Promising Practices Webinar: Driving Economic Vitality Through Digital Engagement

April 5, 2024

Webinar attendees learned about Zencity's digital engagement platform and heard examples of its use from Arlington, WA, and Midland County, MI.

Building Trust in Elections through Living Room Conversations

April 5, 2024

This webinar equipped attendees with a valuable new Living Room Conversations tool for fostering trust in each other and elections. Co-hosted by the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation and the National Civic League.

What Do People Need to Feel Heard? Replacing Microphones with Deliberation

February 5, 2024

The webinar presented relevant research along with a range of practical innovations for replacing "3 minutes at the microphone" public commentary with deliberative discussion supported by digital engagement. The project team delved into what these democratic innovations could achieve, while two experts provided comments on the key practical and legal considerations.

Difficult Conversations for the Sake of Democracy: The Art of Disagreeing

January 22, 2024

In that webinar, we delved into the impactful work of the Bridging Movement Alignment Council and the Disagree Better Campaign, which are dedicated to fostering dialogue and bridging divides. Attendees discovered how these initiatives contribute to a more constructive and inclusive civic discourse and how they can get involved. Additionally, we showcased the inspiring efforts of two place-based bridging organizations, 92NY and Village Square.

Mapping America’s Healthy Democracy Ecosystem

December 7, 2023

Attendees learned about an ambitious effort to map the sprawling community of organizations, networks, and fields working to protect and enhance democracy in America.

Promising Practices Webinar- Beyond Registration: The Importance of Voter Education

October 23, 2023

Speakers discussed innovative voter education efforts, delving into the crucial role of informed and engaged citizens in a thriving democracy. Attendees discovered the tools and strategies that are shaping the future of voter education, from understanding complex ballot initiatives to filtering out partisan mis- and dis-information.

So You Want to be a 2024 All-America City?

September 12, 2023

National Civic League staff went over the 2024 All-America City Award theme, criteria, important dates, and possible areas of focus. Previous AAC winning communities shared their experiences with applying and competing for the award.

Promising Practices Webinar: Journalism’s Role in Strengthening Local Democracy

August 22, 2023

This webinar will provided an overview of the reflections offered in a new collection of essays published by the Kettering Foundation, Reinventing Journalism to Strengthen Democracy: Insights from Innovators. Additionally, attendees heard examples of how innovative sources of local news are playing an important role in covering civic affairs in a way that is not only positive, but also encourages civic engagement by local residents.

Youth Councils: Harnessing the Power of Engaged Youth

July 20, 2023

During this webinar, speakers discussed the traits that effective youth councils share and what cities are doing to make their youth councils an authentic part of the decision-making process.

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