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From the CommunityCommunity News Archives: NCDD News

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.

Job openings for engagement professionals

Just announced two more D&D-related job openings on our “Making a Living in D&D” listserv: Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Civic Engagement, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University Director, Bronx Center for Community Engagement, Fordham University We post some job openings here in the blog (check the funding-jobs-awards tag for the latest), but many more things we hear about are forwarded on to the Making-a-Living list since we just don’t have time to post every job we hear about.  To subscribe […] (continue)

Update on Taylor Willingham

Many of us have been staying up-to-date on Taylor Willingham’s long battle with cancer via her CareFlash site.  News came this morning that hits hard.  Taylor passed away last night.  She was surrounded by family. Taylor served on the NCDD Board for several years as our Secretary/Treasurer.  She played an instrumental role in several of our conferences as well.  Many know her from her amazing leadership within the National Issues Forums network, and her groundbreaking work with the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin.  She was […] (continue)

Launching NCDD’s Idea Incubator

NCDD is known for being an open community of innovators who are genuinely interested in working together to increase the impact of dialogue and deliberation.  Today I’d like to announce a new feature on the NCDD website that I hope will make it easier for NCDDers to collaborate:  the “Idea Incubator.” The Idea Incubator is a space on the NCDD site where members can pose ideas that benefit our field, gather feedback, and gain partners. Your post in the Idea Incubator provides a “home base” […] (continue)

NCDD Fund Drive Ended 6 Days Early!

For those of you following NCDD’s summer fund drive…  I wanted to let you know that we officially ended the drive on Thursday night at midnight — 6 days ahead of schedule.  By Thursday night at 7pm, we had surpassed our $10,000 goal by over 20%! It has been a humbling, heartening experience, running our first fund drive and not knowing what to expect… yet seeing the support pour in from across our community.  All this despite the fact that every one of us has […] (continue)

NCDD Fund Drive: Final Push and Early Shutdown

Yesterday’s Board Challenge far exceeded our expectations. It was our biggest day yet, with $1625 coming in from 20 generous contributors, plus our Board of Directors’ $1,000 matching contribution. We’re just a few hundred dollars from our $10,000 goal for the Summer Fund Drive, even though we weren’t planning on ending the fund drive for another week! We have been absolutely humbled and affirmed by this show of support for NCDD’s work.  Check out the wonderful testimonials that have been coming in with the donations. […] (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)

What we’re up to on Facebook

Did you know that the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation has both a group and a page on Facebook, and that they serve very different purposes?  I resisted creating an NCDD fan page for some time, since we already had an active, popular group going.  But since Facebook made lots of changes to the functionality of groups, we started up a page that’s now providing quite a valuable service to our field. I hope you decide to join both (well, join the group and […] (continue)

Audio for NCDD Confab with Susanna Haas Lyons

We had close to 40 people join us on our June 29th Confab call with Susanna Haas Lyons.  Andy had added a link to the audio to the original blog posts about the call, but I wanted to add a new post that shows up in RSS feeds, on Facebook, etc. in case this helps people who missed the call locate the audio and google doc. I really enjoyed the call, and was fascinated by the project Susanna has been running on Facebook in partnership […] (continue)

Did we rise to John Spady’s challenge? Oh yes we did!

I am absolutely floored right now, and so humbled by the support coming through for NCDD’s work. I announced at noon that John Spady was donating $500 and ready to match up to $500 in additional donations, and checked a few minutes ago to find out that a $500 contribution had just come in from Deb Ganderton, Executive Manager of Communications and Engagement for the City of Boroondara (Victoria, Australia). Not only that, but another $625 in contributions had come in throughout the day (check them […] (continue)

Special Opportunity for next 24 hours only: Extra $500 from John Spady if others can match it

July 25th update:  John Spady has contributed $500 to the NCDD’s summer fund drive — bringing our total so far up to $3635 — and is ready to donate another $500 if other donations can match that amount by noon EST tomorrow (July 26th).  So now’s the time to donate (at www.ncdd.org/funddrive), even if you can only give $25 or $10. A huge thank you to John Spady for his matching donation!  John has been an active, supportive member of NCDD since we got started, […] (continue)