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'''ARCHIVED PAGE - THIS PROJECT COMPLETED'''
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* ''See [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices the Minnesota Voices Online Forum] and our [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/812 project final report.]''
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'''Ongoing Forums'''
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* [http://e-democracy.org/cl Cass Lake Leech Lake] - Blogging Lessons: [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/189 Opening], [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/509 Site Visit], [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/536 Lessons]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/bemidji Bemidji]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/cc Cook County - Grand Marais]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/winona Winona]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/gr Grand Rapids]
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''Back to [[Projects]].''
 
''Back to [[Projects]].''
  
SPECIAL ALERT: Complete the [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=u1bV_2fLr1Iy103Azfn9cVgA_3d_3d Minnesota Citizen Media and Online Engagement Survey] today.
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'''SPECIAL ALERT: Join the [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices Minnesota Voices Online] community of practice today and check out the [[Unconference]].'''
  
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Update: This grant project is now closed. The four rural forums remain active and open. They like our typical Issues Forums are now volunteer-supported. The [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/rural project evaluation and other shared lessons are available].
  
 
In 2007, E-Democracy.Org received a grant from the Blandin Foundation for an 18 month project that will run into 2009. The purpose of the grant is:  
 
In 2007, E-Democracy.Org received a grant from the Blandin Foundation for an 18 month project that will run into 2009. The purpose of the grant is:  
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We will be using this page to keep friends, partners, and the public informed of our progress and to provide opportunities for input and/or participation in the project.
 
We will be using this page to keep friends, partners, and the public informed of our progress and to provide opportunities for input and/or participation in the project.
  
For more info: [http://pages.e-democracy.org/images/3/34/Ruralvoices-e-democracyblandinfinal.pdf  available in PDF]. For updates follow our [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/rural Project Blog posts tagged "rural."]
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For more info: [http://pages.e-democracy.org/images/3/34/Ruralvoices-e-democracyblandinfinal.pdf  our project proposal is available in PDF]. For updates follow our [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/rural Project Blog posts tagged "rural."]
  
 
===How You Can Get Involved===
 
===How You Can Get Involved===
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* 1. '''Become an Outreach Partner''' - Invite submissions to our Minnesota Citizen Media and Online Engagement survey and spread the word about hosting citizen media outreach events and Issues Forums.
 
* 1. '''Become an Outreach Partner''' - Invite submissions to our Minnesota Citizen Media and Online Engagement survey and spread the word about hosting citizen media outreach events and Issues Forums.
  
* 2. '''Host a Citizen Media and Online Engagement Outreach Event''' - We are identifying five regional sites. Offer your community site and help generate interest.
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* 2. '''Host a Citizen Media and Online Engagement Outreach Event''' - We are identifying five regional sites. Offer your community site and help generate interest. More info on [[Citizen Media Events]]
  
 
* 3. '''[[Minnesota citizen media|Share Links]]''' - Fill out our [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=u1bV_2fLr1Iy103Azfn9cVgA_3d_3d Minnesota Citizen Media and Online Engagement survey] to help us identify Greater Minnesotans on the cutting edge of Web 2.0 active outside of the Twin Cities. You can add discoveries right to our wiki page on [[Minnesota citizen media]].
 
* 3. '''[[Minnesota citizen media|Share Links]]''' - Fill out our [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=u1bV_2fLr1Iy103Azfn9cVgA_3d_3d Minnesota Citizen Media and Online Engagement survey] to help us identify Greater Minnesotans on the cutting edge of Web 2.0 active outside of the Twin Cities. You can add discoveries right to our wiki page on [[Minnesota citizen media]].
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===Citizen Media and Online Engagement Outreach Events===
 
===Citizen Media and Online Engagement Outreach Events===
  
The cities listed are for discussion purposes - outreach event selection process is under way. If your organization is interested in hosting a Citizen Media and Online Engagement workshop, training, or panel discussion - please [mailto:team@e-democrac.org contact us].
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The cities listed are for discussion purposes - outreach event selection process is under way. If your organization is interested in hosting a Citizen Media and Online Engagement workshop, training, or panel discussion - please [mailto:team@e-democracy.org contact us].
 
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* Southeastern Minnesota - Proposed Date:
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** Possible Location: St. Charles, Winona, Stewartville
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* Southwestern Minnesota - Proposed Date:
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** Possible Location: Willmar, Marshall, Pipestone, Hutchinson
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* Central Minnesota - Proposed Date:
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** Possible Location: Pine City, Collegeville, Morris
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* Northeastern Minnesota - Proposed Date:
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** Possible Location: Grand Marias, Range Towns, Bemidji - Stop in Grand Rapids as well
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* Northwestern Minnesota - Proposed Date:
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* This portion of the grant is complete.
** Possible Location: Fergus Falls, Sebeka or Menahga
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===Possible Issues Forums===
 
===Possible Issues Forums===
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The five outreach events will lead in part to the identification of at least three  Issues Forums in Greater Minnesota (outside of larger areas Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester and of course the Twin Cities).
 
The five outreach events will lead in part to the identification of at least three  Issues Forums in Greater Minnesota (outside of larger areas Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester and of course the Twin Cities).
  
* North Shore - Lake and Cook Counties
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* [http://e-democracy.org/cl Cass Lake Leech Lake] - Now Open
* Winona Area - Relaunch Winona city forum to cover full county (would not count toward three forums)
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* [http://e-democracy.org/bemidji Bemidji] - Open
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* Marshall - Proposed
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* [http://e-democracy.org/cc Cook County - Grand Marais] - Open
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* [http://e-democracy.org/winona Winona] - Relaunched
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* [http://e-democracy.org/gr Grand Rapids] - Recruiting
  
 
===Documents and Resources===
 
===Documents and Resources===

Latest revision as of 08:24, 25 February 2011

ARCHIVED PAGE - THIS PROJECT COMPLETED

Ongoing Forums


Back to Projects.

SPECIAL ALERT: Join the Minnesota Voices Online community of practice today and check out the Unconference.

Update: This grant project is now closed. The four rural forums remain active and open. They like our typical Issues Forums are now volunteer-supported. The project evaluation and other shared lessons are available.

In 2007, E-Democracy.Org received a grant from the Blandin Foundation for an 18 month project that will run into 2009. The purpose of the grant is:

  1. To collect and share emerging lessons from online citizen engagement and media in Greater Minnesota.
  2. To identify potential partners interested in launching local Issues Forums in Greater Minnesota and to host and help launch at least 3 such forums.

We will be using this page to keep friends, partners, and the public informed of our progress and to provide opportunities for input and/or participation in the project.

For more info: our project proposal is available in PDF. For updates follow our Project Blog posts tagged "rural."

How You Can Get Involved

  • 1. Become an Outreach Partner - Invite submissions to our Minnesota Citizen Media and Online Engagement survey and spread the word about hosting citizen media outreach events and Issues Forums.
  • 2. Host a Citizen Media and Online Engagement Outreach Event - We are identifying five regional sites. Offer your community site and help generate interest. More info on Citizen Media Events
  • 4. Start an Issues Forum - We need volunteers in at least three rural communities/regions to join us and start a local Issues Forum. This model combines an accessible e-mail lists, with a web forum, and a multi-author blog. It works. ;-)
  • 5. Contact us about joining our online Rural Voices Working Group - We have a behind-the-scenes online working group for those involved with our initiative. This is a great place to get involved.

Contact us to help in any of these areas: team@e-democracy.org

Citizen Media and Online Engagement Outreach Events

The cities listed are for discussion purposes - outreach event selection process is under way. If your organization is interested in hosting a Citizen Media and Online Engagement workshop, training, or panel discussion - please contact us.

  • This portion of the grant is complete.

Possible Issues Forums

The five outreach events will lead in part to the identification of at least three Issues Forums in Greater Minnesota (outside of larger areas Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester and of course the Twin Cities).

Documents and Resources

  • Rural Voices project timeline
  • Prospecting Spreadsheet (password required)
  • Citizen Media Survey
  • Maps and demographics
    • Map 1
 

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