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Apps due Dec 31st for Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund

Note from Sandy: Taylor Willingham was a good friend and incredibly energetic and inspiring colleague to many of us; those of you at the NCDD Seattle conference will remember the memorial presentation that Diane Miller created for Taylor that played at the end of our Day 1 plenary.

From the National Issues Forums Institute news page:

Applications are now being accepted for a grant from the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) to enable an individual to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and to launch one or more deliberative forums in their communities or organizations. Grants are expected to be in the range of $500-1,000.

The application should consist of: (1) a completed application form — click here to download a copy (2) a resume describing your experience and education; (3) a cover letter that explains why you are interested in becoming involved in the deliberative democracy movement and what specific course of action you propose to become familiar with this work and how and where you would implement forums; and (4) a budget indicating how the grant would be spent.

Applications are welcomed from any U.S. resident, with special consideration given to residents of Texas. The application should be received on or by December 31, 2012 and e-mailed to bmuse@nifi.org or mailed to:

National Issues Forums Institute
100 Commons Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459

Grants will be made by January 15, 2013 and will be for use during 2013. A report on activities will be required on or before November 30, 2013.

Click here for more information about Taylor L. Willingham and her work.

Donations to the fund are welcome and can be made securely online. All donated money will go toward grant awards.

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Sandy Heierbacher
Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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