Celebrating Collective Growth at our Annual Fall Open House

Last week, we were delighted to host our 3rd Annual Open Gov Hub Open House with 100 members and friends of our community. The goal of this special gathering was to pause from the day-to-day busyness that consumes so many of us, to deepen our connections and reflect on and celebrate our collective achievements. We had several Exhibit Booths, 2 incredible Ignite Talks, and one very big announcement!

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Growing without Bricks and Mortar: New Models to Scale Your Impact

This post was originally shared on the blog of the Nonprofit Centers Network, of which Open Gov Hub is a member.

We are excited that today’s blog authors were featured as one of 8 presentations at this year’s Sharing Innovation 2018.

The number of commercial coworking spaces is rapidly growing across North America. These for-profit shared spaces achieve growth via a traditional and straightforward revenue model: acquire more space, serve more tenants. Yet how can and should nonprofit centers think differently about growth?

At the Sharing Innovation annual NCN gathering in just a few weeks, we are both excited to share how our organizations – Tides in San Francisco and Open Gov Hub in Washington, D.C. – are each scaling their impact in a unique way, without adding more real estate. We will share our top takeaways (like how to lead with your values and leverage intangible assets), and how you can help your own center grow creatively.

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Hubs: The 21st Century Public Square

Have you ever wondered what exactly is a “hub”?

What do hubs accomplish? Why is the number of hubs rapidly growing more and more worldwide these days?

And, how can open government reformers leverage hubs to bring new stakeholders to engage in these issues?

For answers to all these questions, check out this 5 minute Lightning Talk recording.

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Some Top 10 Takeaways from Tbilisi

Over 2,000 advocates from nearly 100 countries convened in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia in July for a hectic week at the Global Summit of Open Government Partnership to explore how we can collectively enhance the global work of open government.

So, what did we learn in the process? Read on to find out.

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Tools of Accountability: A Recap of Our Whistleblower Workshops

As some governments become less open, the role of whistleblowers as agents of accountability become even more important. That’s why Open Gov Hub hosted two whistleblower workshops in mid-July, as whistleblowers continue to be an important piece of promoting open governments.

In collaboration with the Government Accountability Project, Open the Government, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The Intercept, and MuckRock, we gathered public interest activists and immigration justice activists together over two different workshops.

Click through to see key takeaways, videos, and slides from the workshops.

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Join Open Gov Hub for the Fall!

Are you eager to join a community of leading nonprofits and change makers in international development and social impact, working to help make governments more transparent, accountable, and deliver more for their citizens around the world?

Can you commit part-time from September - December to support our daily operations and community building, solving problems and facilitating collaborations along the way?

If so, we invite you to apply for our Community Catalyst Program!  

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