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Overview of GovLoop - the "Facebook for government." GovLoop is the premiere social network for government employees, creating a space for Federal, state, local and international public servants to collaborate. Learn more at http://www.govloop.com.
Overview of GovLoop - the "Facebook for government." GovLoop is the premiere social network for government employees, creating a space for Federal, state, local and international public servants to collaborate. Learn more at http://www.govloop.com.

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Published by: GovLoop - "Facebook for Government" on Nov 28, 2009
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The Story

Problem:

Why                  y

Millions of government employees  working on similar issues  but no safe place  ki i il i b f l to connect and share best practices.

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Solution:
Online community.   Online community    Hub to connect disparate conversations/events.   New technology leveraged to collaborate.

What is                 
Find and contribute  best practices b t  ti Solve  government  problems Research  the latest  trends

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Learn about the  latest solutions

Connect with peers

MISSION: “Connect Government to Improve Government” p

Technology
• • • • Built on Founded by Marc Andreesen (Netscape)   One of Top 20 Ning Networks  p g State Department: Exchanges Connect

Founder
• • • • • • • • Do‐Gooder: 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 A d Wi Speaker: 25+ Conferences, Brookings, Harvard Kennedy School Author: Wikinomics  Federal Times  Public Manager Wikinomics, Federal Times, Public Manager Athlete: Used to be good at golf – 3rd in State Scholar: Miami (OH) and UPenn ( ) Gentleman: Likes Cats and Babies

Evolution                 
Adding New  Features Passionate  Federal  Employee p y JUN 2008: GovLoop Launched JAN 2008: Idea Conceived JAN 2009: Community Leaders JUN 2009: 10,000 Members SEP 2009: 20,000 Members President and CEO, Build Team Recognized  Need for More  Resources

Passionate  Volunteers

Members
22,000 22 000
…and growing rapidly
(over 20% growth per month) (over 20% growth per month)
 Obama Political Appointees  GSA Assistant Commissioner  Canada Deputy CTO  California CTO  30+ Federal CIOs and CTOs  60+ State/Local CIOs  125+ City Managers  500+ Contract Specialists

Members
Contractor (13%) Federal (49%)

Employer

Age

Field

Members
Loyal:  l
60% of visitors return 
more than  th

Active:  i
4 out of 10
visit GovLoop i it G L

9 times per month

over once per day

Engaged:  Engaged:
Average Time on Site = 5:00 Minutes Views Per Visit = 5.4 Pages g
*Source: Google Analytics

Support
“GovLoop com is a great  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.” ll b ti   d   bli i t   t hi ”
‐ Beverly Godwin, GSA Director of USA.gov and Former White House Office of New Media

Accolades

Honored

Finalist: 2009  Intergovernmental  Solutions Award 

Featured

Fe ure eatu es

Fe ure eatu es

Fe ure eatu es

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

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Incubation

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How Can We Work Together?

Groups:
• Members
• Topic‐Based p • Planning • Review

Ideas
Blogs:
• Thought Leadership • White Papers / Reports

Events:
• Promotion Vehicle

Forums:
• Pre‐Event • Key Topics/Trends

Features:
• Member/Project of Week

• SME Chats, Ask the Expert,  GovReads and much more

Assistance
1. Orientation / Training 2. 2 Consultation  One-Time O Ongoing i 3. Community Management

Questions
Steve Ressler Steve Ressler
President and CEO Founder@GovLoop.com @GovLoop

Andrew Krzmarzick Andrew Krzmarzick
Community Manager Andrew@GovLoop.com Andrew@GovLoop com @KrazyKriz

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