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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.

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)

Missed the Confab Call on Brain Science? Watch It Now!

Last week, NCDD hosted another installment of our Confab Call series, and we are excited to report back about how great the conversation was. We were joined by around 35 members to hear a wonderful presentation from NCDD members Mary V. Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark titled Planning from the Inside Out: How Brain Science Supports Constructive Dialogue and Deliberation. You really missed out if you weren’t there with us! Mary & Susan’s talk was incredibly educational and had a lot of useful nuggets of knowledge on what the field of brain science can […] (continue)

NIFI Seeks Feedback from D&D Field on Issue Guides

The team at the National Issues Forums Institute, one of our NCDD member organizations, is looking for feedback from D&D practitioners on their signature issue guides tools. We encourage NCDD members consider taking a few minutes to fill out their survey so that NIFI can improve these valuable resources for our field. Learn more about the survey in the NIFI post below or find the original here. Please Help Us and Complete Our New Issue Guide Survey Issue guides are at the center of the […] (continue)

New Toolkit Streamlines PB Evaluation in N. America

We were excited to learn recently that Public Agenda and the Participatory Budgeting Project – two of our prominent NCDD member organizations – have released a new participatory budgeting evaluation toolkit in collaboration with the North American PB Research Board. The toolkit will help municipalities across the continent document the impacts and effectiveness of their local PB efforts. We encourage you read more about it in the Public Agenda article below or find the original here. Evaluation Matters: A New Toolkit for Assessing Participatory Budgeting For those of […] (continue)

Recap of Sept. Tech Tuesday Call with QiqoChat

Earlier this week, we hosted another installment of NCDD’s Tech Tuesday series, and if you weren’t there, you missed a great call! This Tech Tuesday event featured former NCDD board member Lucas Cioffi, the founder and creator of the versatile online engagement platform, QiqoChat, along with open space facilitator Michael Herman. Lucas and Michael gave about 25 participants a virtual tour and demonstration of some of the varied and thoughtfully curated functions of the QiqoChat platform, which impressed quite a few of us. We also shared […] (continue)

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