Seeking Global Lessons for US Democracy

Seeking Global Lessons for US Democracy

Some current challenges to American democracy are unprecedented, and require a collaborative and globally contextualized effort to understand risks and help prevent the erosion of foundational democratic norms and values.

This is why Global Integrity, the Sunlight Foundation and the Open Gov Hub recently convened a small, diverse group of US and international democracy experts to brainstorm how to best help provide relevant international experiences to strengthen the critical efforts of American democracy advocates.

Know Your Hubber: Elsa Peraldi

Know Your Hubber: Elsa Peraldi

For this month's Know Your Hubber, we want you all to meet Elsa Peraldi, who is the Project Lead for the Africa Integrity Indicators (AII) project of Global Integrity. AII has just wrapped up their data analysis of this year's indicators. If you just want a quick, informative synopsis of their findings, check out these great infographics. The AII team is now beginning to start the next round, so if you know someone who wants to be a research contributor to this exciting project, let them know!

Know Your Hubber: Jennifer Lentfer

Know Your Hubber: Jennifer Lentfer

This month's Know Your Hubber features Jennifer Lentfer, the Director of Communications at Thousand Currents. Thousand Currents recently went through a large rebrand led by Jennifer, so you might know their work as IDEX (International Development Exchange). Not only that, but Jennifer has been busy wrapping up her recently released book called Smart Risks, which is a collection of essays focused on responsive grantmaking in the Global South. Better yet, you can come hear all about the book at a book launch and celebration Open Gov Hub is hosting on June 22nd. Details and RSVP info can be found here.

From DC to Kampala: Sharing Open Data Stories in first Virtual Exchange

From DC to Kampala: Sharing Open Data Stories in first Virtual Exchange

The Open Gov Hub community in DC and Hive Colab community in Kampala connect on shared open data challenges in a first Virtual Exchange. 

Collecting Feedback in a Coworking Community (Let the People Vote for their Coffee)

Collecting Feedback in a Coworking Community (Let the People Vote for their Coffee)

This was originally posted as part of Feedback Lab's Three Things Thursday blog series.

Here at the OpenGov Hub (home of Feedback Labs!), we constantly think about creating a culture that sparks collaboration. We are a diverse yet like-minded community and shared workspace with 40 organizations and 200 people promoting transparency, accountability and civic participation around the world. We exist to help our members, open governance advocates, share resources and collaborate to be more efficient and effective.

This means that collecting and acting on feedback – often, and from diverse members in our community – really matters.

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