E-Democracy is helping the Kettering Foundation and their National Issues Forum network test a new online deliberation tool called Common Ground for Action. It is a “live” experience using text chat and nifty tools to respond to policy options and trade-offs. Informative issue videos and short guides provide non-partisan background for each deliberation. Vote/Sign Up Here - Select issue interests […]
E-Democracy.org – Project Blog
E-Democracy/Open Twin Cities went to Chicago on an amazing two day “civic tech field trip” (blog posts pending on what we learned). Thanks to Derek Eder with DataMade and Chris Whitacker with the Smart Chicago Collaborative and Code for America, we had a room at the amazing 1871 co-working/incubator space to share some of our […]
Special event: Join us in Chicago on Tuesday, August 5 for information session on Poplus and learn about Open Twin Cities and service design as well. E-Democracy is a big supporter of the global Poplus civic coding federation. In particular, we are gearing up to help with strategic outreach for the highly interactive online group […]
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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