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Monthly Archive February, 2010

February 2010 E-Democracy News — From the Executive Director

From the Executive Director Throughout 2009, we provided glimpses into the new Participation 3.0 concept that will build on local issues forums as ways citizens connect with one another. Now that 2010 has begun, so have the tangible efforts related to this new concept. We’ve received funding from the Ford Foundation (stay tuned for our […]

February 2010 E-Democracy News — Civic Engagement 101

Programmers get ‘Neighborly’ at Hackathon On Dec. 12, E-Democracy.Org invited programmers to join a local, Minnesota version of the Sunlight Foundation’s Great American Hackathon, which focused on ideas for making public data more accessible and useful for public, civic purposes. If you’ve ever wondered what a Hackathon is, put aside all your pre-conceived notions of […]

February 2010 E-Democracy News — Upcoming Events

e-Governance Africa Forum The 2010 e-Governance Africa Forum, scheduled from March 23-25 in Maputo, Mozambique, will focus on effective governance, transparent public services and citizen empowerment through information and communication technologies. The event is aimed at facilitating and promoting information and communications technology development through knowledge-sharing events. For more information, visit the conference site. Transparency […]

February 2010 E-Democracy News — Around the Forums

Around the Forums: More new forums coming soon Two new communities in the United States are in the midst of starting up local issues forums. Residents in both Westborough, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois both have start-up efforts. In Minneapolis, three new neighborhoods – Longfellow, Nokomis East, and Corcoran – are in start-up mode as is […]

February 2010 E-Democracy News — Hot Topics

Hot Topics: Top Digital Cities, Government 2.0 Trends, and More Editor’s Choice: Top digital cities for 2009 The Center for Digital Government recently announced results of its annual survey of the efforts of U.S. cities to use information technology to serve citizens. This year’s survey identifies innovations and creative solutions to improve government services, despite […]

February 2010 E-Democracy News – GiveMN.org Fundraiser

GiveMN.org fundraiser nets more than $3,000 for E-Democracy.org E-Democracy.org was one of dozens of non-profit organizations that participated in the GiveMN.Org “Give to the Max” fundraising event in November 2009 that provided. About 50 people from around the world donated to E-Democracy during the day-long event, raising more than $3,000. The funds will largely be […]

 

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