Know Your Hubber: Stacy Whittle

Know Your Hubber: Stacy Whittle

With spring comes changes, and Hubber Stacy Whittle knows what that's like. She is starting her new role as Business Development Director at Hub Member Forum One, after working at Free Range, a previous Hub Member organization. 

Stacy is all about bringing people together, which is why she makes such an excellent collaboration activity leader here at the Hub. Stacy has been an amazing resource working with a group of Hubbers in our Communications and Branding Guild. 

Participatory Organizing: From Co-Op to Network to Mass Movement

Participatory Organizing: From Co-Op to Network to Mass Movement

This is a piece written by Loomio's Richard Bartlett after a recent workshop held at OpenGov Hub. The original piece can be read here on Medium and more of Richard's work can be read on here.

What can movement organisers learn from small group democracy?

I have a hunch that 21st century democracy is going to be characterised by much more participation. I don’t mean mass opinion gathering: I’m thinking of a kind of participation that is transformative for the participants. Deliberating, sharing your experiences with others, changing your mind, growing shared understanding through difference.

Beyond the First 100 Days: Combating Fake News, and the Future is Open

Beyond the First 100 Days: Combating Fake News, and the Future is Open

For many open government advocates, the last 100 days have been a challenge.

Here at the OpenGov Hub, many of us have been approached by people asking how the new political environment might affect our work, and in many cases this new climate has reaffirmed our commitment to promoting open governance at home and abroad, and has lent a new sense of urgency to our work.

Spring Ignite Night and Happy Hour

Spring Ignite Night and Happy Hour

At OpenGov Hub we have so many different organizations tackling the various pieces of the opengov puzzle that learning about everyone's projects can sometimes be daunting. So once a quarter we host an Ignite Night, where a handful of willing participants can share their latest work.

Last week's Spring Ignite Night and Happy Hour was a rousing success as both our Hub community and others working in this area came together over drinks, snacks, and a love for learning...or rather perhaps a love for watching peers and friends deliver the intense Ignite talks.

Know Your Hubber: Blair Glencorse

Know Your Hubber: Blair Glencorse

Spring is in full swing here in Washington, D.C. This month, we wanted to introduce you to Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of Hub Member's Accountability Lab.

Accountability Lab recently celebrated their 5 Year Anniversary with a big party at the Hub, which also saw the launch of their new strategy for 2017-2020.

In between his flights between Liberia, Nepal, and Washington, D.C. Blair answered a few quick questions about his organization's work, as well as what inspires him to do it.

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