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2014 Donation: Supporting Public Deliberation


The Center for Public Deliberation
Colorado State University


In 2014, the GriffinHarte Foundation donated $1,000 to the Center for Public Deliberation.

The CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) is “Dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication and community problem solving.” It serves as an impartial resource for the northern Colorado community to assist in community problem-solving. We analyze issues, design public participation events, host forums that students facilitate, and write reports on key issues while working with a wide variety of local institutions, including city, county, and state government, school districts, and campus and community organizations. Deliberation requires safe places for citizens to come together, good and fair information to help structure the conversation, and skilled facilitators to guide the process, and the CPD is dedicated to providing these three key ingredients to Northern Colorado.