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Blogger Bio:  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.

UMBC Cross-Cultural Study on Citizen Involvement

Mini Terri Mannarini and Angela Fedi, researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recently posted a message on the NCDD discussion list about a cross-cultural study on citizen involvement they are working on with Ken Maton, associate professor at UMBC. From their message… We are looking for people who have been involved — as simple citizens — in one or more initiatives of citizen involvement ran by the District government, and who are willing to participate in the study by completing a questionnaire or, […] (continue)

2008 Americans for the Arts Convention

American Evolution: Arts in the New Civic Life is the theme for this year’s Americans for the Arts (americansforthearts.org) annual convention in Philadelphia, June 20-22. Event information, including registration and a schedule of events can be found at the organization’s website. Though not specifically a d&d event, it may appeal to those who appreciate the work of Americans for the Arts’ Animating Democracy Initiative (artsusa.org/animatingdemocracy), an NCDD member who we’ve worked closely with over the years. (continue)

Menlo Park, CA Seeks Community Engagement Manager

Audrey Ramberg, Menlo Park’s Assistant City Manager, just sent us an announcement for what might be an amazing job opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area. Menlo Park is looking for a Community Engagement Manager to develop, support and implement the City’s community engagement efforts with the goal to create meaningful opportunities for community members to have a voice in City decision-making. There doesn’t seem to be any specific information about this job online at the moment so you might need to contact the Menlo […] (continue)

Miki Kashtan's Living Peace NVC Retreat in Florida

Join NCDD member Miki Kashtan for six transformative days of NVC immersion (her 60th intensive retreat), held in Delray Beach, Florida — February 22nd-27th, 2008. Topics in Miki’s highly acclaimed intensives include the spiritual foundation of NVC; living NVC within ourselves, in relationships, and in the world; working with anger; and so much more. There are wonderful opportunities of practice, experiential learning, empathy groups, and a special focus for people interested in exploring teaching NVC. She is excited to offer this level of support to […] (continue)

SSRC Announces Grants to Deepen Public Understanding of Muslim Peoples

The Social Science Research Council (ssrc.org) has announced a new small grants program in support of outreach activities undertaken by Title VI-funded National Resource Centers on U.S. campuses, with a special thematic focus on “Islam and Muslims in World Contexts.”  The objective of the program is to support activities that successfully disseminate the results and insights of academic research on different societies and regions to the general public, and encourage public scholarship by facilitating interaction between research scholars and a variety of constituents, including media, policy institutions, business, […] (continue)

Media Justice Grant Opportunity

The Fund for Southern Communities (fundforsouth.org),  as part of the Funding Exchange’s Media Justice Fund   (fex.org/mjf), seeks proposals for grants in Community Media Collaboration — projects that address media policy, infrastructure, or accountability within  the context of a social justice issue or campaign and Media Justice Toolkits — popular education materials for social justice activists and the general public on media justice issues. To be eligible to apply, an organization must be working for media and/or social justice; be located and doing work in Georgia, North Carolina, […] (continue)

Nominations Open For Youth Community Service Awards

High school seniors from the U.S. and U.S. territories are eligible to be nominated for the Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community presented by the Hitachi Foundation (hitachifoundation.org) each year to ten recipients on the basis of their community service activities. Activities must foster longer-term community change and be focused in socially and/or economically isolated communities. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $5,000 dispensed over two years. The foundation accepts nominations annually from people directly familiar with the nominee’s social contribution such as […] (continue)

Call for Articles for May 2008 AI Practitioner

NCDD member and AI consultant, Loretta Donovan, is acting as guest editor (along with Gabriel Shirley of Big Mind Consulting and Sue Anderson of Clockwork Communications) of the May 2008 issue of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Practitioner, and, as is her forté, this issue will venture into the domain of technology. Join them in creating an issue of AI Practitioner that encourages novices to begin to use technology, helps occasional users to deepen or enrich their experience, and supports early adopters to see the full-range of […] (continue)

Call for Proposals for 2008 CCNCCE Conference

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) invites you to submit a proposal to present at its 17th national annual conference, Recipes for Student Retention through Service Learning and Civic Engagement, to be held on May 21-23, 2008. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 4th, 2008. Conference presentations are 1-hour or 90-minute sessions, which should be designed to be highly interactive. (continue)

Dates Announced for IAP2 Certificate Program

The Perspectives Group has announced the dates for their five-day IAP2 Certificate Program in Public Participation. Each of the four training opportunities are offered in the Washington Metro Area and will be held throughout 2008 on the following dates: February 4-8, 2008, June 9-13, 2008, September 15-19, 2008 and December 1-5, 2008. Presented by International Master Trainer in Public Participation and NCDD member, Douglas Sarno, the training is offered in 3 sections: Planning for Effective Public Participation (two days), Effective Communication for Public Participation (one […] (continue)