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E-Democracy promoting the Knight Green Line Challenge in Saint Paul

Have a great idea for the neighborhoods along the Green Line Saint Paul? A $1.5 million dollar challenge was announce by the Knight Foundation. E-Democracy’s Saint Paul forums have sprung into action bringing thousands of visits to their website. Submit your idea by July 24. Join our special public drafting effort via Google Docs.

E-Democracy highlights from Hack for MN

Photos, mini-video tour, and tweets galore. Join Open Twin Cities and check out the regular Meetups and online group to get involved. Outside Minnesota? Check out our list of online groups related to open government, civic technology, and related topics around the world.

Neighbors Online Workshop @ DigiDaze June 20 – St. Paul Rondo Outreach Library

It’s time to get excited about digital inclusion in the Twin Cities! On June 20th, the Community Technology Empowerment Project hosts DigiDaze from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Rondo Community Outreach Library at the corner of Dale and University. Free Parking – enter on University going east before Dale. From 2:00 p.m. […]

Digital Outreach for Civic Hacking Awesomeness – National Day of Civic Hacking

Digital Outreach for Civic Hacking Awesomeness Practical ideas for promoting your local civic technology hackathon* Written for local National Day of Civic Hacking organizers by Steven Clift, E-Democracy.org  These strategies are based on twenty years of experience with online groups related to open gov/civic tech. This includes direct involvement with CityCampMN, Open Twin Cities, Hack […]

3333 Community Sparks – Copying Another Idea for Posterity

In 2013, the Forever St. Paul, $1 million idea challenge, put out a request for proposals. This is what we proposed. We are copying this into our blog for archival purposes. We still love the idea! Let us know if you want to make it happen or fund it.   3333 Community Sparks – Connect […]

100,000 Participants – Copying An Idea for Posterity

As our blog is a useful repository for content that will last for years, here is a copy of our intentionally audacious Knight News Challenge proposal from 2013. Elements of this may turn into future proposals, particularly if you have to a funder who is inspired b them and gets in touch.  Source. 100,000+ Participants. […]

Sharing Lessons – New Voices: Civic Technology, Neighbors Online, and Open Government – Video and Slides

E-Democracy hit the road to share lessons widely as we closed out an amazing 2013. In a recent trip to New York hosted by the UNDP with outreach via betaNYC, Steven Clift went in-depth on raising new voices with civic technology. Thanks to Joly MacFie with the Internet Society New York for sharing this video. To join a future […]

White House releases 2nd Open Government National Action Plan – Links and Commentary

This plan is part of the U.S. involvement in the global Open Government Partnership. I recently had a chance to chat with folks  involved with OGP-related efforts across Europe and this is a really big deal that may not have crossed your radar. Below is a full collection of links. Start here. My big take away […]

Connect with E-Democracy’s Steven Clift Across Europe – Nov 25 – Dec 2 2013

Now that CityCampMN and Give to the Max Day are behind us, I (Steven Clift) can focus intensively on preparing for a ten day speaking trip across Europe. This all started with an invite to participate in the World Forum and then others stepping forward to sponsor additional stops and gatherings. I am grateful. These […]

Stories from the Sidewalk, November 2013

Stories from the Sidewalk In this issue… Message from E-Democracy Digital Inclusion Update Stories from the Forums Nuts & Bolts Annnouncements Message from E-Democracy – Donate Now! Steven Clift, Executive Director and Cirien Saadeh, Communications & Outreach Assistant Nonprofits all over the state today are participating in GiveMN’s “Give to the Max Day.” E-Democracy is […]

 

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