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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.

Denver's Mayor Organizes Citizen Engagement and Civic Action

[via policyconsensus.org] Public engagement is a priority for Denver’s Mayor John Hickenlooper. Two years ago his office organized Denver Listens, an outreach campaign through which over 600 residents prioritized services in preparation for the budget process. Last month the Mayor launched Partnership Denver: Neighbors Building Solutions, an effort seeking to connect public discussion with citizen action. The Mayor’s team decided to use the Oregon Solutions model to engage citizens in actually working toward solutions they first identify through discussion. As with Oregon Solutions, Partnership Denver […] (continue)

Harwood and Fast Company to Convene Annual Public Innovators Summit

The Harwood Institute, in collaboration with Fast Company magazine, has just announced an ambitious project – the first Annual Public Innovators Summit. The Summit, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Zermatt Resort & Spa, in Midway, Utah, is an invitation-only event of America’s best and brightest public innovators. These individuals – a collection of nonprofit leaders, major philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, public officials, educators, and faith leaders, will come together to wrestle with some of the most challenging issues facing our society. The […] (continue)

Mid South Delta Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

Established in 1997 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (www.wkkf.org), the Mid South Delta Initiative (www.msdi.org) is a long-term economic, community, and leadership development effort focused on fifty-five contiguous counties and parishes along the Mississippi River in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. As part of this effort, the Mid South Delta Leadership program is building a network of diverse leaders willing to work across economic, social, and racial divides to shape policies and strategies for education and economic development in the Delta Region. MSDL is currently accepting […] (continue)

Registration Now Open for 2006 Educators for Community Engagement National Gathering

The annual Educators for Community Engagement National Gathering is a conference for faculty, staff, students, and community leaders committed to service-learning/community-based learning and civic engagement. The heart of the National Gathering is the learning circle, a powerful form of democratic dialogue. In an era of polarized political debate, widespread distrust, and far too much isolation, this event offers a space for people to share their stories, knowledge, and perspectives as equals. On the first day of the conference, participants will choose among site visits and […] (continue)

National Charrette Institute Public Certification Trainings Coming Up in Alexandria, VA

Both the National Charrette Institute (NCI) Charrette Planner™ and Public Meeting Facilitator™ Certification trainings will be offered in Alexandria, VA in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Academy for the New Urbanism, this May 8-12 in Alexandria, VA. For more information about these certification trainings, visit NCI’s programs page: www.charretteinstitute.org/programs.html. To register for the Alexandria trainings, please visit: www.conted.vt.edu/newurbanism/charrette. Got questions? E-mail: info@charretteinstitute.org (continue)

Laura Jane Musser Fund to Support Collaborative Process in Environmental Decision Making

Through its Initiative to Promote Collaborative Process in Environmental Decision Making, the Laura Jane Musser Fund (www.musserfund.org) will support projects by public or not-for-profit entities that undertake consensus-based activities in environmental stewardship or dispute resolution in rural areas. Applications are accepted in following two funding areas: 1) The Environmental Stewardship Program will support programs that work to manage resources (whether of ecological, economic, or aesthetic values) where a broad range of community members and stakeholders are involved in both planning and implementation. 2) The Environmental […] (continue)

New York City Opportunities Fund Offers Funding for Youth Organizing

The New York City Opportunities Fund is a funding pool developed by the Overbrook Foundation (www.overbrook.org), the Surdna Foundation (www.surdna.org), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (www.rbf.org), and the Merck Family Fund (www.merckff.org) and administered by the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (www.fcyo.org). NYCOF is open to New York City community organizing groups that are actively engaged in youth organizing, specifically in low-income communities, and will provide small grants to address typically unmet technical assistance needs and/or collaboration projects defined by youth organizing groups. Areas of interests […] (continue)

Alaska Conservation Foundation Announces Conservation for the Majority Grant Docket

The Alaska Conservation Foundation’s (www.akcf.org) Conservation for the Majority Grant Docket is designed to fund projects that foster among the majority of Alaskans respectful, open discourse and action toward an Alaska where integration of economic development, environmental stewardship, and the well-being of all Alaskans is assured. Possible areas of interest include developing opportunities that enhance the economy and protect the environment; renewable energy and energy efficiency; climate change; incorporating green planning principles in Alaskan communities; and environmental health. ACF accepts requests for funding from incorporated, […] (continue)

Do Something to Honor Young Social Entrepreneurs

Once again, the Do Something Brick Award is calling for nominations. Each year, the Do Something ( http://dosomething.org/ ) Brick Award honors six outstanding leaders age 18 and under and three outstanding leaders age 19 to 25 who use their talents to take action that measurably strengthens their local communities in the areas of community building, health, or the environment. The award is meant to highlight the achievements of individual social entrepreneurs who have made a difference in their communities. Each of the “18 and […] (continue)

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Seeks Nominations for 2006 Awards

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (www.barronprize.org) honors young people between the ages of 8 and 18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Winners must have organized and led a truly extraordinary service activity that has clearly benefited other people, our fellow creatures, or the planet we share. The winner’s service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by […] (continue)