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Meetup counts over 100,000 members of 166 civic hacking meetups around the world. The groups included here vary in how technical they are, but you can always count on meeting people and contributing to projects, regardless of whether or not you can code.

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The Yearbook of International Organizations

The Yearbook of International Organizations includes detailed information on c. 73,000 international organizations from 300 countries and territories, c. 41,000 of which are active organizations. Coverage includes intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Approximately 1,200 new organizations are added each year.

Digital Talent Management Handbook

A comprehensive guide on how government agencies can recruit, hire, onboard, and retain digital talent.

Flying Labs

We co-create and facilitate a network of local knowledge hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build on existing expertise in drones, data and AI, the “Flying Labs®” network.

Resistance Labs

Send Texts, Make Change We leverage technology and our army of passionate, remote volunteers to help progressives run and win everywhere.

Newlab Circular City Studio

Newlab Circular City Studio

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Circular City Studio, a program established with support from NYCEDC, encourages entrepreneurs to reimagine urban environments and help New York City address short, medium, and long term challenges facing our city. The 2020 iteration empowers engineers, inventors, and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to pilot technologies that support NYC's sustainability agenda and rethink energy, waste, and recycling systems in New York City. Selected teams will deploy products and services in testbeds around Manhattan and Brooklyn, working with program partners, domain experts, and research institutions to deliver solutions and introduce relevant technologies that can support community needs.

Data For Progress

A modernized think tank; fast-turnaround, social media-optimized, and rigorous analysis.

Listening to Leaders survey

Fielded every two to three years, Listening to Leaders survey captures perceptions and experiences from policymakers in 140 low- and middle income countries over time on a series of topics such as development priorities, donor performance and data uptake.

Data Sharing Playbook

A guide for state & local agencies on how to improve cross-organizational data sharing.

Defund Big Tech, Refund Community report

In this report, we dive into the history of public investment in technologies at the foundation of Big Tech, and the imbalances between these investments and the returns to the public sector.

Day One Project

The Day One Project is launching its Technology Policy Accelerator to identify, develop, and publish a set of technology policy ideas that could be implemented by Congress or the Biden-Harris Administration.  The accelerator is a nine-week process, designed to guide each participant as they develop an initial idea into a tailored, actionable set of policy recommendations. Selected participants will have a chance to develop their ideas with guidance from policy advisors, meet with veteran policymakers to learn more about the nuances of policy implementation, hone their ability to craft actionable policy on the federal level, and build a community with their fellow cohort. 

Urban Scratchoff

Urban Scratchoff

New York, NY

This site gives you a clever way to explore historical aerial imagery of New York City. You can click and drag on the map to "scratch off" the historical imagery and reveal the same location's present-day imagery. By Chris Whong

Global Innovation Collaborative

A collaboration between Berlin, London, New York and Paris to leverage our collective innovation and speed our recovery from Covid-19

Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative

How can humanitarian organizations, states, civil society, academia and the private sector join forces to maximize the benefits of technology and humanitarian data while minimizing the risks of doing harm? The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Government of Switzerland, and the OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data have launched the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI) to explore this question and advance the protection and responsible use of data in humanitarian action.


A website platform for progressive campaigns.

Civic Tech Montreal

Civic Tech Montreal

Montreal, QC, Canada

Bi-Weekly Hacknights where technologists, designers, policy nerds, community builders, or basically anyone (yes, no matter what your background!) Come together to build solutions to civic issues in Tiohtià: ke / Montreal.

Organizing Empowerment

Through training, research and digital tools, our expertise in relational organizing makes an impact at hundreds of progressive organizations, including Sunrise Movement, AFL-CIO, and Rock the Vote.


This service helps councils manage all elements of waste services online, from missed bin reports to online payments for collections — and like everything we do, of course it makes things easier for citizens too.

Share My Lesson Civic Education Resources

Use these free K-12 civic education lessons, activities, blogs and webinars to help you educate students on the election and the importance of counting every vote.

Data Through Design (DxD)

DxD is an annual exhibition celebrating tangible and multimedia expressions of New York City’s Open Data. It provides space for creative engagement with data and new perspectives and understanding of its role in our society.


The ODK-X community produces free and open-source software for collecting, managing, and using data in resource-constrained environments.

Down for the Cause

Down for the Cause works to unpack various social issues and highlight the work that is being done by incredible people and organizations. DFTC aims to create a community committed to sustainable social change.

US Federal Chief Data Officer Council

The Council’s vision is to improve government mission achievement and increase the benefits to the Nation through improvement in the management, use, protection, dissemination, and generation of data in government decision-making and operations.

OpenCovid19 Initiative at JOGL

OpenCovid19 is a JOGL program that develops open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geo Data Upload

The Geo Data Upload is a free and easy-to-use tool for organizations to share their geographic data with Google Maps.

Open Seneca

Distributing air sensors to volunteer cyclists to map pollution data throughout Lisbon Sensores distribuídos. Cinco dezenas de ciclistas vão andar a medir a poluição atmosférica – Lisboa Para Pessoas Communities of Practice Communities of Practice

United States of America (the)

Peer communities of digital US government workers. Collaborate and share resources with others across government. You must have a .gov email address to join.

Recovery Data Partnership

A first-of-its-kind effort for community, non-profit, and private organizations to share data with the City to aid in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

Hansard 1803–2005

Hansard 1803–2005

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

200 years of UK Parliamentary speeches. This site has been produced from digitised editions of Commons and Lords Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. This was part of a project led by the Commons and Lords libraries.


Skylight is a digital consultancy using design and technology to help agencies deliver better public services.

People using Polarizer can rate the mutual polarization level of one-on-one chats. Their opinions and ratings are visualized as a network graph. The graph is clustered by the peoples mutual polarization ratings.

Get out of your geographic music bubble

Enter your location and learn about the most popular song in your area, plus those nearby. By The Pudding.

Digital Democracy Lab

The Digital Democracy Lab researches the implications of digital technology for politics and democracy using computational social science methods.

KP Gov Innovation Fellowship Program with Code for Pakistan

The Fellowship Program is a 6-month program supported by Code for Pakistan, the KP IT Board, and the World Bank, where a team of talented researchers, designers, community organizers, and developers collaborate to build apps, inspire citizen engagement, improve government, and show how to innovate in public services. These apps can help solve problems in a variety of public domains, such as healthcare, crime, disaster management, citizen engagement, transportation, traffic, education, etc.

Urban Health Index (UHI) for Lambeth and Southwark

By layering data relating to different social and environmental indicators, we hope to build a better picture of the circumstances of people living in urban areas and how their environment impacts their health.


We’re a non-profit that uses insights from behavioral science to improve lives, build better systems and policies, and drive social change.



United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

UnBias aims to provide policy recommendations, ethical guidelines and a ‘fairness toolkit’ co-produced with young people and other stakeholders that will include educational materials and resources to support youth understanding about online environments as well as raise awareness among online providers about the concerns and rights of young internet users.

Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers

showcases work by artists and designers that demonstrate the power of numbers in helping us understand New York and New Yorkers.

List of Comics For Good

We are crowd-sourcing a collection of comics on social good topics created by artists around the world, to encourage public understanding on complex social issues.

The United Shapes of America: United States Congressional District Coloring Book

This new coloring book is the perfect tool for kids and adults to learn about the political landscape of the United States in a fun and interactive way.

Programa Embaixadores Politize!

The Politize Embaixadas (Embassies) program trains thousands of Brazilian youth to create influential citizen leaders in cities

Sustainable Communities Web Challenge

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Code for America announce the launch of tools for local communities interested in identifying areas for economic growth using 22 environmental sustainability indicators, including job growth, value-added, air quality, climate impact, energy, water, and land use across 389 industry sectors.

Interference Archive

Interference Archive is a volunteer-run library, gallery, and archive of historical materials related to social and political activism and movements.

Open Data Kit

ODK lets you build powerful offline forms to collect the data you need wherever it is. Join the leading social impact organizations that use ODK to make the world a better place.

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