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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 […]

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.

CityCampMN 2013 – Engaging Civic Innovations – Unconference Sat. Nov. 9 – St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus

 CityCampMN 2013 Live – Photos, News, Links CityCampMN 2013 Engaging Civic Innovations CityCampMN is our region’s unconference* for passion-fueled, technology-enhanced civic ideas and solutions. Join us to connect active citizens, community leaders, technologists, and government officials for a day of learning, discussing, and imagining how to use technology to strengthen communities and create more open government. Bring […]

Meet our BeNeighbors Outreach and Engagement Team Members – St. Paul’s 2013 Dream Team for Community Building

By Cirien Saadeh and Steven Clift E-Democracy.org: Coming to a St. Paul neighborhood near you! Many of you joined E-Democracy because one of our summer staffers knocked on your door, and in the true spirit of inclusive community building, invited you to join the E-Democracy forums. Going door-to-door in St. Paul has been a major […]

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? […]

Join E-Democracy’s 2013 Inclusive Forum Engagement Team!

  MAR 19 UPDATE: Applications are coming in, but we need your help to spread the word in particular in the Latino and African-American communities.   Be an Inclusive Engagement Leader – Apply Now We believe in building strong, inclusive and connected neighborhoods. This can happen in many ways like having great public spaces such […]

New Volunteer Orientation – Love your neighborhood? Want to help it from the comfort of your own home?

Attend the next Volunteer Orientation/Training on Wed. March 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and you can be a community builder too! (Or April 18th or May 16th, same time and place.) E-Democracy is launching a new Volunteer Program. For years, we’ve relied heavily on committed volunteers to successfully build the neighbors and issues forums. […]

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 BeNeighbors.org 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 […]

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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