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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)

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)

EvDem Campaign Reaches Student Democracy Project in Bolivia

As we work in our own local niches, it’s easy at times to forget that D&D is an international field. But as this recent post from NCDD member organization Everyday Democracy shows, our work continues to impacts and be impacted by a global movement for democracy. This EvDem article shows how ripples their recent social media campaign made it all the way to young people democratizing their student governments in Bolivia. Read more about it below or find the original piece here. Putting ‘Everyday Democracy’ Into Practice: Making Visions a Reality When people think of “democracy,” what comes to […] (continue)

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

UPDATED: The deadline to submit a proposal for the conference is now January 15th, 2016! 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 […] (continue)

$2.5M Grant Will Support Participedia & Democratic Innovation Research

NCDD is proud to be part of an international partnership of researchers and organizations that was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant that will be used to support Participedia – a democracy research project which is headed by two NCDD members – and the international coordination of research on global democratic governance innovations. Our own director Sandy Heierbacher has been advising the project, and this is great news for our field! We encourage you to learn more in the Participedia announcement below or to find the original […] (continue)

Online Facilitation Unconference 2015, Oct. 22-24

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a great online event this Oct. 22-24 that NCDD members get a 30% discount on. NCDD Member Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics shared this announcement via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! As some of you may know, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is organizing International Facilitation Week this coming week, October 19-25. Its purpose is ”to showcase the power of facilitation […] (continue)

International Facilitation Week 2015 is Here!

As we mentioned earlier this year, we are encouraging our NCDD members to participate in International Facilitation Week, a week-long event showcasing and celebrating the power of facilitation that is catalyzed by the International Association of Facilitators. The week starts today, October 19th and runs through October 25th, so we wanted to send out a little reminder to our community to join in! If you’re looking for events in your region, you can check out the running list of happenings that IAF created by clicking here. The good folks […] (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)

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