Unlocking community … Connecting people who live near one another.
Growing community… Opening “organic” hot topic on Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum in Dec. 2008: http://e-democracy.org/se Dear Neighbors, My name is Michael and I'm interested in establishing a community garden in our neighborhood. Dozens of messages, offers to help, and a call for a meeting. Radical idea!? Local people online can meet in-person. 500 members, 10%+ of households in May 2010 This month the Southside Star Community Garden opened!
Twin Cities Issues Forumse-democracy.org/nf Minneapolis – Start-up Corcoran East Harriet Longfellow Near North Nokomis Northeast Phillips Minneapolis – Open Cedar Riverside - Grant supported diverse community outreach Powderhorn Seward Standish Ericsson St. Paul – Start-up East Side Hamline-Midway Summit-Hill Summit-University St. Paul – Open Frogtown- Grant supported diverse community outreach Highland Park Roseville Four rural Minnesota communities, UK, New Zealand communities too.
FYI - Webinar Outline Two-Way Tools Assumption: “Community building” not just informing CC: e-mail E-mail Discussion Lists “Place” Blogs Facebook Groups/Pages Ning Social Networks Video and Photo Sharing Twitter Local #hashtags Interesting meta-sites More Issues Forums Many Purposes Meet Communicate Socialize Share Information, Contacts, Advice Support Neighbors Exchange Opinions Community News Announce/Invite Organize Collaborate Problem-solving Building bridges/Inclusion
On-Demand Webinar See our blog for an extended 90 minute webinar hosted by Grassroots Grantmakers: http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/845
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Neighbor.be Are you neighborly?Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ... to make your block safer and prevent crime to "break the ice" and meet your neighbors to communicate easily as a group with the neighbors you know to share experiences and tips answering "who can recommend a good plumber" to connect with other parents nearby organize fun activities for your kids to organize a spontaneous neighborhood block party on an especially nice spring day to do any of the scores of block activities we've identified and find geographically relevant information and connections to online community groups in your broader area Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors.
Neighbor.be How it might work This experience is simple: 1. Sign-up - Including your full street address. 2. Get Listed - You are listed in your custom directory of nearest neighbors (site participants) in a circle around you covering 25 to 100 people. Target members: "neighborly" people open to private small group connections 3. Connect - Use your neighbor directory to connect with others via their preference (login required, reciprocity ensured). Determine how you want to connect one to one whether by telephone, e-mail or a web form, encouraging neighbors to friend you on Facebook or follow on Twitter, or none of the above.
Neighbor.be 4. Discuss- Easily share information (about a break-in on your block), ask questions (who can recommend a good plumber), etc. in private group setting with those in your neighbor circle (directory). Post via e-mail or web. Read via e-mail or web. Topics you start are restricted to just those in your circle. You own the topic and may delete it or comments at anytime. You may only comment on topics started by people in your directory as well. 5. Explore Locally- Based on your location, find other opportunities for broader public engagement from wider community e-mail lists and neighborhood blogs to aggregated place-based government and community information and links connecting you to civic life. Neighbor.be seeks to introduce you to broader public life with you at the center.
Further Information As part of Participation 3.0 we are: Convening and working to “move the field” Plotting a “Locals Online” roll call webinar Working with League of Women Voters on “Sunshine 2.0” guide for local evaluation of govs online support for democracy Working with OpenPlans.org on “DemocracyMap” Really pushing inclusion in online civic engagement Developing next generation partnership proposals by 4Q Steven Clift firstname.lastname@example.org @democracy on Twitter 612-234-7072 Join Locals Online: http://e-democracy.org/locals More Links http://neighbor.be http://blog.e-democracy.org http://e-democracy.org/nf http://e-democracy.org/p3 http://stevenclift.com Slides also available from: http://www.slideshare.net/netclift