Organisation: mySociety

From Zurich to Zimbabwe and Uruguay to Uganda, mySociety‘s tools promoting better services and improved democracy and accountability are a familiar feature of the digital democracy landscape. Having worked with them for a number of years, we’re very happy to be supporting their international work for another year. Over the coming year, we expect to see […]

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Tech presents us with huge opportunities to address some of society’s biggest problems. Earlier this year, Indigo co-funded an exciting new project with the British Council to see whether a diverse set of players including techies, an innovation hub, civil society and creatives could work together to develop a tech solution which, when integrated into […]

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Nowadays, for many people ‘find something out’ and ‘google it’ are synonymous. Want to know the age of Kanye West? Ask Google. Want to know the best way to get rid of chewing gum from a child’s hair? Google it. Want to find out if Kanye West ever had chewing gum get stuck in his hair as a child? Yep, you […]

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If I’m being honest, building blocky replicas of real-life places in a digital environment is unlikely to ever make it to the top of my bucket list. It’s also one the of the many reasons I won’t be getting a job with Minecraft‘s PR department anytime soon, but I digress… Last week, I was fortunate […]

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We often get applicants approaching us who are seeking to develop a new tool or platform to help their organisation achieve their mission. One of the most frequent questions we ask them is ‘what research have you done into existing platforms or solutions with similar functionality?’

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For a number of years now, Indigo has been providing support to mySociety, the UK-based social enterprise specialising in the use of civic technologies. Back when we started supporting them, the vast majority of their work was focused on Britain. While mySociety continues to innovate and support UK sites, in recent years they have expanded […]

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Almost anybody with a website wants to know how to get more views and users. This is as true of the charitable sector as it is of the commercial sector. In the same way that Apple or Microsoft want to drive more people to their websites to increase brand recognition or market their latest offering, […]

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While Sweden may have passed its first piece of FOI legislation in the 18th century, it’s taken most of the rest of the world quite a while to catch up. Having passed its legislation in 2013, Rwanda is one of the more recent entrants to the FOI community, but it’s apparent that civil society there […]

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Yesterday I was fortunate enough to present at The Impacts of Civil Technology Conference 2015, hosted by mySociety.  As far as I’m aware, it’s the first conference of its kind, digging deep into how we can really assess the impact of civic tech globally to date. It was an action packed day and a really […]

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When Indigo started funding in Africa four years ago, we set out to do something that we felt other funders weren’t doing. Not only did we feel that the potential impact of mobile and web technology was ripe and should be supported, we also recognised that many organisations – particularly small, local ones – needed […]

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