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Nominate Your Office for a Gold Mouse Award in Social Media

Attention congressional staffers! Is your office using social media in innovative ways? We want to know about it! As a part of the Gold Mouse Awards for the 113th Congress, CMF will recognize Senators and Representatives who are using social media in interesting and forward-thinking ways. We encourage you to nominate your office for this new award.

Nominations can be for any innovative use of social media, as long as it was used during the 113th Congress. We will consider practices by Member personal offices only. As you consider your nomination, think about whether your office has used social media in exceptional ways to:

  • Improve information-delivery to constituents and/or others (e.g., followers, the press);
  • Foster transparency and accountability;
  • Engage and interact with constituents and/or others;
  • Collaborate or consult with constituents and/or others; or
  • Educate or inform constituents and/or others about what is happening in Congress.

To nominate your office for a Gold Mouse Social Media Award, please click on the link below and complete a brief application. Nominations must come from congressional staff, not vendors or constituents, and must include your contact information. CMF will review the nominations and contact the finalists for more information, if necessary. The deadline for submitting your application is December 2, 2013.

Please share this information with any staffer you think might be interested. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Nomination Form for Gold Mouse Award in Social Media: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cmf-social-media-nomination-form


**Note**: This application is for your use of social media only. It is separate from CMF’s evaluation of congressional websites. You do not need to nominate your website for our consideration – all House and Senate personal office and committee websites are reviewed by our team. For more information on the 113th Congress Gold Mouse Awards, please review this blog post.

 
 
 

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Communicating with Congress The Internet forever changed how citizens and Congress interacts. The goal of this project is to facilitate a more meaningful democratic dialogue.

 

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Gold Mouse Project
Congress should effectively communicate with and serve citizens online. CMF assesses congressional websites to identify best and innovative practices that can be more widely adopted by the House and Senate.

 

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Inside the Hill
Produced by Founding Partner Fleishman-Hillard, this video series allows you to hear directly from Members and staff on how technology is changing the way Congress works.

 

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Life in Congress
This novel research project by CMF and the Society for Human Resource Management has two goals: identify the factors that motivate congressional staff and shed some light on Congress as a workplace.

 

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21st Century Town Hall Meetings CMF seeks to continue our innovative work in this area by conducting comparative research on in-person town halls, online town halls, and telephone town halls.