Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I join Design for the Common Good?

To become a member of the Design for the Common Good (DCG) online community, register here.

To join one one or more of the founding networks of DCG visit their respective websites:

How can I connect with other members?

You can connect with other members by becoming a part of the DCG online community. Join groups that cover a particular area of interest, engage in discussions with other members and share photos, writings and more.

How do I invite other members to join?

To invite others to join the DCG online community, navigate to your profile, click the email invites tab and enter the names and emails of those you want to invite. They will receive a registration link via email. You can customize the invitation email or use the default message.

Where can I post a project, find collaborators, ask for support and offer my services and expertise?

The DCG online community is the place for all that and more. Once you’re a member, you can join groups that are relevant to your project. The purpose of this site is to foster exactly these types of interactions.

If you aren’t able to find what you’re looking for, you can also contact us and we will do our best to connect you with relevant groups, content and contacts.

Where can I share documents and other information?

On your profile, click the documents tab. From there, you can upload documents and create folders with which to organize them.

Documents and folders can each have different privacy settings, so be sure to select whether you want a document or folder to be visible to the public or just to other DCG members, your connections or only you.

Where can I find literature?

Hover over the news tab and click on writings. From there, you will be able to access articles, blog posts and more from Public Interest Design scholars and practitioners.

How can I receive DCG newsletters?

You can sign up for DCG newsletters here.

What should I do if someone is misusing the site or acting in an abusive manner towards others?

If you believe someone is misusing the DCG site or acting in an abusive manner towards others, please contact us.

Design for the Common Good is a diverse community and we are committed to fostering a productive exchange of ideas. We will not tolerate bigotry of any kind and encourage users to contact us if any user is misusing the site or posting content in violation of our shared values.

You can view DCG’s full Terms of Service.

How is Design for the Common Good protecting my data privacy?

Your privacy is important to us. We do not share user information with other parties. In addition, Design for the Common Good employs leading security technology to help keep you safe online, including SSL encryption, globally redundant servers, premier disaster recovery capabilities, and a team of security experts who monitor around the clock to safeguard your data.

You can view DCG’s full Privacy Policy.