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Melbourne “People’s Panel” Citizens into Public Decisions

We wanted to make sure the NCDD community saw an article from The Age about an intriguing new development in Melbourne, Australia where the city council is working with the good people at The newDemocracy Foundation - an NCDD organizational member – to create a “People’s Panel”. We encourage you to read more about it below or to find the original…See More
Friday
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Can Pinterest Make Local Public Engagement More Effective?

We were intrigued by this commsgodigital piece on the ways that Pinterest can be used by local government officials for public engagement, and we wanted to share it with the NCDD community. The article was penned by Andrew Coulson, a local community engagement officer, and you can read it below or find the original commsgodigital piece by…See More
Wednesday
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Can Pinterest Make Local Public Engagement More Effective?

We were intrigued by this commsgodigital piece on the ways that Pinterest can be used by local government officials for public engagement, and we wanted to share it with the NCDD community. The article was penned by Andrew Coulson, a local community engagement officer, and you can read it below or find the original commsgodigital piece by…See More
Wednesday
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Telling Our Stories: Featured Entries to NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool

NCDD has been experimenting with collecting examples of dialogue and deliberation projects through the “Dialogue Storytelling Tool” we launched last summer at www.ncdd.org/storytelling-tool.In partnership with the Kettering Foundation, we’ve been gathering brief case studies and project descriptions from dialogue…See More
Aug 25
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Learning from the World Café Approach

We are happy to share a helpful write up on the principles and benefits of the World Café approach to meetings and dialogue. It’s a great piece from the blog of one of our newest NCDD members, Beth Tener of the New Directions Collaborative, and we encourage you to…See More
Aug 22
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Participatory Budgeting Expands in NYC for ’14 – ’15

We are excited to share the announcement from our friends with the Participatory Budgeting Project, and NCDD organizational member, that participatory budgeting is once again expanding in NYC to reach even more of its citizens. We encourage you to read PBP’s press release below about the expansion or find it on PBP’s website here.22 districts will…See More
Aug 21
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Pastors, Scientists to Continue “Perceptions Project” Dialogues

The team at Public Agenda, an NCDD member organization, has been reflecting on their experiences facilitating the Perceptions Project – a series of dialogues between scientists and evangelical Christian pastors – in a fascinating series on their blog. We encourage you to read the…See More
Aug 19
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Surprising Results in Online Commenting Study

Recently, NCDD has been part of an ongoing conversation about whether online comment sections can be spaces for dialogue and if there are methods or tools we can use to make those spaces more civil. One of our NCDD organizational members, the National Institute for Civil Discourse, recently released on…See More
Aug 14
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Local Governments Adopting Online Engagement

Join us for our next NCDD Tech Tuesday, on August 26th from 1-2pm Eastern / 10-11am Pacific, with:Della Rucker, Managing Editor of EngagingCities (focusing on the intersection between internet technologies and community engagement), and Chief Instigator at Wise EconomySusan Stuart Clark, Director, Common…See More
Aug 11
Kimberly Denz liked Sandy Heierbacher's blog post 'Facilitating & Introversion: Tips for Engaging Quiet People'
Aug 9
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Citizens’ Initiative Review Process Launches in Colorado

Our friends at Healthy Democracy, an NCDD organizational member, recently made an announcement that I am personally excited about, and that we wanted to let you know about too: the Citizens’ Initiative Review Process is expanding to Colorado!As a Colorado resident myself, I couldn’t be more pleased that this innovative democratic process is coming to my backyard, especially…See More
Aug 8
Mark Hammer commented on Sandy Heierbacher's blog post 'New Study Finds Surprising Lack of Red-Blue Divide'
"We tend to label states as "red" or "blue" by virtue of the electoral college votes.  And in many instances, those college votes may become committed in monolithic fashion on the basis of very small margins. …"
Aug 6
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

New Study Finds Surprising Lack of Red-Blue Divide

We want to share the announcement on an insightful new study that we know will interest NCDD members that comes from NCDD supporting member Steven Kull of Voice of the People. VOP teamed up with the Program for Public Consultation to conduct a study on public policy opinions that has some pretty surprising results. You can learn more about the study in Steven’s announcement below or…See More
Aug 5
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Six Simple Changes for Better Public Engagement

We are pleased to share the post below from NCDD supporting member Jennifer Wilding of Consensus. Jennifer and her team have been working to increase civility in Kansas City, and we wanted to share their simple yet powerful infographic on what KC residents told them officials can do to improve public engagement. Check out Consensus’ graphic and write up the on The…See More
Aug 1
David B. Grinberg liked Sandy Heierbacher's blog post 'Mapping Our Social Networks'
Jul 28
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Mapping Our Social Networks

LinkedIn has a neat tool called InMaps that I just learned is being retired soon.  With click of a button, it creates an interactive visual map of all your LinkedIn connections.  It assigns them colors based on their similarities to each other, and you can to label those colored clusters based on the similarities you see.Back…See More
Jul 27

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Current Title:
Director
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National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)
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Senior Exec
Educational Background (Degree, School):
M.A. in International Management from the School for International Training
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www.ncdd.org
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Communications, Fun Stuff, Gov 2.0

Sandy Heierbacher's Blog

Melbourne “People’s Panel” Citizens into Public Decisions

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

We wanted to make sure the NCDD community saw an article from The Age about an intriguing new development in Melbourne, Australia where the city council is working with the good people at The newDemocracy Foundation - an NCDD organizational member – to create a “People’s Panel”. We encourage you to read more about it below or to find the original…

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Can Pinterest Make Local Public Engagement More Effective?

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

We were intrigued by this commsgodigital piece on the ways that Pinterest can be used by local government officials for public engagement, and we wanted to share it with the NCDD community. The article was penned by Andrew Coulson, a local community engagement officer, and you can read it below or find the original commsgodigital piece by…

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Telling Our Stories: Featured Entries to NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:35am 0 Comments

NCDD has been experimenting with collecting examples of dialogue and deliberation projects through the “Dialogue Storytelling Tool” we launched last summer at www.ncdd.org/storytelling-tool.

SuccessStoriesCover In partnership with the Kettering Foundation, we’ve been gathering brief case studies and project…

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Learning from the World Café Approach

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

We are happy to share a helpful write up on the principles and benefits of the World Café approach to meetings and dialogue. It’s a great piece from the blog of one of our newest NCDD members, Beth Tener of the New Directions Collaborative, and we encourage…

Continue

Participatory Budgeting Expands in NYC for ’14 – ’15

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:05am 0 Comments

We are excited to share the announcement from our friends with the Participatory Budgeting Project, and NCDD organizational member, that participatory budgeting is once again expanding in NYC to reach even more of its citizens. We encourage you to read PBP’s press release below about the expansion or find it on PBP’s website …

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At 11:16am on September 8, 2009, Robert Domaingue said…
Sandy you might enjoy participating in the Promoting Creativity group.
At 5:36pm on February 24, 2009, Denise Hill said…
Sandy,
Thanks for joining. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Denise
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