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BOgilvie – 9:19 AM on Mar. 30, 2009 reply | message
There are two events that may be of interest in the spirit of this group:
"A New Conversation on Sexual Orientation and Identity", Sunday, April 5, 2009, 3-6 PM, followed by an evening performance by Peterson Toscano called "Transfigurations".

"Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry", Monday, May 11-Wednesday, May 13, 8:30AM – 4P30PM.

Both of these will be held at William Penn House, 515 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC. Information can be found at Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Thanks.
SandyHeierbacher – 9:31 PM on Jan. 19, 2008 reply | message
Some of you might be interested in this…

Washington, D.C., Catalogue for Philanthropy Accepting

Deadline: February 22, 2008

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is an annual
publication and Web site that features high-performing nonprofit
organizations in the District of Columbia and nearby Virginia
and Maryland counties. Designed to introduce potential donors to
new charitable opportunities, the catalog has helped raise more
than $4 million in four years for its featured nonprofits.

Sixty-five to seventy charities will be chosen for presentation
in the catalog, which is mailed in November to potential major

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be 501(c)(3) organiza-
tions with operating budgets of $3 million or less and be located
in Greater Washington (District of Columbia; Montgomery County,
Prince George’s County, Frederick County, Maryland; and Arlington
County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County,
City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church,

Visit the program’s Web site for complete program information and
application requirements.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Voluntarism, visit:
TBonnemann – 2:15 AM on Jan. 12, 2008 reply | message

I’m in the process of organizing eDemocracyCamp — a barcamp on e-democracy:

March 1-2, 2008
Washington DC (details tbd)

So far, it’s still little more than an idea; I only started talking to people a few weeks ago. I guess we’ll know in a couple of weeks or so if it will actually happen or not (judging from the 40+ sign-ups on Facebook there seems to be at least some interest, though).

I was wondering if any of you would like to help me:

* Connect with locals in the greater Washington DC area who might be interested in this type of stuff
* Invite organizations in this field (political, non-profit, government, education/research etc.)
* Find a team of co-organizers
* Get the word out
* Etc.

Thanks very much in advance! Please contact me if you have questions:


PS: For those of you not familiar with the barcamp concept, it’s a conference where both content and agenda are completely participant-driven:
SandyHeierbacher – 2:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2008 reply | message
Hi, folks! Here’s something Steven Clift ([email protected]) sent out to the NCDD Discussion list on January 4th. Thought it might interest some of you.

Subject: Event – Great Expectations – White House 2.0 Presentation and Discussion – 3-5 pm, 9 Jan 2008 – Washington DC

*** Democracies Online Newswire – http://DoWire.Org ***

To access links, see Steven Clift’s blog:

Post: Event – Great Expectations – Clift Presentation and Discussion – 3-5 pm, 9 Jan 2008 -Washington DC

* What: Great Expectations: After the vote – citizens online, e-democracy in governance, and White House 2.0. A presentation and facilitated discussion with Steven Clift, one of the first Internet and politics/government gurus dating back to 1993.

* When: 3-5 p.m, Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

* Where: State Room, 6th Floor Elliott School (1957 E Street NW), George Washington University – Paid parking available in building. Bonus: Post-event happy hour gathering at Karma at corner of 19th and "I".

* Cost: Free. A voluntary donation to E-Democracy.Org is encouraged at the event by check or donate now online.

* RSVP Requested via Wiki Here – Space is Limited:

* Sponsors: This event is hosted by the Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet at George Washington University (and host of the March 2008 Politics Online conference) and co-hosted by Ashoka – Innovators for the Public, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.

* Online Networking: Everyone is invited to join the new U.S. Democracy Online Exchange at DoWire.Org to continue event discussions as well as the E-Democracy.Org supporters group on Facebook.


Great Expectations: After the vote – citizens online, e-democracy in governance, and White House 2.0

Join Steven Clift for an afternoon exploring real world democracy and the Internet.

The United States excels at online campaigning and advocacy – or put another way raising money and making noise online. Does this really matter when come election day those in power turn off the tools of interactivity? Can citizens really have a voice online and meet public challenges if we haven’t developed an online listening infrastructure at all levels of governance and community? With the "e-campaign" of 2008 raising citizen expectations for the use of the Internet in democracy, Steven Clift will share his top ten "to do list" with examples from around the world that will help us meet those expectations in governance not just elections.

Join us from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9th in the State Room, 6th Floor Elliott School, George Washington University for a two part presentation. The first hour will cover ten online steps for government support of democracy spiced up with e-democracy in governance stories from around the world as well as an update on the "local up" strategy of E-Democracy.Org. The next "two-way" hour will focus on an in-depth discussion of the theme "White House 2.0" and reactions to the General Services Administration’s new and extremely important publication on "How E-Government is Changing Society and Strengthening Democracy.? Access Steven Clift’s contribution and links to the 46 short articles in this collection from:

Steven Clift, a new Ashoka Fellow, is the Founder and Board Chair of E-Democracy.Org and convener of the Democracies Online (DoWire.Org) online community of practice. In 1994 E-Democracy.Org hosted the world’s first election information website in Minnesota. Today, they host local Issues Forums (aka online town halls) across ten communities in three countries. His international democracy online story is based on public speaking visits across 27 countries. For articles, blogs, online groups and more see

*** Democracies Online Newswire – http://DoWire.Org ***

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SMantz – 11:03 AM on Dec. 18, 2007 reply | message
Hi everyone. It is good to see this group developing. We are currently laying some groundwork for discussions of some specific issues which our country is working on. We invite you to come over and take a look anytime. We are in the group "Economic society," in the group category "Issue-based groups." Hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to email me anytime. thanks.

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