Tiny House
More About The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation • Join Now!
Community News

List of Posts with Specific TagsTag Archives: public participation

Posts about public participation.

Public Agenda Seeking Public Engagement Project Manager

Public Agenda, a non-profit, non-partisan public opinion research and civic engagement organization (www.publicagenda.org) in New York City is seeking a project manager/researcher for its Public Engagement department. Public Agenda is at the forefront of the exciting and fast growing field of civic engagement and dialogue and deliberation, and is looking for a confident, motivated professional to fill this entrepreneurial position. (continue)

Venezuelan Communal Councils

NCDD member, Jason Diceman, is working in Cuman√†, Venezuela and has recently added an article to Wikipedia about Venezuelan Communal Councils (with special thanks to Josh Lerner for his research and contributions). Here’s an excerpt: In April 2006 the Venezuelan government passed The Law of Communal Councils (consejo comunales) which empowers citizens to assemble, deliberate and vote on the creation of neighbourhood development plans and to elect local spokespersons to oversee their implementation. Meetings regularly include 50 to 150 citizens and are often convened on […] (continue)

Al Gore’s New Book on Democratic Discourse

It’s been out for two days and it’s already #3 on Amazon.com. Al Gore’s new book “The Assault on Reason” focuses on the way we debate and decide on the critical issues of the day. This a major opportunity for our field…are we ready to respond?¬†Here’s an excerpt from Gore’s note to Amazon readers: Reasoned, focused discourse is vital to our democracy to ensure a well-informed citizenry. But this is difficult in an environment in which we are experiencing a new pattern of serial obsessions […] (continue)

Paid NCDD Members Get 15% Discount on IAP2 Training

The Perspectives Group is presenting the IAP2 Course in Public Participation three more times this year in Alexandria, VA. This training is designed for professionals working in the fields of community development, nonprofit and government public services, and public understanding and outreach. It is also designed for industry communications and public affairs or public relations, advocacy and lobbying organizations, private and government groups, and any individual/organization required to deal with the public about complex or potentially contentious issues. Upon completion of the full week of […] (continue)

CIES Now Accepting Applications for Research Award in Germany

Those of you studying dialogue and deliberation at the level of international politics may be interested in the Fulbright-Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Research Award in International Politics in Germany, sponsored by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. (This is CIES Award #8259). The award will be offered to one junior or senior scholar in the field of international politics to spend 2 to 10 months performing research and occasional lectures in Berlin in the areas of European integration and enlargement, European and Atlantic […] (continue)

Colombe Foundation Seeks to Support Peace Programs

A program of the Proteus Fund (www.proteusfund.org), the Colombe Foundation seeks to create a peaceful world through changes in American policy. The fund support efforts working toward the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, a shift from war to conflict prevention and resolution, and a shift from military spending to investments in programs addressing poverty, environmental degradation, and other root causes of violence. The foundation currently makes grants to organizations in the United States that share its mission and use the following strategies: grassroots organizations […] (continue)

AmericaSpeaks Seeking Communications Coordinator

AmericaSpeaks (www.americaspeaks.org) is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator will coordinate the communications and marketing activities of a fast-growing nonprofit organization with the mission of providing citizens with a greater voice in local, state and national governance. The Coordinator will raise the visibility and profile of AmericaSpeaks and its projects. The Coordinator will plan and implement daily branding and messaging to support AmericaSpeaks outreach to media, clients, prospective clients and donors, partner organizations and the organizations volunteer network. The Coordinator will consult […] (continue)

MySpace to Host Presidential Town Hall Series

Cynthia Gibson just wrote to us with the news that MySpace (www.myspace.com), the online social networking site, will host a Presidential Town Hall Series on college campuses in the US from September through December 2007. Each Town Hall will be an hour long dialogue between one candidate and the MySpace community, and viewers will be able to submit questions via instant messenger. Participating Candidates Include Sam Brownback, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Barack Obama, Ron Paul, Bill Richardson, […] (continue)

Social Science Research Council Offers Grants for Katrina Research

Listen up young researchers: the Social Science Research Council (www.ssrc.org) is now offering small grants of up to $5,000 each (in rare cases up to $7,500) to enable researchers to complete projects bearing on Hurricane Katrina, its impacts on people and places, and the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast. Grants may supplement funds from other sources. Preference will be given to students completing dissertation projects and to younger researchers, but applications are welcome from others. The awards are intended to enable people to bring to […] (continue)

Case Foundation Seeking "Citizen Reviewers" for New Grants Program

Cynthia Gibson asked us to share an announcement from the Case Foundation with the NCDD network. The Case Foundation is looking for some folks to serve as external reviewers for the first part of its new grantmaking effort focused on igniting citizen-centered community work across the country (a very exciting development!). And it’s doing it in a way that reflects a citizen-centered approach by involving people outside the foundation in every part of the process, starting with reviewing Letters of Intent (LOIs). The Foundation has […] (continue)