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14 AprOur New Newsletter


We’re excited to share a new format for our newsletter, chock full of ideas, events and opportunities for civic and social…

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15 MarIs low cost, high speed Internet an economic right?


What if I told you that a hundred thousand San Franciscans, including thousands of public school students did not have electricity…

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22 FebMoving Forward Through Feedback


We’ve been listening. A lot. From user interviews to our 2015 Year in Review survey, we’ve had a healthy obsession with…

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28 JanPlanning with community


On a bright, sunny Saturday following a rainy San Francisco streak, 15 people gathered for our Participatory Planning Session for 2016. Our intention was…

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10 JanA year of (civic) community


Looking back on our 2015, one word stands out: community. From CityCampSF in January at Code for America HQ, to our Mapping the Growing Civic Tech Movement discussion at Civic Hall in NYC, we’ve met so many wonderful folks in the civic innovation space. But this is more than just a community–there is a movement for civic innovation underfoot, and we are seeing it first hand.

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18 MarBuilding a big tent for civic tech and a 21st century democracy


The time is now to build a “big tent for democracy”–a strong, broad-yet-deep community of citizens of all stripes and vocations who are dedicated to democracy in the many contexts of our society. We are in the early stages of erecting the scaffolding for this tent, a platform to connect “democracy practitioners” who need solutions and implementation guidance for their projects with “civic tech developers” who are looking for users and clients for their products. Sound cool? We think so, but we want to hear from you.

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