National Conference of State Legislatures A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's states, commonwealths, and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
National Governors Association A bipartisan organization of the nation's Governors that promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices, and speaks with a unified voice on national policy.
National Association of Counties NACO improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
A micro-site that examines economic trends affecting nonprofits in the context of state economies.
Center for Civil Society Studies The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies seeks to improve understanding and the effective functioning of not-for-profit, philanthropic, or “civil society” organizations in the United States and throughout the world.
The Listening Post Project An initiative of the Center for Civil Society Studies, the LPP monitors what is happening to nonprofit organizations in the United States and has issued several communiqués and reports offering policy solutions to the issues presented. The National Council of Nonprofits is a member of the Listening Post Advisory Council.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates.
State Fiscal Analysis Initiative An initiative of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the SFAI brings together nonpartisan, independent, and nonprofit organizations that share a commitment to rigorous policy analysis and responsible budget and tax policies, with a particular focus on the needs of low- and moderate-income families.
The Pew Center on the States The Pew Charitable Trusts applies the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew's Center on the States identifies and advances state policy solutions.
Stateline.org An Initiative of the Pew Center on the States, Stateline is a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news site that practices journalism in the public interest by reporting on emerging trends and issues in state policy and politics.
Governing Magazine Intelligence and analysis on management, policy, and politics to help guide leaders across state and local government. Governing also offers a free e-newsletter that covers a broad range of topics affecting the states.
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