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Stakeholder vs Shareholder

Stakeholder vs Shareholder

Prerna

2 July 2021

Often when it comes to investing in an organization, or being invested, we hear the words “stakeholder” or “shareholder”. As similar as they sound, in practice their definition of involvement in an organization is vastly different. In the case of shareholders, they are always stakeholders in an organisation or business, but stakeholders are not always […]

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Citizen Outreach In Texas for Sustainability Projects

How citizen outreach is driving these sustainability initiatives in Texas

Allison Hendricks

3 June 2021

Citizen outreach is a specific type of stakeholder engagement or stakeholder outreach that focuses on engaging local members of the public in decision-making processes that affect them.  If you’re running a sustainability initiative, citizen outreach should be a high priority on your list. Because, as we’ve mentioned in previous articles, you can’t define what’s sustainable […]

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CRM vs SRM

What is the difference between a CRM vs SRM

Prerna

7 May 2021

Why should you use different software for customers and stakeholders?  Customer Relationship Management software is vastly different from Stakeholder Relationship Management. As the name suggests, CRMs are solely focused on customers and sales, while SRMs are more about engagement with your stakeholders. Customer relationships are centered around individuals or organizations that have a buyer-seller transactional relationship, whereas stakeholders are ones you actively communicate with, over a longer […]

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Spreadsheet chaos

4 Reasons Why You Should Leave The Spreadsheets Behind

Allison Hendricks

6 April 2021

Many organizations currently use spreadsheets to manage their stakeholder information from making columns for contact details, adding notes about interactions, and updating the information whenever they remember. However, this will often lead to data in different silos, irregular updates, manual entering, and as we like to call it spreadsheet chaos. If you’ve started to notice […]

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Stakeholder Data Management

5 Simple Steps To Getting Started With Stakeholder Data Management

Allison Hendricks

1 March 2021

Organizing your data sounds simple however it can become quite challenging knowing where to start and what is the most effective method.   Stakeholder data falls into two different categories being stakeholders themselves and the interactions your team has with them. We’ve outlined 5 simple steps of ways to organize your data so that your team can make sense of their stakeholders and interactions more efficiently.     1. Group your Contacts  Organizing your stakeholders has never been easier then assigning […]

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How to encourage your team to keep your stakeholder information system updated (1)

How to encourage your team to keep your stakeholder information system updated

Allison Hendricks

9 February 2021

How to encourage your team to keep your stakeholder information system updated Stakeholder information systems are important if you need to manage or engage stakeholders. But like any other tool for your business or campaign, they’re limited by how well your team implements them and incorporates them into their processes. The thing is, you might […]

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3 public participation examples in LA-based sustainability projects

3 public participation examples in LA-based sustainability projects

Allison Hendricks

24 November 2020

3 public participation examples in LA-based sustainability projects Los Angeles is uniquely positioned for sustainability projects thanks to its culture of creativity and innovation, along with a favorable climate and landscape. And with a large and steadily growing population, LA has a number of recent and proposed projects coming up to help meet demands on […]

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7 truths about accountability in public participation that you need to know

7 truths about accountability in public participation that you need to know

Allison Hendricks

12 November 2020

7 truths about accountability in public participation that you need to know   Interested in accountability and public participation? They’re two big, important concepts that go hand in hand – it’s tricky to properly do one without the other.  Let’s lay the foundations with some definitions… Public participation Public participation – also referred to as […]

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The importance of stakeholders: identifying and prioritizing stakeholder engagement

Allison Hendricks

24 August 2020

In any organization or business, it’s easy to get swept up in the day to day. You’re likely juggling new projects, customers, clients, services, technologies, objectives and outcomes. But it’s important to realize that the success of your day to day activities depends on one thing: people. In other words, your stakeholders. So, let’s talk […]

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evaluating community engagement

7 signs you’re getting your community engagement right (or wrong)

Allison Hendricks

3 September 2019

7 signs you’re getting your community engagement right (or wrong) Concerned your community engagement plan or methods aren’t in line with best practices? Think they should be working better than they are? We’ve all been there before. It might just be that you’re just at a stage of the project where you’ve gotta do a […]

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new stakeholder management plans

Free stakeholder management software plan

Allison Hendricks

26 August 2019

A free stakeholder management software plan There’s now an even better reason to ditch the spreadsheets and upgrade to a system that allows you to easily access and share information anywhere, pull in data from other systems, track sentiment, issues and more.   We’ve changed our pricing for Simply Stakeholders and created a plan that […]

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Stakeholder engagement – best practice guide

Allison Hendricks

12 August 2019

Stakeholder engagement – best practice guide What do stakeholder engagement best practices look like? Understanding best practices (and following them) can help build your confidence when engaging with stakeholders, while ensuring you achieve the best possible outcomes for your project, organization and any stakeholders. We’ve put together a list of best practices for stakeholder professionals […]

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Image of wind turbine in field

How public involvement can benefit your sustainable infrastructure project

Allison Hendricks

3 July 2019

How public involvement can benefit your sustainable infrastructure project If you’re running a sustainable infrastructure project, public involvement can have a huge impact on your project’s success. So let’s take a closer look at public involvement, why it’s so beneficial and some strategies to help you boost public involvement in your project or organisation. But […]

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What is civic engagement? Definitions, examples, how tos, and more

Allison Hendricks

12 June 2019

What is civic engagement? Definitions, examples, how tos, and more. Curious about what civic engagement means and how it’s different to other types of engagement? We’ve put together some popular civic engagement definitions below, before digging deeper into who does it, what it looks like and how to get started. What is civic engagement? Let’s […]

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illustration of humaans

What does stakeholder mean? Essential definitions and more

Allison Hendricks

14 May 2019

What does stakeholder mean? Essential definitions and more. Hearing the word “stakeholder” a lot and want to double-check you know your facts? Stakeholders are important for nearly any organisation or project. Chances are, you already know something about stakeholders, but it’s a good idea to dig deeper and get the full picture. Let’s start with […]

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