Enabling Liberian iCampus’ Sustainability and Impact through Learning and Sharing with Washington Open Gov Hub

Since iCampus Liberia kicked off this collaboration with DC Open Gov Hub we have seen some exciting progress with the support of OSF: we held our first virtual exchange conference with the DC Hub in September 2017, the Washington Open Gov Hub Director visited the iCampus to share ideas and learn from our work; and we’ve been in close touch around everything from revenue models to membership ideas. To wrap up this amazing Hub to Hub collaboration with the DC OpenGov Hub, I visited the Open Gov Hub in late October 2018.

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Invest Your Money In Your People: 5 Top Takeaways from 2018 World Bank GPSA Forum

Many members of the Open Gov Hub team and network convened alongside hundreds of social accountability advocates from around the world for this year’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Forum at the World Bank from October 30 - November 1, 2018.

This year’s GPSA summit -Money Matters: Public Finance and Social Accountability for Human Capital- explored how social accountability reforms can support improved health, education and other basic development outcomes, specifically through human capital investments.

What did we learn from this seminal event?

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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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