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Online forums

Digital conversation hubs for conversations of civic import. They are often designed to facilitate constructive dialogues, but sometimes fail by attempting to creating new destinations rather than embrace existing community hubs.

Allyus

Allyus is a location based political social network which empowers people to change government policy.

cat-icon 251 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Backfence

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

Bang the Table

Our complete suite of listening, information, analysis, reporting and relationship management features enable you to mix and match precisely the right online tools for your community engagement objectives.

cat-icon Australia

California Report Card

The California Report Card was developed by the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative at UC Berkeley in collaboration with the Office of Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. The California Report Card explores how smartphones and networks can enhance communication between the public and government leaders.

CitizenLab

Bringing the town hall to your citizens

cat-icon Cantersteen 12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Civically.io

Discourse instance for paying fines and more

cat-icon Australia

Civocracy

Civocracy is fixing the relationship between citizens and their government using digital citizen participation.

Consider.it

A web forum that elevates your community's opinions. Civil and organized discussion even when hundreds of stakeholders participate.

Debate.org

DebateWise.org is an online database of expert-curated debates on popular topics.

DebateArt

Possibly best free online debating platform out there

DebateWise

DebateWise.org is an online database of expert-curated debates on popular topics.

Dialectic

Dialectic.sg: Better debates for a better Singapore. Learn more about and discuss important policies facing us today.

Disqus

Disqus offers the best add-on tools for websites to increase engagement. We help publishers power online discussions with comments and earn revenue with native advertising.

ePart

ePart è la soluzione web per la gestione partecipativa dei cittadini alla gestione degli ambienti urbani. Consente ai cittadini di interagire con l'amministrazione pubblica segnalando disagi e disservizi presenti sul territorio

Ethelo

Ethelo decisions is a web platform or business intelligence tool built to help groups, communities or organization to find effective decisions quickly and fairly.

Everyblock

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

Facebook Groups

Many communities use Facebook Groups as their online message board

cat-icon Palo Alto

Flux

Flux is a new political party designed to connect Australians directly to Parliament and change politics forever!

Front Porch Forum

Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service in Vermont.

Gebied Online

De leukste buurt maak je samen, op een buurtplatform van gebiedonline.

cat-icon The Netherlands

Govlaunch

The wiki for local government innovation ✨

cat-icon San Francisco, CA, USA

I am in the city / 我地.市正

Hong Kong's Neighborhood forum //「我地.市正」(Ourland Searching) 係一個街坊媒體。 用家可以查詢即時位置或選擇位置附近 1 公里內發生的社區事件: 公共設施 社區活動 社區議題 街坊可以隨時隨地「報料」: 匯報社區問題,仲可以一直跟進事態發展。

cat-icon Hong Kong

Laudelina

Laudelina is a mobile application, aimed to empower domestic workers. It has an accessible guide to labour rights, abenefits calculator, a list of protection agencies, and an option to create a social network with fellow domestic workers.

cat-icon Brazil

Lexcare

Lexcare is an online forum where people can post legal questions and recieve advice. Users can also find lawyers andconsult them for a fee.

cat-icon India

Local Circles

LocalCircles takes Social Media to the next level and makes it about communities, governance and urban daily life.It enables citizens to come together in communities or groups to raise issues, find trusted information, participate in policy and engage in constructive collective action.

Lonely Coders Club

this Slack has over 200 members who identify as “lonely coders,” technologists who are alone or one of just a few folks in their newsroom who work with tech and data.

Loomio

Loomio helps groups of people make decisions together, online

MADEINVOTE

Choisissez vos commerces et construisez un quartier à votre image!

Mic

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.

Nametag.chat

Tool for creating small online group discussions around an issue, originally created for political campaigning in the US

Neighborhoods.NYC

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

cat-icon New York, NY, USA

News Nerdery

This Slack has over 1,300 members of the journalism-tech community from around the world, who chat in over 40 topical and geographic channels.

Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the free private social network for your neighborhood community.

OurSay

Intelligence driving public sector performance

cat-icon Australia

PeopleApps

Connect, communicate and collaborate to leverage community strengths and advance your mission.

cat-icon 671 Edison Street, Detroit, MI, USA

PlaceSpeak

Claim your place. Speak your mind. Influence the outcome.

cat-icon 1005 Cypress Street

Red Blue Voice

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

Slido

Slido is an audience interaction tool for meetings, events and conferences. It offers interactive Q&A, live polls and insights about your audience.

Smiile

Rejoignez votre réseau de voisinage pour collaborer, partager, recycler, covoiturer, acheter groupé, animer sa vie de quartier et réaliser des économies avec vos voisins !

Streetlife Nextdoor

In what is being billed as a "multi-million pound" acquisition, San Francisco-headquartered Nextdoor is purchasing the "assets" of U.K. local social network Streetlife.

UnionBase

the world's first social networking platform for the labor movement with 30,000 Union Profiles

cat-icon Washington, DC
cat-icon Cacique Guaymallén 1065, Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina

Zuela

Zuela is a civic engagement, social networking platform aimed at promoting good governance. We are committed to creating a good community that is free from major issues affecting our society today.

cat-icon California