About CivicEvolution Think together to act together: We believe that meaningful change comes from the grassroots in the form of community written and supported plans to solve community problems. Our solution outsources democracy back to the citizens in the form of community plan writing. They elicit community feedback, filter it, and synthesize it into an actionable proposal that decision-makers can review and negotiate. Ultimately, citizens experience themselves as authentic participants in the creative co-governance of their communities. CivicEvolution CE _13dfb8b4-4337-11e2-90d7-30f5db459f22 CivicEvolution is produced by Practical Evolution, LLC based in San Francisco, California. Practical Evolution, LLC Brian Sullivan Founder and CEO -- Brian is a programmer and consultant with 25 years experience. For the last 10 years he has focused his efforts on developing online dialogue and deliberation tools that can complement real world practice by harnessing the often fragmented and reactionary online participation into constructive community problem solving. Prof Janette Hartz-Karp International Public Engagement Advisor -- Janette is renowned nationally and internationally for her innovative work in deliberative democracy. Janette is currently involved in a number of action research initiatives including a pilot for a global dialogue on climate change in Alberta Canada; preventative health deliberations across Australia; creating a deliberative community/collaborative governance in regional WA - one of the finalists in the international Reinhard-Mohn Prize 2011 for ‘vitalizing democracy' Laurie McCann United States Public Engagement Advisor -- Laurie works with organizations and communities committed to creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. She recently retired as Campus Ombuds at UCSC where she served for 11 years. Laurie has extensive experience in designing and facilitating organizational change initiatives. She has initiated and managed social change projects as well as facilitating negotiation of public policy and natural resource management plans. Democracy outsourced back to citizens _13dfbe90-4337-11e2-90d7-30f5db459f22 To enable citizens to write community plans, elicit feedback, filter it, and synthesize it into actionable proposals that decision-makers can review and negotiate. _13dfbf1c-4337-11e2-90d7-30f5db459f22 Problem Solving Maximize everyone's ability to participate in creative community problem solving _13dfbf8a-4337-11e2-90d7-30f5db459f22 How we do it: We complement traditional face-to-face citizen engagement with the scalability and access of social media and collaborative production. Our goal is to maximize everyone's ability to participate in creative community problem solving by giving them a platform where they can "Think together to act together." Ideas Enable anyone to float ideas and aggregate clicks _13dfbff8-4337-11e2-90d7-30f5db459f22 1 Anyone can float ideas and aggregate clicks-meaningful change comes from a community written and supported plan to put an idea into action. We solve the pain points experienced by both citizens and decision-makers. Citizens can't commit to full-time activism and decision makers often don't have access to quality and cost-effective public input. f600480a-9dd6-452f-b52c-9d62d93fd4f3 Listening & Collaboration Empower leaders to make an explicit promise to listen to and collaborate with their constituents _13dfc066-4337-11e2-90d7-30f5db459f22 2 Leaders Constituents We empower leaders to make an explicit promise to listen to and collaborate with their constituents by creating a safe, engaging, and productive way for decision makers to gather quality community input. d044e864-b98e-4a21-ad47-4c972c67be99 2012-12-10 http://civicevolution.org./about Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.