Open Gov Hub
Open Gov Hub
Founded in 2012 as the world’s first innovation hub focused on this theme, OGH currently supports 60 member organizations and 13 global affiliate hubs. Because resources are scarce for nonprofits, OGH provides shared essential resources – including a world-class coworking space – to help member organizations be more efficient, saving time and money and accessing more talent and knowledge. And because democracy/governance reform is too complex to achieve alone, OGH provides a dynamic environment of learning and collaboration through frequent events/programs – so we can achieve far more working together than anyone can working alone.
OGH aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of open government advocates through resource sharing and collaboration. The OGH network is based on the 3 shared values of open government: to bring about more transparency, accountability and civic participation in governance and public life.
- To help members be more efficient, we provide a world-class coworking space, plus shared backoffice services (especially with IT, event planning, communications and hiring), and now also a suite of virtual benefits to help mission-aligned organizations work together and be effective in the new world of hybrid work (from shared softwares and subscriptions to short term staffing support, joint vendors and more).
- To help members be more effective, we foster an environment where on any given day, you can learn something new and meet someone new who might be able to support you and your organization.
- Members tell us that being part of the Hub supports their organizational efficiency, plus staff professional development and well-being. We retained 100% of members through year 1 of the pandemic, and 95% now 2 years later.
- Key topics of ongoing collaboration include Defending Democracy and optimizing hybrid work
- Annual Year in Review
60+ member organizations; 13 Global Affiliate Hubs; periodic institutional partners (example: Columbia University; Esri; StoryCorps);
OGH is operated by Global Integrity, in partnership with Development Gateway