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Adolf Gundersen

Busy Times at EnCiv

Between projects, design, and testing, it’s a busy—and exciting—time at EnCiv. Regular newsletter readers will remember that EnCiv is an attempt to build an integrated online civic platform, supported by a network of civic groups.  IF was among EnCiv’s founding...

IF Completes Work on Its Largest Project Ever

On what was literally the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, IF completed its work on a project that will cast a great deal of light on Chicago’s 2019 municipal election, slated for February 26.  The ultimate purpose of the project, begun in August of this...

USATalk/CivNet Progress Update

Since the last newsletter the USATalk/CivNet team continued making important strides toward developing the web’s first integrated collaborative platform supported by a network of organizations. Helped along by IF’s first sizeable external grant (fifth bullet in the...

USATalk/CivNet Continues to Move Forward

IF's co-venture to build an integrated online partner supported by a network of civic organizations has made some important strides of late: The organization was formally incorporated as "EnCiv", but will do business as "CivNet".  CivNet will be the public-facing...

USATALK HOSTS SECOND INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

On March 16 the online project IF joined about this time last year, USATalk, convened more than a dozen organizations and advisors at Zoom’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Zoom graciously put their state of the art video chat facility at our disposal and...

Des Moines Schools Community Discussion Project

This July IF joined forces with Ballotpedia and USATalk to conduct a series of citizen discussions on the future of the Des Moines, Iowa, public schools.  The aim: enhance voter understanding of school board candidates' stands on the issues as identified by voters...