20 Million Government Employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.1 million federal employees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>19,429 Municipal Governments </li></ul><ul><li>21,300 Distinct organizations across federal legislative, executive, and judicial </li></ul><ul><li>ARE WE RECREATING THE WHEEL? lS THERE ROOM FOR COLLABORATION </li></ul>U.S. Statistics
  • 4. At Work, Where Do People Go to: <ul><li>Ask a question about their project </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about other similar projects in government </li></ul><ul><li>Get career advice or mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Get best practices about a specific technology or project </li></ul><ul><li>In past, simply asked peers at work or people you already knew </li></ul><ul><li>How do you expand the network to solve government problems </li></ul>
  • 5. What is <ul><li>MISSION: “Connect Government to Improve Government” </li></ul>Solve government problems Connect with peers Research the latest trends Find and contribute best practices Learn about the latest solutions ?
  • 6.  
  • 7. <ul><li>Do-Gooder: 3rd Gen Public Servant, DHS Fellow, Multiple Gov Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Innovator: Co-Founder, Young Government Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Award Winner: 2006 Rising Star Award, 2007 Fed 100 Winner </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker: 25+ Conferences, Brookings, Harvard Kennedy School </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Wikinomics , Federal Times , Public Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Athlete: Used to be good at golf – 3 rd in State </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar: Miami (OH) and UPenn </li></ul><ul><li>Gentleman: Likes Cats and Babies </li></ul>Founder
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Members <ul><li>Obama Political Appointees </li></ul><ul><li>GSA Assistant Commissioner </li></ul><ul><li>Canada Deputy CTO </li></ul><ul><li>California CTO </li></ul>40,000 …and growing rapidly <ul><li>30+ Federal CIOs and CTOs </li></ul><ul><li>60+ State/Local CIOs </li></ul><ul><li>125+ City Managers </li></ul><ul><li>500+ Contract Specialists </li></ul>
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Accolades <ul><li>Finalist: 2009 Intergovernmental Solutions Award </li></ul>Honored Featured
  • 12. All Kinds of Groups
  • 13. All Kinds of Activities
  • 14. All Kinds of Involvement
  • 15. Incubation
  • 16. Incubation
  • 17. International
  • 18. France
  • 19. What I’ve Learned about Community Building <ul><li>It’s REALLY REALLY Hard </li></ul><ul><li>Most people fail </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a talent/skill </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to be consistent </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a difference between just doing it and doing it well </li></ul><ul><li>Many similar reasons to why conferences or associations or magazines succeed/fail </li></ul>
  • 20. How to Engineer an Awesome Online Community <ul><li>Find a Great Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Define scope and success </li></ul><ul><li>Give it resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to target members </li></ul><ul><li>Treat everyone like a guest </li></ul><ul><li>Need great content </li></ul><ul><li>Remind remind </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Make it fun </li></ul>
  • 21. What Problems are You Trying to Solve? <ul><li>Grants Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition Research </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit to Gov’t </li></ul>6. Decrease Citizen FAQs 7. Increase Innovation 8. Increase Revenue 9. Replicate Best Practices 10. ??? Tell Us?
  • 22. What Problem Are You Trying to Solve? <ul><li>SEND US YOUR PROBLEM AND WE’LL SEND YOU THREE IDEAS </li></ul>
  • 23. What You Can Do? <ul><li>Join Today and Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for Help </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer to Be Community Leader </li></ul><ul><li>GovEngage – Helping government communicate/collaborate </li></ul>
  • 24. <ul><li>Steve Ressler </li></ul><ul><li>President and CEO </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@GovLoop </li></ul><ul><li>202 445 0084 </li></ul>Questions

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