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"OFA Under Fire"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 13 2010

Such is the title of a look at the current state of Organizing for America from Politico's Ben Smith and Alex Insenstadt. Read More

Whither Obama & Co.'s Organizing Might?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 30 2009

Writing for the New Republic, Lydia DePillis investigates the Obama operation'spost-campaign organizing might, now institutionalized in the Organizing for America branch of the Democratic National Committee. Read More

Democrats, Organizing for America Look to Grow Tech Squad

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 7 2009

Republican National Committee new media director Todd Herman announced at last week's PdF '09 that the GOP will have a new web presence up and running at GOP by mid-August, but the Democratic Party and its Organizing for ... Read More

OFA Launches Health Reform Hub

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 10 2009

Organizing for America takes the natural next step and unveils its "Health Care Action Center" (my.barackobama.com/HealthCare) this morning. Check it out. Read More

Daily Digest: As the CTO Splits, OFA Meets the DNC

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 5 2009

As has long been rumored, it does seem that DC CTO Vivek Kundra will be headed to the Obama Administration -- but not as "CTO." Not technically, at least. Do the split e-gov-administrator/OSTP-tech-director ... Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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