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Blogger Bio:  This post was submitted by a member of the NCDD community. NCDD members are leaders and future leaders in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and community problem solving. You, too, can post to the NCDD blog by completing the Add-to-Blog form at www.ncdd.org/submit.

Libraries For Democracy Seeks Collaborators & Members

Libraries For Democracy is a new (as of July 4th, 2011) web-based service to libraries and the general public. It encourages libraries to provide democracy and social issues related information and programming to their communities. It also provides free, non-partisan information to the public. LFD needs library members. NCDD members can help by encouraging their local libraries (public and academic) to become members and to provide programming with the help of local NCDD moderators. Please visit the LFD website at www.LibrariesForDemocracy.com, and consider becoming an […] (continue)

CDS Announces New Book Series

The Community Development Society (CDS) has recently announced three volumes in a new Community Development Research and Practice book series, including Community Visioning Programs edited by Norman Walzer from Northern Illinois University and Gisele Hamm from  Western Illinois University. Other books and information about contributing to the series can be found in this handout and order form. Submitted via NCDD’s post-to-blog form by Lori Landry of The Community Development Society (CDS). Viewing community development as a profession that integrates knowledge from many disciplines, CDS furthers community […] (continue)

Northern NJ foundation seeking local collaborators

Looking for NCDDers in Northern New Jersey. Our foundation convenes civic and educational leaders to discuss/resolve shared problems/opportunities in the fields of Education, Public Health, and Civic Engagement. We have recently instituted “The Hackensack River Compact” as a “tent” under which six communities: Bergenfield, Bogota, Englewood, Hackensack, New Milford, and Teaneck come together to benefit together by collaborating on many projects which heretofore were not even imagined as possible. We are asking, system-wide, “What might you be able to accomplish together that you cannot alone?” […] (continue)

Submissions for National Collegiate Dialogue on Race

The National Collegiate Dialogue on Race Relations, http://www.usariseup.com/category/department/national-collegiate-dialogue , is requesting submissions to be used for the "Conversation" or "Issue" of the week. Submissions will be posted for students from colleges and universities across the country to have an online dialogue about a major issue in contemporary society--race relations. The submissions can be in the form of a position statement, research paper or article, thought-provoking question, or video lecture. (continue)

PCRC Facilitation Training Aug 18 & 19 in San Mateo, CA

The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) will be offering our a Facilitation Training Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19 in San Mateo, CA. The Training teaches people the building blocks of delivering an effective meeting. This 2 day training highlights agenda development, managing difficult behaviors, tips on how to ensure group engagement, as well as how to identify stakeholders and get them to the table. (continue)

$1,000 Challenge from the NCDD Board

Hi, I’m Marla Crockett, president of the NCDD Board of Directors.  By now you’ve probably heard about NCDD’s first ever fund drive.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 by August 10th, and thanks to so many of you, we’re 70% of the way there!  It’s an experiment for us, and we’re succeeding, perhaps because you’ve recognized the value NCDD has brought to thousands since 2002–and our need of funds to keep doing this important work. If you haven’t contributed yet, here’s a Board Challenge to […] (continue)

How to become a newDemocracy group in your country!

How to become a newDemocracy group in your country. (continue)

Countywide Community Forums Launches New Grant Program — includes up to $5,000 for nonprofits

Grants of $5,000, $1,500, $750, and $250 will be awarded based on the number of survey responses that an organization can acquire during the next two rounds of Countywide Community Forums (CCF) in-person forums and online surveys beginning August 19th and running through October 16th, 2011. Participation in the CCF forums is open to anyone living, working, or going to school in King County, in Washington State. The deadline to apply for a grant is August 22, 2011 at http://www.CommunityForums.org/partner/application For more information leave a message at (800) 369-2584. (continue)

Portland Facilitation Training Series

The goal of the Portland Facilitation Training Series is to deepen group facilitation capacity in Portland and the surrounding area toward the larger goal of increasing community resilience. The series consists of six workshops from September 2011 through June 2012, plus live work by teams of students between workshops. Starts September 9-10, applications due by August 16. (continue)

Libraries and civic engagement survey from the ALA Center for Civic Life

Libraries and Civic Engagement Survey–Help the American Library Association Center for Civic Life Learn More About Your Library’s Activities (continue)

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