County Innovation Network (COIN)

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County Innovation Network (COIN)

COIN has been specifically designed for the use of County and local government leaders, officials and their teams, to make their day-to-day work more efficient and effective through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and collaboration nationally.

COIN is brought to you by the partnership of National Association of Counties (NACo) and Solutionize Inc., leaders in community collaboration services. NACo steers the community direction and governance, and Solutionize developed the service, manages and evolves it. The partnership has developed usage policies and governance processes that will ensure optimum collaboration and communications, while meeting strict privacy requirements.

COIN provides the following services, which are available ONLY to local government members:

  • Information sharing (documents, articles, videos, etc.) - these can be made private or public, at the user's discretion
  • Connecting with "helping hands" in the community, around areas of expertise
  • Conversations around key topics of interest, starting with:
      Technology and Innovation; Resilient Counties; Green Government; Smart Justice; Cyber Security; Healthy Counties; Large Urban Counties; Rural Action
  • Top of Mind postings to spark conversations - about topics of immediate interest

COIN provides additional benefits for NACo members: specifically, access to the NACo App Store, to share across County membership solutions that have been developed by other NACo members.

Suppliers to local government participate in COIN as follows:

  • Uploading educational materials about their product genre and solution case studies, for download by local government members
  • Providing experts as "helping hands", available to the local government members to answer questions and start a conversation
  • Providing a storefront to showcase relevant solutions, products and services for use by local government

    The aggregate of COIN storefronts will be a comprehensive catalog of solutions, products and services, searchable by local government, with supporting experience and ranking by users

The result? A nationwide peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with collaboration, to enable local government to do more with less, faster and more effectively, and with increased reach into the wisdom of the crowd.

National Association of Counties (NACo)

The Voice of America's Counties, the National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation's 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org

Solutionize Inc.

Solutionize Inc. (Solutionize) delivers "Business Communities as a Service", a proven managed service for engaging business customers, membership and affinity groups, which enables collaboration around common needs and interests.

Solutionize was formed in 2012 by social business experts, with a wealth of experience and intellectual property from over 10 years of go-to-market collaboration, community development and management. The team has a long history of successful innovation globally, with community partnerships in both Commerce (including with IBM, Microsoft and SAP) and Government - including, Westchester County (NY), Gold Coast (Australia); Dundee (Scotland); New Zealand Federal Government; Brazilian export agency; Global Digital Cities Network (with members from Korea, China, Australia, US, UK, Russia) ... and more. For more information about Solutionize Inc., visit www.solutionize.com.