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Join the Intermountain West Funder Network (IMWFN) for an informative webinar on the emerging field of deliberative democracy. IMWFN fosters information sharing, learning and action among foundations in the region who share an interest in the nexus between civic engagement and growth and development issues.

The webinar is co-hosted by PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, and The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN). The session will be facilitated by Chris Gates, the Executive Director of PACE, and will feature a presentation by Matt Leighninger, the Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC).

As the philanthropic community grapples with the question of how to support innovative and effective forms of democratic governance, PACE commissioned Leighninger to write a guide to the relatively new, and sometimes confusing, field of deliberative democracy. Entitled ‘Funding and Fostering Local Democracy: What philanthropy should know about the emerging field of deliberation and democratic governance’, this guide tells the stories of how communities have used these new tools to break policy deadlocks, reduce tentions and galvanize volunteerism, and will help funders better understand the possibilities, and limitations, of various new models for engaging the public.

Once you register for the webinar you will be redirected to the PACE website where you can download a free pdf version of the guide.

Title: Deliberative Democracy: A New Approach to Community Dialogue
Date: Friday, June 11, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT

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