Welcome to the Civic iLab


The Laboratory for Civic Innovation (Civic iLab) is a social enterprise dedicated to fostering sustainable communities through service, philanthropy, and social innovation.

We make it easy for you to make a difference using your time, talent, treasure, voice, ideas and network.

Shared Passion

The Laboratory for Civic Innovation organizes skill-based volunteers, pro bono consultants, and #prosonloan that share a resolve to support others through servant-leadership and collective impact. They also share a mission to drive positive change by activating the social capital of individuals and institutions in their lives working to make the world a better place.

Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we are seeking stakeholder advocates who have diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and cultural perspectives. Framed in the JEDI mindset of sustainability – through the lens of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion our values and value behaviors feed innovation and lead to meaningful service experiences.

Programs & Activities

As the civic action tank of Doing Good Business, the Laboratory for Civic Innovation operates tax-exempt activities through a fiscal agent relationship with Ubuntu Institute of Learning. Configured as a public benefit corporation, our programs use the service enterprise business model to operate as lean startup studio for purpose-driven, short- and long-term initiatives. We leverage strategic shared services, affiliate channel partnerships and human capacity at scale to address the magnitude of the challenges we face.

The Civic iLab hosts sponsored, technology-enhanced projects like the #DoRealGood civic commerce platform and community of practice that facilitate access to education, empowerment and economic opportunity.

Initiatives like MyCivic.LA bring people together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action; and TheBeloved.Community supports collaborative philanthropy through a variety of giving circles, donor advised and field of interest funds.

Leaders Wanted

The are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Civic iLab. Members of the board of directors, advisory boards and committees will provide expertise in the following functional areas:

Standing Committees

  • Board Development

  • Finance

Select Committees

  • Development & Advancement (Fundraising & Sponsorships)

  • Information Technology

  • Marketing & Communications

  • Legal Affairs & Risk Management

  • Leadership Development & Strategic HR

  • Program Development & Evaluation

  • Strategic Management & Operations

Civic Engagement Advisory Boards

  • Community Capacity Building

  • Collaborative Philanthropy

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Electoral Leadership & Public Policy

  • Nonprofit Excellence

Affinity Groups

  • AccessAbility

  • LGBTQ+

  • Minorities/BIPOC

  • Women & Girls

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