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Tools for Online Participation

In fall 2009, NCDD members who work in the online engagement realm worked together to create a Google Docs chart called “Tools for Online Participation.” The chart builds on NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework, which categorizes dialogue and deliberation processes into four streams based on the purpose of engagement: exploration, conflict transformation, decision making and collaborative action. NCDD Board member Lucas Cioffi was instrumental in creating this resource and inspiring nearly 40 people to edit the Google doc. (continue)

Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by –The Public

This 40-page report by NCDD member Matt Leighninger was published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. This 2011 report begins to pull back the veil on how public managers can make use of the various online engagement tactics and tools currently available to them, and when they work best. (continue)

The American Square

An online social network launched by NCDD organizational member AmericaSpeaks, The American Square is rooted in the belief that our country needs to engage in vigorous, honest, and civil political debate to address the enormous challenges we face. (continue)

PMLINK 360

PMLINK 360 is a web development company building web solutions for any industry that can benefit from stakeholder management software. They developed a stakeholder management system to help companies manage stakeholder interaction, increase efficiencies and streamline communications, enabling projects to be delivered on-time, on-budget and in-compliance with industry regulations. They adhere to methodologies based on simple, clean design, scalable database schema and easy, intuitive user-interface design. Learn more at www.pmlink360.com. (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)

Virtual Meetings: Design with the ‘Distracted Participant’ in Mind

Here is a wonderful summary by Geoffrey Morton-Haworth of a January 2011 discussion in NCDD’s LinkedIn group on ground rules and best practices in virtual facilitation.  The discussion was started by group member Martin Pearson with the subject “Groundrules necessary to make the best of virtual meetings,” and is also posted on Geoffrey’s yalaworld.net site at this link. Martin wrote that he was starting to use Skype more for meetings, and asked group members if they have created specific ground rules for their own virtual […] (continue)

ASonline (Archive)

AmericaSpeaks recently launched a new effort to support U.S. officials who seek to involve citizens in shaping policy. They’re partnering with leading Canadian citizen participation firm Ascentum to offer a set of services and tools that they believe public officials need to create meaningful opportunities for citizen participation. You can find these at ASonline.org. (continue)

USARiseUp.com Dialogues on Race

USARiseUp.com has launched two online dialogues on race, and you are invited to join the conversation: The National Collegiate Dialogue on Race Relations at www.usariseup.com/category/department/national-collegiate-dialogue Race Relations in Your City at www.usariseup.com/publishers-note/join-town-hall-discussion-about-race-relations-your-city? The website has a monthly online magazine with several departments, covering a variety of topics and interests designed to help us celebrate our commonalities, better understand our differences and create a comfortable space to address those things that divide us. Their writers represent the ethnic groups that make up America; and their visitors […] (continue)

EngagingCities

EngagingCities helps urban planners understand and use the internet. We write about new online developments and give practical advice. How can new technologies make your planning processes more participatory, collaborative or effective? Which online tools best suit your needs and how do you use them effectively? http://EngagingCities.com (continue)

Online Dialogue & Deliberation

Written by NCDD director Sandy Heierbacher to expand upon the text on our “What Are Dialogue & Deliberation?” page. Online formats for dialogue and deliberation have improved dramatically in the last few years. Although much of what is called “online dialogue” these days is still little more than a series of anonymous posts in a forum or blog, some groups who have made much progress in creating online spaces for effective dialogue and deliberation — oftentimes, as a complement to face-to-face approaches. Here are a […] (continue)

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