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NICD Brings Civility to Nat’l Conf. of State Legislatures

In case you missed it, last month was a busy one for the Reviving Civility initiative from the National Institute for Civil Discourse – one of our NCDD organizations – and we wanted to share their update. NICD has been elevating the conversation about civility in politics to new levels and even awarded several elected officials for their work to revive civility this summer. We encourage you to read their August update below or learn more about the initiative here. Reviving Civility at the National Conference […] (continue)

Learning from Feedback Frames: An Innovative Decision Making Tool

Long time NCDD member Jason Diceman is introducing an accessible new tool for public engagement this summer called Feedback Frames. His project is a great example of the innovation and creativity inherent in our network, and we thought the strategies he’s using to leverage social media, crowdfunding, and crowdspeaking platforms would be useful one for other NCDDers to learn from. The love child of a polling station and a game of Connect Four, Feedback Frames offers a fun and flexible way to gather input from participants at large or small […] (continue)

Missed Our “Democracy Machine” Confab Call? Hear it Now!

NCDD hosted another one of our Confab Calls last week, and it was one of our most engaging calls yet! We hosted a conversation with the dynamic duo behind the concept of the “Democracy Machine” and had a very lively discussion with nearly 40 participants about the possibilities and practicalities of building a massive, integrated, deliberative online commons. You really missed out if you weren’t there! Our presenters were John Gastil and Luke Hohmann, who have been working together to outline the technical, organizational, and collaborative […] (continue)

Join NCDD’s “Democracy Machine” Confab Call on Thurs.

We wanted to share a friendly reminder that time is running out to register for our next NCDD Confab Call, which takes place this Thursday, August 25th from 1-2 PM Eastern (10am-11am Pacific)! We are excited to be hosting a call with NCDD members John Gastil and Luke Hohmann about their expansive vision of creating a “Democracy Machine” – an integrated online commons comprised of today’s best civic technology and digital deliberation platforms. Be sure to register today to join the conversation! On the call, John and Luke will introduce the NCDD network to […] (continue)

KF & NIFI Launch Environmental Issues Forums, Host Webinar

The good folks with the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums Institute – both NCDD member organizations – recently launched a key partnership with the N. Am. Association for Environmental Education called Environmental Issues Forums, and we want our members to know about it. The program provides trainings, issue guides, online forums, and other resources for educators wanting to host deliberative forums about our changing climate. We encourage our members to learn more about this important effort here. The team is hosting a webinar on Aug. 24 about how […] (continue)

Don’t Forget to Contribute to Our Survey of the D&D Field!

As we recently announced, NCDD is teaming up with the Kettering Foundation to conduct an Inventory Survey of the D&D and public engagement field, and you’re all encouraged to participate! In addition to just getting a better sense of the state of our field, our hope is to use the results to create a map of facilitators and organizations that can be searched by location, the approaches you use, and the issues you specialize in. The map would be designed to help folks outside of the field connect with your consultancy or organization. But […] (continue)

Join Our Aug. Confab Call on Building an Online Commons!

You’re invited to join us for our next NCDD Confab Call on Thursday, August 25th from 1-2 PM Eastern (10am-12pm Pacific)! This interactive conference call will feature John Gastil, a democracy scholar and long-time NCDD member, and Luke Hohmann, CEO of Conteneo, Inc., who will share about a ground-breaking civic tech idea that they are working together to make into a reality. Register today to save your spot! John and Luke are gathering together software designers, civic reformers, academics, and public officials to envision and build an integrated online commons – a commons that would link together the […] (continue)

NHPRC Offers Grants Available for Engagement with Historical Records

We recently heard about an interesting opportunity from our friends with the American Library Association’s Center for Civic Life, and we wanted to make sure our members heard about it. The Center recently shared an announcement about a grant opportunity for efforts that use historical records to spark public engagement, and we encourage our members to consider applying. Learn more in the ALA’s announcement below or find the original version here. Public Engagement with Historical Records Grants through the NHPRC Public Engagement with Historical Records The […] (continue)

PBP Releases Guide for Participatory Budgeting in Schools

Ensuring that younger generations have opportunities to practice the skills they need to make decisions together about substantive issues is vital to maintaining a democratic society. So we are thrilled to share that the Participatory Budgeting Project – an NCDD member organization – has created a new tool to help schools everywhere give students that opportunity with its new PB in Schools Guide, which is designed to help educators collaboratively launch participatory budgeting processes in their classrooms and school buildings. Learn more in the PBP announcement below or […] (continue)

CII Seeks Support to Develop New “Wise Democracy” Tool

Long time NCDD members John Spady recently sent us news of a project being undertaken by another NCDD member, Tom Atlee, and his Co-Intelligence Institute that we wanted to share here. Tom and the CII are developing a new tool for supporting “wiser democracy,” and are seeking support to obtain a matching grant for the work. We encourage you to read John’s letter about the project below or learn more about the project and how to support here. Fundraiser request from the Co-intelligence Institute with Tom Atlee The board of the […] (continue)