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Door to Door to Build Neighbors Online

  Here is a great post from one of our Online Neighbors Forums Outreach Team members:   From: Dan Gordon-E-Democracy Summer Outreach Team 2012 Date: Jul 25 23:31 CDT Hi folks- In case you haven’t heard, E-Democracy has a summer team going door-to-door in Dayton’s Bluff this week and helping people get signed up for this forum. Between […]

Great Outreach Highlights and Pictures via Our Facebook Page

  Outreach Team member, Dan Gordon, is our “embedded reporter” with our outreach team in the field. We are working up a highlight blog post, but until then I encourage our blog readers to check out our Facebook Page. We took a risk with our scarce resources and decided to try door to door this […]

Seeing St. Paul’s Diversity – Thank you CURA!

    Thanks to mapping help from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, we’ve been able to target our inclusive online community engagement doorknocking in St. Paul. Not on a Neighbors Forum? Join here for St. Paul and Minneapolis or any of our 17 communities across three countries. (Yes, we are one of the […]

Work for Change – Applications for our St. Paul Outreach Team – Due Now

  THIS POSTING IS NOW CLOSED. Feel free to send your resume for consideration in future outreach rounds. Also, we may have additional opportunities for those who can assist us with outreach to the Karen community in St. Paul as well as native Spanish speakers who reside in South Minneapolis. Contact us per the information […]

Help Us Build an Inclusive St. Paul Online – Join our Outreach Advisory Group

We are seeking members for our St. Paul Outreach Advisory Group from all background and walks of life in the city. With our “Be Neighbors” outreach campaign we will bring in thousands of new online Neighbors Forum over the next three years. Our outreach team (hiring now) will be all over the place this summer. […]

Where there is smoke there is noise … Neighbors and Online Civic Engagement

Here is a secret – politicians don’t really care about opinions expressed online … that is unless they are from their actual voters. Then watch out, because then you will see real democratic change in action. As we’ve added neighborhood level engagement with “community life” exchange to our classic city-wide online town halls, we’ve seen […]

Neighbors Forums Presentation – Let the Summer of Outreach Begin!

As our summer of Inclusive Social Media outreach gets underway across St. Paul and Minneapolis, we’ve put together a presentation introducing “Neighbors Forums.” Neighbors Forums The slides are detailed so you can skim or go in-depth. Additional download options are at the bottom of this post. Invite us to present in-person in your neighborhood. Our […]

Four Frogtown Lessons – Trust, Usability, Diversity, Potential – By Boa Lee – Community Outreach and Information Leader

Editors Note: This Inclusive Social Media update is from Boa Lee, our Community Outreach and Information Leader focused on Frogtown. By Boa Lee, Community Outreach and Information Leader, Greater Frogtown Neighbors Forum This year, E-Democracy intensified outreach to two Twin Cities neighborhoods – Cedar-Riverside in Minneapolis and Frogtown in St. Paul. This blog post marks […]

Open Discussion – Ideas for Generating Forum Feedback

Earlier today, we closed our St. Paul Issues Forum Feedback Forum prompted by legal threats and sharp personal attacks on that one of a kind feedback forum in our network. Here is the text of that announcement. As I indicated in the letter, an array of new and improved standard feedback mechanisms for 30+ Issues […]

Dramatic Response to Dramatic Crime in the Neighborhood – Lessons from Powderhorn

Editor’s Note: Below is a post by our awesome volunteer Sara Bergen. Powderhorn Park is demonstrating how important it is for every community to start a neighbors forum now before you really need it. They really need it right now. It was humbling when the organizers of the vigil mentioned below thanked the forum we […]


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