We are a little less than three months away from NCDD2023 - the 9th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, and want to celebrate our Sponsors who make this event possible! These leading organizations in the dialogue and deliberation community are generously supporting the upcoming conference and we are immensely grateful for their support.
Want to join their ranks? Our sponsors are integral to the success of our events, and receive a generous list of benefits for their support. Learn more about sponsorship here.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS! Below are the most recent sponsors, our Early Bird Sponsors are listed on the blog post here, and find information for all Sponsors at: www.ncdd.org/sponsorship!
Gold Star Sponsors: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Forum Foundation/National Dialogue Network
Sustaining Sponsors: Essential Partners
Conference Friends: American Leadership Forum National, Keys to the City Community Coaching, Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, The Public Square Academy
Gold Star Sponsors
The Charles F. Kettering Foundation
The Charles F. Kettering Foundation, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of inventive research. Founded in 1927 “to sponsor and carry out scientific research for the benefit of humanity,” the foundation is inspired by the innovativeness and ingenuity of its founder, the American inventor Charles F. Kettering. For the past four decades, the foundation’s research and programs have focused on the needs of democracy worldwide.
Forum Foundation/National Dialogue Network
The Forum Foundation and its National Dialogue Network is a philanthropic nonprofit in Seattle interested in developing systems for large-scale dialogic venues — for example across political boundaries such as precinct, house and congressional districts, and for city, county, state, and federal constituencies. Allowing self-motivated individuals to engage in meaningful conversations about relevant issues without bogging down elected representatives to do it. Our tools produce a unique “Polarization-Consensus Rating” that graphically shows where different demographics are similar or different — allowing more insight into the issues and helping to find common ground forward. www.nationaldialoguenetwork.org
Founded in 1989, Essential Partners helps people build relationships across differences to address their communities’ most pressing challenges. Our research-based framework, Reflective Structured Dialogue, interrupts the dysfunctional dynamics that stifle trust, understanding, and collaboration—particularly those that arise from differences of identities, values, and perspectives. It is uniquely effective in halting cycles of polarization in the spaces where we live, work, worship, and learn together. Learn more about our history, approach, and impact at whatisessential.org.
American Leadership Forum
American Leadership Forum joins and strengthens diverse leaders to serve the common good. We do this through a year-long Fellows Program in each Chapter's community in which leaders can engage in dialogue, differ, and build relationships. ALF strengthens Fellows’ capacity to address public issues collaboratively and builds a strong leadership network to work for positive change in the communities we serve.
Keys to the City Community Coaching
At Keys to the City Community Coaching, LLC, our team of community development professionals intentionally and strategically partners with communities both large and small to bring about positive, sustainable change. We specialize in addressing sensitive issues and overcoming barriers that hold your community back from building a shared vision. Working with you to build the capacity needed to better serve your citizens and realize your common goals is a key priority. Using the tools of co-learning, co-creating, and generative collaboration to identify your community’s hidden assets, we bring to the field the perspective of alternate possibilities. Ultimately, we help pave a pathway to access the resources needed to unlock your community’s potential, opening the door to sustainable success.
Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration
The Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) is a research center and the state office for public collaboration serving government agencies and citizens of Massachusetts as a neutral forum for conflict resolution and consensus-building and an administrator of public mediation programs. Established by statute in 1990, MOPC provides effective forums for collaborative planning, problem-solving and public engagement on contentious public issues, and builds capacity within state, regional and municipal government through evidence-based programming and expedited procurement of resources.
The Public Square Academy
The Public Square Academy (PSA) promotes a robust democracy by helping individuals become better all-around citizens. We offer partners a turnkey program that delivers revenue and membership development solutions using hi-impact education and communication models. We promote a small group model with interactive programs to advance our participant’s skills, knowledge, and perspectives. We seek partner organizations and subject matter experts for program design, delivery, and collaborative marketing.
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