An email from Jillaine Smith contained the following news:
Many of you are aware that I spent the early months of this year working on a report commissioned by an affinity group of foundations (Philanthropists for Active Citizen Engagement - PACE) that describes recent developments of online civic engagement and examines the implications these efforts have on future citizen engagement campaigns.
Working with Marty Kearns of Green Media Toolshed and Allison Fine now of the E-Volve Foundation (formerly of Innonet), I interviewed many great folks, read a lot of excellent articles, and examined a number of online efforts. It was a most interesting exploration and you can read the results here:
Power to the Edges: Trends and Opportunities in Online Civic Engagement
The report also includes a companion discussion blog at http://evolvefoundation.org/?q=node/69.
A second email asked "Where's Joe Matuzak" Joe -- if you're out there -- please ping me!