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Problem:
Millions of government employees 
working on similar issues  but no safe place 
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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                 
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Learn about the 
Connect with peers latest solutions

MISSION: “Connect Government to Improve Government”
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Technology
• Built on
• Founded by Marc Andreesen (Netscape)  
• One of Top 20 Ning Networks 
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• State Department: Exchanges Connect
Founder
• Do‐Gooder
Do‐ Gooder:: 3rd Gen Public Servant, DHS Fellow, Multiple Gov Agencies
• Innovator: Co‐Founder, Young Government Leaders
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Award Winner:
d Wi 2006 Rising Star Award, 2007 Fed 100 Winner
• 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
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• Gentleman: Likes Cats and Babies
Evolution                 
SEP 2009:
Adding New  20,000
Features Members
JUN 2009:
Passionate  10,000
Federal  Members
Employee
p y JAN 2009: President
Community and CEO,
Leaders Build Team
JUN 2008:
GovLoop
Launched Passionate  Recognized 
Volunteers Need for More 
JAN 2008:
Resources
Idea
Conceived
Members
22 000
22,000
…and growing rapidly
(over 20% growth per month)
(over 20% growth per month)

 Obama Political Appointees  30+ Federal CIOs and CTOs
 GSA Assistant Commissioner  60+ State/Local CIOs
 Canada Deputy CTO  125+ City Managers
 California CTO  500+ Contract Specialists
Members

Contractor
(13%)
Federal
(49%)

Employer Age Field


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60% of visitors return  4 out of 10
more than 
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9 times per month over once per day

Engaged:
Engaged: 
Average Time on Site = 5:00 Minutes
Views Per Visit = 5.4 Pages
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*Source: Google Analytics
Support
“GovLoop
GovLoop.com is a great 
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.”
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‐ Beverly Godwin, GSA Director of USA.gov and
Former White House Office of New Media
Accolades Honored

Finalist: 2009 
Intergovernmental 
Solutions Award 

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How Can We Work Together?
Groups: Ideas
• Members Blogs:
• Topic‐Based
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• Planning • White Papers / Reports
• Review

Events:
• Promotion Vehicle
Forums:
• Pre‐Event Features:
• Key Topics/Trends • Member/Project of Week
• SME Chats, Ask the Expert, 
GovReads and much more
Assistance
1. Orientation / Training
2 Consultation
2.
 One-Time
 Ongoing
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3. Community Management
Questions

Steve Ressler
Steve  Ressler
President and CEO Andrew Krzmarzick
Andrew  Krzmarzick
Founder@GovLoop.com Community Manager
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Andrew@GovLoop.com
@KrazyKriz