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The Civic Tech Field Guide is the world’s biggest collection of projects using tech for the common good.

Discover civic tech and share your work.

  • The Tech section of the catalog includes tools, platforms, and data that you can use to create change.
  • The People section catalogs the social side of our field, including the community hubs, events, funders, and design principles.
  • Adjacent fields includes the burgeoning field of ethical tech, and critical foundational layers like civic and digital literacy.
  • Find projects by the issue they address, community served, and more.
World map with clusters of civic tech projects in various locations

Discover over 6,000 projects

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πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ’» Find a job (or recruit someone)

πŸ’¬ Engage people

🀝🏽 Find community

πŸ’° Get funding

πŸ“š Learn about civic tech

The Field Guide is a community effort that depends on your contributions.

Research Library

In addition to curating the Guide, we also conduct additional research about the field using its data. Learn about:

Guide to Digital Participation Platforms: When to use them, how to choose, and tips for maximum results. People Powered.
A streamgraph timeline of 25 years of civic tech
The problem with impact measurement in civic tech, by Matt Stempeck and Micah Sifry

How to last in civic tech (especially now) by Micah Sifry and Matt Stempeck, Civic Hall
A gravestone reading, RIP Civic Tech Project

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