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I personally am a big fan of the work being done by our friends at the Participatory Budgeting Project, and they made two pretty exciting announcements recently that we wanted to share with you.
First, as an exercise in walking the talk, the PBP asked its donors to decide how they should spend the money they donated in the coming year, and…Continue
We recently started reading a terrific interview series from the talented team at Collaborative Services on public participation lessons they have learned in the last year, and we wanted to share their insights with the NCDD community. The third interview in the series features the reflections of John Lewis of Intelligent Futures, who shares insights gained from the award-winning ourWascana engagement endeavor in Canada…Continue
Susan Clark says the idea of comparing local democracy to the Slow Food movement came to her while working in her garden. And, why not? Just as many cooks and food lovers have become more intimately involved in local food production, Susan and co-author Woden Teachout saw an opportunity to help citizens sow and grow a healthier democracy in their own towns and communities. The result was their book, Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community,…Continue
We are pleased to share the announcement below about an exciting and ambitious initiative being undertaken by Rich Harwood and the Harwood Institute, an NCDD organizational member. The Harwood Institute is setting bold goals for its Public Innovators program, which you can read about below or in the original post…Continue
Plans are underway for NCDD’s 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, to be held October 17-19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in the DC Metro Area. NCDD conferences bring together 400+ of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada (plus a few good friends from outside North America!).
Consider supporting this important convening…Continue