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The Future of Civic Tech: Open Data and Open Gov’ts

We recently saw a fascinating interview that NCDD supporting member Della Rucker recently published on her website EngagingCities that we wanted to share. Della interviewed the head of a key civic tech company, Accela, on the results of a recent paper on trends in civic technology, and the conversation is quite educational. We encourage you to read the interview below or find the original here. How big is Civic Tech and where is it going? One on one with Mark Headd of Accela In late 2014, Accela […] (continue)

Register for Frontiers of Democracy 2015, June 25-27!

It’s time to start gearing up again for this year’s Frontiers of Democracy conference in Boston, MA this June 25th-27th! This anual conference has become a key civic infrastructure where leaders in the D&D field and democratic thought to gather to explore ideas at the forefront of advancing democracy, and we highly recommend you join us there! Frontiers of Democracy is sponsored by Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, the Democracy Imperative, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, all of which have NCDD members in their leadership. The organizers describe the […] (continue)

Ten Pointers for More Inclusive Public Engagement

Our friends at the Orton Family Foundation recently shared a list of 10 great tips for inclusive engagement that we wanted to share with our members. Orton’s tips come from lessons learned through their engagement work, especially with their Community Heart & Soul program – which is detailed in the full post. But the list was so good, we wanted to make sure our network saw it. Check it out below or read Orton’s full post here. Top 10 Tips for Inclusive Engagement 1. There’s no such […] (continue)

See How PB Works Behind the Scenes on Apr. 18 in NYC

There is a unique opportunity that the Participatory Budgeting Project – an NCDD member organization – is offering to folks in NYC this week. PBP is running yet another participatory budgeting voting process in NYC this week, and is inviting folks to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the actual process. The next chance is on April 18th, so if you’re in the city, check it out! Learn more in the PBP announcement below or find the original one here. We would like to invite you to […] (continue)

Missed Our Loomio Tech Tuesday Event? Watch it Now!

We had a great Tech Tuesday on April 7th where about 65 NCDD members participated in a call with Alanna Krause and Chelsea Robinson of the Loomio cooperative. Loomio is an independent and neutral online space for complex discussion used by people from around the world to start a discussions, build agreement, and make decisions together for a course of action. We learned a lot and had a great conversation! In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording of the call by clicking here, and Alanna and Chelsea’s power […] (continue)

Experiment Shows Public Engagement Can Increase Tax Revenues

As public engagement practitioners, many of us have talked with public officials who want to know how engagement will improve a municipality’s bottom line. That’s why we appreciated NCDD member Tiago Peixoto‘s recent blog post on the first experimental – not just observational – evidence that our work can help cities collect more taxes. We encourage you to read Tiago’s post below or find the original here. You can find the paper on the experiment by clicking here. There are caveats in the findings, but we hope this new […] (continue)

5 Great Democratic Innovations from Around the Globe

Our friends at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation recently shared a great post on their Challenges to Democracy blog highlighting five examples of democratic innovation from Participedia that we found quite interesting (one even involves an NCDD member organization!). It’s invigorating to see concrete reminders that our work is making real changes, so we encourage you to check out the list below or find the original post here. Looking for Inspiration? Five Noteworthy Innovations in Public Participation Participedia is an effort that hopes to become a key resource for scholars, […] (continue)

Should the Public Rate & Review Engagement Projects?

We recently saw a post on NCDD organizational member the Davenport Institute‘s Gov 2.0 Watch blog featuring a piece penned by Matt Leighninger – a long-time NCDD supporting member. Matt’s article asks the question “What would happen if the public could rate and review public engagement projects like it can restaurants and stores?” We encourage you to check out the article below or find the original Davenport post here. A Yelp for Public Engagement? Over at Tech President, Matt Leighninger discusses why just having public engagement options available isn’t enough – we […] (continue)

NW Initiative Creates Exemplary Civic Infrastructure

Recently, NCDD Board member John Backman wrote a guest piece on the CommunityMatters blog highlighting a great civic infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest called the Thriving Communities Initiative. TCI is an interesting case study of successful civic infrastructure, and John’s article pulls out some key lessons we can learn from it. You can read his piece below or find the original here. Civic Infrastructure You Can See Sometimes the raw materials of civic infrastructure are there but the connections are missing. Sometimes the connections are there […] (continue)

Host a Text, Talk, Act Mental Health Conversation this April 14th & May 7th!

In case you missed our previous post, we want to remind you again that Text, Talk, Act  is back! This April and May, thousands of people, especially young people, will have a nationwide conversation on mental health and how to help a friend in need, and you should join! Here’s how it works: Through text messaging, small groups will receive discussion questions to lead them through a conversation about mental health – how to take care of their own and how to help a friend in […] (continue)

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