E-Democracy.org secured a major three year grant from the Knight Foundation. The
Inclusive Community Engagement Online project will run at least through the end of 2014.
I am remain available for paid public speaking directly.
E-Democracy.org also provides consulting services and is developing its network of online communities of practices likely of interest to visitors on this site.
If you to view more recent presentations, see
my slides from speaking trips to Libya and Kenya as well as these Neighbors Online slides. Go in-depth with the Neighbors Online screencast.
Also note my
Episodes of Experience slides for my “lessons” by year from the graduate course I taught at the Humphrey School.
Cross-posted at E-Democracy.org.
I had the honor of being a “virtual” guest of
Grassroots Grantmakers recently.
Listen and watch the presentation. Or click through the slides-only further below. The
audio alone is available in MP3 format (~90 minutes).
If you are involved in local community building online or want to use these approaches and tools in your neighborhood, be sure to join your peers on our new
Locals Online community of practice.
Click the word “
Vimeo” to watch a larger version or the four arrows icon to go full screen.
And the slides without audio:
High Tech Meets High Touch: Using New Technology for Community Building (Webinar)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Grassroots grantmaking is high-touch work in an increasing high-tech world. We have seen what happens when citizen leaders get together in the same room for peer learning or dialogue on issues. What new possibilities are opening up to further connect residents within and across neighborhoods using new technology? What is happening under the radar today and how can we make it more inclusive and benefit all communities?
Join us to talk with Steven Clift, Executive Director of E-Democracy.org, the cutting-edge national organization working on this question. For some background now, see:
http://e-democracy.org/inclusion and http://stevenclift.com.
The other week, I spoke at the
NewsOut conference in Boston on the intersection of e-democracy and e-journalism with a focus on how the Internet can be used to promote government transparency and public engagement in governance. I sent out a query asking people for examples on the Democracies Online Newswire, News-Online, the U.S. Democracy Online exchange, and to the Transparency Camp e-mail lists. Many of the examples I share demonstrate once again that the intelligence is in the network.