Donorschoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope for a biology class. Read more »
Open Governance Initiative for India - is an effort led by leading public policy professionals, data scientists and researches to enable participatory governance in India. This effort has been initiated by the Center for Public Policy at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in partnership with Knoema.
Widescope is a Stanford research project to help societies explore hard economic trade-offs, through data-driven social networks. Our 1st experiment is this website help you explore federal & state budgets, and Read more »
Openly Local is a new project to develop an open and unified way of accessing Local Government information. So far they have opened up data for over 140 local authorities, and more are being added every week, with more information being opened up too.
Schooloscope is an honest, independent, straightforward guide to how your local schools are getting on. They take official Government-backed information about state schools in England and try to tease out something interesting from the dry tables of statistics. Their aim is to show what each school feels like. Are the kids happy there? Is the teaching good? Read more »
IndiaSpend is the face of ISPR Foundation, a non-profit, research-backed, alternate journalism initiative. ISPR was founded with the key objective of showcasing and injecting hard data into the many debates and discussions around governance and transparency in India. Read more »
Data Without Borders seeks to match non-profits in need of data analysis with freelance and pro bono data scientists who can work to help them with data collection, analysis, visualization, or decision support. Read more »
ScraperWiki is an online tool to make that process of scraping data from websites simpler and more collaborative. Anyone can write a screen scraper using the online editor. In the free version, the code and data are shared with the world. Because it's a wiki, other programmers can contribute to and improve the code.
Public Accountability Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, non-partisan research and educational organization focused on corporate and government accountability. Their mission is to facilitate and produce investigative research that empowers citizens to hold their leaders accountable. Read more »
eGovernments Foundation is a new breed IT Social Startup (a registered not-for-profit trust) whose mission is to provide an eGovernance Software System for use in city municipalities all across India. They have developed a family of software products and solutions that will enable the efficient workings of cities and towns and hence the smoother delivery of services t Read more »