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The “collaborative action” stream is focused on empowering people and groups to focus on their own role in solving complicated problems, and helping them self-organize to take responsibility for the solution. Study Circles, Future Search, and Appreciative Inquiry are considered part of this stream.

Art of Hosting Trainings & NCDD Discounts

We’ve previously highlighted the newest round of skill-building retreats from the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics team, and we wanted to make sure that NCDD members know it’s not too late to sign up for this year’s retreats. The next retreat will be taking place May 15th – 17th in Nova Scotia, followed by another in British Columbia this September 21st – 24th. We are excited to announce that NCDD has been able to secure a discount for our members at the retreats! Teams of 3 or […] (continue)

Position Opening with InterFaith Works of CNY

We recently heard about a position opening with our friends at InterFaith Works of CNY that we wanted to share. IFW is seeking a new Program Director for their Center for Dialogue, and the position sounds like a great fit for some of our NCDD members, so we hope some of you will be interested in learning more about the opening. IFW describes the position this way: Creation of the Center for Dialogue: IFW is creating the Ahmad and Elizabeth El-Hindi Center for Dialogue (CfD) to build upon several successful […] (continue)

Archive of March’s Confab on Everyday Democracy

Last month, as part of NCDD’s Confab Call series, we spent time with the staff of one of NCDD’s founding members, Everyday Democracy, exploring what Everyday Democracy has learned over the years, through their close work with community partners, about how to create dialogue and change. We’re happy to share a recording of the the webinar, now available on the Everyday Democracy website, presented by Malik Russell, Everyday Democracy’s Communications Director, Carolyne Abdullah, their Director of Community Assistance, and Rebecca Reyes, Communications Manager. (continue)

Update from Participatory Budgeting Campaign in CA

We are always happy to hear good news from our partners with the Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD organizational member, and we wanted to share an update on their campaign in California from the PBP blog. We encourage you to read about how PB is growing below, or find the original post by clicking here. Last October 2013, PBP began a year-long partnership with one of California’s foremost foundations to promote participatory budgeting (PB) across the state. Through our work with The California Endowment (TCE), PBP is supporting local […] (continue)

Interview on GovLoop Innovation Report

We recently read a great interview over at EngagingCities on an interesting report detailing 20 significant innovations made in government last year, and we thought it would interest our NCDD members. We encourage you to read the interview below or find the original post here. In late December,  GovLoop released a new report, “The GovLoop Guide to 20 Innovations that Mattered in 2013.” EngagingPlans editor Della Rucker recently sat down with Emily Jarvis, lead writer of the report and producer of the GovLoop podcast, the DorobekINSIDER, to […] (continue)

PAGE Fellowship Opportunity for Grad Students

We recently heard about a great opportunity for our grad student members from NCDD supporting member Steven Kull, and we wanted to make sure to share it with you. The Imagining America initiative is a great venue for scholars to integrate civic engagement into their work , and we encourage you to learn more about their PAGE network below or by clicking here.  Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. PAGE enhances the theoretical and practical […] (continue)

CM Call on Sustaining Neighborhoods this Thurs.

Our organizational partners at CommunityMatters are hosting another one of their great capacity building calls this Thursday, April 10th, from 4-5pm EST. NCDD is a partner in the CommunityMatters collaboration, and we encourage you to hop on the call and learn with us. This month, the call is focused on Building and Sustaining Vital Neighborhoods. This month’s call will feature insights about neighborhood building from Felisa Conner, manager Garland, Texas’ Office of Neighborhood Vitality and Scott LeMay, Councilman in Garland, Texas and Former President of the Camelot Neighborhood Association. CM describes the call […] (continue)

Defining Public Innovation

We saw yet another great piece recently from our friends at the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, an NCDD organizational member – this time reflecting on the meaning of “public innovation”. We encourage you to read the piece below or find the original here. This post was written by Rich Harwood, president and founder of the Harwood Institute. Recently, I was on the public radio program “Innovation Trail” in Rochester, N.Y. to talk about “public innovation.” The station posted the following statement on its website about my appearance: […] (continue)

Webinar on Effective Board Meetings, Wed. 3/12

We recently were informed of a great opportunity coming up this week for those of us involved in non-profit work. Accomplished facilitator and NCDD supporting member Rick Lent is hosting a webinar this Wednesday, March 12th, from 1 – 2pm EST called “Tools for More Effective Non-Profit Board Meetings“. Rick describes the webinar this way: While each board situation is unique, there are common challenges facing the conduct of effective nonprofit board meetings. These challenges include board size (typically 10, 12 or more), use of time, […] (continue)

PBP News: Funding Priorities & the 3rd Int’l PB Conference

I personally am a big fan of the work being done by our friends at the Participatory Budgeting Project, and they made two pretty exciting announcements recently that we wanted to share with you. First, as an exercise in walking the talk, the PBP asked its donors to decide how they should spend the money they donated in the coming year, and the results of the vote are in: The polls have closed and the votes are tallied…we are thrilled to announce the results of PBP’s […] (continue)