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LexPop

LexPop.org is a new wiki-based website that invites participants to collaboratively craft public policy. (continue)

Tools for Online Idea Generation

The Collaboration Project, an initiative by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), just released a new resource: Tools for Online Idea Generation: A Comparison of Technology Platforms for Public Managers.  This latest document compares ten online tools for idea generation (one of which hasn’t launched yet), including key benefits and pricing information. The past several years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of web 2.0 tools at all levels of government. Beyond simply using them as communication vehicles, many public managers have adopted these […] (continue)

An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement

The IBM Center for the Business of Government released this document, and John Kamensky of the IBM Center wanted NCDDers to know about it. Professors Lee and Kwak present a road map — the Open Government Implementation Model — that government agencies can follow in moving toward accomplishing the objectives of the Open Gov Directive, which emphasized transparency, public participation, and collaboration. (continue)

Principles of Local Government Public Engagement

The Institute for Local Government’s Public Engagement and Collaborative Governance program developed the following ten principles to serve as helpful indicators of effective and ethical public engagement practice by local governments. These principles may also help guide city, county and other local officials in the design of public engagement processes and strategies. (continue)

Resource Guide on Public Engagement

NCDD’s October 2010 Resource Guide on Public Engagement is packed with tools and stories to help you tackle contentious problems in your community. Download the Resource Guide at: www.ncdd.org/files/NCDD2010_Resource_Guide.pdf The Resource Guide showcases the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s best collaboratively-created products (like the Core Principles for Public Engagement and the Engagement Streams Framework), as well as recognizing and directing you to a lot of the great work on public engagement that has been done by others in our field. Created for our 2010 […] (continue)

Resource Guide on Public Engagement

NCDD’s October 2010 Resource Guide on Public Engagement showcases the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s best collaboratively-created products (like the Core Principles for Public Engagement and the Engagement Streams Framework), as well as recognizing and directing you to a lot of the great work on public engagement that has been done by others in our field. Created for our 2010 regional events (all attendees received a copy), this must-have guidebook was developed to share stories and resources with the dialogue and deliberation community, public […] (continue)

Making the Most of Social Media: 7 Lessons from Successful Cities

The third in the series of the Fels Institute’s “Promising Practices” publications – Making the Most of Social Media: 7 Lessons from Successful Cities – is written for local governments—cities, counties, townships and their affiliates—that are beginning to experiment with social media and would like to get more out of them. More than two dozen early adopters were interviewed for this report, and their experiences offer some lessons to local governments about what sorts of tools social media offer, how to integrate them into a […] (continue)

Planning Public Forums: Questions to Guide Local Officials

This 21-page guidebook by Terry Amsler (2007) provides practical steps to help local government agencies build their capacity to use public forums effectively. A publication of the Institute for Local Government, the research and education affiliate of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities. Download at http://www.ca-ilg.org/publicforums. Also see these other great publications by ILG: A Local Official’s Guide to Working with Clergy and Congregations This publication describes approaches to enhance working relationships with clergy and congregations that can deepen […] (continue)

Using Social Media to Increase Civic Engagement in U.S. Federal Agencies

Published in March 2010 and available for download from SlideShare, the 90-ish page Using Social Media to Increase Civic Engagement in U.S. Federal Agencies is a report for the FCC’s Broadband Taskforce, Civic Engagement Team. Archon Fung was the academic advisor for this paper, which was prepared by two Kennedy School grad students. http://www.slideshare.net/yasminfodil/social-media-and-civic-participation-final Here is the executive summary: Civic engagement is a critical element of our democratic process. It has many potential benefits for public policy professionals, including: creating public value in the form […] (continue)

Online Dialogue Brainstorm Guide

After more than a dozen successful online idea-generating dialogues, covering myriad topics from Health IT and Privacy to the establishment of a Climate Service within NOAA, the Collaboration Project of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) published “The Online Dialogue Brainstorm Guide.” Geared toward federal agencies and public managers, this guide provides the reader with a step-by-step list of questions to consider when discussing a new online engagement. As NCDD member Lucas Cioffi pointed out when he posted about this resource in the NCDD […] (continue)

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