|The Intentional Living Institute, Inc.|
|Address:||228 East Park Avenue|
|Charlotte, NC 28203|
|Offers cutting edge programs in dialogue and negotiation facilitation, Intentional Heart leadership, and advanced self-development.|
|The Jefferson Center|
|Conducts Citizen Juries at the local, state, and ntional levels in which a randomly selected, demographically representative panel of citizens, which serve as a microcosm of the public, meets to carefully examine an issue of public significance.|
|Address:||200 Commons Road|
|Dayton, OH 45459|
The Kettering Foundation addresses the question: What does it take to make democracy work as it should? Through research and other activities, the Foundation seeks ways to make fundamental changes in how democratic politics are practiced.
Guiding its research are three hypotheses:
Through one of its six program areas, Citizens and Public Choice, the Kettering Foundation explores the question: What increases the chances that the choices people make about public issues will be wise choices?
Kettering has advanced deliberative forums called National Issues Forums (NIF), an independent network of civic and educational groups. NIF uses issue books (that identify three or four options or approaches to an issue) as a basis for deliberative choice work in forums based on the town meeting tradition.
Presenting issues in this way invites citizens to confront the conflicts among different options and avoids the usual debates in which people lash out with simplistic arguments. Over the years, hundreds of citizens' organizations have been using these materials and have formed a National Issues Forum (NIF) network. These groups include neighborhood associations, organizations promoting literacy, and prisons with educational programs. None receive any financial support from Kettering for holding forums.
The Kettering Foundation produces publications and videotapes that report on research findings and are available to the public. For more information about NIF and Public Policy Institutes, visit www.nifi.org or visit the Kettering Foundation's web site publications page: Citizens and Public Choice.
|National Alliance for Media Art & Culture|
|Address:||Ninth Street Media Arts Building|
|145 Ninth Street, Suite 250|
|San Francisco, CA 94103|
|NAMAC fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts. Its members offer a wide range of services in support of the independent media arts, including production, exhibition, distribution, education, research, preservation and archive development, and telecommunications and cultural policy advocacy.|
|National Arts Journalism Project|
|Address:||Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism|
|2950 Broadway, Mail Code 2700|
|New York, NY 10027|
|Based at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and School of the Arts, the project offers fellowships, conferences, research studies, and publications.|
|National Association of Artists' Organizations|
|Address:||c/o Intermedia Arts|
|2822 Lyndale Avenue South|
|Minneapolis, MN 55408|
|A membership organization which represents artist-run organizations throughout the U.S.|
|National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC)|
|Address:||1204 Buena Vista Street|
|San Antonio, TX 78207|
|National organization has mentorship program, leadership initiative, online magazine, other publications, and a network of Latino arts gift shops.|
|National Civic League|
|Address:||1445 Market Street, Suite 300|
|Denver, CO 80202|
|Coalition of over 200 national and local organizations dedicated to the principles of community renewal.|
|National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation|
|Address:||114 W. Springville Rd.|
|Boiling Springs, PA 17007|
Connecting and Informing Organizers, Researchers and Facilitators of Intergroup Dialogue
The mission of the Dialogue to Action Initiative is to promote the dialogue process by providing a central location on the web for information and resources of interest to the dialogue community as a whole.
Their website provides:
|National Community Building Network (NCBN)|
|Address:||1624 Franklin Street, Suite 1000|
|Oakland, CA 94612|
The National Community Building Network (NCBN) is an alliance of individuals and organizations that work to reduce poverty and create social and economic opportunity through comprehensive community building strategies. The mission of NCBN is to promote and advance community building principles, in practice and policy, to achieve social and economic equity for all children and families.
NCBN provides a forum for community practitioners, researchers, funders and others engaged in neighborhood transformation to share their common interests, insights into barriers they encounter, and field-tested strategies for rebuilding communities.
The Network is also committed to developing tools and building capacity within communities to influence comprehensive community building policies at the local, state, and federal levels. NCBN's web site includes links to many other organizations and resources engaged in community building efforts.