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NCDD 2010 — The power of positive networking…

After catching our breath from this fall’s wonderful events, we here at NCDD central have settled into the task of collecting media and materials from all the conferences. We’re especially looking for anecdotes from participants (share yours with me at andy@ncdd.org). Once again we were so pleased with the quality and variety of experiences our community brought to the table, but we also realize that, at the end of the day, it’s the networking opportunities that are often most prized by our participants and we’re happy to hear so many stories about the new connections made.

For example, Brad Stauffer, Director of Communications of the Colorado Association of School Boards, a NCDD Denver participant, shared the following with us…

There’s always one nugget you can pull from any gathering of professionals. My nugget from the NCDD event in Denver was an idea that was sparked by Peggy Kerns from the National Conference of State Legislatures. She spoke about her organization’s effort to promote the public engagement process with state legislators. I met with her today to dig deeper, and I am going to present to Colorado school board members next week to encourage them to transform their grassroots advocacy strategies into a public engagement process that involves legislators from the start.

If you would like to share your anecdote from the event you attended, please send it to me at andy@ncdd.org.

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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