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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.

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)

10 Tips for Better Attendance at Engagement Events

Getting people to show up for public engagement events is a struggle many of us face in this field. But the great team of folks at NCDD member organization Everyday Democracy has years of experience hosting engagement events, and they recently published a list of tips for generating more turnout. We encourage you to read their strategies below or find their original piece here. Where Did All the People Go? One Reason You’re Getting Low Turnout at Community Engagement Events and 10 Things You Can Do About It If you’ve […] (continue)

Discover the Secrets of Successful Community Engagement

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a great workshop coming up this October 8 in Vancouver. NCDD Supporting Member Mark Pivon of Bang the Table shared this announcement 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! On October 8th, direct from Australia, Bang The Table’s CEO Matt Crozier, will deliver a free, fun and interactive workshop where he will reveal the Top Ten Best Practices of Community Engagement, distilled from thousands […] (continue)

Guide to Choosing Tools for Digital Engagement

Choosing the right methods for digital engagement can be disorienting, and that’s why we were happy to find this helpful guide to picking appropriate e-democracy tools that Geoff Mulgan of Nesta recently published at www.nesta.org.uk. The guide is aimed at supporting public officials, but can be helpful for anyone looking to engage stakeholders in decision making. We encourage you to check out Geoff’s piece below or find the original Nesta post here. Designing Digital Democracy: A Short Guide I’ve written quite a few blogs and pieces on digital technology […] (continue)

NIFI Partners with Faith Leaders on Gender Violence, “Deliberative Discipleship” Conference

Last week, the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD organizational members – announced two exciting collaborations they’re undertaking with NCDD member Gregg Kaufman aimed at engaging more communities of faith in deliberation. The projects are full of potential, and we encourage you to learn more in NIFI’s announcement below or to find the original here. Faith Communities & Civic Life American faith communities associated with Judaism, Islam, Christianity and different religious traditions care deeply about many of the same issues about which the National […] (continue)

Kettering Video on “The Creation of Politics”

We were impressed by the very cool video that the Kettering Foundation – one of NCDD’s key organizational members – recently released. It can be an easy and fun tool for introducing deliberative politics to your audiences, so we encourage you to read more about it below or find KF’s original post about it here. Those of you who have participated in Kettering’s annual summer Deliberative Democracy Exchange have probably heard Kettering Foundation president David Mathews tell a story about a small village that faces a recurring […] (continue)

Review of the Consider.it Tech Tuesday Presentation

NCDD hosted another great Tech Tuesday event this week on May 5th where over 50 of our members participated in a webinar presentation and discussion with Kevin Miniter, the co-founder of the deliberative online tool, Consider.it. Kevin gave an in-depth look at the many versatile functions and uses that Consider.it has, as well as a how-to on moderating your group’s decision-making process. We wrapped it all up with a great Q&A session – we all got a great perspective on this useful new tool! If you missed the Consider.it discussion, you can […] (continue)

Balancing Act: An Online Deliberative Budgeting Simulator

We want to encourage our members to check out a neat tool developed by NCDD organizational member Engaged Public. Their Balancing Act tool is an online budget simulator that lets citizens experience the challenges and trade-offs of public budgets, and it can be a useful tool to apply in many D&D settings. We encourage you to learn more from Engaged Public’s description below. We at Engaged Public have been working on public budget simulation since our 2007 launch of Backseat Budgeter, which originally started as a learning aid at […] (continue)

Up to 65% Off on EvDem Resources til May 15!

We encourage NCDD members to take advantage of a great sale on discussion resources that Everyday Democracy – an NCDD organizational member – is having before they move to a new office space. Check out the announcement of the sale and the move below, or find the original here. We’re downsizing our office space, and we can’t take everything with us! Now through May 15, some of our most popular discussion guides are up to 65% off: Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation (English) Thriving Communities […] (continue)