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NCDD Discount on Engagement Strategy Workshop, 6/23

Our colleagues at Public Agenda, an NCDD member organization, are hosting a great workshop on engagement strategy this June 23 in Boston, just before the Frontiers of Democracy conference, and they are offering a $25 discount for NCDD members! That means the workshop is only $250 when you register before for the May 15 early bird deadline. It will be a chance to hone your skills and learn new methods and tools!  You can learn more and find the discount code in the announcement from Public Agenda below, or find the original version here. […] (continue)

Classroom Debate Can Boost Youth Democratic Capacity

The team at the Jefferson Center, an NCDD member organizations, recently began a series of guest blog posts on political engagement and democracy, and we were impressed by the series’ piece below from MN high schooler Bruce Acosta. In it, Bruce reflects about how increasing civic education, debate, and deliberation about social issues in schools can fight young people’s disengagement from political involvement and boost their democratic capacity – a trend our field can both support and benefit from. We encourage you to read his piece below or find the original […] (continue)

New Civic Tech Developments for Public Engagement

If you are interested in civic technology, we highly recommend that you take a good look at the article below from NCDD member Tiago Peixoto‘s blog, DemocracySpot. Tiago lays out some high-tech new engagement and evaluation tools that are in the works or have just recently been release, and it’s exciting to see the progress being made. You can read his piece below or find the original version here. Catching Up on DemocracySpot It’s been a while, so here’s a miscellaneous post with things I would […] (continue)

Upcoming IAP2 Trainings from The Participation Company

If you’re looking to build your skills for public engagement, then we encourage you to check out the newly-released calendar of trainings from NCDD member organization, The Participation Company (TPC). TPC offers trainings that earn participants the International Association of Public Participation’s certificate in public participation, and NCDD members are eligible for a $20 per day discount! You can learn more in their announcement below or at TPC’s website here. IAP2 Training Events in 2016 If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public […] (continue)

Watch Kettering’s “A Public Voice” Event Live, May 5th

Next Thursday, the Kettering Foundation – one of our NCDD member organizations – will report the data from over 250 forums they’ve hosted on the economy and health care costs to DC policymakers during their annual gathering, A Public Voice, and you can participate via their live online video feed! We encourage you to read more about the gathering and how to participate in the Kettering announcement below, or find the original one here.  Livestreaming A Public Voice 2016: Join Us For Early Insights from Nationwide Deliberations As of March 31, […] (continue)

Participatory Budgeting Project is Hiring!

The team at the Participatory Budgeting Project, one of our NCDD member organizations, recently shared an announcement about job openings within their organization, and we want to encourage NCDD members to consider applying! PBP is a national leader in getting everyday people involved in public budgeting processes, and we know that there are many of our members who would be a great fit for these positions! There are four positions open with PBP right now, and most of them can be based at PBP’s Oakland, CA or Brooklyn, […] (continue)

Everyday Democracy Hosts Conn. Civic Health Town Hall

The good people at Everyday Democracy – an NCDD member organization – recently shared an announcement about a great town hall event they are planning to host with the support a recent grant. The event will share the results of a recent study on Connecticut’s civic health and hopes to spark dialogue about making progress in the state’s public participation. We encourage you to read an excerpt of the announcement below or read the full original post here. Connecticut Humanities Awards Public Presentation Grant to Everyday […] (continue)

Upcoming NIFI Online Forums on Economy & Health Care

As the team at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – prepare to share the results of the national deliberative conversations they’ve had on the economy and fixing health care with DC policymakers, they are extending a few more final opportunities to have your input included. If you have yet to participate, we encourage you to register for one NIFI’s next Common Ground for Action forums. To register, check out the NIFI post below or find the original here. Six More Opportunities to Participate […] (continue)

Innovations in Am. Government Award Accepting Applicants

We want to make sure that our members are aware of a great opportunity for recognition in public participation from Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – one of our NCDD member organizations. The Ash Center operates the Innovations in American Government (IAG) Awards Program and the Bright Ideas Initiative, both of which are aimed at recognizing creative and effective governance models and disseminating ideas about promising government practices or programs. We are positive that many of the programs and initiatives that our NCDD members work on every day […] (continue)

What You Missed from the NCDD Confab Call with PBP

Our NCDD Confab Call this week featuring the Participatory Budgeting Project was one of our best so far! Over 75 people participated in the call and learned tons about the work that PBP is doing to grow participatory budgeting across the country – you missed out if you weren’t on the call! NCDD member and PBP’s Communications Director David Beasley told us about exciting developments coming down the line for PBP, including working closely with the City of New York to use PB inside their housing authority agency, the […] (continue)

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