Your crucial donations support our volunteer-based Eastside Neighbors Forum and the E-Democracy network.
They help us: * Reach out to new and diverse voices in your area and across our online communities. This includes special efforts that engage low income, high immigrant, diverse neighborhoods. * Support our unique and strong civility-based discussion model that encourages community agenda-setting, government and media accountability, and the capacity of neighbors to solve problems and work together for the benefit of their community. * Improve the 24 x 7 professional support and training we provide to forum participants and our dedicated volunteers. * Share our lessons openly and widely and help new communities get started with the effective Issue Forum model. * Host forums in an independent, neutral manner using ever improving open source technology not reliant on advertising based technologies or less desirable privacy or copyright practices. Your donation leverages the 90% of the costs covered by volunteers and donated resources.