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At Collabforge, our mission is to lower the cost of collaboration and innovation, so that individuals and organisations can achieve their goals. Social media is an important part of this mission, because it’s a powerful way for anyone to engage the right people at the right time. The way we see it, the more people who are capable users of social media, the more amazing innovation we’re likely to see. That’s why we’ve teamed up with David Hood of Doing [...]
At Collabforge, we believe that the future of policy is connected, collaborative and community-driven. Many of our projects, starting with the groundbreaking Future Melbourne ‘City Plan that Anyone Can Edit’ all the way up to the Speak.Share.Thrive platform hosted by Alberta Canada’s Department of Human Services, exemplify this spirit. Collabforge’s role is to support government departments through the process of building a culture of collaboration as well as implementing technology strategically, in order to take a participatory approach to policy. [...]
Last year Collabforge started working with several catchment management authorities (CMAs) in Victoria to develop a more collaborative, transparent and efficient approach to developing their Regional Catchment Strategies. CMAs “work to ensure land and water resources are protected and enhanced as well as improving the region’s social wellbeing, environmental quality and productive capacity in a sustainable manner.” The CMA Regional Catchment Strategies (RCS) will provide a high level guide for how the CMAs will manage one of our most valuable and [...]
Philanthropy is an important component of a healthy civil society, and like everything else it’s changing.
If you want to keep up on the latest developments, check out Nathaniel James’s Adventures in New Giving project:
Collabforge projects VPS Hub and the CFA FireReady smartphone application have been named finalists in the Government 2.0 category of the Excellence in eGovernment Awards 2011. VPS Hub was created as a whole of Victorian government intranet platform for collaboration across 42,000+ members of the Victorian Public Service (VPS). It provides online tools for new ways of working and innovating across government. The Hub establishes and builds virtual networks and partnerships, overcoming the barriers and silo-effect of traditional [...]