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NCDD’s 2012 Catalyst Awards were two $10,000 awards designed to encourage our members to form teams to address challenges facing our field that are too complex for members to solve on their own.

“Poverty/Wealth in America” is the September Inaugural Issue of the National Dialogue Network

Here’s an important announcement from John Spady of the National Dialogue Network project… Hello friends, I have important results to share with everyone! The National Dialogue Network (NDN) conducted a survey in April 2013. A total of 415 people participated (including both self-selected and random panel responses). Each participant ranked their top five choices from a provided list of twenty-two issue titles to identify the top issue for our inaugural 2013 national conversations that will take place in communities across the U.S. in September. The top ranked issue […] (continue)

Help Choose the Inaugural Issue of the 2013 National Dialogue Network — deadline is April 30, 2013

This post was submitted by John Spady, Coordinator of the National Dialogue Network — winner in the Civic Infrastructure category of the recent NCDD Catalyst Awards. Update:  The deadline has been extended until April 30, 2013. “We need a national dialogue about… X” — but how can we actually do it? After weeks of talking, planning, and preparation, the “working group” team of volunteers with the new National Dialogue Network (NDN) is ready to address this question. NDN is now seeking feedback from NCDD members, and […] (continue)

Announcing the Winners of NCDD’s Catalyst Awards

We’re excited to announce the winners of the NCDD Catalyst Awards — two $10,000 prizes for team projects run by NCDD members in the areas of Civic Infrastructure and Political Bridge Building. The award winner in the Civic Infrastructure category is: A Collaborative Plan for a National Dialogue Network Infrastructure (main contact: John Spady) — The award winner in the Political Bridge Building category is: Real Dialogues: D&D Reality Show (main contact: Tim Bonnemann) NCDD intends to support the winning teams in whatever ways we are able […] (continue)

Last day to vote for the NCDD Catalyst Awards winners!

If you’re an NCDD member and you haven’t voted yet for the two $10,000 Catalyst Awards winners, today’s your last opportunity!  Voting will close tonight at midnight Pacific. The ten-day voting window is coming to a close, and we plan to announce the two winners (one each in the Civic Infrastructure and Political Bridge Building categories) tomorrow. If you didn’t receive your invitation to vote via email (from member@surveymonkey.com), send a message to our office manager, Joy Garman, at joy@ncdd.org asap. She’ll confirm that you’re a […] (continue)

Voting Open for the Catalyst Awards!

Voting opens today for the NCDD Catalyst Awards — two $10,000 prizes for team projects run by NCDD members in the areas of Civic Infrastructure and Political Bridge Building. A special project run in conjunction with NCDD’s 10-year anniversary and 5th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, the Catalyst Awards were designed to tap into NCDD’s most valuable resource — our membership of 1,700 leaders and innovators in public engagement, conflict transformation, group process, and community problem solving. Using a combination of activities (our Seattle […] (continue)

Request for collaborators for “Macroscope for Online D&D” project

This post is from Ben Roberts of The Conversation Collaborative, who is leading a group of NCDD members to develop a proposal for the Catalyst Awards — and is looking for more collaborators. If you’re interested in getting involved in this project now or down the road, add a comment to this blog post, with your name, organization, email and what role you might see yourself playing in this project. Dear NCDD Colleagues: I am seeking collaborators for the “Macroscope for Online Dialogue and Deliberation” project proposal under […] (continue)

Update from the Online Dialogue and Deliberation Infrastructure (ODDI) Working Group

This post is from Mark Frischmuth of DemocracyLab.org, who has been leading a group of NCDDers with expertise in online engagement to develop a proposal for the Catalyst Awards. If you’re interested in getting involved in this project now or down the road, add a comment to this blog post, with your name, organization, email and what role you might see yourself playing in this project. Dear NCDD Community: At the NCDD Conference in Seattle, a number of like minded D&D practitioners and social entrepreneurs got […] (continue)

Update on John Spady’s Catalyst Proposal to begin a National Dialogue Network infrastructure

This post is from John Spady, who has been working for months on a project to develop a National Dialogue Network infrastructure. He would like to see many NCDD members sign on to show their support.  The easiest way to do this is to add a comment to this blog post (with your name, organization, email and what role you could see yourself eventually playing in this project).  You can also check out his CivicEvolution page and his Hackpad document. Dear NCDD Community: Nine months ago, […] (continue)

Thank you for voting for the Catalyst Awards winners!

Voting will be open through February 6th, so look for blog posts, emails and other media on the 7th to announcing which two projects will receive the Catalyst Awards. The Catalyst Awards were an experiment to to encourage innovation and collaboration among NCDD members. This was new ground for NCDD, and we would like to know what you thought of the process. Should we do this again? And if so, what should be done differently? What would have gotten you more involved in the process? Post […] (continue)

Note from Joan Blades on the Living Room Conversations proposal for the NCDD Catalyst Awards

Here’s a message from Joan Blades (co-founder of MoveOn.org and MomsRising) to the NCDD community.  Joan is working with Amanda Roman and other NCDD members on a Catalyst Awards project centered around Living Room Conversations — and would like to see many of you involved.  Please read over this post and either comment here or on their Catalyst Awards page here at CivicEvolution to let Joan and Amanda know if and how you’d like to get involved, or to ask whatever questions you may have. […] (continue)

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