The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative Toolkit was compiled by Living Cities, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership and Code for America. In this section, the authors share resources for nourishing community networks and achieving your desired impacts.
The Urban Institute provides a useful starting point for identifying philanthropic groups that have supported civic data initiatives and for developing strategies to diversify resources. The authors remind us that resources can be in a form other than a check and stress that managing “in-kind support for labor, space, data, or technology” will be key to civic data projects.
This guide from Educopia provides communities with tools and tips to plan for growth, transition from pilot projects to sustainable programs, and navigate common challenges to successful collaborations.