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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
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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
Tuesday
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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
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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
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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
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

Distinguishing Collective Wisdom from “the Wisdom of Crowds”

This reflective piece comes from NCDD blogger Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Project. Tom’s original post can be found at www.tomatleeblog.com/?p=175327099.The popular book “The Wisdom of Crowds” says a lot about the remarkable accuracy of thousands of people making guesses about something that has a real but unknown answer now or in the future. This phenomenon…See More
Jul 14
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Jul 13
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Let’s Discuss: How Politics Makes Us Stupid

There is a fascinating article up at Vox.com that I encourage all NCDD members and subscribers to our Transpartisan Listserv to give some thought to. My friend Jean Johnson at Public Agenda, one of NCDD’s organizational members, alerted me to it last week, and it ties directly into conversations that are going on in both the NCDD Discussion list and the…See More
Jul 7
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Interview on Games & Engagement

As children run through sprinklers and enjoy fireworks (safely, we hope) over the holiday weekend, we thought it would be appropriate to share a post from the Davenport Institute’s Gov 2.0 Watch blog on games and engagement. As we know, civic participation can be fun, too! You can find it below or read the…See More
Jul 4
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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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Pastors, Scientists to Continue “Perceptions Project” Dialogues

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:04am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

Surprising Results in Online Commenting Study

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:04am 0 Comments

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…

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Local Governments Adopting Online Engagement

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Join us for our next NCDD Tech Tuesday, on August 26th from 1-2pm Eastern / 10-11am Pacific, with:

  • Della RuckerTech_Tuesday_Badge , Managing Editor of EngagingCities (focusing on the intersection between internet technologies and community engagement), and Chief Instigator at Wise Economy
  • Susan Stuart…
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Citizens’ Initiative Review Process Launches in Colorado

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 10:02am 0 Comments

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…

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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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