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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)

Cambridge Funds 6 Projects in City’s 1st PB Process

In case you missed it, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation recently shared a great interview with a Cambridge, MA city budget officer on their Challenges to Democracy blog highlighting the success of the city’s first-ever participatory budgeting (PB) process. It contains some great lessons learned and looks into the future of PB in Cambridge, and we encourage you to read the piece below or find the original here. Cambridge Concludes its Inaugural Participatory Budgeting Effort Cambridge residents welcomed spring with an enthusiastic show of democratic participation and civic […] (continue)

Register for IAP2 Trainings from the Participation Company

Our friends at the Participation Company are offering three great trainings this year, all of which NCDD members can get a discount on! The trainings are given within 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 by clicking here. Upcoming IAP2 Training Events in 2015-16 If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, this training […] (continue)

Join the “Going Viral” Online Engagement Webinar, Jul. 29

We encourage you to mark you calendars and register for a useful webinar being offered next week by MetroQuest, an NCDD member organization. MetroQuest is hosting this online event titled “Going Viral: How Your Project Can Engage Thousands Online” on Wednesday, July 29th from 1 – 1:45pm EST. This webinar will be a quick and easy way to learn more about how to engage a bigger online audience, and we know it could be helpful to many of our members. Here’s how MetroQuest describes the event. This free webinar will […] (continue)

Featured D&D Story: Reforming the Barcelona Football Club

Today we are happy to feature another great example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This fascinating mini case study from Spain was submitted by NCDD Founding Member Alberto Lusoli of QuattrodiTre (4d3) via NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project: Reforming the Barcelona FC, One Opinion at a Time Description The Manifest Blaugrana Association was born to promote a greater and equal participation of all the Futbol Club Barcelona members, to improve its […] (continue)

Registration Open for August 5th Confab with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for NCDD’s next “Confab Call.” We’ll be talking with NCDD Members Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi about their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. The confab will take place from 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific). Register today to secure your spot! Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy is an exciting new book that aims to help people improve the infrastructure of public participation, the regular opportunities for citizens to take part in making decisions, solving problems, and strengthening community. It provides real-life examples and practical […] (continue)

Ford Foundation to Include Civic Engagement in New Funding Priorities

We recently read some news that our NCDD members and others in the D&D field should find encouraging. The Ford Foundation – the nation’s second largest philanthropic organization by assets – recently announced that after long deliberation and consultation with non-profit organizations, it is changing some important aspects of its focus in giving and how it gives. And we would all do well to take note. In his letter about the change, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker wrote that the Foundation will turn its funding focuses […] (continue)

ACR Environment & Public Policy Emerging Leaders Event, Jul. 21

If you live in the D.C. metro area, be sure to check out the invitation below to join the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment & Public Policy section‘s happy hour meet up this Tuesday, July 21st from 6-8pm EST. You don’t have to be an ACR EPP section member to attend, so we encourage local NCDD members to join the networking! Learn more in their announcement below or register here. It’s about time we meet! The Association for Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy (ACR EPP) Section […] (continue)

ILG Seeks Input on California Public Engagement Survey

We want to make sure that our NCDD members, especially those of you based in California, have a chance to hear about a key public engagement survey being conducted by the folks with the Institute for Local Government, one of NCDD’s member organizations. ILG is looking for input from public officials and staff to help them and we encourage you to share the survey with folks in your network who they need to hear from. Here’s how ILG describes the survey: Does your community experience public engagement challenges? […] (continue)

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