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Update from Participatory Budgeting Campaign in CA

We are always happy to hear good news from our partners with the Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD organizational member, and we wanted to share an update on their campaign in California from the PBP blog. We encourage you to read about how PB is growing below, or find the original post by clicking …See More
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Interview on GovLoop Innovation Report

We recently read a great interview over at EngagingCities on an interesting report detailing 20 significant innovations made in government last year, and we thought it would interest our NCDD members. We encourage you to read the interview below or find the original post…See More
Friday
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Questions Elected Officials Ask About Public Engagement

We wanted to encourage you to read the great insights that NCDD organizational member Max Hardy of Twyfords Consulting recently shared on their Twyfords’ blog. Max writes some of his reflections on concerns about public engagment that elected officials have shared with him recently, and we encourage you to read them below or find the original piece by…See More
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Apr 8
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CM Call on Sustaining Neighborhoods this Thurs.

Our organizational partners at CommunityMatters are hosting another one of their great capacity building calls this Thursday, April 10th, from 4-5pm EST. NCDD is a partner in the CommunityMatters collaboration, and we encourage you to hop on the call and learn with us.This month, the call is focused on …See More
Apr 7
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New Pew Study Maps Twitter Conversations

We saw an intriguing article last month over at the PewResearch Internet Project that we thought might interest some of our social media- and…See More
Mar 20
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New Pew Study Maps Twitter Conversations

We saw an intriguing article last month over at the PewResearch Internet Project that we thought might interest some of our social media- and…See More
Mar 20
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How we tackled “Civic Infrastructure” at NCDD 2012

I’m preparing a little presentation for our partners at CommunityMatters on how NCDD tackled the concept of civic infrastructure at our last national conference, and thought I’d write about it here on the blog to gather my thoughts.Our convening question (kinda like a theme) for NCDD Seattle was:How can we build a more robust civic infrastructure in our practice, our communities, and our…See More
Mar 17
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PBP News: Funding Priorities & the 3rd Int’l PB Conference

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 the results of the…See More
Mar 5
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2014 Public Participation Interviews: John Lewis on Outreach

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 last…See More
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Sponsorship Opportunities for NCDD 2014

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 by becoming a sponsor…See More
Feb 20
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Can Online Comment Sections Be Dialogue Spaces?

Whether we participate in them or not, online comments sections of news and opinion websites are a venue for great dialogue to take place, but too often, they are vitriolic and unproductive. That’s why we wanted to share a great article from the Illuminations blog run by Journalism That Matters featuring thoughts from a number of experts –…See More
Feb 18
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ADP Civic Engagement Award Nominations & National Meeting Announced

Our friends with the American Democracy Project have been busy recently, and we wanted to make sure to update our NCDD members on a few important things they have coming up – namely, two civic engagement award nomination processes and the 2014 ADP national meeting.First, we want to let our higher…See More
Feb 7
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Group Decision Tip: Flat for planning, stacked for doing

In principle, different ways of deciding should be applied to different types of decisions.Deciding how things should be — planning — is well-suited to a flat decision-making structure; that is, where several decision makers are equal and all fully participate. Some call this consensus decision making. As a rule, the longer and wider the reach of the plan, the broader and flatter the planning structure should be.Deciding how to implement plans —…See More
Feb 6

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Update from Participatory Budgeting Campaign in CA

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments

We are always happy to hear good news from our partners with the Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD organizational member, and we wanted to share an update on their campaign in California from the PBP blog. We encourage you to read about how PB is growing below, or find the original post by clicking …

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Group Decision Tip: High ground

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

In principle, groups often get bogged down in details (who should do what by when and how) and fail to stay on the high ground (strategic direction and guiding policies).

Group Decision Tips Icon The group as a whole has the unique perspective of seeing all that the group is doing, all the opportunities, all the threats. It is a view from the hill top. An individual group member has the unique perspective of seeing the…

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Interview on GovLoop Innovation Report

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:17am 0 Comments

We recently read a great interview over at EngagingCities on an interesting report detailing 20 significant innovations made in government last year, and we thought it would interest our NCDD members. We encourage you to read the interview below or find the original post…

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Questions Elected Officials Ask About Public Engagement

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:17pm 0 Comments

We wanted to encourage you to read the great insights that NCDD organizational member Max Hardy of Twyfords Consulting recently shared on their Twyfords’ blog. Max writes some of his reflections on concerns about public engagment that elected officials have shared with him recently, and we encourage you to read them below or find the original…

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Review of Rosa Zubizarreta’s New Book, “From Conflict to Creative Collaboration”

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:17am 0 Comments

We are happy to share the post below from NCDD organizational member Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute, which came via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog!…

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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
GovLoop Community Leader
 
 
 

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