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The “decision making” stream of practice is focused on influencing decisions and policy, and improving public knowledge. Some of the methods that fall under this category are National Issues Forums, Citizens Juries, Deliberative Polling, 21st Century Town Meeting, Citizen Choicework, and Consensus Conference.

NIFI Hosts Climate Choices Deliberations on CGA Platform

We want to encourage our NCDD members to consider joining the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD member organizations – as they host a series of online events about climate change using their Common Ground for Action deliberation tool. These events will be a great opportunity to work with NIFI’s new Climate Choices issue guide and try out the CGA tool at the same time. You can learn more in the NIFI announcement below or find the original post here. You’re Invited – Join an […] (continue)

Participatory Budgeting Project is Hiring!

The team at the Participatory Budgeting Project, one of our NCDD member organizations, recently shared an announcement about job openings within their organization, and we want to encourage NCDD members to consider applying! PBP is a national leader in getting everyday people involved in public budgeting processes, and we know that there are many of our members who would be a great fit for these positions! There are four positions open with PBP right now, and most of them can be based at PBP’s Oakland, CA or Brooklyn, […] (continue)

Upcoming NIFI Online Forums on Economy & Health Care

As the team at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – prepare to share the results of the national deliberative conversations they’ve had on the economy and fixing health care with DC policymakers, they are extending a few more final opportunities to have your input included. If you have yet to participate, we encourage you to register for one NIFI’s next Common Ground for Action forums. To register, check out the NIFI post below or find the original here. Six More Opportunities to Participate […] (continue)

Join Confab Call with Participatory Budgeting Project, 3/23

We wanted to share a friendly reminder that we are hosting out next NCDD Confab Call this Wednesday, March 23rd from 2-3pm Eastern / 11am-12pm Pacific, and you won’t want to miss it! This month’s Confab will focus on the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), an NCDD member organization and the leading US group working with participatory budgeting. On this Confab, we will hear from PBP’s Communications Director David Beasley about participatory budgeting, and PBP’s work to bring this approach to managing public money to cities, districts and schools. PB is one of […] (continue)

What Does it Mean to Transform Governance?

Back in February, NCDD member and Public Agenda staffer Matt Leighninger penned the article below on his trip to a democracy conference in Manila, and we wanted to share it here. In it, Matt shares some great insights on what it means to “transform governance” and improve democracy that really get at the heart of what many in our field are seeking to do. We encourage you to read his article from the PA blog below or find the original post here. One Week in Manila: […] (continue)

Registration Open for 4th Int’l PB Conference, May 20-22

This year is going to be a great year for conferences! Of course we want our NCDD members to join us at our 2016 National Conference for Dialogue & Deliberation, but we also want to encourage our members to consider registering for the 4th International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America this May 20th-22nd in Boston, MA. This year’s PB conference is especially exciting because it will coincide with the voting phase of the City of Boston’s award-winning youth participatory budgeting process, which adds an […] (continue)

Register for “Trusting the Public” Talk featuring CIR, Feb. 25

The New America Foundation is hosting a talk called “Rebuilding the Public’s Trust Starts with Trusting the Public,” this Thursday, February 25th from 10-11am Eastern, and we want to encourage our NCDD members to consider participating. The event will focus on democratic innovations that changing the way citizens participate in government, featuring a presentation on the Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) process from long-time NCDD member John Gastil who will be on a panel with Carolyn Lukensmeyer, another long-time NCDD member, and author Hollie Russon-Gilman. Here’s how New America describes the event: Rebuilding the Public’s Trust […] (continue)

Missed the Tech Tuesday Balancing Act Call? Listen Now!

Earlier this week, NCDD hosted another installment of our Tech Tuesday call series, this time in partnership with IAP2. The call focused on an introduction to Balancing Act, the powerful online budgeting tool that Engaged Public created to help average citizens understand the financial choices that government official have to make, and we had a great call with over 55 NCDD and IAP2 members participating! Engaged Public’s president Chris Adams gave an informative presentation about the history, purpose, and current uses of the Balancing Act tool, and he […] (continue)

Don’t Forget to Register for Feb. 9 Tech Tuesday Call on Balancing Act

As we recently mentioned on the blog, NCDD is hosting another one of our popular Tech Tuesday calls this Tuesday, February 9th from 3 – 4pm Eastern / 12 – 1pm Pacific in conjunction with IAP2. This time the call will offer an inside look at Balancing Act, an online tool aimed at helping average citizens learn about public budgets and the choices elected officials face in the budgeting process. It’s right around the corner, so make sure you register today! This Tech Tuesday will feature […] (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)

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