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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.

Join Us at Citizen University’s 2016 Conference, Mar. 18-19

We want to encourage NCDD members to consider registering Citizen University’s annual conference this March 18th – 19th in Seattle, Washington. Citizen University was founded by former NCDD keynote speaker Eric Liu to build a stronger culture of citizenship, and their annual confernece is an incredibly unique civic gathering. This year’s conference theme is “Who Is Us? Race, Citizenship, and America Now.” As many of us in the D&D field continue to ask ourselves about how to engage more diverse populations beyond the “usual suspects”, this conference on […] (continue)

NCDD’s 2015 Year in Review

When a new year begins, we naturally tend to reflect back on the previous year. As we look back on 2015, it’s clear that it was quite a year for NCDD, and it’s inspiring to look back and see all that’s happened. The year of 2015 was one of many transitions. NCDD had some personnel changes as we said a fond farewell to our former Creative Director Andy Fluke and gave a warm welcome to our new Resource Curator and Social Media Coordinator Keiva Hummel (pictured at left). We also brought […] (continue)

Communications Job Opening at Everyday Democracy

We encourage our NCDD members to take note that Everyday Democracy – a long-time NCDD member organization – is hiring for a Communications Fellow. We’re positive that there are many folks in our network who would be a great fit for the job, so we encourage you to consider applying! Everyday Democracy is based in Boston, MA and this position is slated to be a year-long opportunity. Here is how the EvDem team describes the position: Everyday Democracy is seeking someone interested in helping to […] (continue)

Join D&D Climate Action Call on COP21 Talks, Jan. 19

We want to encourage NCDDers once again to plan to join the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) for their next teleconference on the intersection of D&D work and the issue of climate change on January 19th at 5pm Eastern. Led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group, D&D CAN’s goal is to build a community of practice that fosters mutual learning, sharing, and inspires collaboration around the complexities of climate change. The monthly conference calls are one of the best ways to connect with this […] (continue)

NCDD-CRS Meetings Catalyzed Projects, Continue in 2016

In the last year, we’ve been reporting on the collaboration that NCDD formed with U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service to organize meetings between NCDD members and CRS staff at their fourteen regional field offices. To date, meetings or conference calls have been held with CRS offices in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, Dallas, and Seattle. Meetings are still in the works for Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and San Francisco in 2016, so be on the look out for more news if you live […] (continue)

N. Am. PB Research Board Seeks Input on 2016 Agenda

In case you missed it, the North American Participatory Budgeting Research Board recently announced that it’s seeking input on what topics folks in the field think PB researchers should prioritize next year. The Board was originally launched by two NCDD member organizations – Public Agenda and the Participatory Budgeting Project – and we encourage the rest of our members to weigh in. You can learn more in the Public Agenda post below or find the original here. What do you want to see PB research […] (continue)

Showcasing Boston’s Civic Tech Tools at #Tech4Democracy

The team at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, an NCDD member organization, recently posted on their Challenges to Democracy blog about their #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge – an event highlighting civic tech projects from the Boston area. It featured some very cool civic tech tools that could be useful for folks in our field, so we encourage you to read more in the post below or find the original here. HUBweek Event Shows Greater Boston is Ripe with Civic Tech The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is […] (continue)

Open Gov’t Action Plan Holds Promise for D&D, Civic Tech

Just over a month ago, the White House released the third version of its Open Government National Action Plan that includes upwards of 40 initiatives to advance its commitment to “an open and citizen-centered government,” and we encourage NCDD members to take a look at it. While the plan covers a lot of ground, some of that ground is in our field, and that could mean opportunities to grow and deepen our work that we won’t want to miss. The Open Government Action Plan is part of the […] (continue)

2015 Brown Democracy Medal Highlights “Caring Democracy”

In case you missed it, the McCourtney Institute for Democracy – an NCDD member organization – announced the winner of their 2015 Brown Democracy Medal earlier this fall. The medal went to Dr. Joan C. Tronto for her scholarly work in challenging us to rethink our democracy’s relationship to caring for people. We encourage you to read more about her work and the award in the Penn State News announcement below or to find the original here. ‘Caring Democracy’ author selected for Brown Democracy Medal Joan […] (continue)

Akron Millennials’ Advice on Engaging Youth in Civic Life

Engaging young people is often something that many in our field know we need to do, but aren’t sure how. So we wanted to share a recent post from the team at the Jefferson Center, an NCDD member organization, in which they share recommendations from Millennials about how local governments can increase young people’s participation. It comes as part of a broader project on engaging Millennials, and we encourage you to read more in the Jefferson Center post below or to find the original here. Young […] (continue)