Tech for Engagement: mapping the field

By Allison Hornery

Two years ago, the Knight Foundation embarked on a program to look at ideas, tools and projects to increase civic engagement and participation.

Damian Thorman, National Program Director, shares some insights from the KF Tech for Engagement initiative so far, and highlights some of the key focus areas for collaboration in the future.

“In the beginning…there was a sense of experimenting – throw anything out there and see what sticks.  I think today we’re facing a different question.  We’ve got a lot of tools…the question today is how do you take these tools and get them adopted, and how do we articulate the value?”



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