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Here’s where we share special announcements about videos, dialogue guides, and D&D methods — though most such posts go into the NCDD Resource Center.

Following Up on Our Tech Tuesday Call with Urban Interactive Studios

Earlier this week, NCDD hosted another one of our Tech Tuesday calls with the good folks from Urban Interactive Studios (UIS), and we had a great conversation. The call featured the sophisticated suite of engagement technology that UIS has developed in their EngagingPlans and EngagingApps software, and together with nearly 40 participants on the call, we all learned quite a bit about the cutting edge of civic tech. Our presenters – NCDD member and UIS Founder & CEO, Chris Haller, and UIS Partnership Manager Emily Crispin – impressed us with a demonstration of the attention to […] (continue)

Join Our Next Tech Tuesday Call with Urban Interactive Studios, May 17

As we announced last month, NCDD is hosting another on of our fabulous Tech Tuesday webinars this Tuesday, May 17th from 1-2pm Eastern/10-11am Pacific, and you’re invited! This time, the event will feature Urban Interactive Studio (UIS), an innovative leader in public engagement technology and creator of the popular EngagingPlans and EngagingApps tools. You really don’t want to miss this one, so register today! Are you looking for digital tools to make engaging a group or constituency you work with more versatile? Need to collect on-going feedback alongside face-to-face meetings? Have other planning and engagement issues that call for […] (continue)

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)

Change for the Audacious: A Doer’s Guide

We are happy to share the announcement below about a new resource available at a 25% discount for D&D practitioners. NCDD Member Steve Waddell of NetworkingAction shared the announcement below via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Those working for large systems change have a new resource with the book Change for the Audacious: a doer’s guide. It presents “large systems change” as an emerging field of practice and knowledge united by the […] (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)

Davenport Launches Tool for Evaluating Gov’t Engagement

We were excited to hear the news last week that the team at the Davenport Institute – one of our NCDD member organizations – is launching a powerful new platform for government agencies to evaluate their own public engagement efforts and compare them to other cities or agencies. We commend the Davenport team on creating this needed tool. You can learn more about the tool’s launch in the press release below that we found on Business Wire, or read the original here. The Davenport Institute Launches New […] (continue)

Don’t Forget to Register for Feb. 9 Tech Tuesday Call on Balancing Act

As we recently mentioned on the blog, NCDD is hosting another one of our popular Tech Tuesday calls this Tuesday, February 9th from 3 – 4pm Eastern / 12 – 1pm Pacific in conjunction with IAP2. This time the call will offer an inside look at Balancing Act, an online tool aimed at helping average citizens learn about public budgets and the choices elected officials face in the budgeting process. It’s right around the corner, so make sure you register today! This Tech Tuesday will feature […] (continue)

Showcasing Boston’s Civic Tech Tools at #Tech4Democracy

The team at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, an NCDD member organization, recently posted on their Challenges to Democracy blog about their #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge – an event highlighting civic tech projects from the Boston area. It featured some very cool civic tech tools that could be useful for folks in our field, so we encourage you to read more in the post below or find the original here. HUBweek Event Shows Greater Boston is Ripe with Civic Tech The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is […] (continue)

Join Tech Tuesday Call on Common Ground for Action, 12/1

As we recently announced, we are inviting you to register to join us this Tuesday, December 1st from 2-3pm Eastern/11am-12pm Pacific for our next Tech Tuesday call. This time, the call will feature a demonstration of Common Ground for Action (CGA), a new online platform designed to create deliberative public forums online that allow participants to examine options for dealing with the problem, weigh tradeoffs, and find common ground. CGA was developed in collaboration by the Kettering Foundation and Conteneo, so we’re pleased to be joined by Kettering’s Amy Lee and Conteneo’s Luke Homann – both NCDD […] (continue)

PCP Guide Offers Help for Red-Blue Holiday Conversations

As we approach the holidays and the difficult conversations with relatives from opposite sides of the political spectrum, we could all use some support keeping the discussion civil. Thankfully the Public Conversations Project, an NCDD member organization, has produced a useful red-blue conversation guide along with the piece below that offer frameworks and starter questions to help those holiday dinner discussions – or any discussion – tend more toward dialogue than discord. We encourage you to check out the guide and the post below or to find the original […] (continue)

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