Nonprofit gets more engaged

February 11, 2013

The Civic Commons, a Cleveland nonprofit geared toward fostering constructive dialogue around issues facing Northeast Ohio, is getting into the consulting business and has locked down a handful of well-known clients.

The organization, which launched in 2010 thanks to a $3 million grant from the Knight Foundation and additional support from the Fund for Our Economic Future, made a strategic decision late last year to focus more of its time and resources on providing online engagement services to organizations, institutions and civic initiatives.

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Civic Commons engages students, faculty in academic planning

February 05, 2013

Members of the Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee are using suggestions and comments made by the community to help create the strategic plan for the next five years.

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Members of the Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee are using suggestions and comments made by the community to help create the strategic plan for the next five years. The Civic Commons, an online discussion website, was the location of most of the discussions.

Patch: Kent State Unversity Enagement

January 29, 2013

Kent State University has completed a first-of-its-kind online engagement project to enable its faculty, staff and students to participate significantly in envisioning the university’s academic future.

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Kent State University has completed a first-of-its-kind online engagement project to enable its faculty, staff and students to participate significantly in envisioning the university's academic future. To engage the school's community in substantive conversations around its Academic Affairs Strategic Plan, the university hired Ohio-based tech start-up the Civic Commons.

CMSD opens online dialogue to engage citizens in strategic planning

January 16, 2013

To support its transformation agenda, CMSD has enlisted the support of The Civic
Commons to engage the Cleveland community in online dialogue about the District’s
4-Year school reform plan.

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Online Conversations Guide Strategic Planning at Kent State University

January 02, 2013

To engage the school’s community in substantive conversations around its Academic Affairs Strategic Plan, the university hired Ohio-based tech start-up the Civic Commons. The Civic Commons is an online engagement organization that works with schools and other institutions, municipalities and businesses to orchestrate productive, interactive conversations that inform and/or determine key decisions.

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