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How nonprofits are using data from OpenDataVote to ‘start a conversation’ about systemic change results

Sep. 5, 2017 12:55 pm

How nonprofits are using data from OpenDataVote to ‘start a conversation’ about systemic change

The four winning nonprofits from this past May’s OpenDataVote initiative are working with the Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation to release and analyze data that will help bring more context to their work.
Vote now for your fave government data set to be released via OpenDataVote funding

Apr. 19, 2017 12:59 pm

Vote now for your fave government data set to be released via OpenDataVote

Support a culture of transparency while helping a local nonprofit win some serious cash.
View the percentage of vacant properties in each Philly neighborhood with this nifty tool method

Mar. 14, 2017 8:02 am

View the percentage of vacant properties in each Philly neighborhood with this nifty tool

An app from a handful of city departments allows you to find where vacant lots and buildings are and who owns them.
OpenDataVote just launched. Here’s why nonprofits should pay attention funding

Mar. 6, 2017 12:55 pm

OpenDataVote just launched. Here’s why nonprofits should pay attention

Consider it an invitation to learn how the city's data sets can work for you. Also, cash prizes.
Visualize Philly’s sustainability plan with this neat tool results

Nov. 3, 2016 11:36 am

Visualize Philly’s sustainability plan with this neat tool

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability and Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation just published its Greenworks Dashboard.
StartupPHL wants to fund your ideas for fighting poverty with open data funding

Oct. 14, 2016 7:40 am

StartupPHL wants to fund your ideas for fighting poverty with open data

It's the Call for Ideas grant program, now in its fifth year.
Azavea is trying to decide whether or not it should launch a nonprofit funding

Sep. 1, 2016 12:07 pm

Azavea is trying to decide whether or not it should launch a nonprofit

The social enterprise needs a way to raise funds for community-facing initiatives such as OpenDataPhilly. Founder Robert Cheetham has some reservations about adding another nonprofit to a saturated sector.
How EvoXLabs is helping open up the city’s HIV data purpose

Aug. 24, 2016 2:22 pm

How EvoXLabs is helping open up the city’s HIV data

The city's Office of HIV Planning keeps data in a 400-page PDF document. EvoXLabs is helping make it accessible for civic hackers.
Surprise! Philly is not a very healthy city results

Aug. 15, 2016 3:17 pm

Surprise! Philly is not a very healthy city

The City's Community Health Explorer compares public health indicators in Philadelphia with other major U.S. cities and highlights racial disparities, among other features.
Knight Foundation granted Temple and PhillyCAM $35K each to prototype libraries of the future funding

Jun. 29, 2016 12:31 pm

Knight Foundation granted Temple and PhillyCAM $35K each to prototype libraries of the future

Preserving open civic data and providing community media centers are two visions of how libraries could best operate in the 21st century.

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