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Everyday Democracy Wins CT Humanities Award

In case you missed it, we wanted to share the press release that Everyday Democracy – a long-time NCDD member organization – shared last month about an important grant they’ve received that will help them plan for a statewide civic health project. We encourage you to join us in congratulating them! You can read the release below or find the original here. Connecticut Humanities Awards Planning to Grant to Everyday Democracy in Support of its Projects “Connecticut’s Civic Health: A Humanities Perspective” Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut […] (continue)

Join Journalist & Community Gathering for Civic Impact

We hope our members will consider attending the Experience Engagement gathering this October 1-4 in Portland. This unique gathering is being supported by NCDD Board member Marla Crockett and NCDD Sustaining Member Peggy Holman, and we encourage you to learn more in the announcement that Peggy recently shared with us below. Take advantage of their freelancer and student rates by registering here! Experience Engagement Experience Engagement, How Journalism and Communities Can Thrive Together takes place October 1-4 at the University of Oregon’s facility in Portland, Oregon. This meeting […] (continue)

NIFI Partners with Faith Leaders on Gender Violence, “Deliberative Discipleship” Conference

Last week, the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD organizational members – announced two exciting collaborations they’re undertaking with NCDD member Gregg Kaufman aimed at engaging more communities of faith in deliberation. The projects are full of potential, and we encourage you to learn more in NIFI’s announcement below or to find the original here. Faith Communities & Civic Life American faith communities associated with Judaism, Islam, Christianity and different religious traditions care deeply about many of the same issues about which the National […] (continue)

Bridge Alliance Launches Declaration of Engagement & New Website

We want to encourage our NCDD members to check out the newly-launched website of our partners with the Bridge Alliance – a new organization that “exists to upgrade our democratic republic by serving organizations and citizens who are uniting Americans across the political divides to improve civility and collaboration.” You can find their new web home at www.bridgealliance.us. NCDD is proud to be one of the Founding Members of the Bridge Alliance, which we’ve been supporting and involved in since its early stages. The Alliance is an […] (continue)

Iowa Caucuses Upgrade Participation Technology for 2016

We wanted to repost this interesting post that we first found on the Gov 2.0 Watch blog that NCDD organizational member the Davenport Institute runs. With the announcement that the 2016 Iowa caucuses will integrate mobile technology, it appears party politics may be catching up with some of the D&D field in terms of civic tech. Check out the post below or find the original here. 21st Century Caucuses The Iowa Caucuses are always of the highlights of any presidential campaign.  There is a sense of deeper, beyond-the-ballot-box engagement that can […] (continue)

Recap of Confab Call with “21st Century Democracy” Authors

Earlier this month, we had yet another great NCDD Confab Call, this time with 55 of our members. We had a ver informative presentation from and lively discussion with prominent D&D scholars Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi, all of which was centered on the lessons on public participation infrastructure that they’ve compiled into their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. If you didn’t participate in this one, you really missed out! The discussion was so lively and the questions were so rich that we couldn’t […] (continue)

It’s a Great Time to Join NCDD

The NCDD Board of Directors is reaching out to the NCDD community with the following message… There is so much to talk about in America – gun violence, racism, healthcare, climate change, same sex marriage, voting rights, the shrinking middle class, presidential campaigns. Now more than ever, Americans need to be able to talk and act together to solve our most pressing problems. NCDD plays a unique and important role in supporting and accelerating the work of practitioners and the public in building democratic capacity. Our […] (continue)

Teachers: Register for Mathews Center’s FREE Civic Learning Workshop

Our members who work in education should take note that the David Mathews Center for Civic Life – an NCDD organizational member – is hosting another one of its Teachers’ Institutes in Montevallo, AL this October 1-2. This FREE workshop aims to help teachers increasing civic learning in their classrooms, but there are only 40 spots, so register ASAP! Check out the National Issues Forums Institute‘s blog post about it below, or find their original post here. The David Mathews Center for Civic Life in Montevallo, Alabama, has announced a […] (continue)

Jefferson Center Wins Knight News Challenge on Elections Award

We invite you to join us in congratulating the team at the Jefferson Center, one of our NCDD member organizations, on the recent award they received from the Knight Foundation for a great program they’ve planned to engage Millennials and media outlets in Ohio around 2016 local elections. We encourage you to read more about it in JC’s announcement below or find the original here. Up for Debate Ohio Wins Knight News Challenge Award Our Up for Debate Ohio initiative, aimed at uniting young voters […] (continue)

Register for Aug. 5th Confab Call with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

As we mentioned last week, we preparing to host another great NCDD Confab Call this Wednesday, August 5th from 2-3pm EST, this time with D&D gurus Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs! The call will focus on Matt & Tina’s new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. Have you registered yet?? You won’t want to miss this call because not only will Matt & Tina be sharing some of […] (continue)

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