Pages related to the development and governance of E-Democracy.Org
- Start A Forum - This template for starting a forum, is still under development, but feel free to take a look.
- Forum manager resources - Templates and forms that can be used or modified.
- Participants guide - Tips and tricks for participating in an E-Democracy.Org forum, including a "users guide to Groupserver" (our discussion forum software).
- Get involved
- Strategic plan - for 2007-2009
- E-Debates - resources you can use to organize your own online candidate debate
- GroupServer - GroupServer is the open source software package that we use to host our forums. Watch the video.
- Outreach - Notes on outreach to new participants and diverse voices
- Grants - Our drafting zone for grant proposals
- Minneapolis neighborhood forums- Our planning effort
- Oxford e-democracy evaluation - Notes on the evaluation of Issues Forums in the UK
- Drafting Zone - A place where E-Democracy.Org volunteers can draft documents, proposals, and other works in progress.
Would Gandhi Use Social Media?
If Gandhi were alive today, would he use social media? He was never anti-technology, or even anti-changing with the times. Quite the opposite, actually. If Internet technologies and social networks were around, he would certainly have embraced them -- but with a conscious mindfulness of their strengths and weaknesses.
The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades
Somewhere in West Tennessee, not far from Graceland, nine women -- or "The 9 Nanas," as they prefer to be called -- gather in the darkness of night. At 4am they begin their daily routine -- a ritual that no one, not even their husbands, knew about for 30 years. They have one mission and one mission only: to create happiness. And it all begins with baked goods.One of us starts sifting the flour and another washing the eggs,
Dalai Lama Awarded 2012 Templeton Prize
The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader whose long-standing engagement with multiple dimensions of science and with people far beyond his own religious traditions has made him an incomparable global voice for universal ethics, nonviolence, and harmony among world religions, has won the 2012 Templeton Prize.
The Opposite Of Poverty Is Justice
Rainbow of Colorful Critters Discovered in Suriname
A scientific expedition into one of the worlds last pristine tropical forests has revealed incredibly diverse species and extraordinary cultural heritage, said Conservation International (CI) today, announcing the results of a scientific survey in southwest Suriname that documented nearly 1,300 species, including 46 species which may be new to science. The announcement comes as the global organization marks 25 years of science-based conservation, this month.