New enhanced solution drives efficiency, engagement and inclusivity in the public meeting process
New York, NY, March 31, 2022 — Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, today announced Diligent Community, a next-generation governance and civic engagement solution for public organizations that simplifies the end-to-end agenda and meeting management process. Representing significant updates to the company’s platform, Diligent Community enables organizations to easily manage complex governance tasks in any environment and significantly reduce meeting preparation overhead efforts, freeing up time to focus on the organization’s mission.
The landscape for public boards has changed significantly over the last several years, and technology will play an important role in driving security, engagement and trust in the future. Diligent Community improves the process of agenda and meeting management while ensuring accessibility, increasing transparency and boosting community engagement by utilizing a fully secure and streamlined process.
At its core, Diligent Community enables state and local governments, special districts, school districts, libraries and community colleges to better serve their communities through more effective governance. The new solution:
- Improves engagement: The Public Request to Speak feature empowers board administrators and leaders to advocate for their mission while addressing critical community issues
- Increases efficiency: Users can customize workflows for meeting preparation, including adding content for approval, sharing agenda packets via one-click publishing and republishing last-minute agenda items; meeting minutes can be captured in real time, with automatic video timestamping
- Expands access and fosters collaboration: The Library Document Center supports sharing documents and marking content for public consumption
- Promotes inclusivity: Its out-of-the-box solution is ADA and WCAG 2.1 AA compliant and follows Open Meeting Law guidelines, so information is accessible on any device, enabling leaders to connect with their entire community anytime
“ISBA has long partnered with Diligent to supply our members with solutions to successfully manage their board governance responsibilities,” said Terry Spradlin, executive director of the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA). “We’re excited to bring Diligent Community to our membership and pleased that we can offer our members preferred pricing for this powerful new platform.”
“We recognize that digital transformation poses a number of challenges to public organizations that have limited resources and expertise,” said MarKeith Allen, senior vice president and managing director of Mission-Driven Organizations at Diligent. “With Diligent Community, we are delivering on our commitment to provide solutions that will simplify processes and management so that public organizations and their leaders can get back to focusing on their purpose and mission.”
Diligent Community, the next innovation to join Diligent’s BoardDocs and iCompass solutions, offers a governance platform that expands on Diligent’s existing footprint in boards and councils in public education and in local government.
Learn more about Diligent Community here.
Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the world, we empower transformational leaders with technology, insights and confidence to drive greater impact and lead with purpose. Learn more at diligent.com.