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Recent Posts

Summertime Civic Mixer in San Francisco!

Join ELGL, IAP2 and CivicMakers for a civic-minded happy hour at the The Hall in downtown San Francisco. This is a free event for any and all–bring your friends!–but please RSVP so we can know to expect you.[...]

A night of democracy in the workplace

Last week at our "Democracy in the Workplace" salon, co-hosted with B Lab Impact HUB San Francisco, nearly 50 change makers shared inspiration, insights and fascinating conversations about worker equity, workplace diversity, governance agreements and so much more.[...]

CivicMakers Salon - Democracy in the Workplace on May 27

How can we make democracy be the core operational principle of our workplaces? At our CivicMakers Salon on Wednesday, May 27 we will be collectively exploring the structures and practices that are embedding democracy, equity and participation into our places of work to great effect.[...]

Citizen Perspective: Is public broadband possible in San Francisco?

Is public broadband possible in SF? That was the question posed at The CivicMakers Salon on March 9th at Runway Incubator, where people from all over the Bay Area gathered to listen and discuss the shortcomings of high-speed broadband Internet not only in the surrounding Bay Area, but also most of California.[...]

Building a big tent for civic tech and a 21st century democracy

The time is now to build a "big tent for democracy"–a strong, broad-yet-deep community of citizens of all stripes and vocations who are dedicated to democracy in the many contexts of our society. We are in the early stages of erecting the scaffolding for this tent, a platform to connect “democracy practitioners” who need solutions and implementation guidance for their projects with “civic tech developers” who are looking for users and clients for their products. Sound cool? We think so, but we want to hear from you.[...]

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