Best Practices and Other Resources

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Best Practices and Guides

NCDD Resource Center, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Understanding Digital-First Community Engagement, Bang the Table

COVID-19 Public Participation Resources, International Association of Public Participation

COVID-19 Resources for Individuals & Governments, National Civic League

Citizens Voices & Values on Covid-19, Participedia

Virtual Toolkit, Divided Community Project

Broadening Public Participation Using Online Engagement Tools, Institute for Local Government

Equitable Public Participation, Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability

Participation Tools for Better Community Planning, Local Government Commission

Town Planning Stuff Everyone Needs to Know: Ep 13: Staying Engaged, Online, Dover Kohl & Associates – Town planner Victor Dover describes how and why to keep collaboration going, even during times of crisis and social distancing.

Virtual Public Engagement: A more Inclusive Approach to Charrettes, CNU

How to do Online Meetings and Town Halls Webinar, City of Oakland

How To do Online Meetings & Town Halls Toolkit, City of Oakland

COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits, Catchafire – Resources to explore hosting virtual events, remote work, online programming, and other critical needs for right now.

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings, Beth’s Blog

Online Meeting Resources Toolkit for Facilitators During Coronavirus Pandemic, Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group (

Online Facilitation Resources, 350 Global Trainings

The Definitive Guide To Facilitating Remote Workshops, MURAL – Insights, tools and case studies from digital-first companies and expert facilitators.

Virtual Meetings for Clarity and Momentum, CoCreative

Facilitating Effective Virtual Meetings; Sarah Rubin, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, California Department of Conservation

Online Collaboration Tools, Community at Work

Tips for Online Retreats and Meetings

Zoom tutorials for phone & computer; English & Español, UC Merced