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http://pages.e-democracy.org/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=209.162.11.19&feedformat=atom E-Democracy.org - User contributions [en] 2022-09-28T06:36:31Z User contributions MediaWiki 1.26.2 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Knight_communities&diff=8877 Knight communities 2012-10-09T20:29:55Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Neighbors Online Directory */</p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Inclusion|Inclusive Community Engagement Online]]<br /> <br /> E-Democracy encourages those active in the &quot;neighbors online&quot; or online civic engagement field to join the [http://e-democracy.org/locals Locals Online community of practice] for peer to peer exchange.<br /> <br /> In late 2012 or early 2013, special inclusive community engagement online webinars and other basic training will be made available to people and project within interested Knight communities (see map or list below) based on our [[Inclusive Community Engagement Online]] grant. Intensive on-site and other training or direct inclusive outreach assistance will also be available with additional local funding. <br /> <br /> In addition to the open-to-all [http://forums.e-democracy.org/practice online communities of practice] we host, there will be opportunities for non-Knight communities anywhere in the world (often based on local community foundation or other funder support) to join more hands-on and intense knowledge sharing or pilot efforts.<br /> <br /> == Neighbors Online Directory ==<br /> ''Watch this space for updates later in 2012. You may edited in examples via this wiki at anytime. We reserve the right to remove examples that are out of scope or are not currently active. Also, we will use the tag [http://delicious.com/tag/recent/localsonline &quot;localsonline&quot;] combined with the city name [http://delicious.com/tag/recent/localsonline via Delicious] to collect possible links for inclusion.''<br /> <br /> <br /> This is a simple wiki-based directory of example online public spaces active within the [http://www.knightfoundation.org/about/communities/ 26 Knight communities] that specifically encourage two-way online '''community engagement''' or neighbor to neighbor connecting online. <br /> <br /> The key focus is on &quot;many-to-many&quot; experiences or special online civic engagement. The goal of this directory is to document who is already doing this in various communities based our understanding that despite some high profile &quot;network&quot; [[social media in local public life]] efforts, that most online neighborhood spaces are under the radar independent examples using a plethora of online tools. Our goal with convening and future training is to increase their distributed success with inclusive outreach and foster peer to peer knowledge exchange.<br /> <br /> This directory welcomes online news sites with specific online engagement programming. However, this directory is '''not''' for typical online news sites that limit public interaction to comments on news stories or blog posts. See the [http://www.kcnn.org/ Knight News Network] for journalism-centric resources and their [http://www.kcnn.org/citmedia_sites/ excellent broader directory].<br /> <br /> While not a Knight community, we produced this directory for [[Seattle]] prior to hosting a [http://seattleneighbors.eventbrite.com workshop] in that community.<br /> <br /> == Aberdeen, South Dakota ==<br /> == Akron, Ohio ==<br /> == Biloxi, Mississippi ==<br /> == Boulder, Colorado ==<br /> == Bradenton, Florida ==<br /> == Charlotte, North Carolina ==<br /> == Columbia, S.C. ==<br /> == Columbus, Ga. ==<br /> == Detroit, Mich. ==<br /> == Duluth, Minn. ==<br /> == Fort Wayne, Ind. ==<br /> == Gary, Ind. ==<br /> == Grand Forks, N.D. ==<br /> == Lexington, Ky. ==<br /> == Long Beach, Calif. ==<br /> == Macon, Ga. ==<br /> == Miami, Fla. ==<br /> == Milledgeville, Ga. ==<br /> == Myrtle Beach, S.C. ==<br /> == Palm Beach Co., Fla. ==<br /> == Philadelphia, Pa. ==<br /> == St. Paul, Minn. ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/twincities E-Democracy.org Neighbors Forums]<br /> == San Jose, Calif. ==<br /> == State College, Pa. ==<br /> == Tallahassee, Fla. ==<br /> == Wichita, Kan. ==</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Seattle&diff=8875 Seattle 2012-10-08T22:22:00Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Neighbors Online in Seattle */</p> <hr /> <div>This is a list of active two-way online community groups in the Seattle area. It includes e-mail lists, web forums, Facebook Groups and related online spaces designed for many to many exchange.<br /> <br /> Identified in the outreach process for the [http://seattleneighbors.eventbrite.com Community Engagement Online for All workshop] please add more. A broader selection of community sites are listed on the [http://seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm Seattle.Gov's Neighborhoods on the Net] directory. <br /> <br /> As Facebook Pages are more a kin to a place blog where people react to stories, they are not listed. If you know of exceptional two-way examples, please add them. Facebook Groups do fall within our scope. We maintain a similar directory as part of a [http://beneighbors.org &quot;Be Neighbors&quot; promotional campaign in Minneapolis and St. Paul].<br /> <br /> This is a &quot;wiki&quot; page in progress. Feel free to help edit in the online group titles.<br /> <br /> == Neighbors Online in Seattle ==<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AdmiralNeighborhood/ Admiral] - 123 members<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alkibeachcommunity/ Alki Beach]- 185 (quiet)<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardNeighborConnection/ Ballard] - 110<br /> * [http://beaconhill.seattle.wa.us/mailing-lists/ Beacon Hill] (Mailman)<br /> * [http://columbiacitizens.net/forum:start Columbia] - Forum<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hillmancity/ Hillman City] - 192<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/213325722058561/ Hillman City-Brighton] - 186 - Facebook Group<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Georgetown-Seattle/ Georgetown] - 557<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenwood-discussion/ Greenwood] - 420<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/montlakeforum/ Montlake] - 946<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/north-ravenna-neighbors North Ravenna]<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/squirepark/ Squire Park] - 330<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yoursouthpark/ South Park]- 759<br /> * [http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ West Seattle] - Forum<br /> * Some private Google Groups (may be limited to council business): [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/northdelridge North Delridge], [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/south-capitol-neighborhood-board South Capitol]<br /> * [https://seattle.everyblock.com/ EveryBlock Seattle] - Search to get into content like [http://seattle.everyblock.com/top/ top messages]<br /> ** [http://seattle.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/green-lake/ Green Lake] <br /> * [https://nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/wa/seattle/ NextDoor.com - Seattle]<br /> * [http://talk2.seattle.gov/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=index Talk2.Seattle.Gov] - Relatively uniquely, the Seattle city government hosts e-mail discussions lists that involve the public. Of the [http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SS1=TALK2.SEATTLE.GOV 318 lists with 116,852 subscribers] there are many neighborhood level lists. Like many &quot;officially hosted&quot; neighborhood association online groups we are ''guessing'' most are limited to the typical mission of neighborhood groups and not wider items like social exchange among neighbors, free items, business recommendations, etc. Please add direct links to most active neighborhood e-mail lists.<br /> <br /> Note: Which online neighborhood groups are missing? Please add them via the wiki or e-mail: clift@e-democracy.org FYI - We maintain a [http://beneighbors.org directory] and [http://forums.e-democracy.org/twincities/map/ map] of similar [http://beneighbors.org online groups in the Twin Cities.]<br /> <br /> == Online Parent Groups ==<br /> <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardMoms/ - 1705 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beaconhillparents/ - 122<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhillparenting/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontmoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LFPMoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MagnoliaMomsandDads/ - 903<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MountBakerParents/ - 878<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NESeattleMoms - 2085<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nbeaconparents/ - 1876<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhinneyGreenwoodMoms/ - 199<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peninsula_moms/ - 350<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/190660204312479/ North Seattle Parents FBGroup] - 58 <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueenAnneMomsAndDads/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wseaparents/ - 282<br /> * http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MadronaMoms/ - 2785<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wallingfordmoms/ - 305<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maple_leaf_moms/ - 131<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemoms/ - 86 (public archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattle_moms/ - 65 (private archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemamas/ - 35 (another one?)<br /> * https://www.bigtent.com/groups/islandmoms Bainbridge<br /> * P.S. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_dads/ - 1 :-)<br /> <br /> <br /> Note: ''Holy cow, and we thought [http://www.parkslopeparents.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=140&amp;Itemid=1 Brooklyn was the center of Parent e-mail lists]. While the Twin Cities has some commercial online Moms forum mega-sites, this &quot;parents&quot; networking happens on our general [http://beneighbors.org Neighbors Forums]. It is notable that our largest and most active forums have lots of family-related exchange.''<br /> <br /> == Ethnic Online Groups ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlearmenians/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bd_muslims_seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Egyptian-in-Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indians_in_Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Muslims-in-Seattle/ (religious)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_sikhs/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_cn_fun/ <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chinese-net/ (not active)<br /> <br /> Note: We are seeking connections with those who have experience connecting within ethnic/cultural groups online and an interest how those communities can raise their voices within specific neighborhoods.<br /> <br /> == Other ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontartscouncil/ - 550<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeattleWomensNetwork/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleseattle - 26,000<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/freegeek-seattle FreeGeek Seattle]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Seattle&diff=8874 Seattle 2012-10-08T22:21:40Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Neighbors Online in Seattle */</p> <hr /> <div>This is a list of active two-way online community groups in the Seattle area. It includes e-mail lists, web forums, Facebook Groups and related online spaces designed for many to many exchange.<br /> <br /> Identified in the outreach process for the [http://seattleneighbors.eventbrite.com Community Engagement Online for All workshop] please add more. A broader selection of community sites are listed on the [http://seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm Seattle.Gov's Neighborhoods on the Net] directory. <br /> <br /> As Facebook Pages are more a kin to a place blog where people react to stories, they are not listed. If you know of exceptional two-way examples, please add them. Facebook Groups do fall within our scope. We maintain a similar directory as part of a [http://beneighbors.org &quot;Be Neighbors&quot; promotional campaign in Minneapolis and St. Paul].<br /> <br /> This is a &quot;wiki&quot; page in progress. Feel free to help edit in the online group titles.<br /> <br /> == Neighbors Online in Seattle ==<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AdmiralNeighborhood/ Admiral] - 123 members<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alkibeachcommunity/ Alki Beach]- 185 (quiet)<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardNeighborConnection/ - 110<br /> * [http://beaconhill.seattle.wa.us/mailing-lists/ Beacon Hill] (Mailman)<br /> * [http://columbiacitizens.net/forum:start Columbia] - Forum<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hillmancity/ Hillman City] - 192<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/213325722058561/ Hillman City-Brighton] - 186 - Facebook Group<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Georgetown-Seattle/ Georgetown] - 557<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenwood-discussion/ Greenwood] - 420<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/montlakeforum/ Montlake] - 946<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/north-ravenna-neighbors North Ravenna]<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/squirepark/ Squire Park] - 330<br /> * [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yoursouthpark/ South Park]- 759<br /> * [http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ West Seattle] - Forum<br /> * Some private Google Groups (may be limited to council business): [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/northdelridge North Delridge], [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/south-capitol-neighborhood-board South Capitol]<br /> * [https://seattle.everyblock.com/ EveryBlock Seattle] - Search to get into content like [http://seattle.everyblock.com/top/ top messages]<br /> ** [http://seattle.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/green-lake/ Green Lake] <br /> * [https://nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/wa/seattle/ NextDoor.com - Seattle]<br /> * [http://talk2.seattle.gov/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=index Talk2.Seattle.Gov] - Relatively uniquely, the Seattle city government hosts e-mail discussions lists that involve the public. Of the [http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SS1=TALK2.SEATTLE.GOV 318 lists with 116,852 subscribers] there are many neighborhood level lists. Like many &quot;officially hosted&quot; neighborhood association online groups we are ''guessing'' most are limited to the typical mission of neighborhood groups and not wider items like social exchange among neighbors, free items, business recommendations, etc. Please add direct links to most active neighborhood e-mail lists.<br /> <br /> Note: Which online neighborhood groups are missing? Please add them via the wiki or e-mail: clift@e-democracy.org FYI - We maintain a [http://beneighbors.org directory] and [http://forums.e-democracy.org/twincities/map/ map] of similar [http://beneighbors.org online groups in the Twin Cities.]<br /> <br /> == Online Parent Groups ==<br /> <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardMoms/ - 1705 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beaconhillparents/ - 122<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhillparenting/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontmoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LFPMoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MagnoliaMomsandDads/ - 903<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MountBakerParents/ - 878<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NESeattleMoms - 2085<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nbeaconparents/ - 1876<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhinneyGreenwoodMoms/ - 199<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peninsula_moms/ - 350<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/190660204312479/ North Seattle Parents FBGroup] - 58 <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueenAnneMomsAndDads/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wseaparents/ - 282<br /> * http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MadronaMoms/ - 2785<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wallingfordmoms/ - 305<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maple_leaf_moms/ - 131<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemoms/ - 86 (public archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattle_moms/ - 65 (private archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemamas/ - 35 (another one?)<br /> * https://www.bigtent.com/groups/islandmoms Bainbridge<br /> * P.S. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_dads/ - 1 :-)<br /> <br /> <br /> Note: ''Holy cow, and we thought [http://www.parkslopeparents.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=140&amp;Itemid=1 Brooklyn was the center of Parent e-mail lists]. While the Twin Cities has some commercial online Moms forum mega-sites, this &quot;parents&quot; networking happens on our general [http://beneighbors.org Neighbors Forums]. It is notable that our largest and most active forums have lots of family-related exchange.''<br /> <br /> == Ethnic Online Groups ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlearmenians/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bd_muslims_seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Egyptian-in-Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indians_in_Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Muslims-in-Seattle/ (religious)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_sikhs/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_cn_fun/ <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chinese-net/ (not active)<br /> <br /> Note: We are seeking connections with those who have experience connecting within ethnic/cultural groups online and an interest how those communities can raise their voices within specific neighborhoods.<br /> <br /> == Other ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontartscouncil/ - 550<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeattleWomensNetwork/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleseattle - 26,000<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/freegeek-seattle FreeGeek Seattle]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Seattle&diff=8870 Seattle 2012-10-03T13:19:41Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Neighbors Online in Seattle */</p> <hr /> <div>This is a list of active two-way online community groups in the Seattle area. It includes e-mail lists, web forums, Facebook Groups and related online spaces designed for many to many exchange.<br /> <br /> Identified in the outreach process for the [http://seattleneighbors.eventbrite.com Community Engagement Online for All workshop] please add more. A broader selection of community sites are listed on the [http://seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm Seattle.Gov's Neighborhoods on the Net] directory. <br /> <br /> As Facebook Pages are more a kin to a place blog where people react to stories, they are not listed. If you know of exceptional two-way examples, please add them. Facebook Groups do fall within our model.<br /> <br /> This is a &quot;wiki&quot; page in progress. Feel free to help edit in the online group titles.<br /> <br /> == Neighbors Online in Seattle ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AdmiralNeighborhood/ - 123 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alkibeachcommunity/ - 185 (quiet)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardNeighborConnection/ - 110<br /> * http://beaconhill.seattle.wa.us/mailing-lists/<br /> * http://columbiacitizens.net/forum:start - Forum<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hillmancity/ - 192<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/213325722058561/ Hillman City-Brighton FBGrp] - 186<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Georgetown-Seattle/ - 557<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenwood-discussion/ - 420<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/montlakeforum/ - 946<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/north-ravenna-neighbors North Ravenna]<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/squirepark/ - 330<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yoursouthpark/ - 759<br /> * http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ - Forum<br /> * Some private Google Groups (may be limited to council business): [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/northdelridge North Delridge], [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/south-capitol-neighborhood-board South Capitol]<br /> * [https://seattle.everyblock.com/ EveryBlock Seattle] - Search to get into content like [http://seattle.everyblock.com/top/ top messages]<br /> ** [http://seattle.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/green-lake/ Green Lake] <br /> * [https://nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/wa/seattle/ NextDoor.com - Seattle]<br /> * [http://talk2.seattle.gov/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=index Talk2.Seattle.Gov] - Relatively uniquely, the Seattle city government hosts e-mail discussions lists that involve the public. Of the [http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SS1=TALK2.SEATTLE.GOV 318 lists with 116,852 subscribers] there are many neighborhood level lists. Like many &quot;officially hosted&quot; neighborhood association online groups we are ''guessing'' most are limited to the typical mission of neighborhood groups and not wider items like social exchange among neighbors, free items, business recommendations, etc. Please add direct links to most active neighborhood e-mail lists.<br /> <br /> Note: Which online neighborhood groups are missing? Please add them via the wiki or e-mail: clift@e-democracy.org FYI - We maintain a [http://beneighbors.org directory] and [http://forums.e-democracy.org/twincities/map/ map] of similar [http://beneighbors.org online groups in the Twin Cities.]<br /> <br /> == Online Parent Groups ==<br /> <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardMoms/ - 1705 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beaconhillparents/ - 122<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhillparenting/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontmoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LFPMoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MagnoliaMomsandDads/ - 903<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MountBakerParents/ - 878<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NESeattleMoms - 2085<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nbeaconparents/ - 1876<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhinneyGreenwoodMoms/ - 199<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peninsula_moms/ - 350<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/190660204312479/ North Seattle Parents FBGroup] - 58 <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueenAnneMomsAndDads/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wseaparents/ - 282<br /> * http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MadronaMoms/ - 2785<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wallingfordmoms/ - 305<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maple_leaf_moms/ - 131<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemoms/ - 86 (public archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattle_moms/ - 65 (private archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemamas/ - 35 (another one?)<br /> * https://www.bigtent.com/groups/islandmoms Bainbridge<br /> * P.S. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_dads/ - 1 :-)<br /> <br /> <br /> Note: ''Holy cow, and we thought [http://www.parkslopeparents.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=140&amp;Itemid=1 Brooklyn was the center of Parent e-mail lists]. While the Twin Cities has some commercial online Moms forum mega-sites, this &quot;parents&quot; networking happens on our general [http://beneighbors.org Neighbors Forums]. It is notable that our largest and most active forums have lots of family-related exchange.''<br /> <br /> == Ethnic Online Groups ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlearmenians/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bd_muslims_seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Egyptian-in-Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indians_in_Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Muslims-in-Seattle/ (religious)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_sikhs/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_cn_fun/ <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chinese-net/ (not active)<br /> <br /> Note: We are seeking connections with those who have experience connecting within ethnic/cultural groups online and an interest how those communities can raise their voices within specific neighborhoods.<br /> <br /> == Other ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontartscouncil/ - 550<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeattleWomensNetwork/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleseattle - 26,000<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/freegeek-seattle FreeGeek Seattle]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Seattle&diff=8869 Seattle 2012-10-03T13:14:26Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Neighbors Online in Seattle */</p> <hr /> <div>This is a list of active two-way online community groups in the Seattle area. It includes e-mail lists, web forums, Facebook Groups and related online spaces designed for many to many exchange.<br /> <br /> Identified in the outreach process for the [http://seattleneighbors.eventbrite.com Community Engagement Online for All workshop] please add more. A broader selection of community sites are listed on the [http://seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm Seattle.Gov's Neighborhoods on the Net] directory. <br /> <br /> As Facebook Pages are more a kin to a place blog where people react to stories, they are not listed. If you know of exceptional two-way examples, please add them. Facebook Groups do fall within our model.<br /> <br /> This is a &quot;wiki&quot; page in progress. Feel free to help edit in the online group titles.<br /> <br /> == Neighbors Online in Seattle ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AdmiralNeighborhood/ - 123 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alkibeachcommunity/ - 185 (quiet)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardNeighborConnection/ - 110<br /> * http://beaconhill.seattle.wa.us/mailing-lists/<br /> * http://columbiacitizens.net/forum:start - Forum<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hillmancity/ - 192<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/213325722058561/ Hillman City-Brighton FBGrp] - 186<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Georgetown-Seattle/ - 557<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenwood-discussion/ - 420<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/montlakeforum/ - 946<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/north-ravenna-neighbors North Ravenna]<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/squirepark/ - 330<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yoursouthpark/ - 759<br /> * http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ - Forum<br /> * Some private Google Groups (may be limited to council business): [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/northdelridge North Delridge], [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/south-capitol-neighborhood-board South Capitol]<br /> * [https://seattle.everyblock.com/ EveryBlock Seattle] - Search to get into content like [http://seattle.everyblock.com/top/ top messages]<br /> ** [http://seattle.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/green-lake/ Green Lake] <br /> * [https://nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/wa/seattle/ NextDoor.com - Seattle]<br /> * [http://talk2.seattle.gov/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=index Talk2.Seattle.Gov] - Relatively uniquely, the Seattle city government host e-mail discussions lists that involve the public. Of the [http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SS1=TALK2.SEATTLE.GOV 318 lists with 116,852 subscribers] there are many neighborhood level lists. Like many &quot;officially hosted&quot; neighborhood association online groups we are ''guessing'' most are limited to the typical mission of neighborhood groups and not wider items like social exchange among neighbors, free items, business recommendations, etc. Please add direct links to most active neighborhood e-mail lists.<br /> <br /> Note: Which online neighborhood groups are missing? Please add them via the wiki or e-mail: clift@e-democracy.org FYI - We maintain a [http://beneighbors.org directory] and [http://forums.e-democracy.org/twincities/map/ map] of similar [http://beneighbors.org online groups in the Twin Cities.]<br /> <br /> == Online Parent Groups ==<br /> <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardMoms/ - 1705 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beaconhillparents/ - 122<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhillparenting/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontmoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LFPMoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MagnoliaMomsandDads/ - 903<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MountBakerParents/ - 878<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NESeattleMoms - 2085<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nbeaconparents/ - 1876<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhinneyGreenwoodMoms/ - 199<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peninsula_moms/ - 350<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/190660204312479/ North Seattle Parents FBGroup] - 58 <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueenAnneMomsAndDads/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wseaparents/ - 282<br /> * http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MadronaMoms/ - 2785<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wallingfordmoms/ - 305<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maple_leaf_moms/ - 131<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemoms/ - 86 (public archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattle_moms/ - 65 (private archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemamas/ - 35 (another one?)<br /> * https://www.bigtent.com/groups/islandmoms Bainbridge<br /> * P.S. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_dads/ - 1 :-)<br /> <br /> <br /> Note: ''Holy cow, and we thought [http://www.parkslopeparents.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=140&amp;Itemid=1 Brooklyn was the center of Parent e-mail lists]. While the Twin Cities has some commercial online Moms forum mega-sites, this &quot;parents&quot; networking happens on our general [http://beneighbors.org Neighbors Forums]. It is notable that our largest and most active forums have lots of family-related exchange.''<br /> <br /> == Ethnic Online Groups ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlearmenians/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bd_muslims_seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Egyptian-in-Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indians_in_Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Muslims-in-Seattle/ (religious)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_sikhs/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_cn_fun/ <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chinese-net/ (not active)<br /> <br /> Note: We are seeking connections with those who have experience connecting within ethnic/cultural groups online and an interest how those communities can raise their voices within specific neighborhoods.<br /> <br /> == Other ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontartscouncil/ - 550<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeattleWomensNetwork/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleseattle - 26,000<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/freegeek-seattle FreeGeek Seattle]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Seattle&diff=8868 Seattle 2012-10-02T19:55:06Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Neighbors Online in Seattle */</p> <hr /> <div>This is a list of active two-way online community groups in the Seattle area. It includes e-mail lists, web forums, Facebook Groups and related online spaces designed for many to many exchange.<br /> <br /> Identified in the outreach process for the [http://seattleneighbors.eventbrite.com Community Engagement Online for All workshop] please add more. A broader selection of community sites are listed on the [http://seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm Seattle.Gov's Neighborhoods on the Net] directory. <br /> <br /> As Facebook Pages are more a kin to a place blog where people react to stories, they are not listed. If you know of exceptional two-way examples, please add them. Facebook Groups do fall within our model.<br /> <br /> This is a &quot;wiki&quot; page in progress. Feel free to help edit in the online group titles.<br /> <br /> == Neighbors Online in Seattle ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AdmiralNeighborhood/ - 123 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alkibeachcommunity/ - 185 (quiet)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardNeighborConnection/ - 110<br /> * http://beaconhill.seattle.wa.us/mailing-lists/<br /> * http://columbiacitizens.net/forum:start - Forum<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hillmancity/ - 192<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/213325722058561/ Hillman City-Brighton FBGrp] - 186<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Georgetown-Seattle/ - 557<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenwood-discussion/ - 420<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/montlakeforum/ - 946<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/north-ravenna-neighbors North Ravenna]<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/squirepark/ - 330<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yoursouthpark/ - 759<br /> * http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ - Forum<br /> * Some private Google Groups (may be limited to council business): [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/northdelridge North Delridge], [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/south-capitol-neighborhood-board South Capitol]<br /> * [https://seattle.everyblock.com/ EveryBlock Seattle] - Search to get into content like [http://seattle.everyblock.com/top/ top messages]<br /> ** [http://seattle.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/green-lake/ Green Lake] <br /> * [https://nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/wa/seattle/ NextDoor.com - Seattle]<br /> <br /> Note: Which online neighborhood groups are missing? Please add them via the wiki or e-mail: clift@e-democracy.org FYI - We maintain a [http://beneighbors.org directory] and [http://forums.e-democracy.org/twincities/map/ map] of similar [http://beneighbors.org online groups in the Twin Cities.]<br /> <br /> == Online Parent Groups ==<br /> <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BallardMoms/ - 1705 members<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beaconhillparents/ - 122<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhillparenting/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontmoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LFPMoms/ - 136<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MagnoliaMomsandDads/ - 903<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MountBakerParents/ - 878<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NESeattleMoms - 2085<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nbeaconparents/ - 1876<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhinneyGreenwoodMoms/ - 199<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peninsula_moms/ - 350<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/groups/190660204312479/ North Seattle Parents FBGroup] - 58 <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueenAnneMomsAndDads/ - 835<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wseaparents/ - 282<br /> * http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MadronaMoms/ - 2785<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wallingfordmoms/ - 305<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maple_leaf_moms/ - 131<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemoms/ - 86 (public archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattle_moms/ - 65 (private archive)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westseattlemamas/ - 35 (another one?)<br /> * https://www.bigtent.com/groups/islandmoms Bainbridge<br /> * P.S. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_dads/ - 1 :-)<br /> <br /> <br /> Note: ''Holy cow, and we thought [http://www.parkslopeparents.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=140&amp;Itemid=1 Brooklyn was the center of Parent e-mail lists]. While the Twin Cities has some commercial online Moms forum mega-sites, this &quot;parents&quot; networking happens on our general [http://beneighbors.org Neighbors Forums]. It is notable that our largest and most active forums have lots of family-related exchange.''<br /> <br /> == Ethnic Online Groups ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlearmenians/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bd_muslims_seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Egyptian-in-Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indians_in_Seattle/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Muslims-in-Seattle/ (religious)<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_sikhs/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattle_cn_fun/ <br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chinese-net/ (not active)<br /> <br /> Note: We are seeking connections with those who have experience connecting within ethnic/cultural groups online and an interest how those communities can raise their voices within specific neighborhoods.<br /> <br /> == Other ==<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fremontartscouncil/ - 550<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeattleWomensNetwork/<br /> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleseattle - 26,000<br /> * [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/freegeek-seattle FreeGeek Seattle]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Cass_Lake_Leech_Lake_Outreach_and_Engagement_Leader&diff=8825 Cass Lake Leech Lake Outreach and Engagement Leader 2012-09-12T12:57:49Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Inclusion]], [[Work]], [http://e-democracy.org/cl Cass Lake Leech Lake Forum]<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Join E-Democracy's Outreach Team!'''<br /> <br /> E-Democracy.org builds online public space in the heart of real democracy and community. Our mission is to harness the power of online tools to support participation in public life, strengthen communities, and build democracy.<br /> <br /> We have a special 150 hour position to improve Forum Engagement on the [http://e-democracy.org/cl Cass Lake Leech Lake Community Forum]. The part-time contract work may be spread over 3 to 6 months. It builds on the recent work of Sally Fineday who took a new full-time position with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe as well as volunteer Forum Manager Amanda Burnette.<br /> <br /> '''Location:''' Cass Lake, Leech Lake Area<br /> <br /> '''Description:''' The proposed duties.<br /> <br /> '''Forum Engagement'''<br /> * Generate community information sharing - Plan and lead outreach to organizations and community groups to post community announcements, news links, and other content (initially forward announcements to the forum but then teach organizational members how to post direct).<br /> * Promote community dialogue - Identify and promote intentional online discussion topics to promote digital storytelling about community life experiences and happenings across the community.<br /> ** Intentional content seeding.<br /> ** Collect and post images and video from outreach activities to the Forum.<br /> ** Post a monthly update on the forum purpose and how posting can solve problems and/or create new relationships for work and recreation.<br /> * Volunteer recruitment - Identify and recruit forum members to fulfill volunteer roles, volunteer position descriptions to be provided. Provide direction and oversee volunteers, as needed.<br /> * Organize at least one interactive social media training/community meeting targeting 20-30 attendees no later than January/February 2013. <br /> <br /> '''Forum Recruitment'''<br /> * Accurately explain the nature of our community life online forums and encourage those who sign up to post to the forums.<br /> * Conduct face-to-face, phone and email recruitment, including process follow-up requests.<br /> * Present at community meetings, distribute flyers, and table at community events targeting outlying communities of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe at least once monthly.<br /> <br /> '''Project Evaluation'''<br /> * Develop short written narratives describing project experiences (300-600 words) quarterly.<br /> * Participate in project evaluation, as requested.<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Time Commitment:''' 150 hours from late September 2012 for three to six months. Contractors must be flexible, reliable, and able to work on a flexible schedule.<br /> <br /> '''Rate:''' $15/hour. As an independent contractor, you are responsible for all of your own Federal, State, Social Security taxes, and any insurance you choose to carry. Actual gas expenses for required travel may be reimbursed.<br /> <br /> '''Requirements:'''<br /> <br /> * Passionate and enthusiastic; positive outlook and willing to lead. Inspires other contractors and volunteers to do high-quality organizing and outreach work.<br /> * Proven ability to work as part of a team. Willing to pitch in to help others with day-to-day project tasks (event logistics, preparing/delivering materials, record-keeping, data entry, etc.)<br /> * Excellent personal accountability and follow through. Can meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment; highly flexible and able to handle high- stress situations. Highly self motivated, self directed, and organized.<br /> * Effective communicator. Values and fosters open communication; uses and understands the importance of active listening skills, and is an effective public speaker with above-average English-language writing skills.<br /> * Detail oriented and respectfully work with volunteers.<br /> * Willing to learn and values self-improvement. Able to accept and offer praise and critical feedback; seeks and offers feedback and evaluation.<br /> * Reliably and consistently available via email and mobile phone.<br /> * Must have reliable transportation to anywhere in the Twin Cities, including ability to haul materials for events and activities.<br /> <br /> '''Desired Qualifications and Experience:'''<br /> <br /> We are looking for exceptional people who may have talents in the following:<br /> <br /> *Experience or training in leadership development, multicultural outreach and communications, political science, online civic engagement, digital technologies or other related fields.<br /> * Field outreach or organizing in diverse communities (tabling, doorknocking, etc.). <br /> * Deep connections to the targeted communities, including involvement in neighborhood/ community organizations.<br /> * Proficient with Google Apps, social media, and digital video devices.<br /> <br /> <br /> '''How to apply:''' Send a statement of interest describing your qualifications and resume with three references to team@e-democracy.org as soon as possible. This position will be filled when the person with the right skills, community connections, and time availability is found.<br /> <br /> Use the subject line: CLLL Community Outreach Leader Application. Include any questions in your email. No calls please. For more information, about E-Democracy.org, please visit: http://www.e-democracy.org, and click on “About”.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Sunshine_2.0&diff=8738 Sunshine 2.0 2012-08-03T17:57:53Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>This is home for resources related to the drafting of the Sunshine 2.0 guide for the League of Women Voters. Drafting is being led by [http://stevenclift.com Steven Clift], for E-Democracy.org.<br /> <br /> * '''Work in Progress'''<br /> ** [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1_HbxDd87XiqVmMPRgqvIrVU6Sao1WLBMZounUiCcYK0&amp;hl=en Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Guide] - Major Update, August 2012<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1567 Draft Release Blog Post] - Comments on draft welcome there. They will be forward to the League as they take it from here.<br /> <br /> ** [http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ArhmVl0vhGLVdG5hZ25IYlVSNGx6QWRxa3F4U0V2amc&amp;hl=en Early Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Indicators] - A spreadsheet to collect, organize, and prioritize potential measures - See the [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1_HbxDd87XiqVmMPRgqvIrVU6Sao1WLBMZounUiCcYK0&amp;hl=en Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Guide] for the top ten indicators<br /> ** [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=16SLXUpqofHvlSgobxJXCQ6fBKqauFGwepcFiCxpHOs0&amp;hl=en Early Draft - Guide Outline]<br /> <br /> * '''Building from ...'''<br /> **[http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/826 Rough list of ten “indicator” digital sunshine features to quickly determine if your local government is a leader] - Introductory Blog Post<br /> ** [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sunshine2 Sunshine 2.0 Survey] - Still Open<br /> ** [http://www.slideshare.net/netclift/sunshine-20-4470491 Sunshine 2.0 - Open and Interactive] - Presentation to LWV national convention <br /> <br /> * '''Related Resources'''<br /> ** [[Local Government 2.0]] - A collection of key reports and guides. We may seek to quote various lists and key points. Many of these reports come from a government perspective, while we are articulating the public perspective on what &quot;we&quot; would like to see from government not just in terms of social media use (all the rage) but in terms of local government online support for democracy (transparency, participation, etc.)<br /> ** [http://www.whitehouse.gov/open White House Open Government Initiative] - This effort suggests the need to translate relevant democratic goals to measures the public will expect of local and state government, not just their federal government.<br /> <br /> [http://e-democracy.org/about Back to About E-Democracy.org]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Sunshine_2.0&diff=8717 Sunshine 2.0 2012-08-01T19:10:12Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>This is home for resources related to the drafting of the Sunshine 2.0 guide for the League of Women Voters. Drafting is being led by [http://stevenclift.com Steven Clift], for E-Democracy.org.<br /> <br /> * '''Work in Progress'''<br /> ** [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1_HbxDd87XiqVmMPRgqvIrVU6Sao1WLBMZounUiCcYK0&amp;hl=en Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Guide] - Major Update, August 2012<br /> <br /> ** [http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ArhmVl0vhGLVdG5hZ25IYlVSNGx6QWRxa3F4U0V2amc&amp;hl=en Early Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Indicators] - A spreadsheet to collect, organize, and prioritize potential measures - See the [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1_HbxDd87XiqVmMPRgqvIrVU6Sao1WLBMZounUiCcYK0&amp;hl=en Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Guide] for the top ten indicators<br /> ** [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=16SLXUpqofHvlSgobxJXCQ6fBKqauFGwepcFiCxpHOs0&amp;hl=en Early Draft - Guide Outline]<br /> <br /> * '''Building from ...'''<br /> **[http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/826 Rough list of ten “indicator” digital sunshine features to quickly determine if your local government is a leader] - Introductory Blog Post<br /> ** [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sunshine2 Sunshine 2.0 Survey] - Still Open<br /> ** [http://www.slideshare.net/netclift/sunshine-20-4470491 Sunshine 2.0 - Open and Interactive] - Presentation to LWV national convention <br /> <br /> * '''Related Resources'''<br /> ** [[Local Government 2.0]] - A collection of key reports and guides. We may seek to quote various lists and key points. Many of these reports come from a government perspective, while we are articulating the public perspective on what &quot;we&quot; would like to see from government not just in terms of social media use (all the rage) but in terms of local government online support for democracy (transparency, participation, etc.)<br /> ** [http://www.whitehouse.gov/open White House Open Government Initiative] - This effort suggests the need to translate relevant democratic goals to measures the public will expect of local and state government, not just their federal government.<br /> <br /> [http://e-democracy.org/about Back to About E-Democracy.org]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Sunshine_2.0&diff=8716 Sunshine 2.0 2012-08-01T19:06:03Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>This is home for resources related to the drafting of the Sunshine 2.0 guide for the League of Women Voters. Drafting is being led by [http://stevenclift.com Steven Clift], for E-Democracy.org.<br /> <br /> * '''Work in Progress'''<br /> ** [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1_HbxDd87XiqVmMPRgqvIrVU6Sao1WLBMZounUiCcYK0&amp;hl=en Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Guide]<br /> ** [http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ArhmVl0vhGLVdG5hZ25IYlVSNGx6QWRxa3F4U0V2amc&amp;hl=en Early Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Indicators] - A spreadsheet to collect, organize, and prioritize potential measures - See the [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1_HbxDd87XiqVmMPRgqvIrVU6Sao1WLBMZounUiCcYK0&amp;hl=en Draft - Sunshine 2.0 Guide] for the top ten indicators<br /> ** [https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=16SLXUpqofHvlSgobxJXCQ6fBKqauFGwepcFiCxpHOs0&amp;hl=en Early Draft - Guide Outline]<br /> <br /> * '''Building from ...'''<br /> **[http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/826 Rough list of ten “indicator” digital sunshine features to quickly determine if your local government is a leader] - Introductory Blog Post<br /> ** [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sunshine2 Sunshine 2.0 Survey] - Still Open<br /> ** [http://www.slideshare.net/netclift/sunshine-20-4470491 Sunshine 2.0 - Open and Interactive] - Presentation to LWV national convention <br /> <br /> * '''Related Resources'''<br /> ** [[Local Government 2.0]] - A collection of key reports and guides. We may seek to quote various lists and key points. Many of these reports come from a government perspective, while we are articulating the public perspective on what &quot;we&quot; would like to see from government not just in terms of social media use (all the rage) but in terms of local government online support for democracy (transparency, participation, etc.)<br /> ** [http://www.whitehouse.gov/open White House Open Government Initiative] - This effort suggests the need to translate relevant democratic goals to measures the public will expect of local and state government, not just their federal government.<br /> <br /> [http://e-democracy.org/about Back to About E-Democracy.org]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Print_materials&diff=8680 Print materials 2012-07-12T14:19:51Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts */</p> <hr /> <div>== '''Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts''' ==<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Are you...'''<br /> * looking for people to join a new forum? <br /> * seeking fresh voices?<br /> * especially diverse and likely underrepresented voices?<br /> <br /> '''Paper tools can help!'''<br /> <br /> These tools support [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion inclusive outreach efforts] across many forums. We have a long history of [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 using paper sign-up sheets for extremely effective recruitment].<br /> <br /> ''While most of these materials are focused on Minneapolis and St. Paul (based on funding), they can adapted for wide use. If you can't find what you need, [http://e-democracy.org/contact ask us.]<br /> ''<br /> <br /> *'''Priority - Current Outreach Campaign - BeNeighbors.org'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsOnePager.pdf BeNeighbors One Page Flyer - PDF] or [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsReadThenPassOnePager.pub (MS Publisher for adapting)]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsHalfShtSpanish.pdf BeNeighbors 1/2 Page Flyer in Spanish]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/signup-stpmulti-survey.pdf St. Paul Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/signup-mpls-multi.pdf Minneapolis Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> <br /> *'''1. Flyers'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsQuarterPageFRONT.pdf BeNeighbors Quarter Page Flyer Front (PDF)], [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsQuarterPageBACK.pdf Back (PDF)] - Also on [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1n-PcI0yi4X1F2ZY4LfDzGHWkOnbrF8WM_1L8F809gjY/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CP-Q5KEC Google Docs Front] and [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1F5egU1yKI-IkfOzghkleMe6nj6IM7dkn2l39x14IY70/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CL-G46sB Back] for copying and editing as needed locally<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf TC General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods. <br /> *** Adapt this flyer to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&amp;hl=en&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> * '''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''<br /> ** Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])<br /> <br /> *'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.<br /> ** Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&amp;hl=en&amp;authkey=CO-QpZEB&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> *'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)<br /> **Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!<br /> <br /> * '''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''<br /> ** We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods]. <br /> ** To successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137<br /> ** While Forum Managers may invite or add people via the website, we prefer to upload names from paper sign-ups for you. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without e-mail verification required in bulk. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.<br /> **'''Tip:''' Use a black pen (no soft point without a soft tip) bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm. Double-checking the e-mail address can improve your success rate by as much as 30%! So read it back to the person after they sign up.<br /> ** '''Minneapolis Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])<br /> ** '''St. Paul Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])<br /> ** &quot;&quot;Powderhorn English/Spanish Sign-up Form - Adapt to your forum. Coming soon.<br /> <br /> *'''6. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template - MS Word - US Version] ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])''' <br /> ** Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.<br /> ** See submission instructions above. We will pay the cost to do manual data entry for any forum in our network. In-person outreach where you get people to sign-up right then and there is the most effective way to grow participation in a local forum. We want to make it as easy as possible.<br /> <br /> * '''7. [http://e-democracy.org/logo/ E-Democracy.org Logo Collection]''' - Includes versions for use with print materials.<br /> <br /> http://blog.e-democracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/brochure.png</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Print_materials&diff=8679 Print materials 2012-07-12T14:18:33Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts */</p> <hr /> <div>== '''Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts''' ==<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Are you...'''<br /> * looking for people to join a new forum? <br /> * seeking fresh voices?<br /> * especially diverse and likely underrepresented voices?<br /> <br /> '''Paper tools can help!'''<br /> <br /> These tools support [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion inclusive outreach efforts] across many forums. We have a long history of [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 using paper sign-up sheets for extremely effective recruitment].<br /> <br /> ''While most of these materials are focused on Minneapolis and St. Paul (based on funding), they can adapted for wide use. If you can't find what you need, [http://e-democracy.org/contact ask us.]<br /> ''<br /> <br /> *'''Priority - Current Outreach Campaign - BeNeighbors.org'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsOnePager.pdf BeNeighbors One Page Flyer - PDF] or [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsReadThenPassOnePager.pub (MS Publisher for adapting)]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsHalfShtSpanish.pdf BeNeighbors 1/2 Page Flyer in Spanish]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/signup-stpmulti.pdf St. Paul Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/signup-mpls-multi.pdf Minneapolis Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> <br /> *'''1. Flyers'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsQuarterPageFRONT.pdf BeNeighbors Quarter Page Flyer Front (PDF)], [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsQuarterPageBACK.pdf Back (PDF)] - Also on [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1n-PcI0yi4X1F2ZY4LfDzGHWkOnbrF8WM_1L8F809gjY/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CP-Q5KEC Google Docs Front] and [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1F5egU1yKI-IkfOzghkleMe6nj6IM7dkn2l39x14IY70/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CL-G46sB Back] for copying and editing as needed locally<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf TC General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods. <br /> *** Adapt this flyer to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&amp;hl=en&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> * '''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''<br /> ** Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])<br /> <br /> *'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.<br /> ** Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&amp;hl=en&amp;authkey=CO-QpZEB&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> *'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)<br /> **Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!<br /> <br /> * '''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''<br /> ** We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods]. <br /> ** To successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137<br /> ** While Forum Managers may invite or add people via the website, we prefer to upload names from paper sign-ups for you. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without e-mail verification required in bulk. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.<br /> **'''Tip:''' Use a black pen (no soft point without a soft tip) bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm. Double-checking the e-mail address can improve your success rate by as much as 30%! So read it back to the person after they sign up.<br /> ** '''Minneapolis Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])<br /> ** '''St. Paul Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])<br /> ** &quot;&quot;Powderhorn English/Spanish Sign-up Form - Adapt to your forum. Coming soon.<br /> <br /> *'''6. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template - MS Word - US Version] ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])''' <br /> ** Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.<br /> ** See submission instructions above. We will pay the cost to do manual data entry for any forum in our network. In-person outreach where you get people to sign-up right then and there is the most effective way to grow participation in a local forum. We want to make it as easy as possible.<br /> <br /> * '''7. [http://e-democracy.org/logo/ E-Democracy.org Logo Collection]''' - Includes versions for use with print materials.<br /> <br /> http://blog.e-democracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/brochure.png</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Print_materials&diff=8678 Print materials 2012-07-12T14:16:02Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts */</p> <hr /> <div>== '''Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts''' ==<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Are you...'''<br /> * looking for people to join a new forum? <br /> * seeking fresh voices?<br /> * especially diverse and likely underrepresented voices?<br /> <br /> '''Paper tools can help!'''<br /> <br /> These tools support [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion inclusive outreach efforts] across many forums. We have a long history of [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 using paper sign-up sheets for extremely effective recruitment].<br /> <br /> ''While most of these materials are focused on Minneapolis and St. Paul (based on funding), they can adapted for wide use. If you can't find what you need, [http://e-democracy.org/contact ask us.]<br /> ''<br /> <br /> *'''Priority - Current Outreach Campaign - BeNeighbors.org'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsReadThenPassOnePager.pdf BeNeighbors One Page Flyer - PDF] or [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsReadThenPassOnePager.pub (MS Publisher for adapting)]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsHalfShtSpanish.pdf BeNeighbors 1/2 Page Flyer in Spanish]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/signup-stpmulti.pdf St. Paul Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/signup-mpls-multi.pdf Minneapolis Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> <br /> *'''1. Flyers'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsQuarterPageFRONT.pdf BeNeighbors Quarter Page Flyer Front (PDF)], [http://e-democracy.org/files/BeNeighborsQuarterPageBACK.pdf Back (PDF)] - Also on [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1n-PcI0yi4X1F2ZY4LfDzGHWkOnbrF8WM_1L8F809gjY/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CP-Q5KEC Google Docs Front] and [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1F5egU1yKI-IkfOzghkleMe6nj6IM7dkn2l39x14IY70/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CL-G46sB Back] for copying and editing as needed locally<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf TC General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods. <br /> *** Adapt this flyer to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&amp;hl=en&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> * '''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''<br /> ** Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])<br /> <br /> *'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.<br /> ** Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&amp;hl=en&amp;authkey=CO-QpZEB&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> *'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)<br /> **Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!<br /> <br /> * '''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''<br /> ** We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods]. <br /> ** To successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137<br /> ** While Forum Managers may invite or add people via the website, we prefer to upload names from paper sign-ups for you. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without e-mail verification required in bulk. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.<br /> **'''Tip:''' Use a black pen (no soft point without a soft tip) bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm. Double-checking the e-mail address can improve your success rate by as much as 30%! So read it back to the person after they sign up.<br /> ** '''Minneapolis Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])<br /> ** '''St. Paul Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])<br /> ** &quot;&quot;Powderhorn English/Spanish Sign-up Form - Adapt to your forum. Coming soon.<br /> <br /> *'''6. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template - MS Word - US Version] ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])''' <br /> ** Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.<br /> ** See submission instructions above. We will pay the cost to do manual data entry for any forum in our network. In-person outreach where you get people to sign-up right then and there is the most effective way to grow participation in a local forum. We want to make it as easy as possible.<br /> <br /> * '''7. [http://e-democracy.org/logo/ E-Democracy.org Logo Collection]''' - Includes versions for use with print materials.<br /> <br /> http://blog.e-democracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/brochure.png</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Archives&diff=8665 Archives 2012-06-30T17:02:59Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Past Projects */</p> <hr /> <div>E-Democracy.org believes in preserving and sharing the information we produce. This does result in current Google searches that land people in older content. Please navigate from our [http://e-democracy.org home page] or [http://e-democracy.org/about About section] for the latest material.<br /> <br /> Once an online resource is archived here, we normally remove links to it from within our top-level pages.<br /> == Past Projects ==<br /> * See past election projects and candidate e-debates below<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Ford Foundation supported 2010-2011, [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1420 Major Evaluation]<br /> * [[Participation 3.0]] - Much of this work continues on our [http://forums.e-democracy.org/practice online communities of practice]<br /> ** [http://democracymap.org DemocracyMap ] - Continuing<br /> ** [http://publicmeetings.info PublicMeetings.Info] - &quot;On the shelf&quot;<br /> ** [[Neighborly]] - Being integrated into our [http://beneighbors.org neighbors forum] work<br /> ** [[Next Generation Ideas]] - &quot;On the shelf&quot; collaboration<br /> * [[Rural Voices]] - Rural Issues Forums, [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/812 Evaluation]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/myballot MyBallot.net]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/UK UK government funded expansion efforts] - 2005-06, [[UK]] forums continue<br /> * [[Knight Foundation Grants|Older project brainstorming]]<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/archives Blog archive] - projects details and lessons back to 2006<br /> <br /> == Issues Forum Resources ==<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/start.html Start a Forum in Ten Steps Article]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/blog/posts/87 Television Interview - 6 min]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/experience E-Democracy Experience - Multimedia and video interviews] <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/if-basic.ppt Issues Forum Power Point Slides] - 2006 <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/research/minneapolisissues.html Article on Minneapolis Issues Forum] <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/wiki/Oxford_e-democracy_evaluation Oxford Internet Institute UK Pilots Evaluation Response] - 2005 <br /> * [http://www.icele.org/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=890 UK Issues Forum Case Study] - 2005 <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/research/issuesforum/issuesforum.ppt Issues Forum Power Point Slides] - 2003 <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/ifdiagram.jpg Issues Forum Diagram] <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/if-training.ppt Issues Forum In-Depth Training Slides] - 2006 [http://akamai.kolhoos.ee/tehnokratt/podcast/kaasamine2006/08_StevenClift.mp3 90 Minute Audio] (mostly in English) <br /> * [http://www.publicus.net/present/agora.html A Wired Agora Presentation] <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/training.html Training from E-Democracy] <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/research/ Research] - Including [http://www.e-democracy.org/research/surveyquestions.html Issues Forum survey] <br /> * [http://www.publicus.net/articles/build.html Building Citizen-based E-Democracy Article] - 1996<br /> <br /> == Past Elections ==<br /> * [[E-Debates]]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1994 1994] - Minnesota, world's first election information website<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1996 1996] - Minnesota<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1997 1997] - Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayoral<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1998 1998] - Minnesota<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/2000 2000] - Minnesota<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/2002 2002] - Minnesota<br /> <br /> == Past Involvement ==<br /> * Former Board Members<br /> * Former Staff and Contractors<br /> * Former Volunteers<br /> <br /> == Past About Resources ==<br /> <br /> * [[E-Democracy.org Strategic Plan 2007-09]]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/beliefs.html Core Beliefs]<br /> * [[Fact Sheet]]<br /> * [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Video Video Interview]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/experience/ E-Democracy Experience - Animation and video]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/research Research]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/center/training.html Training]<br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/center/technology.html Technology - eWeb]<br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/groupserver Technology - GroupServer]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/uk/ UK Pilots Background] - 2005-06<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/aboutold.html Retired About Page]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Archives&diff=8664 Archives 2012-06-30T17:02:12Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Past Projects */</p> <hr /> <div>E-Democracy.org believes in preserving and sharing the information we produce. This does result in current Google searches that land people in older content. Please navigate from our [http://e-democracy.org home page] or [http://e-democracy.org/about About section] for the latest material.<br /> <br /> Once an online resource is archived here, we normally remove links to it from within our top-level pages.<br /> == Past Projects ==<br /> * See past election projects and candidate e-debates below<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Ford Foundation supported 2010-2011, [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1420 Major Evaluation]<br /> * [[Participation 3.0]] - Much of this work continues on our [http://forums.e-democracy.org/practice online communities of practice]<br /> ** [http://democracymap.org DemocracyMap ] - Continuing<br /> ** [http://publicmeetings.info PublicMeetings.Info] - &quot;On the shelf&quot;<br /> ** [[Neighborly]] - Being integrated into our [http://beneighbors.org neighbors forum] work<br /> ** [[Next Generation Ideas]] - &quot;On the shelf&quot; collaboration<br /> * [[Rural Voices]] - Rural Issues Forums, Evaluation<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/myballot MyBallot.net]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/UK UK government funded expansion efforts] - 2005-06, [[UK]] forums continue<br /> * [[Knight Foundation Grants|Older project brainstorming]]<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/archives Blog archive] - projects details and lessons back to 2006<br /> <br /> == Issues Forum Resources ==<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/start.html Start a Forum in Ten Steps Article]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/blog/posts/87 Television Interview - 6 min]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/experience E-Democracy Experience - Multimedia and video interviews] <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/if-basic.ppt Issues Forum Power Point Slides] - 2006 <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/research/minneapolisissues.html Article on Minneapolis Issues Forum] <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/wiki/Oxford_e-democracy_evaluation Oxford Internet Institute UK Pilots Evaluation Response] - 2005 <br /> * [http://www.icele.org/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=890 UK Issues Forum Case Study] - 2005 <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/research/issuesforum/issuesforum.ppt Issues Forum Power Point Slides] - 2003 <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/ifdiagram.jpg Issues Forum Diagram] <br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/if/if-training.ppt Issues Forum In-Depth Training Slides] - 2006 [http://akamai.kolhoos.ee/tehnokratt/podcast/kaasamine2006/08_StevenClift.mp3 90 Minute Audio] (mostly in English) <br /> * [http://www.publicus.net/present/agora.html A Wired Agora Presentation] <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/training.html Training from E-Democracy] <br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/research/ Research] - Including [http://www.e-democracy.org/research/surveyquestions.html Issues Forum survey] <br /> * [http://www.publicus.net/articles/build.html Building Citizen-based E-Democracy Article] - 1996<br /> <br /> == Past Elections ==<br /> * [[E-Debates]]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1994 1994] - Minnesota, world's first election information website<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1996 1996] - Minnesota<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1997 1997] - Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayoral<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/1998 1998] - Minnesota<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/2000 2000] - Minnesota<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/2002 2002] - Minnesota<br /> <br /> == Past Involvement ==<br /> * Former Board Members<br /> * Former Staff and Contractors<br /> * Former Volunteers<br /> <br /> == Past About Resources ==<br /> <br /> * [[E-Democracy.org Strategic Plan 2007-09]]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/beliefs.html Core Beliefs]<br /> * [[Fact Sheet]]<br /> * [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Video Video Interview]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/experience/ E-Democracy Experience - Animation and video]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/research Research]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/center/training.html Training]<br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/center/technology.html Technology - eWeb]<br /> * [http://www.e-democracy.org/groupserver Technology - GroupServer]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/uk/ UK Pilots Background] - 2005-06<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/aboutold.html Retired About Page]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Community_Outreach_Team_2012&diff=8567 Community Outreach Team 2012 2012-04-06T16:41:10Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Inclusion]], [[Work]]<br /> <br /> '''Join E-Democracy's &quot;BeNeighbors&quot; 2012 Summer Outreach Team!'''<br /> <br /> E-Democracy.org builds online public space in the heart of real democracy and community. Our mission is to harness the power of online tools to support participation in public life, strengthen communities, and build democracy.<br /> <br /> We are launching a new grant-funded inclusion campaign to grow our St. Paul forums with the greatest diversity possible to over 10,000 members in three years. We’re also planning fundraising to include Minneapolis and other communities in future years.<br /> <br /> *Do you care passionately about building inclusive community?<br /> *Do you believe commitment to diversity is an important institutional value? <br /> *Do you want to be part of raising diverse voices?<br /> <br /> If so, consider applying for one of 9 part-time, St. Paul-focused contract outreach positions. These new outreach staff will work both individually and with a team to recruit members for our neighborhood forums primarily among African-American, Southeast Asian, African immigrant, and Latino communities. You may also apply for a single Minneapolis Latino outreach position.<br /> <br /> '''Location:''' Saint Paul with some travel in the Metropolitan Area (expect for the one Minneapolis Latino position)<br /> <br /> '''Description:''' Work as part of a team to develop and carry out diverse community outreach. Tasks are likely to include tabling at community events and venues (including outdoor events in sometimes inclement weather), interacting with attendees and/or presenting at neighborhood meetings and events, doorknocking and posting flyers, and conducting face-to-face, phone, and online recruitment. The team goal for the summer is to recruit 4,000 new members to the Saint Paul neighborhood forums by focusing efforts on our most highly diverse, low income neighborhoods. Imagine the possibilities for empowering all voices!<br /> <br /> Your outreach efforts will be supported by initial training, weekly team debriefs, coordinated outreach strategies and activities, and shared lessons in inclusive outreach and digital technologies. You will also work closely with other E-Democracy staff, contractors and volunteers to develop, refine, and further the goals of the inclusive outreach campaign.<br /> <br /> '''Time Commitment:''' 15 weeks from May 21st through late August 2012. Contractors will work 10-20 hours per week and must be flexible, reliable, and able to work mostly late afternoons, evenings, and weekends, sometimes with short notice.<br /> <br /> '''Rate:''' $12.50/hour. As an independent contractor, you are responsible for all of your own Federal, State, Social Security taxes, and any insurance you choose to carry.<br /> <br /> '''Requirements:'''<br /> <br /> * Passionate and enthusiastic; positive outlook and willing to lead. Inspires other contractors and volunteers to do high-quality organizing and outreach work.<br /> * Proven ability to work as part of a team. Willing to pitch in to help others with day-to-day project tasks (event logistics, preparing/delivering materials, record-keeping, data entry, etc.)<br /> * Excellent personal accountability and follow through. Can meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment; highly flexible and able to handle high- stress situations. Highly self motivated, self directed, and organized.<br /> * Effective communicator. Values and fosters open communication; uses and understands the importance of active listening skills, and is an effective public speaker with above-average English-language writing skills.<br /> * Detail oriented and respectfully work with volunteers.<br /> * Willing to learn and values self-improvement. Able to accept and offer praise and critical feedback; seeks and offers feedback and evaluation.<br /> * Reliably and consistently available via email and mobile phone.<br /> * Must have reliable transportation to anywhere in the Twin Cities, including ability to haul materials for events and activities.<br /> <br /> '''Desired Qualifications and Experience:'''<br /> <br /> We are looking for exceptional people who may have talents in the following:<br /> <br /> *Experience or training in leadership development, multicultural outreach and communications, political science, online civic engagement, digital technologies or other related fields.<br /> * Field outreach or organizing in diverse communities (tabling, doorknocking, etc.). <br /> * Bilingual in Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Ethiopian, Burmese, Oromo, etc.<br /> * Deep connections to the targeted communities, including involvement in neighborhood/ community organizations.<br /> * Proficient with Google Apps, social media, and digital video devices.<br /> <br /> '''How to apply:''' Send a statement of interest describing your qualifications and resume with three references to team@e-democracy.org by Wednesday, April 25, 2012. We hope to make decisions by May 11: Use the subject line: Community Outreach Leader Application. Include any questions in your email. No calls please. For more information, about this effort, please visit: http://www.e-democracy.org, and click on both “Blog” and “About”.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=List_of_groups&diff=8566 List of groups 2012-04-06T13:25:33Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* National by Country */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Online groups for connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, collaboration, and community building. Please add the &quot;two-way&quot; places with real life to them.''' E-Democracy.org hosts three primary spaces, [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp CityCamp] for general local Gov 2.0/transparency/participation, [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs LocalLabs] for locally interested technologists, and [http://e-democracy.org/locals Locals Online] for hosts of local online forums/blogs/social networks.<br /> <br /> ==Local by City/State/Province==<br /> ''For the multi-city online group, see [http://e-democracy.orgcitycamp CityCamp].''<br /> <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovchicago Chicago OpenGov List] - [http://www.meetup.com/OpenGovChicago/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://csclabs.org Colorado Smart Communities]<br /> * [http://gov20la.org/join-the-conversation.html Los Angeles Gov 2.0 Discussion/Twitter]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/Participation/ Minneapolis - Transparency and Participation Meetup]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices Minnesota Voices List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/gov-20-camp-new-england Gov 2.0 Camp New England]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/open-government-nyc New York City - Open Government NYC List] - [http://www.meetup.com/openny/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/SpeakUpNY/ SpeakUpNY] - Meetup, Civic Engagement Online<br /> * [http://mashablecity.org/ Providence, RI - Mashable City List]<br /> * [http://opensf.wordpress.com/ San Francisco - OpenSF Blog]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/datato Toronto - DataTo - List]<br /> <br /> ==National by Country==<br /> * [http://dowire.org/x Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange] (and [http://dowire.org Newswire])<br /> * [http://www.newtactics.org Int'l - New Tactics in Human Rights]<br /> * [http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org Int'l - Technology for Transparency Network]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatorybudgeting Int'l - Participatory Budgeting]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Int'l - US/UK/NZ+ E-Democracy.org Projects Online Group/List]<br /> * [http://www.w3.org/egov Int'l - W3C eGovernment Interest Group]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-discuss Int'l - Open Knowledge Foundation E-List]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-government Int'l - Open Government Data]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Int'l - Digital Inclusion] - DigitalDivide@ Reborn<br /> * [https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech Liberation Tech]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com.au/group/gov20canberra Australia - Gov 2.0 List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/visiblegovernment-discuss Canada - Visible Government List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/changecamp Canada - Change Camp List]<br /> * [http://epractice.eu/en/home EU - ePractice.eu] - Many groups <br /> * [http://opendata-network.org/network/mailinglists/ Germany - Open Data Network List] <br /> * [http://groups.google.co.nz/group/nzopengovtbarcamp New Zealand - Open Govt Data List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/pro-bono-publico Spain - Pro Bono Publico]<br /> * [https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/mailman/listinfo/developers-public UK - mySociety.org List]<br /> * [http://fairsay.com/networks/ecampaigning-forum UK - E-Campaigning Forum]<br /> * UK &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/localgovcamp LocalGovCamp]. [http://groups.google.com/group/talk-about-local-un-conference Talk About Local]<br /> * [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk UK - Idea Local Gov Communities of Practice] - [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk/comm/landing-home.do?id=13317 Social Media and Online Collaboration]. <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/placeblogger US - Placebloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs US - Sunlight Labs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp US - CityCamp Exchange]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs US - LocalLabs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locals US - Locals Online]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/munigov US - MuniGov 2.0]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citizens-for-opengov US - Citizens for Open Government]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/transparency-bloggers US - Transparency Bloggers]<br /> * [http://govloop.com US GovLoop Social Net] - Specific groups:<br /> ** [http://www.govloop.com/group/socialmediaforgovernment Social Media for Government], [http://www.govloop.com/group/munigov Munigov 2.0], [http://www.govloop.com/group/government20club Gov 2.0 Club], [http://www.govloop.com/group/govconsultants20 Gov 2.0 Consultants], [http://www.govloop.com/group/twitterati Twitterati], [http://www.govloop.com/group/collaborationproject Collaboration Project], [http://www.govloop.com/groups?sort=mostPopular More]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/poliparse US Poliparse] <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovernmentdirective US Open Government Directive Discussion List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatory-budgeting-us US Participatory Budgeting List]<br /> * [http://wikifoia.pbworks.com/Sunshine-Blogger US Sunshine Bloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/openhouseproject?pli=1 US Sunlight - The Open House Project List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citability Citability.org]<br /> * [http://www.progressiveexchange.org US - Progressive Exchange] - E-advocacy - restricted to left of center<br /> * US &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/transparencycamp Transparency Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/edemocracycamp Participation/eDemocracy Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/government-20-club Gov 2.0 Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/public-media-camp Public Media], [http://dccodeathon.pbworks.com DCcodeathon]<br /> <br /> == Twitter Hashtags to Watch ==<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citycamp #citycamp] - Local gov 2.0, participation, transparency<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23edem #edem] - All things &quot;e-democracy&quot;<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23gov20 #gov20] - Government 2.0<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opengov #opengov] - Open Government<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opendata #opendata] - Open Government Data<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23hyperlocal #hyperlocal] - Hyper Local Content<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citability #citability] - Citability.org<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> There are dozens of online groups, from those on GoogleGroups and Ning-based social networks to group blogs and Twitter hashtag communities, connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, and community building.<br /> <br /> At the national/global level there will never be one unified place people exchange knowledge on these topics as people and interests specialize. However at the local or state level, just online spaces tend to be more unified but almost impossible to find for new people wanting to get involved. So this is our place to start a simple directory of those local/state online groups that are emerging.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=List_of_groups&diff=8565 List of groups 2012-04-06T13:25:16Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* National by Country */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Online groups for connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, collaboration, and community building. Please add the &quot;two-way&quot; places with real life to them.''' E-Democracy.org hosts three primary spaces, [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp CityCamp] for general local Gov 2.0/transparency/participation, [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs LocalLabs] for locally interested technologists, and [http://e-democracy.org/locals Locals Online] for hosts of local online forums/blogs/social networks.<br /> <br /> ==Local by City/State/Province==<br /> ''For the multi-city online group, see [http://e-democracy.orgcitycamp CityCamp].''<br /> <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovchicago Chicago OpenGov List] - [http://www.meetup.com/OpenGovChicago/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://csclabs.org Colorado Smart Communities]<br /> * [http://gov20la.org/join-the-conversation.html Los Angeles Gov 2.0 Discussion/Twitter]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/Participation/ Minneapolis - Transparency and Participation Meetup]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices Minnesota Voices List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/gov-20-camp-new-england Gov 2.0 Camp New England]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/open-government-nyc New York City - Open Government NYC List] - [http://www.meetup.com/openny/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/SpeakUpNY/ SpeakUpNY] - Meetup, Civic Engagement Online<br /> * [http://mashablecity.org/ Providence, RI - Mashable City List]<br /> * [http://opensf.wordpress.com/ San Francisco - OpenSF Blog]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/datato Toronto - DataTo - List]<br /> <br /> ==National by Country==<br /> * [http://stevenclift.com Test]<br /> * [http://dowire.org/x Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange] (and [http://dowire.org Newswire])<br /> * [http://www.newtactics.org Int'l - New Tactics in Human Rights]<br /> * [http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org Int'l - Technology for Transparency Network]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatorybudgeting Int'l - Participatory Budgeting]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Int'l - US/UK/NZ+ E-Democracy.org Projects Online Group/List]<br /> * [http://www.w3.org/egov Int'l - W3C eGovernment Interest Group]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-discuss Int'l - Open Knowledge Foundation E-List]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-government Int'l - Open Government Data]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Int'l - Digital Inclusion] - DigitalDivide@ Reborn<br /> * [https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech Liberation Tech]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com.au/group/gov20canberra Australia - Gov 2.0 List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/visiblegovernment-discuss Canada - Visible Government List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/changecamp Canada - Change Camp List]<br /> * [http://epractice.eu/en/home EU - ePractice.eu] - Many groups <br /> * [http://opendata-network.org/network/mailinglists/ Germany - Open Data Network List] <br /> * [http://groups.google.co.nz/group/nzopengovtbarcamp New Zealand - Open Govt Data List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/pro-bono-publico Spain - Pro Bono Publico]<br /> * [https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/mailman/listinfo/developers-public UK - mySociety.org List]<br /> * [http://fairsay.com/networks/ecampaigning-forum UK - E-Campaigning Forum]<br /> * UK &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/localgovcamp LocalGovCamp]. [http://groups.google.com/group/talk-about-local-un-conference Talk About Local]<br /> * [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk UK - Idea Local Gov Communities of Practice] - [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk/comm/landing-home.do?id=13317 Social Media and Online Collaboration]. <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/placeblogger US - Placebloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs US - Sunlight Labs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp US - CityCamp Exchange]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs US - LocalLabs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locals US - Locals Online]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/munigov US - MuniGov 2.0]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citizens-for-opengov US - Citizens for Open Government]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/transparency-bloggers US - Transparency Bloggers]<br /> * [http://govloop.com US GovLoop Social Net] - Specific groups:<br /> ** [http://www.govloop.com/group/socialmediaforgovernment Social Media for Government], [http://www.govloop.com/group/munigov Munigov 2.0], [http://www.govloop.com/group/government20club Gov 2.0 Club], [http://www.govloop.com/group/govconsultants20 Gov 2.0 Consultants], [http://www.govloop.com/group/twitterati Twitterati], [http://www.govloop.com/group/collaborationproject Collaboration Project], [http://www.govloop.com/groups?sort=mostPopular More]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/poliparse US Poliparse] <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovernmentdirective US Open Government Directive Discussion List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatory-budgeting-us US Participatory Budgeting List]<br /> * [http://wikifoia.pbworks.com/Sunshine-Blogger US Sunshine Bloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/openhouseproject?pli=1 US Sunlight - The Open House Project List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citability Citability.org]<br /> * [http://www.progressiveexchange.org US - Progressive Exchange] - E-advocacy - restricted to left of center<br /> * US &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/transparencycamp Transparency Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/edemocracycamp Participation/eDemocracy Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/government-20-club Gov 2.0 Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/public-media-camp Public Media], [http://dccodeathon.pbworks.com DCcodeathon]<br /> <br /> == Twitter Hashtags to Watch ==<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citycamp #citycamp] - Local gov 2.0, participation, transparency<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23edem #edem] - All things &quot;e-democracy&quot;<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23gov20 #gov20] - Government 2.0<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opengov #opengov] - Open Government<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opendata #opendata] - Open Government Data<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23hyperlocal #hyperlocal] - Hyper Local Content<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citability #citability] - Citability.org<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> There are dozens of online groups, from those on GoogleGroups and Ning-based social networks to group blogs and Twitter hashtag communities, connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, and community building.<br /> <br /> At the national/global level there will never be one unified place people exchange knowledge on these topics as people and interests specialize. However at the local or state level, just online spaces tend to be more unified but almost impossible to find for new people wanting to get involved. So this is our place to start a simple directory of those local/state online groups that are emerging.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=List_of_groups&diff=8564 List of groups 2012-04-06T13:24:24Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* National by Country */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Online groups for connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, collaboration, and community building. Please add the &quot;two-way&quot; places with real life to them.''' E-Democracy.org hosts three primary spaces, [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp CityCamp] for general local Gov 2.0/transparency/participation, [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs LocalLabs] for locally interested technologists, and [http://e-democracy.org/locals Locals Online] for hosts of local online forums/blogs/social networks.<br /> <br /> ==Local by City/State/Province==<br /> ''For the multi-city online group, see [http://e-democracy.orgcitycamp CityCamp].''<br /> <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovchicago Chicago OpenGov List] - [http://www.meetup.com/OpenGovChicago/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://csclabs.org Colorado Smart Communities]<br /> * [http://gov20la.org/join-the-conversation.html Los Angeles Gov 2.0 Discussion/Twitter]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/Participation/ Minneapolis - Transparency and Participation Meetup]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices Minnesota Voices List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/gov-20-camp-new-england Gov 2.0 Camp New England]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/open-government-nyc New York City - Open Government NYC List] - [http://www.meetup.com/openny/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/SpeakUpNY/ SpeakUpNY] - Meetup, Civic Engagement Online<br /> * [http://mashablecity.org/ Providence, RI - Mashable City List]<br /> * [http://opensf.wordpress.com/ San Francisco - OpenSF Blog]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/datato Toronto - DataTo - List]<br /> <br /> ==National by Country==<br /> * [http://dowire.org/x Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange] (and [http://dowire.org Newswire])<br /> * [http://www.newtactics.org Int'l - New Tactics in Human Rights]<br /> * [http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org Int'l - Technology for Transparency Network]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatorybudgeting Int'l - Participatory Budgeting]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Int'l - US/UK/NZ+ E-Democracy.org Projects Online Group/List]<br /> * [http://www.w3.org/egov Int'l - W3C eGovernment Interest Group]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-discuss Int'l - Open Knowledge Foundation E-List]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-government Int'l - Open Government Data]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Int'l - Digital Inclusion] - DigitalDivide@ Reborn<br /> * [https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech Liberation Tech]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com.au/group/gov20canberra Australia - Gov 2.0 List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/visiblegovernment-discuss Canada - Visible Government List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/changecamp Canada - Change Camp List]<br /> * [http://epractice.eu/en/home EU - ePractice.eu] - Many groups <br /> * [http://opendata-network.org/network/mailinglists/ Germany - Open Data Network List] <br /> * [http://groups.google.co.nz/group/nzopengovtbarcamp New Zealand - Open Govt Data List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/pro-bono-publico Spain - Pro Bono Publico]<br /> * [https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/mailman/listinfo/developers-public UK - mySociety.org List]<br /> * [http://fairsay.com/networks/ecampaigning-forum UK - E-Campaigning Forum]<br /> * UK &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/localgovcamp LocalGovCamp]. [http://groups.google.com/group/talk-about-local-un-conference Talk About Local]<br /> * [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk UK - Idea Local Gov Communities of Practice] - [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk/comm/landing-home.do?id=13317 Social Media and Online Collaboration]. <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/placeblogger US - Placebloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs US - Sunlight Labs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp US - CityCamp Exchange]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs US - LocalLabs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locals US - Locals Online]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/munigov US - MuniGov 2.0]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citizens-for-opengov US - Citizens for Open Government]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/transparency-bloggers US - Transparency Bloggers]<br /> * [http://govloop.com US GovLoop Social Net] - Specific groups:<br /> ** [http://www.govloop.com/group/socialmediaforgovernment Social Media for Government], [http://www.govloop.com/group/munigov Munigov 2.0], [http://www.govloop.com/group/government20club Gov 2.0 Club], [http://www.govloop.com/group/govconsultants20 Gov 2.0 Consultants], [http://www.govloop.com/group/twitterati Twitterati], [http://www.govloop.com/group/collaborationproject Collaboration Project], [http://www.govloop.com/groups?sort=mostPopular More]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/poliparse US Poliparse] <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovernmentdirective US Open Government Directive Discussion List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatory-budgeting-us US Participatory Budgeting List]<br /> * [http://wikifoia.pbworks.com/Sunshine-Blogger US Sunshine Bloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/openhouseproject?pli=1 US Sunlight - The Open House Project List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citability Citability.org]<br /> * [http://www.progressiveexchange.org US - Progressive Exchange] - E-advocacy - restricted to left of center<br /> * US &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/transparencycamp Transparency Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/edemocracycamp Participation/eDemocracy Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/government-20-club Gov 2.0 Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/public-media-camp Public Media], [http://dccodeathon.pbworks.com DCcodeathon]<br /> <br /> == Twitter Hashtags to Watch ==<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citycamp #citycamp] - Local gov 2.0, participation, transparency<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23edem #edem] - All things &quot;e-democracy&quot;<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23gov20 #gov20] - Government 2.0<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opengov #opengov] - Open Government<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opendata #opendata] - Open Government Data<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23hyperlocal #hyperlocal] - Hyper Local Content<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citability #citability] - Citability.org<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> There are dozens of online groups, from those on GoogleGroups and Ning-based social networks to group blogs and Twitter hashtag communities, connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, and community building.<br /> <br /> At the national/global level there will never be one unified place people exchange knowledge on these topics as people and interests specialize. However at the local or state level, just online spaces tend to be more unified but almost impossible to find for new people wanting to get involved. So this is our place to start a simple directory of those local/state online groups that are emerging.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Hmoob&diff=8548 Hmoob 2012-04-03T14:22:55Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>This is the future welcome page in Hmong for city and neighborhood Issues Forums. Help [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Hmoob&amp;action=edit edit it now.]<br /> <br /> Join the online Neighbors Forum in your area via [http://beneighbors.org beneighbors.org] - or join forums in these areas large concentrations of Hmong residents:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/frogtown Frogtown]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/northend North End]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/eastside East Side] - Payne-Phalen and Greater Eastside<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/db Dayton's Bluff]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/westside West Side]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/d1 District One] - Sunray, Conway, etc.<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/roseville Roseville]<br /> <br /> This page will contain some basic forum information in Hmong, a video, and also link to local information resources also in Hmong.<br /> <br /> ==Minnesota Websites in Hmong==<br /> <br /> * Media<br /> ** <br /> <br /> * Government<br /> **</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Starting_a_neighbors_forum&diff=8512 Starting a neighbors forum 2012-03-21T13:32:11Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Back to [http://e-democracy.org/if About Forums]<br /> <br /> Here is a simple guide to successfully launching an online community forum with E-Democracy.org.<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> # A &quot;neighbors&quot; forum is the most local version of our [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forum] model. It combines inclusive &quot;community life&quot; exchange with civic engagement on very local public issues. While our big city forums have more members, as percentage of households we are reaching 20 times the participation rate from less than 1% to 20% (and growing) of households.<br /> # Forums do not launch themselves. &quot;Build it they will come&quot; simply doesn't work. <br /> # Our shared technology platform is the easy part. We set it up for you.<br /> # If you volunteer to lead a forum, it is free to host a forum with us and gain access to our useful peer to peer support network. We do hope your participants will donate and we will experiment with forum sponsorship someday.<br /> # We do accept funding to help a community get going. A community foundation or major donor is welcome to step and speed up outreach.<br /> <br /> == How To ==<br /> <br /> 1. [http://e-democracy.org/contact Tell us] you are interested in starting a forum: [mailto:team@e-democracy.org team@e-democracy.org]<br /> * Neighborhood and City, with information on the estimated population in your area<br /> * Your contact information<br /> * Whether you have a connection with the neighborhood association in the area (not required, but helpful)<br /> <br /> 2. We technically set-up your forum and provide you access.<br /> <br /> 3. Adapt this text as your placeholder description for your About info tab on your [http://e-democracy.org/example home page (example)]:<br /> * Join your neighbors now! The PLACE HERE Neighbors Forum is the place to share announcements and discuss community issues and life specific to our area. While an independent forum, it is conceived as a friendly complement to our neighborhood association. The forum will open for introductions with 100 members. To get a sense of what this space can be check out this [http://e-democracy.org/se example open forum].<br /> <br /> * We do have a longer &quot;charter&quot; that you can craft ([http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-staneric/charter example]) that sits a top our our universal [http://e-democracy.org/rules civility rules]. Don't worry about this for now.<br /> <br /> 4. Recruit 100 initial members - This is where you should focus your attention:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/print Adapt our paper sign-up sheets] and e-mail invites to your forum and circulate at community events, table at farmers market, etc. THIS WORKS. This is so important, that we spend our scarce resources to help you with data entry.<br /> * Adapt our other [[print materials]] including the promotional poster and hang where you can. Feel free to make your own flyers.<br /> * Circulate your e-invites via e-mail, Facebook, etc. inviting others to join. This works better as you open and demonstrate critical mass. Once you get 25 members, ask initial members and community leaders to sign the invite and forward widely.<br /> <br /> 5. Open with a friendly round of [[Starting introductions|introductions]] (before opening to everyday postings) sets a positive tone.<br /> <br /> 6. See our [[Forum manager resources]] to help you run your forum. In particular note the detailed [[Forum manager position description]].<br /> <br /> <br /> E-Democracy.org has extensive older details on how to [[Start A Forum]] and a collection of [[Forum manager resources]] for self-help.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Print_materials&diff=8492 Print materials 2012-02-22T16:59:04Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts */</p> <hr /> <div>== '''Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts''' ==<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Are you...'''<br /> * looking for people to join a new forum? <br /> * seeking fresh voices?<br /> * especially diverse and likely underrepresented voices?<br /> <br /> '''Paper tools can help!'''<br /> <br /> Over the past year we've used these tools to help support [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion inclusive outreach efforts] across many forums. We have a long history of [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 using paper sign-up sheets for extremely effective recruitment].<br /> <br /> ''While most of these materials are focused on Minneapolis and St. Paul (based on funding), they can adapted for wide use.<br /> ''<br /> <br /> *'''Priority - Current Outreach Campaign - BeNeighbors.org'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsReadThenPassOnePager.pdf TCNeighbors One Page Flyer - PDF] or [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsReadThenPassOnePager.pub (MS Publisher for adapting)]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsHalfShtSpanish.pdf BeNeighbors 1/2 Page Flyer in Spanish]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf St. Paul Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf Minneapolis Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> <br /> *'''1. Flyers'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsQuarterPageFRONT.pdf BeNeighbors Quarter Page Flyer Front (PDF)], [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/BeNeighborsQuarterPageBACK.pdf Back (PDF)] - Also on [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1n-PcI0yi4X1F2ZY4LfDzGHWkOnbrF8WM_1L8F809gjY/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CP-Q5KEC Google Docs Front] and [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1F5egU1yKI-IkfOzghkleMe6nj6IM7dkn2l39x14IY70/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CL-G46sB Back] for copying and editing as needed locally<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf TC General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods. <br /> *** Adapt this flyer to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&amp;hl=en&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> * '''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''<br /> ** Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])<br /> <br /> *'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.<br /> ** Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&amp;hl=en&amp;authkey=CO-QpZEB&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> *'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)<br /> **Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!<br /> <br /> * '''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''<br /> ** We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods]. <br /> ** To successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137<br /> ** While Forum Managers may invite or add people via the website, we prefer to upload names from paper sign-ups for you. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without e-mail verification required in bulk. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.<br /> **'''Tip:''' Use a black pen (no soft point without a soft tip) bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm. Double-checking the e-mail address can improve your success rate by as much as 30%! So read it back to the person after they sign up.<br /> ** '''Minneapolis Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])<br /> ** '''St. Paul Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])<br /> ** &quot;&quot;Powderhorn English/Spanish Sign-up Form - Adapt to your forum. Coming soon.<br /> <br /> *'''6. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template - MS Word - US Version] ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])''' <br /> ** Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.<br /> ** See submission instructions above. We will pay the cost to do manual data entry for any forum in our network. In-person outreach where you get people to sign-up right then and there is the most effective way to grow participation in a local forum. We want to make it as easy as possible.<br /> <br /> * '''7. [http://e-democracy.org/logo/ E-Democracy.org Logo Collection]''' - Includes versions for use with print materials.<br /> <br /> http://blog.e-democracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/brochure.png</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Inclusion&diff=8445 Inclusion 2012-02-14T20:13:25Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Inclusive Civic Engagement Online */</p> <hr /> <div>== Inclusive Civic Engagement Online ==<br /> <br /> * St. Paul BeNeighbors.org Press Release<br /> * National Inclusive Community Engagement Online Press Release<br /> <br /> Stay tuned for a major announcement in mid-February 2012. <br /> <br /> Subscribe to our [http://blog.e-democracy.org blog] and/or [http://e-democracy.org/news e-newsletter]. Or follow us on [http://twitter.com/edemo Twitter] or [http://e-democracy.org/facebook Facebook].<br /> <br /> For related information see our 2010-2011 [[Inclusive Social Media]] project archive.<br /> <br /> ==Resources==<br /> * [http://beneighbors.org Be Neighbors Twin Cities] - Directory<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1215 Neighbors Forum Presentation]<br /> * [https://docs.google.com/a/e-democracy.org/document/d/1gWVoZphrjaxTBFgQTD5oxopDuMshKGlf3P7UGGHhMTM/edit?hl=en_US Why Digital Inclusion for Community Voices?] - Article</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Forum_manager_resources&diff=8419 Forum manager resources 2012-01-27T22:51:43Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Examples of Messages for Common Situations of Your Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>[http://e-democracy.org/if Back to About Issues Forum]<br /> <br /> Helpful forum management guides and samples of messages for common situations in forum management. <br /> <br /> The sample text has been tested and refined by Forum Managers in many situations. If you find text works for you, they should need only minor modifications.<br /> <br /> ''Many of these resources were drafted before our large expansion into neighborhood Issues Forums, but are still relevant.''<br /> <br /> ==First Step to Opening a New Forum==<br /> <br /> After you've gone through the [[Start A Forum]] process, worked with E-Democracy.org staff to technically create your forum, and started recruitment efforts (using our [[example forum invitations]]), you can now prepare to open and manage your community's new Issues Forum. <br /> <br /> * The first few messages to the forum ought to accomplish the following goals:<br /> # We highly recommend starting with an initial round of &quot;Introductions&quot; to humanize the forum - You may do this with 50 or more members to help you build &quot;who's who&quot; momentum to attract the next 50 your need to open. Getting 25 of 100 members to introduce themselves publicly is a good start. Introductions are a simple way for people to learn how to post to the forum and it creates the impression/reality that the members themselves are the content producers/sharers.<br /> # Ask them to invite others to become members (provide a [[example forum invitations|sample invitation]] for participants to pass along to others) - one idea is an e-invite signed by at least seven initial members for forwarding<br /> # Introduce the purpose, local scope, and rules of the forum<br /> # Make sure that participants understand how the forum works ... or that they will be getting lots of e-mail, unless they change their delivery settings<br /> # Make sure that they understand the different ways to read and post (One message per post, &quot;[[sample digest|digest]]&quot;, and &quot;web only&quot;) - Assuming we've set up the Facebook Page and Twitter feed, introduce that option separately down the road<br /> # How to sign up for other forums<br /> # Introduce an opening topic or simply ask participants what community topics they would like discussed o the forum. You can use the list generated down the road when forum traffic is light or when you want to direct attention away from a topic that is less civil than you'd like by trumping it with something more interesting to members.<br /> <br /> ==Examples of Messages for Common Situations of Your Forum==<br /> <br /> '''Startup Messages'''<br /> * [[Example forum invitations]]<br /> * [[Welcome message]]<br /> * Messages to help get a new forum off to a good start, these are samples we used when launching the Roseville Issues Forum in July 2006 - feel free to use them as is, or modify them to fit your circumstances:<br /> *# [[Welcome 1]]<br /> *# [[Welcome 2]]<br /> *# [[Starting introductions]]<br /> *# [[Forum Guidelines Reminder]]<br /> <br /> * ''More recent start-up sample messages to be integrated into this wiki section''<br /> ** Moderated - Pre-Opening Period<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/2A3EkvYj0rECITt6lzcv91 Invite Others] <br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/1G14KBw25YTK9JPsRtCEAC Invite Public Institutions/Power Players] - They have announcements to share and can often take our discussions into the political process <br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/7lCS1YJDcvy1aFV0EPhScD Digest Instructions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-staneric/messages/topic/zM3Q8TtbcabW6t8WDUtET Call for Introductions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/6WGyNMNwa1WVzVZic1wxim Features Summary]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/messages/topic/o4Am0wrtzAcX3uMfONPuQ Additional advice]<br /> ** Once you get your desired number of introductions and you've reached your recruitment goal (we strongly recommend 100 members, but we are experimenting at 50), your would then announce that the forum in open for general posting and switch those who have introduced themselves to unmoderated.<br /> <br /> ==NEW - Example Hamline Midway &quot;priming posts&quot; pre-opening from 2011==<br /> ** If you cut and paste this text, reformat the text from scratch or you may end up with broken lines<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/2WrWBbFKl3vZcCJvslEmh0 Welcome, still recruiting to 100]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/6PuS1sXR7EQUjn2akjPbEI Use and Interaction with Forum]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/38OrmWj478T6QIObHxXmij Local Scope]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/6oCuV27UaRfYAcdtyxjmhX Forum Rules]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/1XhxsYS9wvhR1sdr5BrABJ Invite to Forward]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/2w2o5HrNnrVYU64ysw0fAp Digest Version] - Note if you cut and paste this you need to replace &quot;e-mail obscured&quot; with the posting address<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/5xa70zjvISGRY5myB5Qspq Call for Introductions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/5KlGhL198s4C6o9qM1x4T2 Open for Posting]<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Examples Messages for Other Situtations'''<br /> * What is a [[Definition of Forum Manager | Forum Manager]]<br /> * [[Definition of Local Issues]]<br /> * How to: [[Start A Discussion]] - A list of tips, directed at forum participants, on how to start a discussion in their forum.<br /> * [[Subject Lines]] - Advice on how and when to change them<br /> * [[Forum Guidelines Reminder]]<br /> * [[Email Management]]<br /> * [[File Upload Suggestions]] - Groupserver<br /> * [[Official Warning]] - Example of warning message to forum member.<br /> * [[Notice of Official Warning]] - Example of a message to tactfully inform other forum members about recently issued warning messages<br /> * [[Forum features summary]] - Text to customize per forum<br /> <br /> ==Administering Your Forum - Drafting==<br /> * [[Forum Managers Guide To Groupserver]] - A guide to using groupserver<br /> <br /> ==Facilitating Your Forum - Drafting==<br /> * Encouraging introductions<br /> * Welcoming new members<br /> * [[Rules]] education and enforcement<br /> * [[Information seeking]] - Monitoring local websites (gov, media, orgs, etc.) for items of interest like new documents on your local government or neighbourhood/neighborhood website<br /> * Discussion starting - <br /> * [[Neighborhood links template]] - While we do have a &quot;links tab&quot; on a forum home page, these links are not yet editable via the web admin. Even if they were, there is value in opening a simple longer links directory for local websites. You will need to copy this template to its own wiki page - like [[Cedar Riverside]] or [[Frogtown]] - and fill it out considerably to get your forum members to &quot;crowd source&quot; the rest.<br /> <br /> <br /> ==Other Resources==<br /> <br /> * [[Issues Forums FAQ]]<br /> * [[Forum manager job description]]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> {{Forum Managers}}<br /> {{E-Democracy.Org}}</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Volunteers&diff=8360 Volunteers 2011-12-05T16:46:31Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>[http://e-democracy.org/about Back to About]<br /> <br /> E-Democracy.org is fundamentally volunteer-based. While grants and donations support some core activity, 90% of our labor is donated. <br /> <br /> You can be a part of this amazing effort by dedicating your time, energy, and skills to our democratic, community-building [[Strategic plan|mission]] and [[projects]]. <br /> <br /> For more information on volunteering, start here:<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Join E-Democracy.org's Projects Online Group] - An &quot;open source&quot; style online working group for everyone interested in volunteering. Get involved and informed on behind-the-scenes activities.<br /> <br /> * Then [http://e-democracy.org/contact Contact Us] with any specific offers to volunteer along with a description of your skills.<br /> <br /> ''Drafting''<br /> <br /> * [[Get involved]] - Where to start<br /> * [[Volunteer opportunities]] - Priority and potential opportunities<br /> <br /> Note: Would you like to be a volunteer coordinator? A stipend may be available for this core role. <br /> <br /> To help you scope out where your skills might be useful, feel free to review our [[strategic plan]].<br /> <br /> [[Category:E-Democracy.Org]]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Services&diff=8306 Services 2011-10-25T19:44:27Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>[http://e-democracy.org/about Back to About]<br /> <br /> <br /> '''EngageI.org - The Engagement Initiative'''<br /> <br /> E-Democracy.org provides a number consulting services for a fee to media organizations, foundations, governments, civil society groups, companies, universities and others.<br /> <br /> Our unique &quot;democracy online&quot; experience and technology-base may be useful to your organization. Earned revenue supports our exciting non-profit, non-partisan democracy building work and mission. We '''do not''' work on advocacy/lobbying related projects.<br /> <br /> Through us you can cost-effectively tap a talented array of consultants and experts from around the world.<br /> <br /> Within our main program area, note the [[Issues Forum services]] for communities we provide when you are part of our official network.<br /> <br /> Services we offer to potential clients include:<br /> * Access to a network of e-democracy experts based around the world<br /> * Hosting and advising private online groups for those in the &quot;democracy building&quot; sector<br /> * Supporting or advising special online communities of practice<br /> * Social media, e-participation, etc. training and education<br /> * Grassroots online outreach via e-mail lists, forums, Facebook, YouTube, etc.<br /> * Advising governments, companies and others on using the Internet in governance (e-participation)<br /> * Hosting online conferences and consultations as an &quot;independent trusted neutral host&quot;<br /> * Public speaking on e-democracy related topics<br /> * E-democracy related research and analysis services<br /> <br /> Examples:<br /> * Development of [[Sunshine 2.0]] metrics for the League of Women Voters<br /> * Hosting the New Hampshire Community Conversation on expanding gambling for input into their Governor's commission<br /> * A strategic 21st Century Right to Know Advisors online group for a consortium led by OMBWatch<br /> * A private online group for the Knight Foundation's News Challenge Winners<br /> * Aggressive online outreach for the Emmy-winning [http://minnesotaminute.org MinnesotaMinute.Org] project and video contest<br /> * A public online community of practice called [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices Minnesota Voices Online] for the Blandin Foundation<br /> * Many of the services previously provided by [http://stevenclift.com Steven Clift] directly may be accessed via E-Democracy.Org<br /> <br /> If you would like more information on the services we provide, please [http://e-democracy.org/contact contact us].</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Espa%C3%B1ol&diff=8239 Español 2011-10-17T19:51:11Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Future page in Spanish.<br /> <br /> This is the future welcome page in Spanish for city and neighborhood Issues Forums. Help [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Español&amp;action=edit edit it now.]<br /> <br /> Join the online Neighbors Issues Forum in your area via [http://tcneighbors.org tcneighbors.org] - or join forums in these areas with larger concentrations of Latino residents:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/phillips Minneapolis Phillips] - [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Fgroups%2Fmpls-phillips%2Fmessages%2Ftopics.html Recent topics] (auto-translated)<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/poho Minneapolis Powderhorn] - [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Fgroups%2Fmpls-poho%2Fmessages%2Ftopics.html Recent topics] (auto-translated)<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/westside St. Paul West Side] - [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Fgroups%2Fstpaul-westside%2Fmessages%2Ftopics.html Recent topics] (auto-translated)<br /> <br /> [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Ftwincities More forums in other neighborhoods (auto-translated)]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Forum_manager_resources&diff=8233 Forum manager resources 2011-10-13T15:34:44Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Examples of Messages for Common Situations of Your Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>[http://e-democracy.org/if Back to About Issues Forum]<br /> <br /> Helpful forum management guides and samples of messages for common situations in forum management. <br /> <br /> The sample text has been tested and refined by Forum Managers in many situations. If you find text works for you, they should need only minor modifications.<br /> <br /> ''Many of these resources were drafted before our large expansion into neighborhood Issues Forums, but are still relevant.''<br /> <br /> ==First Step to Opening a New Forum==<br /> <br /> After you've gone through the [[Start A Forum]] process, worked with E-Democracy.org staff to technically create your forum, and started recruitment efforts (using our [[example forum invitations]]), you can now prepare to open and manage your community's new Issues Forum. <br /> <br /> * The first few messages to the forum ought to accomplish the following goals:<br /> # We highly recommend starting with an initial round of &quot;Introductions&quot; to humanize the forum - You may do this with 50 or more members to help you build &quot;who's who&quot; momentum to attract the next 50 your need to open. Getting 25 of 100 members to introduce themselves publicly is a good start. Introductions are a simple way for people to learn how to post to the forum and it creates the impression/reality that the members themselves are the content producers/sharers.<br /> # Ask them to invite others to become members (provide a [[example forum invitations|sample invitation]] for participants to pass along to others) - one idea is an e-invite signed by at least seven initial members for forwarding<br /> # Introduce the purpose, local scope, and rules of the forum<br /> # Make sure that participants understand how the forum works ... or that they will be getting lots of e-mail, unless they change their delivery settings<br /> # Make sure that they understand the different ways to read and post (One message per post, &quot;[[sample digest|digest]]&quot;, and &quot;web only&quot;) - Assuming we've set up the Facebook Page and Twitter feed, introduce that option separately down the road<br /> # How to sign up for other forums<br /> # Introduce an opening topic or simply ask participants what community topics they would like discussed o the forum. You can use the list generated down the road when forum traffic is light or when you want to direct attention away from a topic that is less civil than you'd like by trumping it with something more interesting to members.<br /> <br /> ==Examples of Messages for Common Situations of Your Forum==<br /> <br /> '''Startup Messages'''<br /> * [[Example forum invitations]]<br /> * [[Welcome message]]<br /> * Messages to help get a new forum off to a good start, these are samples we used when launching the Roseville Issues Forum in July 2006 - feel free to use them as is, or modify them to fit your circumstances:<br /> *# [[Welcome 1]]<br /> *# [[Welcome 2]]<br /> *# [[Starting introductions]]<br /> *# [[Forum Guidelines Reminder]]<br /> <br /> * ''More recent start-up sample messages to be integrated into this wiki section''<br /> ** Moderated - Pre-Opening Period<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/2A3EkvYj0rECITt6lzcv91 Invite Others] <br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/1G14KBw25YTK9JPsRtCEAC Invite Public Institutions/Power Players] - They have announcements to share and can often take our discussions into the political process <br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/7lCS1YJDcvy1aFV0EPhScD Digest Instructions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-staneric/messages/topic/zM3Q8TtbcabW6t8WDUtET Call for Introductions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/6WGyNMNwa1WVzVZic1wxim Features Summary]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/messages/topic/o4Am0wrtzAcX3uMfONPuQ Additional advice]<br /> ** Once you get your desired number of introductions and you've reached your recruitment goal (we strongly recommend 100 members, but we are experimenting at 50), your would then announce that the forum in open for general posting and switch those who have introduced themselves to unmoderated.<br /> <br /> *''' NEW - Example Hamline Midway &quot;priming posts&quot; pre-opening from 2011'''<br /> ** If you cut and paste this text, reformat the text from scratch or you may end up with broken lines<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/2WrWBbFKl3vZcCJvslEmh0 Welcome, still recruiting to 100]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/6PuS1sXR7EQUjn2akjPbEI Use and Interaction with Forum]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/38OrmWj478T6QIObHxXmij Local Scope]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/6oCuV27UaRfYAcdtyxjmhX Forum Rules]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/1XhxsYS9wvhR1sdr5BrABJ Invite to Forward]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/2w2o5HrNnrVYU64ysw0fAp Digest Version] - Note if you cut and paste this you need to replace &quot;e-mail obscured&quot; with the posting address<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/5xa70zjvISGRY5myB5Qspq Call for Introductions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/5KlGhL198s4C6o9qM1x4T2 Open for Posting]<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Examples Messages for Other Situtations'''<br /> * What is a [[Definition of Forum Manager | Forum Manager]]<br /> * [[Definition of Local Issues]]<br /> * How to: [[Start A Discussion]] - A list of tips, directed at forum participants, on how to start a discussion in their forum.<br /> * [[Subject Lines]] - Advice on how and when to change them<br /> * [[Forum Guidelines Reminder]]<br /> * [[Email Management]]<br /> * [[File Upload Suggestions]] - Groupserver<br /> * [[Official Warning]] - Example of warning message to forum member.<br /> * [[Notice of Official Warning]] - Example of a message to tactfully inform other forum members about recently issued warning messages<br /> * [[Forum features summary]] - Text to customize per forum<br /> <br /> ==Administering Your Forum - Drafting==<br /> * [[Forum Managers Guide To Groupserver]] - A guide to using groupserver<br /> <br /> ==Facilitating Your Forum - Drafting==<br /> * Encouraging introductions<br /> * Welcoming new members<br /> * [[Rules]] education and enforcement<br /> * [[Information seeking]] - Monitoring local websites (gov, media, orgs, etc.) for items of interest like new documents on your local government or neighbourhood/neighborhood website<br /> * Discussion starting - <br /> * [[Neighborhood links template]] - While we do have a &quot;links tab&quot; on a forum home page, these links are not yet editable via the web admin. Even if they were, there is value in opening a simple longer links directory for local websites. You will need to copy this template to its own wiki page - like [[Cedar Riverside]] or [[Frogtown]] - and fill it out considerably to get your forum members to &quot;crowd source&quot; the rest.<br /> <br /> <br /> ==Other Resources==<br /> <br /> * [[Issues Forums FAQ]]<br /> * [[Forum manager job description]]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> {{Forum Managers}}<br /> {{E-Democracy.Org}}</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Forum_manager_resources&diff=8232 Forum manager resources 2011-10-13T15:34:18Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Examples of Messages for Common Situations of Your Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>[http://e-democracy.org/if Back to About Issues Forum]<br /> <br /> Helpful forum management guides and samples of messages for common situations in forum management. <br /> <br /> The sample text has been tested and refined by Forum Managers in many situations. If you find text works for you, they should need only minor modifications.<br /> <br /> ''Many of these resources were drafted before our large expansion into neighborhood Issues Forums, but are still relevant.''<br /> <br /> ==First Step to Opening a New Forum==<br /> <br /> After you've gone through the [[Start A Forum]] process, worked with E-Democracy.org staff to technically create your forum, and started recruitment efforts (using our [[example forum invitations]]), you can now prepare to open and manage your community's new Issues Forum. <br /> <br /> * The first few messages to the forum ought to accomplish the following goals:<br /> # We highly recommend starting with an initial round of &quot;Introductions&quot; to humanize the forum - You may do this with 50 or more members to help you build &quot;who's who&quot; momentum to attract the next 50 your need to open. Getting 25 of 100 members to introduce themselves publicly is a good start. Introductions are a simple way for people to learn how to post to the forum and it creates the impression/reality that the members themselves are the content producers/sharers.<br /> # Ask them to invite others to become members (provide a [[example forum invitations|sample invitation]] for participants to pass along to others) - one idea is an e-invite signed by at least seven initial members for forwarding<br /> # Introduce the purpose, local scope, and rules of the forum<br /> # Make sure that participants understand how the forum works ... or that they will be getting lots of e-mail, unless they change their delivery settings<br /> # Make sure that they understand the different ways to read and post (One message per post, &quot;[[sample digest|digest]]&quot;, and &quot;web only&quot;) - Assuming we've set up the Facebook Page and Twitter feed, introduce that option separately down the road<br /> # How to sign up for other forums<br /> # Introduce an opening topic or simply ask participants what community topics they would like discussed o the forum. You can use the list generated down the road when forum traffic is light or when you want to direct attention away from a topic that is less civil than you'd like by trumping it with something more interesting to members.<br /> <br /> ==Examples of Messages for Common Situations of Your Forum==<br /> <br /> '''Startup Messages'''<br /> * [[Example forum invitations]]<br /> * [[Welcome message]]<br /> * Messages to help get a new forum off to a good start, these are samples we used when launching the Roseville Issues Forum in July 2006 - feel free to use them as is, or modify them to fit your circumstances:<br /> *# [[Welcome 1]]<br /> *# [[Welcome 2]]<br /> *# [[Starting introductions]]<br /> *# [[Forum Guidelines Reminder]]<br /> <br /> * ''More recent start-up sample messages to be integrated into this wiki section''<br /> ** Moderated - Pre-Opening Period<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/2A3EkvYj0rECITt6lzcv91 Invite Others] <br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/1G14KBw25YTK9JPsRtCEAC Invite Public Institutions/Power Players] - They have announcements to share and can often take our discussions into the political process <br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/7lCS1YJDcvy1aFV0EPhScD Digest Instructions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-staneric/messages/topic/zM3Q8TtbcabW6t8WDUtET Call for Introductions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/post/6WGyNMNwa1WVzVZic1wxim Features Summary]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/messages/topic/o4Am0wrtzAcX3uMfONPuQ Additional advice]<br /> ** Once you get your desired number of introductions and you've reached your recruitment goal (we strongly recommend 100 members, but we are experimenting at 50), your would then announce that the forum in open for general posting and switch those who have introduced themselves to unmoderated.<br /> <br /> '''* NEW - Example Hamline Midway &quot;priming posts&quot; pre-opening from 2011'''<br /> ** If you cut and paste this text, reformat the text from scratch or you may end up with broken lines<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/2WrWBbFKl3vZcCJvslEmh0 Welcome, still recruiting to 100]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/6PuS1sXR7EQUjn2akjPbEI Use and Interaction with Forum]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/38OrmWj478T6QIObHxXmij Local Scope]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/6oCuV27UaRfYAcdtyxjmhX Forum Rules]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/1XhxsYS9wvhR1sdr5BrABJ Invite to Forward]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/2w2o5HrNnrVYU64ysw0fAp Digest Version] - Note if you cut and paste this you need to replace &quot;e-mail obscured&quot; with the posting address<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/5xa70zjvISGRY5myB5Qspq Call for Introductions]<br /> ** [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm/messages/topic/5KlGhL198s4C6o9qM1x4T2 Open for Posting]<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Examples Messages for Other Situtations'''<br /> * What is a [[Definition of Forum Manager | Forum Manager]]<br /> * [[Definition of Local Issues]]<br /> * How to: [[Start A Discussion]] - A list of tips, directed at forum participants, on how to start a discussion in their forum.<br /> * [[Subject Lines]] - Advice on how and when to change them<br /> * [[Forum Guidelines Reminder]]<br /> * [[Email Management]]<br /> * [[File Upload Suggestions]] - Groupserver<br /> * [[Official Warning]] - Example of warning message to forum member.<br /> * [[Notice of Official Warning]] - Example of a message to tactfully inform other forum members about recently issued warning messages<br /> * [[Forum features summary]] - Text to customize per forum<br /> <br /> ==Administering Your Forum - Drafting==<br /> * [[Forum Managers Guide To Groupserver]] - A guide to using groupserver<br /> <br /> ==Facilitating Your Forum - Drafting==<br /> * Encouraging introductions<br /> * Welcoming new members<br /> * [[Rules]] education and enforcement<br /> * [[Information seeking]] - Monitoring local websites (gov, media, orgs, etc.) for items of interest like new documents on your local government or neighbourhood/neighborhood website<br /> * Discussion starting - <br /> * [[Neighborhood links template]] - While we do have a &quot;links tab&quot; on a forum home page, these links are not yet editable via the web admin. Even if they were, there is value in opening a simple longer links directory for local websites. You will need to copy this template to its own wiki page - like [[Cedar Riverside]] or [[Frogtown]] - and fill it out considerably to get your forum members to &quot;crowd source&quot; the rest.<br /> <br /> <br /> ==Other Resources==<br /> <br /> * [[Issues Forums FAQ]]<br /> * [[Forum manager job description]]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> {{Forum Managers}}<br /> {{E-Democracy.Org}}</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Social_media_in_local_public_life&diff=8210 Social media in local public life 2011-10-09T02:45:20Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>''Special Invite: Are you using social media to connect local people? <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Join the Locals Online community of practice]'' and note E-Democracy.org's [[Inclusive Social Media]] project. <br /> <br /> Special neighbor connecting tools/approaches - Area Focus:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/nf Neighborhood Issues Forums] - [http://e-democracy.org/se Example in Standish Ericsson NHood] (E-Democracy.Org), public model<br /> ** Building [[Inclusive Social Media]] with Issues Forums in diverse communities<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/372 Outreach Process] (follow links to other posts)<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/355 Fighting Crime] - [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1061 A Victim Speaks, Community Rallies]<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/224 Government Consultation]<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/189 Story from Cass Lake - Small Town/Indian Reservation Area]<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/858 Neighbors Online Study]<br /> ** [http://neighbours.cc - Neighbours.cc - Christchruch Earthquake Recovery]<br /> * [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum (VT)] - private, centrally moderated spaces<br /> * [http://i-neighbors.org i-Neighbors] - Academic, hosts many private neighbor groups<br /> * [http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org Neighbors for Neighbors - Jamaica Plains, Boston] - Using Ning social networking tool, public model<br /> * [http://www.harringayonline.com Harringay Online - UK] - Also on Ning<br /> * [http://www.rblock.com/ rBlock] - Berkeley - [http://rblock.typepad.com Blog about] - Inactive?<br /> * [http://neighborgoods.net NeighborGoods] - LA<br /> * [http://buurtbuzz.nl Buurt Buzz] - Netherlands<br /> * [http://www.verbeterdebuurt.nl Verbeterdebuurt] - Netherlands<br /> * [http://www.neighboring.com NeighborRing] - Alameda, CA<br /> * [http://neighborhoodr.com Neighborhoodr] - NYC neighborhood groups blogs using Tumblr<br /> * [http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com Neighborhood Notes, Portland] - More online news<br /> * [http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ West Seattle Blog - Forum] - Best example of online news coupled with local web forum<br /> * [http://goodneighbors.net GoodNeighbors.net] - Family support networking<br /> <br /> &quot;Local&quot; everywhere/many places sites:<br /> * [http://www.localbyus.com LocalByUs] - Hyper-local news, events, opinions and classifieds by all of us everywhere.<br /> * [http://bigsociety.mobi bigsociety.mobi] - post or find jobs in your local community.<br /> * [http://www.ohsowe.com OhSoWe]<br /> * [http://www.placerama.com Placerama]<br /> * [http://heyneighbor.com Hey Neighbor]<br /> * [http://blockboard.org Block Board]<br /> * [http://www.nationofneighbors.com Nation of Neighbors] - Crimewatch<br /> * [http://commonplaceusa.com/ CommonPlace]<br /> * [http://changeby.us/ Change by Us]<br /> * [http://www.yoursquaremile.co.uk/ YourSquareMile UK] - More, [http://oursociety.org.uk/group/oursquaremile/forum &quot;OurSquareMile&quot; reaction]<br /> * [http://www.ma-residence.fr Ma Residence (France)] - Building-based social nets<br /> * [http://www.streetbank.com StreetBank (UK)]<br /> * [http://www.streetbook.com StreetBook (UK)] - One or many areas?<br /> * [http://everyblock.com EveryBlock] - More about local data on maps, added notice board, now more interaction and mission shift - Note [http://openblock.org OpenBlock] spin off<br /> * [http://Topix.Net Topix.Net] - Partners with many newspapers, anonymous, harsh environment<br /> * [http://Outside.in Outside.in]<br /> * [http://YourStreet.com YourStreet.com]<br /> * [http://AmericanTowns.com AmericanTowns.com]<br /> * [http://RottenNeighbor.com RottenNeighbor.com] - Closed<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2364094024 Neighborhoods] and [http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2545071889 Your Neighbors] applications on Facebook (don't really do much)<br /> * [http://www.meettheneighbors.org/ MeetTheNeighbors] (apartments)<br /> * [http://seeclickfix.com SeeClickFix]<br /> * [http://fixmystreet.com FixMyStreet (UK)]<br /> * [http://upmystreet.co.uk UpMyStreet (UK)]<br /> * [http://neighbo.com Neighbo (UK)]<br /> * [http://www.streetadvisor.com/ StreetAdvisor] - More a real estate site?<br /> * [http://neighborlog.com Neighborlog] - Placeblogging tool with revenue sharing - closed?<br /> <br /> Open Source Technology Platforms/Initiatives<br /> * [http://communitytools.info/ Community Tools]<br /> * [http://communityforge.net Community Forge]<br /> * [http://codeforamerica.org Code for America]: [http://codeforamerica.org/?cfa_project=citygroups CityGroups]<br /> * [http://openblockproject.org/ OpenBlock] - Leveraging open source software from Everyblock<br /> <br /> Directories:<br /> * [http://GroupsNearYou.com GroupsNearYou.com] - Dormant, by mySociety, but a key problem still to solve! <br /> * [http://placeblogger.com Placeblogger]<br /> * [http://www.kcnn.org/citmedia_sites/ J-Lab Citizen Media Directory]<br /> * [[Example neighborhood forums]] - Includes a number of active neighborhood e-mail lists<br /> * [http://talkaboutlocal.org Talk About Local (UK)] - Proposing to cover 100 UK communities - see example links on left and their [http://talkaboutlocal.org/un-conference/ Unconference] with [http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=847A0BD091E987FA videos]<br /> * [http://openlylocal.com/hyperlocal_sites Openly Local - Hyperlocal Sites Directory] - 250+ UK sites, citizen-media oriented<br /> <br /> Other<br /> <br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/858 Neighbors Online report] - Analysis and Q and A on Pew Internet report<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/845 Using Technology for Community Building] - Webinar<br /> * A [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/393 related presentation] and [http://e-democracy.org/webinars in-depth webinars with audio] are available on this topic from E-Democracy.org.<br /> * Minnesota Voices [[Unconference]]<br /> * [http://local2point0.wordpress.com/ Local 2.0 Blog UK] and [http://www.youngfoundation.org/our-work/local-innovation/strands/neighbourhoods/neighbourhood-media/local-20 Young Foundation Project]<br /> * [http://www.mediatrust.org/communityvoices Community Voices - UK Media Trust] - Social inclusion agenda<br /> * [http://neighbourhoods.typepad.com/neighbourhoods/ Neighbourhoods Blog UK]<br /> * [http://www.mysocialnetwork.net/ Prof. Keith Hampton's blog] (w/ i-neighbors)<br /> * [http://ourblocks.net Our Blocks: Building Blocks for Building Communities] - Summarizes material on building community in neighborhoods; an all-volunteer project<br /> * [http://networkedneighbourhoods.com/ Networked Neighbourhoods] - London, UK<br /> * [http://socialbysocial.net/ Social by Social UK] - Includes relevant groups, also see <br /> * [http://net.digitalengagement.org/ Digital Engagment] and the [http://localcommunities.wikispaces.com/ UK social technology for local communities wiki]<br /> * [http://seattle.gov/seattlecommunitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm City of Seattle - Neighborhoods on the Net] - [http://seattle.gov/tech/ Community Technology Program]<br /> * [http://delicious.com/dowire/neighborhoods Sites tagged &quot;neighborhoods&quot; by Steven Clift]<br /> * [http://www.caringbridge.org/ Caring Bridge] - A site that helps people provide support to those in illness ... offers insights on mutual support and benefit potential<br /> * [http://www.tabup.com TabUp] - Community associations, etc. tool</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Social_media_in_local_public_life&diff=8108 Social media in local public life 2011-09-20T02:00:58Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>''Special Invite: Are you using social media to connect local people? <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Join the Locals Online community of practice]'' and note E-Democracy.org's [[Inclusive Social Media]] project. <br /> <br /> Special neighbor connecting tools/approaches - Area Focus:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/nf Neighborhood Issues Forums] - [http://e-democracy.org/se Example in Standish Ericsson NHood] (E-Democracy.Org), public model<br /> ** Building [[Inclusive Social Media]] with Issues Forums in diverse communities<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/372 Outreach Process] (follow links to other posts)<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/355 Fighting Crime] - [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1061 A Victim Speaks, Community Rallies]<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/224 Government Consultation]<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/189 Story from Cass Lake - Small Town/Indian Reservation Area]<br /> ** [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/858 Neighbors Online Study]<br /> ** [http://neighbours.cc - Neighbours.cc - Christchruch Earthquake Recovery]<br /> * [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum (VT)] - private, centrally moderated spaces<br /> * [http://i-neighbors.org i-Neighbors] - Academic, hosts many private neighbor groups<br /> * [http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org Neighbors for Neighbors - Jamaica Plains, Boston] - Using Ning social networking tool, public model<br /> * [http://www.harringayonline.com Harringay Online - UK] - Also on Ning<br /> * [http://www.rblock.com/ rBlock] - Berkeley - [http://rblock.typepad.com Blog about] - Inactive?<br /> * [http://neighborgoods.net NeighborGoods] - LA<br /> * [http://buurtbuzz.nl Buurt Buzz] - Netherlands<br /> * [http://www.verbeterdebuurt.nl Verbeterdebuurt] - Netherlands<br /> * [http://www.neighboring.com NeighborRing] - Alameda, CA<br /> * [http://neighborhoodr.com Neighborhoodr] - NYC neighborhood groups blogs using Tumblr<br /> * [http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com Neighborhood Notes, Portland] - More online news<br /> * [http://westseattleblog.com/forum/ West Seattle Blog - Forum] - Best example of online news coupled with local web forum<br /> * [http://goodneighbors.net GoodNeighbors.net] - Family support networking<br /> <br /> &quot;Local&quot; everywhere/many places sites:<br /> * [http://www.localbyus.com LocalByUs] - Hyper-local news, events, opinions and classifieds by all of us everywhere.<br /> * [http://bigsociety.mobi bigsociety.mobi] - post or find jobs in your local community.<br /> * [http://www.ohsowe.com OhSoWe]<br /> * [http://www.placerama.com Placerama]<br /> * [http://heyneighbor.com Hey Neighbor]<br /> * [http://blockboard.org Block Board]<br /> * [http://commonplaceusa.com/ CommonPlace]<br /> * [http://www.yoursquaremile.co.uk/ YourSquareMile UK] - More, [http://oursociety.org.uk/group/oursquaremile/forum &quot;OurSquareMile&quot; reaction]<br /> * [http://www.ma-residence.fr Ma Residence (France)] - Building-based social nets<br /> * [http://www.streetbank.com StreetBank (UK)]<br /> * [http://www.streetbook.com StreetBook (UK)] - One or many areas?<br /> * [http://everyblock.com EveryBlock] - More about local data on maps, added notice board, now more interaction and mission shift - Note [http://openblock.org OpenBlock] spin off<br /> * [http://Topix.Net Topix.Net] - Partners with many newspapers, anonymous, harsh environment<br /> * [http://Outside.in Outside.in]<br /> * [http://YourStreet.com YourStreet.com]<br /> * [http://AmericanTowns.com AmericanTowns.com]<br /> * [http://RottenNeighbor.com RottenNeighbor.com] - Closed<br /> * [http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2364094024 Neighborhoods] and [http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2545071889 Your Neighbors] applications on Facebook (don't really do much)<br /> * [http://www.meettheneighbors.org/ MeetTheNeighbors] (apartments)<br /> * [http://seeclickfix.com SeeClickFix]<br /> * [http://fixmystreet.com FixMyStreet (UK)]<br /> * [http://upmystreet.co.uk UpMyStreet (UK)]<br /> * [http://neighbo.com Neighbo (UK)]<br /> * [http://www.streetadvisor.com/ StreetAdvisor] - More a real estate site?<br /> * [http://neighborlog.com Neighborlog] - Placeblogging tool with revenue sharing - closed?<br /> <br /> <br /> Directories:<br /> * [http://GroupsNearYou.com GroupsNearYou.com]<br /> * [http://placeblogger.com Placeblogger]<br /> * [http://www.kcnn.org/citmedia_sites/ J-Lab Citizen Media Directory]<br /> * [[Example neighborhood forums]] - Includes a number of active neighborhood e-mail lists<br /> * [http://talkaboutlocal.org Talk About Local (UK)] - Proposing to cover 100 UK communities - see example links on left and their [http://talkaboutlocal.org/un-conference/ Unconference] with [http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=847A0BD091E987FA videos]<br /> * [http://openlylocal.com/hyperlocal_sites Openly Local - Hyperlocal Sites Directory] - 250+ UK sites, citizen-media oriented<br /> <br /> Other<br /> <br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/858 Neighbors Online report] - Analysis and Q and A on Pew Internet report<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/845 Using Technology for Community Building] - Webinar<br /> * A [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/393 related presentation] and [http://e-democracy.org/webinars in-depth webinars with audio] are available on this topic from E-Democracy.org.<br /> * Minnesota Voices [[Unconference]]<br /> * [http://openblockproject.org/ OpenBlock] - Leveraging open source software from Everyblock<br /> * [http://local2point0.wordpress.com/ Local 2.0 Blog UK] and [http://www.youngfoundation.org/our-work/local-innovation/strands/neighbourhoods/neighbourhood-media/local-20 Young Foundation Project]<br /> * [http://www.mediatrust.org/communityvoices Community Voices - UK Media Trust] - Social inclusion agenda<br /> * [http://neighbourhoods.typepad.com/neighbourhoods/ Neighbourhoods Blog UK]<br /> * [http://www.mysocialnetwork.net/ Prof. Keith Hampton's blog] (w/ i-neighbors)<br /> * [http://ourblocks.net Our Blocks: Building Blocks for Building Communities] - Summarizes material on building community in neighborhoods; an all-volunteer project<br /> * [http://networkedneighbourhoods.com/ Networked Neighbourhoods] - London, UK<br /> * [http://socialbysocial.net/ Social by Social UK] - Includes relevant groups, also see <br /> * [http://net.digitalengagement.org/ Digital Engagment] and the [http://localcommunities.wikispaces.com/ UK social technology for local communities wiki]<br /> * [http://seattle.gov/seattlecommunitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm City of Seattle - Neighborhoods on the Net] - [http://seattle.gov/tech/ Community Technology Program]<br /> * [http://delicious.com/dowire/neighborhoods Sites tagged &quot;neighborhoods&quot; by Steven Clift]<br /> * [http://www.caringbridge.org/ Caring Bridge] - A site that helps people provide support to those in illness ... offers insights on mutual support and benefit potential<br /> * [http://www.tabup.com TabUp] - Community associations, etc. tool<br /> <br /> [http://cvresumewritingservices.org/ resume writing]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Starting_a_neighbors_forum&diff=7957 Starting a neighbors forum 2011-08-18T20:45:45Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Background */</p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Neighbors forums]]<br /> <br /> While E-Democracy.org has extensive advice on how to [[Start A Forum]] and a collection of [[Forum manager resources]] the self-help available can be overwhelming. With over 15 all volunteer neighborhood and community Issues Forums in the start-up pipeline, this a special place to help you get started.<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> # A &quot;neighbors&quot; forum is the most local version of our [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forum] model. It combined broadly inclusive &quot;community life&quot; exchange with civic engagement around very local public issues. While our big city forums have more members, as percentage of households we are talking 10 times the participation rate from less than 1% to 10% (and growing) of households.<br /> # Forums do not launch themselves. &quot;Build it they will come&quot; simply doesn't work. <br /> # The shared technology platform is the easy part and we provide assistance.<br /> # If you volunteer to lead a forum, it is free to host a forum with us and gain access to our dynamic peer to peer support network. We do hope your participants will donate and we will experiment with forum sponsorship someday.<br /> # We do accept funding to help a community get going. A community foundation or major donor might step in for example to speed things up.<br /> <br /> == How To ==<br /> <br /> 1. [http://e-democracy.org/contact Tell us] you are interested in starting a forum: team@e-democracy.org<br /> * Neighborhood and City<br /> * Your contact information<br /> * Whether you have a connection with the neighborhood association in the area (not required, but helpful)<br /> 2. We technically set-up your forum and provide you access to it.<br /> <br /> 3. Adapt this text as your placeholder description for your About info tab on your [http://e-democracy.org/example home page (example)]:<br /> * Join your neighbors now! The PLACE HERE Neighbors Forum is the place to share announcements and discuss community issues and life specific to our area. While an independent forum, it is conceived as a friendly complement to our neighborhood association. The forum will open for introductions with 100 members. To get a sense of what this space can be check out this open forum.<br /> <br /> * We do have a longer &quot;charter&quot; that you can craft that provides members a detailed baseline and sit a top our our universal [http://e-democracy.org/rules civility rules]. Don't worry about this for now.<br /> 4. Recruit 100 initial members - This is where you should focus your attention:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/print Adapt our paper sign-up sheets to your forum] and circulate at community events, table at farmers market, etc. THIS WORKS. This is so important that we spend our scarce resources to help you with data entry.<br /> * Adapt our [[print materials]] including the promotional poster and hang where you can. Feel free to make your own flyers.<br /> * Circulate an e-invite via e-mail, Facebook, etc. inviting others to join. This works better as you open and demonstrate critical mass. Once you get 25 members, ask initial members and community leaders to sign the invite and forward widely.<br /> <br /> 5. Open with a friendly round of [[Starting introductions|introductions]] (before opening to everyday postings).<br /> <br /> 6. See our [[Forum manager resources]] to help you run your forum.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Starting_a_neighbors_forum&diff=7956 Starting a neighbors forum 2011-08-18T20:43:34Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Neighbors forums]]<br /> <br /> While E-Democracy.org has extensive advice on how to [[Start A Forum]] and a collection of [[Forum manager resources]] the self-help available can be overwhelming. With over 15 all volunteer neighborhood and community Issues Forums in the start-up pipeline, this a special place to help you get started.<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> # A &quot;neighbors&quot; forum is the most local version of our [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forum] model. It combined broadly inclusive &quot;community life&quot; exchange with civic engagement around very local public issues. While our big city forums have more members, as percentage of households we are talking 10 times the participation rate from less than 1% to 10% (and growing) of households.<br /> # Forums do not launch themselves. Build it they will come doesn't work. <br /> # The shared technology platform is the easy part and we provide assistance.<br /> # If you volunteer to lead a forum, it is free to host a forum with us and gain access to our dynamic peer to peer support network. We do hope your participants will donate and we will experiment with forum sponsorship someday.<br /> # We do accept funding to help a community get going. A community foundation or major donor might step in for example to speed things up.<br /> <br /> == How To ==<br /> <br /> 1. [http://e-democracy.org/contact Tell us] you are interested in starting a forum: team@e-democracy.org<br /> * Neighborhood and City<br /> * Your contact information<br /> * Whether you have a connection with the neighborhood association in the area (not required, but helpful)<br /> 2. We technically set-up your forum and provide you access to it.<br /> <br /> 3. Adapt this text as your placeholder description for your About info tab on your [http://e-democracy.org/example home page (example)]:<br /> * Join your neighbors now! The PLACE HERE Neighbors Forum is the place to share announcements and discuss community issues and life specific to our area. While an independent forum, it is conceived as a friendly complement to our neighborhood association. The forum will open for introductions with 100 members. To get a sense of what this space can be check out this open forum.<br /> <br /> * We do have a longer &quot;charter&quot; that you can craft that provides members a detailed baseline and sit a top our our universal [http://e-democracy.org/rules civility rules]. Don't worry about this for now.<br /> 4. Recruit 100 initial members - This is where you should focus your attention:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/print Adapt our paper sign-up sheets to your forum] and circulate at community events, table at farmers market, etc. THIS WORKS. This is so important that we spend our scarce resources to help you with data entry.<br /> * Adapt our [[print materials]] including the promotional poster and hang where you can. Feel free to make your own flyers.<br /> * Circulate an e-invite via e-mail, Facebook, etc. inviting others to join. This works better as you open and demonstrate critical mass. Once you get 25 members, ask initial members and community leaders to sign the invite and forward widely.<br /> <br /> 5. Open with a friendly round of [[Starting introductions|introductions]] (before opening to everyday postings).<br /> <br /> 6. See our [[Forum manager resources]] to help you run your forum.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Perceptions_of_crime&diff=7937 Perceptions of crime 2011-07-24T15:57:46Z <p>209.162.11.19: Created page with &quot;Discussions about specific crime incidents both new and past on neighborhood-level forums are likely to increase the perception of increased crime in your area. Being a victim o...&quot;</p> <hr /> <div>Discussions about specific crime incidents both new and past on neighborhood-level forums are likely to increase the perception of increased crime in your area.<br /> <br /> Being a victim of crime, be it a burglarly or something more serious, is intensely personal and violating. Instead of hearing just about incidents a few doors down or maybe a street away over the back fence, you now will hear stories covering hundreds of blocks in your community.<br /> <br /> Please refer to official crime statistics from your local police (here are some Twin Cities links) to help you put things in perspective.<br /> <br /> Also, please do use your forum to help organize and promote crime prevention activities. Let the access to information you were once denied forum strengthen your resolve, not heighten your fear.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Print_materials&diff=7936 Print materials 2011-07-22T13:10:52Z <p>209.162.11.19: /* Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts */</p> <hr /> <div><br /> == '''Key Print Documents and Templates for Outreach Efforts''' ==<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Are you...'''<br /> * looking for people to join a new forum? <br /> * seeking fresh voices?<br /> * especially diverse and likely underrepresented voices?<br /> <br /> '''Paper tools can help!'''<br /> <br /> Over the past year we've used these tools to help support [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion inclusive outreach efforts] across many forums. We have a long history of [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 using paper sign-up sheets for extremely effective recruitment].<br /> <br /> ''While most of these materials are focused on Minneapolis and St. Paul (based on funding), they can adapted for wide use.<br /> ''<br /> <br /> * '''Special National Night Out Collection'''<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/tcneighborsNNO.pdf Flyer for National Night Out] - Read short invite and pass around<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/tcneighborsESP.pdf Flyer in Spanish]<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf St. Paul Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf Minneapolis Sign-up Sheet] - Make sure you submit results<br /> <br /> <br /> *'''1. Flyers<br /> ** NEW - [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/tcquarterft.pdf Quarter Page Flyer Front (PDF)], [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/tcquarterbk.pdf Back (PDF)] - Also on [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1n-PcI0yi4X1F2ZY4LfDzGHWkOnbrF8WM_1L8F809gjY/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CP-Q5KEC Google Docs Front] and [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1F5egU1yKI-IkfOzghkleMe6nj6IM7dkn2l39x14IY70/edit?hl=en_US&amp;authkey=CL-G46sB Back] for copying and editing as needed locally<br /> ** [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods. <br /> *** Adapt this flyer to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&amp;hl=en&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> * '''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''<br /> ** Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])<br /> <br /> *'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.<br /> ** Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&amp;hl=en&amp;authkey=CO-QpZEB&amp;pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])<br /> <br /> *'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)<br /> **Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!<br /> <br /> * '''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''<br /> ** We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods]. <br /> ** To successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137<br /> ** While Forum Managers may invite or add people via the website, we prefer to upload names from paper sign-ups for you. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without e-mail verification required in bulk. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.<br /> **'''Tip:''' Use a black pen (no soft point without a soft tip) bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm. Double-checking the e-mail address can improve your success rate by as much as 30%! So read it back to the person after they sign up.<br /> ** '''Minneapolis Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])<br /> ** '''St. Paul Multiple Neighbor Forums Sign-up''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])<br /> ** &quot;&quot;Powderhorn English/Spanish Sign-up Form - Adapt to your forum. Coming soon.<br /> <br /> *'''6. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template - MS Word - US Version] ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])''' <br /> ** Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.<br /> ** See submission instructions above. We will pay the cost to do manual data entry for any forum in our network. In-person outreach where you get people to sign-up right then and there is the most effective way to grow participation in a local forum. We want to make it as easy as possible.<br /> <br /> * '''7. [http://e-democracy.org/logo/ E-Democracy.org Logo Collection]''' - Includes versions for use with print materials.<br /> <br /> http://blog.e-democracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/brochure.png</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Espa%C3%B1ol&diff=7935 Español 2011-07-18T16:14:05Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Future page in Spanish.<br /> <br /> This is the future welcome page in Spanish for city and neighborhood Issues Forums. Help [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Español&amp;action=edit edit it now.]<br /> <br /> Join the online Neighbors Issues Forum in your area via [http://tcneighbors.org tcneighbors.org] - or join forums in these areas large concentrations of Latino residents:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/phillips Minneapolis Phillips] - [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Fgroups%2Fmpls-phillips%2Fmessages%2Ftopics.html Recent topics] (auto-translated)<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/poho Minneapolis Powderhorn] - [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Fgroups%2Fmpls-poho%2Fmessages%2Ftopics.html Recent topics] (auto-translated)<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/westside St. Paul West Side] - [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Fgroups%2Fstpaul-westside%2Fmessages%2Ftopics.html Recent topics] (auto-translated)<br /> <br /> [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=en&amp;tl=es&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.e-democracy.org%2Ftwincities More forums in other neighborhoods (auto-translated)]</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Diverse_Community_Outreach_Leaders&diff=7893 Diverse Community Outreach Leaders 2011-06-01T20:26:43Z <p>209.162.11.19: </p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Inclusive Social Media]]<br /> <br /> '''Diverse Community Outreach Leader Contract Job Description - Resumes/letters being accepted now through Monday, June 6, 2011 to: [mailto:team@e-democracy.org team@e-democracy.org] - Use the subject line: Community Outreach Leader Application'''<br /> <br /> E-Democracy.org is hiring a number of focused part-time '''one to two month contract outreach positions''' over the summer in 2011 to specifically recruit diverse community participation across our [http://tcneighbors.org Neighbors Issues Forums across St. Paul and Minneapolis].<br /> <br /> Do you care passionately about building community? Do you believe in inclusion and raising diverse voices? If yes, then join our digital ground breaking [[Inclusive Social Media]] effort and team.<br /> <br /> We seek resumes and/or letters of interest from those who can help us lead very grass roots outreach to the:<br /> * Latino community - Focused on Powderhorn and Phillips in Minneapolis as well as potentially the West Side in St. Paul<br /> * Somali and East African communities - Focused on Phillips, Seward, and Cedar Riverside (Cedar Riverside is a model where the forum is successfully ~half East African today)<br /> * Native American community - Focused on Phillips (we also be posting a [[Community Outreach and Information Leader]] position for [http://e-democracy.org/cl Leech Lake] later as well)<br /> * Hmong and SE Asian communities across St. Paul with special emphasis on the North End, East Side, and Frogtown<br /> * African American communities - Minneapolis and St. Paul generally, special work in Summit-U, the East Side and Frogtown in St. Paul<br /> <br /> '''Duties:'''<br /> * Recruit diverse communities in-person - community events, festivals, door-to-door in target areas, libraries, parks, computer access centers, ethnic shopping malls, etc. - Our primary and most effective &quot;technology&quot; is the paper sign-up sheet where we gather the first name, last name, e-mail address, and neighborhood forum(s) of interest. There will be minimum recruitment goals (at least one person per hour contract required with good faith targeting of diverse or lower income communities) with a bonus for every additional 50 people recruited to join a forum on paper.<br /> * Recruit diverse community leaders and cultural organizations - whether recruiting in-person, via e-mail, or telephone - if you have deep connections to the communities above securing new members is the goal<br /> * Post (multi-lingual) signs and fliers in cafes and other public locations<br /> * Promote participation in the forum via locations that provide public Internet access such as the local library and community centers that cater to diverse communities<br /> <br /> '''Skills Desired:'''<br /> * Good communication and organizing skills<br /> * Outgoing personality and a willingness to engage and involve others <br /> * If your outreach focus includes a more recent immigrant community, bi-lingual applicants in English and languages such as Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Hmong, etc. are desired<br /> * Self-directed - As part of the contract process we will ask invited candidates to outline a simple work plan<br /> <br /> '''Duration:''' One to two months within June, 2011 to the end of September, 2011. As a contractor, you are responsible for your self-employment tax (1099) and any insurance.<br /> <br /> '''Rate:''' Depending upon experience, the contract rate is up to $15/hour with approximately 100 hours in each contract and at least 100 new forum members recruited. Bonuses will be based on results.<br /> <br /> '''To Apply:''' Send a short letter to Steven Clift, Executive Director, E-Democracy.org [mailto:team@e-democracy.org team@e-democracy.org] describing your interest, community activities, and contact information now through Monday, June 6, 2011. Attach a resume and two references if available. Use the subject line: Community Outreach Leader Application If you do not receive a confirmation with 48 hours that you applied for this position, please call 612-234-7072 during business hours.<br /> <br /> ==Related Volunteer Opportunity==<br /> <br /> ''We also have volunteer positions where we will provide a limited number of gift cards to those assisting our general tabling outreach at community events, libraries, and festivals. (A single $20 gift card for at least 2 hours of active assistance will be available at key events.)'' These important volunteers will assist our Outreach Coordinator, Corrine Bruning and our diverse community outreach leaders. Let us know if you are interested in being on a list of potential outreach volunteers: [mailto:team@e-democracy.org team@e-democracy.org]<br /> <br /> If you apply, but are not hired for a lead contract position, please let us know if you would like to assist us as a volunteer with the gift card stipend.</div> 209.162.11.19 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Hmoob&diff=7892 Hmoob 2011-05-31T19:57:44Z <p>209.162.11.19: Created page with &quot;This is the future welcome page in Somali for city and neighborhood Issues Forums. Help [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Hmoob&amp;action=edit edit it now.] Join the on...&quot;</p> <hr /> <div>This is the future welcome page in Somali for city and neighborhood Issues Forums. Help [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Hmoob&amp;action=edit edit it now.]<br /> <br /> Join the online Neighbors Issues Forum in your area via [http://tcneighbors.org tcneighbors.org] - or join forums in these areas large concentrations of Hmong residents:<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/frogtown Frogtown]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/eastside East Side]<br /> <br /> This page will contain some basic forum information in Hmong, a video, and also link to local information resources also in Hmong.<br /> <br /> ==Minnesota Websites in Hmong==<br /> <br /> * Media<br /> ** <br /> <br /> * Government<br /> **</div> 209.162.11.19