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Posts about public participation.

$3M Knight Competition Seeks Ideas for Increasing Civic Participation

Today, the Knight Foundation begins accepting submissions in a competition for part of a $3 million pot that we know many of our NCDD members could do well in. The Knight News Challenge calls for creative ideas about how to increase civic participation around elections, and we encourage all of our NCDDers to consider applying before the March 19 deadline. You can learn more in the KF blog piece below or by visiting www.newschallenge.org. On Feb. 25 we will open the next Knight News Challenge with this […] (continue)

On Evaluation and Legitimacy in D&D

Our partners at the Kettering Foundation recently published an insightful interview with Prof. Katie Knobloch of the Center for Public Deliberation – an NCDD organizational member – that we wanted to share here. There’s a lot to learn from Katie’s reflection on the challenges of evaluating and legitimizing D&D work, so we encourage you to read the interview below or find the original piece here. Does Our Work Really Matter? Deliberative Practitioners Reflect on the Impact of Their Work As attention to public deliberation has increased, one core interest of […] (continue)

PCP Launches “A Better Question” Series on Hot Topics

Recently there has been a lot of talk on our NCDD discussion listserv about how to have good conversations around the current vaccine debate, and so we wanted to share this timely piece from our friends with the Public Conversations Project. PCP is launching a new blog series aimed at helping folks have better conversations on controversial topics called “A Better Question,” and they dealt with vaccinations as their first subject. We encourage you to read their piece below or find the original on the PCP blog by clicking here. A […] (continue)

Aligning Engagement with Function Over Form

We recently read a commentary by the Davenport Institute  – an NCDD organizational member – on their Gov 2.0 Watch blog remarking on an insightful article we think NCDD members would appreciate. The article has key insights about the importance of aligning engagement with the functions of government rather than its ever-shifting administrative structure, and how online engagement can help. We encourage you to read more below or find the original post here. Continuity in the Face of Change One of the most common criticisms of government – especially in the […] (continue)

Job Opening with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center

We are excited to share that the William D. Ruckelshaus Center – one of the wonderful co-sponsors of our NCDD 2014 conference – is hiring! The Ruckelshaus Center is seeking a Development and Communications Coordinator to work with them in Washington state, and will be accepting applications until February 25th. Ruckelshaus works to foster collaborative problem solving across the Pacific Northwest, and we know that many of our NCDD members could be a great fit for the job. Here’s how the position is described: The Development and Communications Coordinator […] (continue)

How Not to Use the IAP2 Spectrum in Engagement

We recently saw great piece on common misunderstandings and misapplications of the IAP2 Spectrum – a widely used tool in our field created by the good people with the International Association of Public Participation – shared on our NCDD discussion list, and we found it valuable enough to share here. The reflections come from Max Hardy of Max Hardy Consulting, an NCDD organizational member, and we encourage you to read his piece below or to find the original on his blog by clicking here. Reflections on the IAP2 Spectrum […] (continue)

Register for the Citizen University 2015 Conference

We want to encourage our members to attend the 2015 Citizen University annual conference this March 20th-21st in Seattle, Washington if you can. Citizen University conferences are impressive gatherings that do a lot to help galvanize leaders from many different sectors, and we know NCDD members will be able to both contribute and gain a lot by attending. The theme of this year’s conference is “Citizen Power,” and here’s a bit of how the organizers describe it: The Citizen University annual National Conference is like no other civic gathering in […] (continue)

Executive Director Opening with PACE

We recently learned about a great executive director position open with our friends at Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) that we think a number of our NCDD members would be great for, so we’re sharing about it here. We encourage you to read PACE’s announcement about the opening below or to learn more at www.pacefunders.org. PACE Executive Director Search The PACE board of directors announced its search for a new Executive Director on January 21, 2015. Telephone conversations with PACE members in the fall and a […] (continue)

CM & Orton Launch Heart & Soul Talks and Trainings

We are excited to announce that our friends at CommunityMatters – a partnership in which NCDD is a core member – are introducing a new series of online events on the Orton Family Foundation‘s Heart & Soul Planning process, which is also the basis of Orton’s new Heart & Soul Field Guide. The series begins this Thursday, February 12th at 4pm Eastern with a “Heart & Soul Talk” conference call. The talk, titled “Use Community Network Analysis to Improve Participation and Results,” promises to be a great opportunity to learn about a useful tool that can strengthen the […] (continue)

Text, Talk, Act Conversations Return this April & May

We are happy to announce that Text, Talk, Act – the youth mental health conversation initiative launched in 2013 by NCDD-supported Creating Community Solutions – is returning with two nationwide events this spring! As most of you know, TTA has been supported by NCDD since early on, and it has already shown a lot of encouraging results in past iterations. This next round of conversations has two different dates and promises to be the best one yet! The first date is Tuesday, April 14th in partnership with Active Mind’s Stress Less […] (continue)

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