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

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 can read the full call for proposals here. This year’s conference will coincide with the […] (continue)

Public Agenda & WNYC Release NY Opinion Survey Results

Last month, another great D&D-public radio partnership came to fruition – this time between Public Agenda, an NCDD member organization, and WNYC. PA conducted a survey of metro NYC residents’ opinions on key public issues and released its results in an in-depth report and a series stories on The Brian Leher Show all accompanied by PA blog posts. We encourage you to check out the results of their partnership in the PA announcement below or find the original here. New York Metropolitan Area State of Mind Over the past year, we’ve been […] (continue)

Is Local Engagement Weakening National Engagement?

The team at the Davenport Institute, one of or NCDD member organizations, recently shared what some might see as a provocative interview by NCDD Supporting Member Caroline Lee on the pitfalls of what she calls the public engagement industry. Caroline’s new book worries that wider spread public participation may encourage average citizens to focus solely on local politics while leaving larger scale politics to big organizations and institutions. Are there negative impacts of public participation work that we need to pay more attention to? If so, what are […] (continue)

Featured D&D Story: Affording Johnson County

Today we’re pleased to be featuring another example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD member David Supp-Montgomerie of the University of Iowa’s Program for Public Life via NCDD’s new Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project Affording Johnson County Description Johnson County has the highest portion of residents paying over 50% of their income on housing costs in the entire state of Iowa – and the number for […] (continue)

Portland Gathering Catalyzes D&D-Journalism Connections

We recently shared an invitation to join the Experience Engagement gathering on journalism and public engagement last month in Portland, which was supported by NCDD Board member Marla Crockett and NCDD Sustaining Member Peggy Holman. Well apparently it was quite the transformational gathering, and the team at Axiom News did a great write up on a few definitive experiences folks had there, and we encourage you to read it below or find the original Axiom piece here. Renewed Hope for Journalism Creates Shifts An energy for discovering and bringing to life journalism’s deeper […] (continue)

NIFI to Host 3 Online Health Care Deliberations in Nov.

Our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – recently launched a great online deliberation tool call Common Ground for Action, and you’re invited to check it out for yourself in 3 forums this month about health care issues. The forums are part of NIFI’s larger project that will yield a report to federal policymakers, so we encourage you to join in! Read more below or find the original NIFI post on the forums here. Have you tried a Common […] (continue)

Confab Call Launches Nevins Democracy Leaders Program Partnership – Apply Today!

Wow. Our NCDD team was blown away by the amazing response from the field to the announcement we recently made about the launch of our partnership with the McCourtney Institute for Democracy‘s new Nevins Democracy Leaders Program and the Confab Call we hosted on Wednesday to educate organizational leaders on how they can apply to host a Nevins Fellow. We had nearly 70 registrants for the call, including some of D&D’s leading organizations, and the excitement on the call for what this program can do for the field […] (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)

Upcoming IAP2 Trainings from the Participation Company

Make sure to note that the at The Participation Company – one of our NCDD member organizations – is offering more IAP2 trainings that NCDD members can get a discount $30-$100 on! The trainings use the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) framework and are a great opportunity to earn an official IAP2 certification. Learn more about the trainings in the announcement below or here. IAP2 Training Events in 2015-2016 If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, […] (continue)

1st Community College Student PB Program Launches in CA

Our friends with the Participatory Budgeting Project – an NCDD member organization – recently announced that Palo Alto College will become the nation’s first community college to open a participatory budgeting process to students in Spring 2016. More young people being exposed to this powerful form of D&D is great news for our field and for the students themselves, and we commend PAC on taking this step!  Learn more in PB’s post below or find the original here. Participatory Budgeting for Community Colleges – Palo Alto College in […] (continue)