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Summary

Civi is a constituent relationship management (CRM) system that helps parties, government organizations and civic groups manage their contacts and communicate effectively via SMS and email. CiviCRM was created by CiviCRM LLC.

DKAN is a comprehensive data management warehouse which can publish open data and create compelling map and graph-based visualizations. DKAN was created by NuCivic.

The Elections DemTool is a powerful system for compiling, managing, and analyzing citizen reports from an election monitoring mission. Originally developed by TimbaObjects for NDI.

FixMyCommunity is a system for citizens to report problems in infrastructure or service delivery. FixMyCommunity was originally created by MySociety as FixMyStreet.

Issues enables citizens to ask questions directly to their elected officials who reply in short video or audio messages. Issues was originally built by DrupalSquad for NDI.

Petitions is a system for citizens to create and sign on to petitions to their leaders. Petitions was originally created by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy under the name We the People.

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Language PHP PHP Python Perl PHP PHP
Database MySQL MySQL MongoDB PostgreSQL MySQL MySQL
Web server Apache Apache NGINX NGINX Apache Apache
CMS Platform Drupal Drupal N/A N/A Drupal Drupal
License GPL GPL GPL GPL GPL GPL
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Past Use Cases

Civi has been used by over ten thousand organizations globally; NDI has run three major deployments in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Italy, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, Cologne, Ukraine, the UN, the USDA, and in a unified Ebola response.

Malawi, Tunisia, Nigeria, Zambia, Azerbaijan, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda

Used in England, Ireland, Malaysia, Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden.

Issues has been used in Colombia, Belarus and Bosnia.

Used in the United States as We the People, the official federal online petitions platform, and in the nation of Georgia as the iChange platform.

Languages Available

The core Civi system is currently available in a great many languages, and has been translated by NDI into Arabic and Russian. Additional translations could be done for approximately $5000.

DKAN has been translated into a wide array of languages. See this link for more information. Additional translations can be done for approximately $1500.

Currently available in English, French, Arabic, Russian, and Azeri. Additional language translations are available for approximately $1,000.

FixMyCommunity has complete or significant translations into more than twenty languages. See MySociety’s Transifex page for details.

Issues is currently available in English, Russian, and Spanish. Additional translations are available for approximately $1,500.

Available in English, Arabic, Russian, French, and Spanish. Additional translations could be commissioned for approximately $1,500.