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GovDelivery to Host Webinar on Facilitating Collaborative Communities Within the Public Sector

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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector digital communications solutions, announced today it will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. ET to discuss how government agencies can leverage collaboration to maximize direct connections with stakeholders. Titled "Develop, Encourage and Maintain Secure Collaborative Communities," this free event will provide attendees with the critical advice, tools and best practices needed to help their organizations create secure communities to gather and organize stakeholders on an unprecedented scale.

In a recent survey on collaboration conducted by GovDelivery, 96 percent of public sector employees said they felt strengthening the relationship and connections between their organization and consultants, other government organizations, and the public would be beneficial for their agency. Based on that feedback, collaboration specialist and GovDelivery Product Manager, Joe Bloom will discuss how public sector organizations can develop greater engagement with stakeholders to help meet mission-critical objectives and drive value for the organization.

"Our research in this area reveals that government employees need to create more collaborative communities to manage communications both inside and outside their organizations, connecting with other agencies, citizens and government consultants," said Scott Burns, CEO at GovDelivery. "Working with over 550 government agencies worldwide, GovDelivery has a relentless focus and deep expertise in helping government agencies leverage digital communications to drive engagement with their stakeholders. For this webinar, we'll leverage this experience to help attendees increase collaboration and interact with their stakeholders in an effective, efficient and engaging manner."

GovDelivery Collaborative Community Management (CCM) offers government entities the flexibility to innovate and collaborate with colleagues, citizens, businesses, government partners, consultants, and more – on a local, national or international level. Today, there are many reasons for government agencies to collaborate, both inside and outside their organizations, not the least of which is a continued focus on driving transparency, participation and civic and community engagement across all levels of government.

With GovDelivery CCM, government agencies can create a secure, virtual community, workspace or project team that includes internal and external stakeholders. The solution encourages higher levels of engagement and gathers useful data for initiatives by combining traditional Intranet-style collaboration with interactive tools. Agencies can establish groups to enhance participation and strengthen relationships for members with specific interests or attributes, such as geographical location. CCM helps eliminate the physical and technological barriers that often stifle the flow of communications, genuine teamwork and deep engagement across an entire stakeholder base.

To register for the upcoming webinar, please visit http://direct.govdelivery.com/ccm-webinar-pr. An infographic illustrating GovDelivery's survey on community collaboration in government can be viewed at http://bit.ly/GDCCMinfo_PR. For more information on GovDelivery's Collaborative Community Management (CCM), please visit http://bit.ly/GDCCM.

About GovDelivery

GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps more than 550 government organizations transform their communications by maximizing direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. Clients, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.com.

CONTACT: Mary Yang Sr. Marketing Communications Manager 651-726-7317 Mary.Yang@govdelivery.com

Source: GovDelivery