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The New Civics Grant Initiative

We recently came across a grant opportunity from the Spencer Foundation that we think would be an excellent match for some of the folks in the NCDD network. The New Civics grant initiative offers two levels of grant funding to apply to projects in civic education and action, as well as a third category for quality measurement research. We encourage you to read more about The New Civics below, or find the original posting from the Spencer…See More
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Innovative Journalism Can Take Public Conversation to Scale

We have barely begun to use major media and journalism – both old and new forms – to scale up the impact of powerful public conversations about public issues beyond the rooms and online forums where those conversations take place. Our societies urgently need innovations and development in the area of public conversation journalism in order to bring collective intelligence and community wisdom into our policy-making and into the everyday activities of ordinary citizens and organizations.In this…See More
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Cathy Jensen commented on Sandy Heierbacher's blog post 'Managing Extreme Opinions During Deliberation'
"This is very interesting.  Can you give me an example or lay out a scenario?   Thanks! Cathy Jensen Minnesota Pollution Control Agency"
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Featured D&D Story: Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Dauphin Island

Today we’d like to feature a great example of dialogue and deliberation in action, Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Dauphin Island. This mini case study was submitted by Dr. R. Warren Flint of Five E’s Unlimited via NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool (add YOUR dialogue story today!).Title of Project: Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Dauphin IslandDescription I was contracted to design and facilitate a long-term…See More
Apr 16
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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
Apr 14
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Apr 11
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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
Apr 11
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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
Apr 10
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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
A blog post by Sandy Heierbacher was featured

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
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

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
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

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
Sandy Heierbacher posted a blog post

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
Feb 27

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National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)
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Sandy Heierbacher's Blog

The New Civics Grant Initiative

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:52am 0 Comments

We recently came across a grant opportunity from the Spencer Foundation that we think would be an excellent match for some of the folks in the NCDD network. The New Civics grant initiative offers two levels of grant funding to apply to projects in civic education and action, as well as a third category for quality measurement research. We encourage you to read more about The New Civics below, or find the original posting from the…

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Innovative Journalism Can Take Public Conversation to Scale

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:22am 0 Comments

We have barely begun to use major media and journalism – both old and new forms – to scale up the impact of powerful public conversations about public issues beyond the rooms and online forums where those conversations take place. Our societies urgently need innovations and development in the area of public conversation journalism in order to bring collective intelligence and community wisdom into our policy-making and into the everyday activities of ordinary citizens and…

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Managing Extreme Opinions During Deliberation

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:20pm 1 Comment

We are happy to share the reflective piece below from one of our newest NCDD supporting members, Donald Ellis of University of Hartford’s School of Communication. Donald’s post came via our Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post…

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Free online events coming up from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 11:49am 0 Comments

We’ve got some great activities coming up in the next few months, and I wanted to extend a warm welcome to everybody who works in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement to participate. Our events are not exclusive to NCDD members (though we hope they’d make you want to join!).

Tech_Tuesday_Badge This Tuesday at 2pm EST (11 PST), we have a 1-hour “Tech Tuesday” event with…

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Featured D&D Story: Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Dauphin Island

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments

Today we’d like to feature a great example of dialogue and deliberation in action, Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Dauphin Island. This mini case study was submitted by Dr. R. Warren Flint of Five E’s Unlimited via NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool (add YOUR dialogue story today!).

DauphinIsland Title of Project:

Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Dauphin…

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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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