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This is a quick update to let you know that the forums on E-Democracy are experiencing an extended outage. While OnlineGroups.Net has restore our website, posting via email or the web has yet to be restored. The best we can say is that OnlineGroups.Net is working on it. We have no estimate on when service […]

Tuesday December 5 – Iceland’s New Saga: Participatory Budgeting and Policy Crowdsourcing Tech

Update – Facebook Live Webcast On-Demand Ask a live question via Facebook comments or watch for a link that will let you do it via video. Or if you are in the Twin Cities, join us in-person – see below.   Iceland’s New Saga: Participatory Budgeting and Policy Crowdsourcing Tech   Come join us on […]

New Board member openings. Make an e-difference with, one of the world’s first and longest sustained civic technology projects, is getting ready for what’s next. This message is an invitation to apply for 2-3 openings on the E-Democracy Board. We meet via teleconference, so this is an opportunity for all. In a social media world dominated by big market players, we are a proudly volunteer-powered and […]

E-Democracy’s 2015 Year in Review

E-Democracy’s 2015 Year in Review Highlights       1. Your Neighborhoods/Neighbourhoods We love neighborhoods! – Our strongest Neighbors Forums continue to thrive – from lost dogs being reunited to free stuff to vital community issues being discussed the local communities online movement is spreading – particularly on Facebook Groups – all around the world. Our “how […]

We Need You – 3 Reasons to Donate for 2016, E-Democracy’s 2015 Highlights

We have three big reasons to donate now to E-Democracy for 2016 (more below*): Your Neighborhood/Neighbourhood Your Community Our Democracies – Local democracy on up to worldwide impact       At the end of last year, we had our most successful pledge drive to date. One donation drive a year – hopefully short – is our […]

Survey Says – 56% credit their Neighbors Forum for increased community satisfaction and more

While we have more in-depth analysis to do, we wanted to share the top line results from our 1350 respondents. That’s a big pool – about 10% of our individual participants just on our Twin Cities Neighbors Forums (not our city-wide forums or other cities) with active accounts. If you are new to E-Democracy and […]

Fundraiser Update: Stunning Feedback

Thank you for your donations! Every amount counts as our community engagement online returns to participant-supported mode. We ended the year with 263 donors contributing $9,180 to help us maintain the forums and provide user support. Thank you for helping make that happen. We want to extend a special thanks to our newer friends in […]

Fundraiser: Most Important Message from E-Democracy this Decade, Donate Today, Thank You Supporters

Short Version 🙂 Thank You Supporters! We broke our record for the number of donors in one year with 184 contributing so far in our end of year pledge drive. We’ve raised $6,684 on our way to meet our essential goal of $10,000 US. (For those who have donated already, skip to the long letter that shares […]

Year-End Appeal – Your Support Counts!

Greetings, Friend of E-Democracy! Last year we raised over $5,000 from awesome supporters like you. This year, with our vibrant online forums entering a post-grants phase, we need to keep them vital and raise $10,000 to cover hosting and user support. So far – with Give to the Max Day in Minnesota and #GivingTuesday around […]

#GivingTuesday – December 2nd!

Greetings, Friends of E-Democracy! How does one help a neighbor whose home is burglarized? Minneapolis resident Martha Bird asked her Neighborhood Forum for ideas when an immigrant family in her neighborhood had ALL their money stolen just days before Christmas and their little girl’s birthday. She wanted to help, but felt stymied by the family’s […]


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