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

The Tech

Tools, platforms, and data that you can use to create change:

πŸ’¬ Engagement

πŸ›οΈ Govtech

✊🏼 Advocacy

πŸ“Š Data

πŸ“° Media

πŸ“‘ High-tech
and πŸ€– Civic AI

View all the open source tools

The People

The social side of our field, including the community hubs, events, funders, and design principles:

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🀝🏽 Find community

🫢🏿 Help out

πŸ§ͺ Evaluate impact

Find projects by the issue they address, the community they serve, and more.

Adjacent Fields

Including the burgeoning fields of ethical and responsible tech, digital security and privacy, and critical foundational layers like civic and digital literacy.

A world map of all of our civic tech projects with location data. Click to explore the map.

Explore the world of over 7,500 tech for good projects

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

Research Library

We leverage the Field Guide to conduct research about the state of civic tech. Learn more 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
How to last in civic tech (especially now) by Micah Sifry and Matt Stempeck, Civic Hall
The problem with impact measurement in civic tech, by Matt Stempeck and Micah Sifry
Webinar: Democracy Tech Vs. Disinfo: A Global Review, featuring Matt Stempeck.  Explore top findings, approaches and greatest hits from the work done by our global network against digital disinformation. Logos: Code for All, NDI. Photo of Matt Stempeck.
A gravestone reading, RIP Civic Tech Project
A report cover for Pathways Through the Portal: A Field Scan of Emerging Technologies in the Public Interest

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With support from

National Endowment for Democracy

Founding organization

Civic Hall

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