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Learn about various projects and goings-on at NCDD (aside from our events): collaborative projects we’re involved in, research we’re undertaking, and topics our community is tackling.

Creating Community Solutions Alliance Wins IAP2 USA Project of the Year

We wanted to share the great news that last month, the Creating Community Solutions Alliance received the International Association of Public Participation’s USA Project of the Year Core Value Award. NCDD is one of six organizations that make up the core CCS alliance — including the National Institute for Civil Discourse (the lead partner), Everyday Democracy, the National Issues Forums Institute, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and AmericaSpeaks. Creating Community Solutions won for its work in bringing people to the table for the national dialogue on mental health […] (continue)

Join a Live Video Chat on #TextTalkAct Tomorrow

Join organizers of the award-winning #TextTalkAct in a live video chat hosted by @DocForeman tomorrow (Tuesday, November 18th) at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific. Hear what happened during our national Text Talk Act contest on October 6. We’ll connect you with: Winning youth organizers; Ideas texted in by participants across the country; Resources for taking action. To participate, simply click on this link on Tuesday, Nov 18 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You’ll be connected to the live streaming video on YouTube that […] (continue)

Online Discussion on Recent NCDD Hot Topics, Friday 11/14

We want to invite NCDD members to join an online & phone conversation event this Friday that former NCDD Board member Lucas Cioffi has set up so we can explore some of the topics that have been making waves on our discussion listserv recently. You can read his invitation below. NCDD is driven by members, and we love to see them taking initiative, so thanks so much to Lucas for leading on this!  Hello Everyone, There have been some deep topics discussed on this discussion list over […] (continue)

Last Day to Add to Our Conversation on D&D Barriers

As we announced last month, NCDD is looking for input from our community on the important conversation we started during our national conference about overcoming the biggest barriers to and in our work, and today is the last day to add to that conversation via our online engagement space hosted by Codigital. The period for input in the online space will end tonight at midnight, so if you haven’t already, please make sure to visit www.ncdd.codigital.com to help us identify new and existing strategies for overcoming the four barriers for effective dialogue and deliberation work that our NCDD community […] (continue)

NCDD-CRS Meetings Being Planned Across the Country

One of the highlights of the recent National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation was Grande Lum’s speech on the final day of the conference. Grande is director of the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, an extraordinary program that was established 50 years ago as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Known as “America’s Peacemaker,” the Community Relations Service (CRS) has worked with thousands of communities over the years, many of whom came together in crisis and emerged stronger and more unified as […] (continue)

“Vote” for A Better Democracy – Join NCDD TODAY!

Happy Election Day, everyone! As we come to the close of yet another contentious and at-times ugly election season, we are reminded again of the importance of the work that the NCDD community does. As reflected in our “Democracy for the Next Generation” theme for our recent national conference, we believe NCDD and the amazing innovators we represent are a part of the solution to the broken politics of our time. In helping people really communicate, bridging gaps and partisan differences, building better civic infrastructure, and engaging our […] (continue)

NCDD Membership Rates Increasing Nov. 5th – Join or Renew Today!

As many of you know, NCDD is a lean organization with a small staff, and we rely on the active support of NCDD members to continue our efforts and raise awareness of the innovations in engagement, dialogue and community-building taking place across the country. It is our strong and growing membership that enables us to add even more to what we can offer our members to support their work. As part of our effort to step up the support we can offer to our members, we are […] (continue)

A message to the NCDD community from the Board

Wow. Talk about being inspired by what is possible! The NCDD conference in the DC area last weekend was a potent mix of innovation, connection and motivation for action. 415+ people turned out to share their best thinking, broaden their networks and add their unique contribution to advancing the work of strengthening our democracy. Even as partisan rhetoric heats up in an effort to amplify division and discord in advance of the November elections, the people and organizations involved in NCDD offer a countervailing narrative […] (continue)

“Temperature Check” survey for all NCDD members!

Though we’re all neck-deep in conference prep right now, it’s important to us to serve our members effectively during non-conference time as well.  About 50 of you have completed our “temperature check” survey so far, but we’d love many more of our 2,100 members to provide your input and ideas. As you may have noticed, NCDD has really ramped things up over the last year or two, with new features like the member map and the dialogue storytelling tool, our collaborative efforts with the Creating Community […] (continue)

Telling Our Stories: Featured Entries to NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool

NCDD has been experimenting with collecting examples of dialogue and deliberation projects through the “Dialogue Storytelling Tool” we launched last summer at www.ncdd.org/storytelling-tool. In partnership with the Kettering Foundation, we’ve been gathering brief case studies and project descriptions from dialogue and deliberation practitioners. Today we’re releasing a 19-page report that shares some of the best entries we’ve received so far. Please check it out, share it widely, and add your stories today! Some of the projects you’ll learn about in the doc are UrbanMatters, Migrant […] (continue)

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