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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.

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)

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)