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History of E-Democracy

E-Democracy has been a consistent pioneer in online civic engagement work in local communities for nearly two decades. We began in 1994 by creating the world’s first election information website, powered by volunteers. These key milestones shaped our history: 1994 – World’s first election information website. First online candidate debate. MN-Politics online forum launched creating […]

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 […]

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. […]

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+ […]

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 […]

Neighborhoods USA Presentation – Slides and Video

We had a great time at the Neighborhoods USA conference the other week here in Minneapolis. We added some general content on email newsletters and Facebook Pages for neighborhood associations presented by Executive Director, Steven Clift and then a nice and condensed version of lessons from our inclusive effort by our Outreach Manager, Corrine […]

Community Outreach Team 2013 – Exciting Summer Work in St. Paul – Deadline May 8

Join our 2013 “BeNeighbors” Community Outreach Team! – APPLY BY MAY 8! We are deepening our Knight grant-funded inclusion campaign to grow our St. Paul forums with the greatest diversity possible to over 10,000 members. We’re also planning fundraising to include Minneapolis and other communities in future years. Do you care passionately about building inclusive community? […]

Thousands of New Members Across St. Paul – BeNeighbors Outreach Highlights from 2012

View Album – Large Slideshow What an exciting year! Thousands of St. Paulites have joined their new local online Neighbors Forums (info) and you can too. Last January, we announced our outreach campaign to inclusively connect 10,000 neighbors online across St. Paul by 2015. Our dynamic 10 member, part-time, summer outreach team, led by our Outreach Coordinator Corrine Bruning, hit the […]

Help E-Democracy Win the $10,000 Golden Ticket – Nov. 15th is Give to the Max Day

Today is a big day in Minnesota. It is a day of giving to the non-profit organizations that inspire and serve you. Donate Now. Whether you are a Neighbors Forum participant in Minneapolis or an e-democracy supporter in Europe, Asia, etc. your donation matters. We’ve opened up our network to local non-profits seeking to reach their […]

Top Six Tips for Networking Neighbors Online

On the first Tuesday of August, ten of thousands of neighbors will gather block by block across St. Paul and Minneapolis and around the United States as part of National Night Out, Nite to Unite, and other similar events. Crime prevention is the name, but in our view community building is the game. To leverage […]


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