Voters waiting in line. Photo by Flickr user redagainPatti.
Seth Flaxman is co-founder and executive director of Democracy Works.
Innovation is at the heart of Democracy Works, a civic tech nonprofit I co-founded five years ago to make voting easier. As Democracy Works grew, creating partnerships with funders that shared our vision became increasingly important. Working with Knight Foundation has been a perfect example of how funders and grantees can grow and learn together as we seek to achieve transformational impact.
This week, Democracy Works announced $1,000,000 in support from Knight Foundation and $400,000 from the MacArthur Foundation for our second round of fundraising, which began in late 2014. Because of their support, we’re on track to become financially sustainable and can continue building innovative technology that helps Americans more actively engage in our democracy.