Inside MapLight

News about the organization.

MapLight's Daniel Newman named one of 100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company magazine has just released the names of their 100 Most Creative People in Business in their June issue - and we're honored and excited to announce that Dan Newman, co-founder and executive director, has been named to the list!

What's New about Our New Website

After a year of work, we’re thrilled that this week, Sunshine Week, we have launched an all-new version of our website shining a light on money and influence in Congress. All our improvements were the result of listening to what you, our users, wanted. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support!


New Book 'Open Government' Features Trend, Tools for Transparency

February 23, 2010 - At a time when President Barack Obama has declared that he is committed to creating "an unprecedented level of openness" in government and political candidates at all levels rush to place themselves on the side of "transparency," what is open government? What are the tools and new perspectives needed to bring it about? Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency and Participation in Practice...

Webinar replay of 'Intro to'

January 7, 2010 - Missed our latest webinar event? Watch and listen to the recording, now available online: 101: Introduction to
January 6, 2010 
25 minutes

Media organizations team together to host Data Camp and Data Contest

October 2, 2009 - The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch project, Spot.Us,, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, and the Sunlight Foundation have teamed up to sponsor the first California Data Camp & DataSF App Contest on November 7, 2009.

The one day gathering is open to developers, journalists, community organizers, policy wonks, students and others ...