Of 44 sites in the Civic Tech Graveyard, 31 (or ⅔) were in just 5 categories: 9 were crowdfunding, 7 were legislation engagement sites, 6 were opinion-matching hubs, 3 were neighborhood/hyper-local forums, and 3 were civic discussion forums


Actfully helps people support causes they care about, by integrating good deeds into their daily routine. Users input their interests and availability, and Actfully notifies them of quick, relevant, and rewarding opportunities to get involved throughout their day.


AmericaSpeaks was a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization whose mission was to


Backfence was a place for community news and info written by you and your neighbors


By Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcherDan Gillmor's Bayosphere citizen media project has been acquired by Backfence, a Vienna, Virginia based company that intends to use local communities to generate all online content and sell advertising around it.It is a logical move but it also shows that citizen media is not easy to do. Bayosphere did not...


Hold your politicians accountable. Tell your representatives what you want them to do. We'll track whether they listen, so you'll know if they deserve your vote in the next election.


Carrotmob is a new way to influence businesses. We spend money as a group, and in return businesses take socially-responsible actions we care about.


Change by Us is a place for citizens to put ideas into action to make their city a better place to live.

Civic Quarterly

Civic Quarterly is a publication about transforming government with digital tools & design thinking.


Turning Everyday Consumer Purchases Into Fundraising and Charitable Contributions


If knowledge is a door to information, data is the key. When you’re talking about politics and government, information is extremely important to those who are making decisions on who to vote for and what legislation to get behind or block.


EveryBlock has partnered with Nextdoor to give EveryBlock members a better neighborhood experience.


FixMyTransport was a mySociety project running from 2011 to 2015. It allowed passengers to send complaints directly to transport operators.

Google MapMaker

Google Map Maker officially closed on March 31, 2017, and many of its features are being integrated into Google Maps.Since 2008, the Google Map Maker community has edited and moderated millions of f


It provided an easy way for constituents to sign up to hear from their MPs, and a simple online forum for discussion.


Donate to politicians who vote for the issues you care about—and the opponents of the ones who don’t.


kriticalmass was a crowd-support community that helped people and organizations use their funds, resources, and influence to support ideas.


GovRight provides citizens the opportunity to understand and contribute to government and legislation.

Louder (Loudsauce)

At Louder we've spent a lot of time asking people to give reach to what they believe deserves more attention. This page is dedicated to the lessons we've learned.

m:lab East Africa

identifying, nurturing & supporting mobile startups in East Africa


Legislation and regulations that impact your life are written every day. With Madison, you can work directly with the sponsors of these documents.


Mic covers news, opinion, reviews and analysis around arts, entertainment, celebrity, LGBTQ, social justice, police brutality, dating, sex, feminism, body positivity, space, innovation, climate change.


This was an online platform that community groups can use to develop online hubs for civic engagement, online organizing and information-sharing.

New York Public Library Lab

NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library's knowledge for the Internet age.

Open Hunting & Fishing

Rendering hunting and fishing regulations as open data. [RETIRED]


Sometimes, collaboration means an overt step forward. Other times it's a step to the side. With this in mind, we're bidding farewell to OpenCongress and redirecting users to GovTrack.


It let people set up pledges in the form: ‘I will do something, if a certain number of people will help me’.

Public School

Public School empowers government organizations to become more impactful problem-solvers.

Red Blue Voice

Red Blue Voice was a social network providing users with tools to broadcast their social and political messages.

Related ways to take action WordPress plugin

Wordpress plugin that would connect the post content to related social actions the reader could take

TED action platform

the Knight Foundation gave the TED conference a $985,000 grant to help develop into an “action platform,” to help channel people moved by a powerful talk into taking meaningful action on the issues being raised

The Impact Lab

We're launching the analytics platform for smarter social services.

The Point

the social good predecessor to Groupon


The Library of Congress announced that the legislative information website THOMAS is scheduled to stop functioning on July 5, with…


Vote iQ connects voters & elected officials. We help you learn about issues, simplify the election process,...

Zakonodajni Monitor

The Legislative Monitor is a user-friendly interactive tool that provides a unique insight into the adoption of legislation in Slovenia and a review of the activities of Members of the National Assembly.