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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.

4th Int’l Conference on PB in N. America Opens Call for Proposals

Before you check out for the holiday this week, we encourage our members to consider responding to the call for proposals for the 4th International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America, which will be hosted in Boston, MA from May 20th – 22nd, 2016 by the Participatory Budgeting Project, one of our great NCDD member organizations. The deadline to submit for the conference is December 18th, 2015, so don’t wait too long! You can read the full call for proposals here. This year’s conference will coincide with the […] (continue)

Public Agenda & WNYC Release NY Opinion Survey Results

Last month, another great D&D-public radio partnership came to fruition – this time between Public Agenda, an NCDD member organization, and WNYC. PA conducted a survey of metro NYC residents’ opinions on key public issues and released its results in an in-depth report and a series stories on The Brian Leher Show all accompanied by PA blog posts. We encourage you to check out the results of their partnership in the PA announcement below or find the original here. New York Metropolitan Area State of Mind Over the past year, we’ve been […] (continue)

NIFI to Host 3 Online Health Care Deliberations in Nov.

Our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – recently launched a great online deliberation tool call Common Ground for Action, and you’re invited to check it out for yourself in 3 forums this month about health care issues. The forums are part of NIFI’s larger project that will yield a report to federal policymakers, so we encourage you to join in! Read more below or find the original NIFI post on the forums here. Have you tried a Common […] (continue)

Join D&D Climate Action Network Launch Call Nov. 17

NCDD is proud to be supporting an important new project being led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group aimed at connecting D&D professionals who are concerned about climate change. The network will launch with a conference call on Nov. 17 from 2-4pm PST for folks interested in being part of the core group, and its work could be quite impactful with the right supporters. Learn more about the network and how to get involved in Linda’s announcement below. Announcing the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) […] (continue)

Learning from Radio-Supported Dialogues on Hunger in CA

Public radio is a powerful, natural ally to D&D work, but often an under-utilized one, so we’re happy to feature the insights gained from a radio-supported community conversation on hunger that recently took place in CA. The strategies come from NCDD supporting member jesikah maria ross of Capital Public Radio, and we encourage you to read her piece below or find the original here. You can also check out the great toolkit she created to help others start their own conversations using public radio stories. 10 Strategies for Creating Powerful Conversations via Public […] (continue)

PCP Interfaith Dialogue Leaders featured in TV Documentary

We are quite excited to encourage our members to take the rare opportunity this Monday to check out D&D work on TV! The team at Public Conversations Project – an NCDD member organization – shared that two interfaith dialogue leaders that they work with will be featured in part 2 of a 7-part documentary series presented by Oprah beginning Oct. 18th. We encourage you to learn more about this great series or read PCP’s original announcement here. Interfaith Dialogue Partners Featured on Oprah’s “Belief” On […] (continue)

Tunisian Dialogue Group Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is a powerful reminder of the importance of the work of D&D. From improving neighborhoods to preventing civil wars, we are seeing D&D being recognized more and more as a crucial part of how we build a better future together. NCDD joins the rest of the field in congratulating and thanking the Quartet for its work and contributions. You can learn more about the Quartet’s efforts in the US Institute of Peace‘s congratulatory post below, or by […] (continue)

New Toolkit Streamlines PB Evaluation in N. America

We were excited to learn recently that Public Agenda and the Participatory Budgeting Project – two of our prominent NCDD member organizations – have released a new participatory budgeting evaluation toolkit in collaboration with the North American PB Research Board. The toolkit will help municipalities across the continent document the impacts and effectiveness of their local PB efforts. We encourage you read more about it in the Public Agenda article below or find the original here. Evaluation Matters: A New Toolkit for Assessing Participatory Budgeting For those of […] (continue)

Centering the “Cathedral View” of D&D’s Work

We are pleased to share this thoughtful piece by NCDD member Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative. She explores some deep questions about how we can keep the bigger picture of the work we do in focus when it may start to lose its luster. We appreciate Beth’s call to keep an eye on what we are building together as a field – stronger relationships, communities, and democracy – and we encourage you to read her piece below or find the original here. The Meaning in Meetings A few […] (continue)

New Research on Making Policy through Crowdsourcing

For those interested in democratizing more of the policymaking process, check out this recent post below from NCDD organizational member Davenport Institute and their Gov 2.0 Watch blog that highlights recent research into policy crowdsourcing. You can read the post below or find the original here. Research: Policy Crowdsourcing For anyone really interested in diving deep into the question of crowdsourcing for public policy, various techniques and available research regarding their relative benefits, challenges, and effectiveness, a recent paper by John Prpic of the Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), Araz Taeihagh of the […] (continue)