Organized resources to start your own Fellowship program.
Code for America’s advice on starting a similar fellowship program.
Code for America
Veronica Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Documentation of fellowship programs implementations accross several environments. From selection and training to handover to government and measuring impacts.
Introducing Fellowship program in the Carribean.
Slashroots Foundation, Code for America
Matthew McNaughton, email@example.com
Extending existing Mexico's Government Innovation Lab with a fellowship component called Código CDMX.
Mexico City, Code for America
Brigades/labs/meetups are grassroots civic hacking groups that help governments and their cities. Below you will find resources that will help you in organizing a brigade in your own city.
The Playbook gives practical advice and real examples on starting and running a sustainable Brigade. It includes: guidance on hosting hack nights, building a core team, and practicing user-centered design.
Code for America
This handbook is a guide on how to access all the resources that the Code for America's Brigade Network has to offer.
Code for America
Best practices for creating a digital government.
Bringing digital tactics to government service delivery. 'People in need of government services are online. It just takes the right digital strategy to reach them.'
Code for America
A guide designed to help municipal governments understand how to engage with their local civic tech communities.
Code for Canada
All you need to launch a digital revolution in your department. Apolitical’s digital government resource atlas is a collection of some of the best publicly available tools, guidebooks and datasets from around the world.
This guidebook helps people and organisations create, develop and adopt open standards for data. It supports a variety of users, including policy leads, domain experts and technologists.
Open Data Institute
How-to guides on a variety of topics
Users as Designers is the main design philosophy of Waag. It states that real users should be the ones to define design requirements. When the user and designer work together according to this design philosophy, they both take on multiple roles throughout the design process.
Choosing technology is hard. Alidade can help. Use Alidade to create a plan for finding technology tools that suit your social change project..
Practically the toolkit guides you and your team through a structured brainstorm process. The brainstorm is set up in such a way that it will help you to critically look at your own ability as an organization to engage in co-creation, explore the skills you need, identify potential stakeholders for your co-creation trajectory and clearly define the impact you want to have.
This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and is designed to help busy people.
Supporting journalists with digital tools and skills
Free or discounted for non-profits software linked below will help you with project development and brigade management.
Whether it’s getting a quick prototype up for your first user test or releasing an application to thousands of residents, we hope that these tools will help you build better products. If you have any questions, reach out on our Slack on #inkinds channel.
$3,500 USD donated Azure services credits per-year for cloud solutions
$2,000 USD of Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits for cloud services
Heroku is a simple, easy-to-use cloud hosting service which is perfect for small to medium projects.
Get the real-time insights that your software-driven business.
Professional IDEs for dozen of languages. Free for opensource, 50% discount for non-profits.
Code hosting, continuous deployment and project management tool. Open source itself.
GitHub offers code hosting and project management tools for open source projects.
Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing/mockups tool with a plan for non-profits.
Meetup is an online platform for people to find groups like your Brigade.
Slack is a group communication tool built around chat. Full plan is free for non-profits.
G Suite is Google's hosted product featuring Gmail, Google Drive, Groups, and more. Free for non-profits.
Run text ads on Google Search results with $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month.
Send SMS messages or handle phone calls programatically. Get 500 USD credits to use the platform or ask for mentorship from Twilio employees.
Automation and tracking of email campaings. Almost 25% discount for non-profits.
Need anything else? Techsoup offers software, hardware and trainings for free or at discounted rates for non-profits worldwide.
Discounted rates for Acrobar Pro, Creative Cloud, Photoshop, InDesign, PremierePro
CARTO helps you easily work with and visualize geospatial data.
Visualizing geodata, AR. Mapbox provides tailored support for non-profits.