Coalitions

All coalitions are organized by issue area and geographic focus. Jump to a specific issue area using the links below or scroll through the full list to learn more.

 

Arts and Culture

 

National

Americans for the Arts
Provides tools, research, and training to help arts professionals and regular citizens alike become seasoned arts advocates

Association of Art Museum Directors
Advances the profession by cultivating the leadership capabilities of directors, advocating for the field, and fostering excellence in art museums

Performing Arts Alliance
Advocates for America’s professional nonprofit arts sector before Congress and key policy makers

The Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
Facilitates collaborative and multigenerational work across sectors, enabling access to innovation, and advocating for freedom of expression and sustainability


Business/Industry

 

National

Credit Union National Association
Works to advance and defend credit union public policy interests nationwide with the goal of improving their operating environment and enhancing the delivery of services to credit union members

National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
Advocates with government agencies, regulators, and lawmakers for policies and programs that promote the safety and soundness of credit unions while allowing them to grow and promote the financial inclusion of low-income communities


Capacity Building

 

National

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
A strategic action network that works to advocate and mobilize around public policies to help all people access the essential building blocks of well-being needed to thrive over the course of a lifetime

National Association of Development Organizations
Provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s regional development organizations


Education

 

National

Committee for Education Funding
Takes positions on federal education funding issues that represent a consensus of its membership and communicates those positions to federal government officials and members of Congress

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Focused on representing private, nonprofit higher education on public policy issues in Washington, DC

National Coalition for Literacy
Helps advocates, leaders, and others who care about literacy make a positive difference advocating for adult education and family literacy

National Coalition on School Diversity
Engages in research, public education, and advocacy to help expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial and socioeconomic isolation

Policy Innovators in Education Network
Connects state-level education advocacy organizations with colleagues across the country to amplify their voices and maximize their impact


Environment

 

International

National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation
Offers resources and training to help others strengthen their voices and to increase our collective impact in promoting climate action

National

Land Trust Alliance
The national leader in policy, standards, education, and training in supporting land trusts. Committed to elevating land conservation as a priority nationwide


Health Care

 

National

2020 Mom
Serves as a catalyst for policy and systems change on maternal mental health by building nationwide partnerships with dedicated stakeholders; pursuing advocacy opportunities; providing training and tools; and promoting recommendations for hospitals, insurers, and providers

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Empowers volunteer-led action teams to advocate for a variety of cancer-focused priorities in every state and congressional district in the nation

Association of Community Cancer Centers
Provides members with the information and resources needed to effectively advocate on behalf of community oncology

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Advocates at the federal level for programs to improve the health of women, children, and their families and provides a forum for state leaders to improve policy, systems, services, and quality of care for maternal and child health populations

Children’s Hospital Association
Provides tools and education for members to strengthen their issue advocacy capacity — as well as to engage their communities on behalf of children — before local, state, and federal legislatures

Community Access National Network
Defines, promotes, and improves access to healthcare services and supports for people living with HIV/AIDS and/or viral hepatitis through advocacy, education, and networking

Modern Medicaid Alliance
Educates policymakers and the public about the positive benefits and results of Medicaid

National Alliance for Caregiving
Conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation dealing with family caregiver issues. Regularly engages in partnerships with other advocates for the aging and persons with disabilities to find cross-cutting solutions that will support caregiving

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Works to ensure that health incorporates the best of science, culture, and community by listening to the individual, investing in leading community based organizations, and working with national partners. Leverages advocacy network to provide policy updates and action alerts

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
Advocates for policies and programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity and aims to cultivate champions for nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention in Congress and federal agencies

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
Links hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals from across the country into a dynamic, diverse coalition that gives breast cancer a meaningful voice in Washington, DC

National Coalition on Health Care
Works to advance change across the health system through a multi-pronged program of policy development, consensus building, and advocacy

National Collaborative for Health Equity
Actively partners with and facilitates collaboration among diverse individuals and organizations working to advance health equity and address the social determinants of health in order to create sustainable policy and systemic change

National Council for Behavioral Health
Translates behavioral healthcare providers’ power into effective advocacy for federal addiction and mental health policy

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Works to develop and implement policies, legislation, funding mechanisms, and service systems that utilize the strengths of families to transform children’s mental health care in America

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
Funds research, programs, and policy initiatives related to tobacco cessation

Partnership for a Healthier America
Brings together public, private, and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity

National Coalition for Hospice and Pallative Care
Works to respond to various health policy opportunities and challenges on behalf of its members and the hospice and palliative care field

National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Plays an active role in educating elected representatives about the importance of home care and hospice and in molding legislation, and provides members with education and tools to advocate on behalf of relevant issues


Human/Social Services

 

National

American Public Health Association
In coordination with its members and state and regional affiliates, works with key decisionmakers to shape public policy to address today’s ongoing public health concerns

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Advocates specific policy positions on issues of importance to people with autism and others with disabilities

National Association for Family Child Care
Works on behalf of the one million family child care providers operating nationwide

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Serves as the primary liaison between the nation’s homeless veteran care providers, Congress, and the executive branch agencies

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Focuses on advocating for a recovery-focused mental health system that prevents crisis; protects rights; and promotes wellness, economic empowerment, and social inclusion

National Coalition for the Homeless
Offers programs centered around public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing, and is focused on issues of housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights

National Council on Aging
Partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy

National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Advocates on a range of issues related to family planning and sexual health and helps safety-net health care providers adapt to changing policy and funding environments by disseminating best business practices on health care operations and sustainability

The National Human Services Assembly
Focuses on a variety of policy and advocacy issue areas, most notably in the youth, intergenerational, disabilities, aging, and the human service sector at-large or the broader nonprofit community

National Humanities Alliance
An advocacy coalition dedicated to advancing humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs

Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Works to to lead policy innovation and advance excellence in the delivery of affordable rental homes that expand opportunity and promote dignity for residents

The Alliance to End Hunger
Engages diverse institutions to build the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad

The Arc
Advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Northwest Network
Supports the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing, and advocacy

 

Massachusetts

Providers’ Council
A statewide association of health and human service agencies that provides its members useful news, background information, and research on an array of issues relevant to them


Social Justice and Civil Rights

 

National

American Jewish Committee
The leading global Jewish advocacy organization, combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people

One
A campaigning and advocacy organization of more than nine million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease

Alliance for Girls
Advocates for greater legislative and foundation support for the effective and dramatic work performed by girl-serving agencies by speaking with a unified voice for collective action

Alliance for Safety and Justice, a project of the Tides Center
Partners with leaders and advocates to advance state reform through networking, coalition building, research, education, and advocacy

Asian American Advancing Justice — Community Partners Network
Builds the capacity of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups by disseminating resources, holding trainings, and facilitating peer-to-peer learning. Also engages in coordinated campaigns in human and civil rights through activating state and local-based organizations across the country

Communities Against Hate
A national initiative to document stories and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate in the United States

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Advocates for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Tracks legislation that addresses access, equity, and diversity in classrooms and the workplace and disseminates information about its public policy and advocacy work through a variety of methods

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
Educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation, and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
Builds assets for Latino families, communities, and organizations and advances economic mobility for low and moderate income people

National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights
Focused on public education and outreach to ensure that courts protect and preserve equal justice, fairness, and opportunity

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Collaborates with other national organizations to promote legislation and policies that serve and protect victims and survivors of domestic violence and works to change the narrative surrounding domestic violence

National Coalition for Women & Girls in Education
Works to develop national education policies that benefit all students; provides a valuable forum to share information and strategies to advance educational equity; advocates for women and girls regarding educational issues, including the interpretation and implementation of Title IX; and monitors the work of Congress and federal agencies on education policies and programs

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Enables every state to be effective, compelling advocates for change through strategic planning, campaign development, and training services

National Disability Leadership Alliance
Works to advance a policy agenda that will safeguard human rights and respect dignity, enhance self-determination, and make technology work for everyone

National Low Income Housing Coalition
Dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Works to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Works at the federal and state level to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors

 

New York

Communities United for Police Reform
An unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers, and activists to work for change


Youth Development

 

National

National Network for Youth
Targets policies that can be amended, updated, or otherwise enhanced to create effective solutions to youth homelessness in every community


Advocacy on Behalf of the Sector

 

National

National Council of Nonprofits
A trusted resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits

Independent Sector
Brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good

Nonprofit VOTE
Partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote

American Society for Association Executives
Tracks a wide range of legislative, regulatory, and legal issues, looking at policy matters in terms of their potential impact on associations. Also helps shape public policy through grassroots activism and a political action committee

 

Alabama

Alabama Association of Nonprofits
Strengthens the capacity of Alabama’s nonprofit sector through professional development, advocacy, and management support

 

Alaska

The Foraker Group
Focuses on supporting public policy and capacity-building for nonprofits and tribes in Alaska

 

Arizona

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Works with nonprofits to monitor legislation that impacts the entire sector and educates, informs, and empowers individual nonprofits to advocate on their own behalf

 

California

California Association of Nonprofits
Focuses on elevating members’ voices to policy makers, philanthropy, and the public and strengthening their ability to advocate on behalf of their community

 

Colorado

Colorado Nonprofit Association
Champion and advocate for members and the nonprofit community at the state and national levels by researching and acting on issues broadly impacting nonprofits

 

Connecticut

CT Community Nonprofit Alliance
A strong and persistent voice before the state and national government for hundreds of mission-driven nonprofit organizations across Connecticut

 

Delaware

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
Provides advocacy and representation for public policies impacting nonprofits and their ability to serve Delaware communities

 

District of Columbia

Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Supports advocacy for the nonprofit sector to ensure governments understand the critical role nonprofits play in nurturing stronger communities

 

Florida

Florida Nonprofit Alliance
Provides a collective voice for nonprofits at the local, state, and federal levels to inform, promote, and strengthen the influence of the nonprofit sector

 

Hawaii

Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations
Advocates for the nonprofit sector – tracking the issues, weighing in on the side of nonprofits, and introducing or supporting policies that improve the operating environment for more than 7,000 nonprofits statewide

 

Idaho

Idaho Nonprofit Center
Helps nonprofits learn how to be effective advocates and build strong relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials

 

Illinois

Forefront
Provides education, advocacy, thought-leadership, and project management, working closely with their members and collaborating with government, business, social enterprises, and other allies.

 

Iowa

The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center
Strives to help Iowa’s charitable nonprofit organizations become more effective in building their communities

 

Kentucky

Kentucky Nonprofit Network
Strengthens and advances the nonprofit sector through a unified public policy voice, education, technical assistance, networking opportunities, and sharing of best practices

 

Louisiana

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana

 

Maine

Maine Association of Nonprofits
Works to build the public’s understanding of the important role of nonprofits, educates nonprofit leaders to be better advocates, and lobbies on behalf of the entire sector

 

Maryland

Maryland Nonprofits
Works with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Works with legislators and elected and appointed officials to educate them and garner their support, and works with nonprofits across the state to involve them in these efforts through education and engagement at critical points in the legislative process

 

Michigan

Michigan Nonprofit Association
Advocates on behalf of the Michigan nonprofit sector, provides the tools and resources to be effective advocates, and educates policymakers and the media on issues affecting Michigan nonprofits

 

Minnesota

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Supports nonprofits to strengthen their voice in the public policy process through updates and action alerts, and advocate toolkit, advocacy trainings and events, and a federal policy campaign

 

Mississippi

Mississippi Center for Nonprofits
Provides a strong voice in Jackson for Mississippi’s nonprofit community, monitoring legislation, and keeping citizens informed about key issues

 

Missouri

Network for Strong Communities
Strengthens communities by empowering nonprofits to create lasting social change

Nonprofit Connect
Builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector in Kansas City to engage in legislative and electoral activities by providing policy alerts, advocacy resources, and promoting the good works of nonprofits through public outreach

Nonprofit Missouri
Supports nonprofit organizations and nonprofit professionals by providing training, education, and guidance for advocating on critical policy issues affecting the sector

 

Montana

Montana Nonprofit Association
Seeks to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector in Montana to monitor and take action on public policy issues that affect the sector as a whole

 

Nebraska and Western Iowa

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
Strengthens the collective voice of nonprofit organizations to enrich the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa

 

Nevada

Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits
The leader and voice for Nevada’s nonprofit sector and the resource for sustainability, advocacy, and professionalism

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
Advocates for public policies that advance, improve, and protect the ability of New Hampshire’s nonprofits to achieve their missions and effectively serve their communities

 

New Jersey

Center for Non-Profits
Through advocacy, management assistance, and cost-saving programs, the Center provides non-profits with knowledge, insights, and tools so they can pursue their missions more effectively

 

New York

New York Council of Nonprofits
Committed to engaging in public policy efforts with the sole purpose of advancing, improving, and progressing our sector as a whole

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
The leading information source and voice of New York City area nonprofits on sector-wide issues. Seeks to ensure that nonprofits can be effective in pursuing their missions by building relationships with government bodies, highlighting their role as an information source for government officials, and maintaining a government relations committee

 

North Carolina

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Advocates on public policy issues that affect North Carolina’s nonprofit sector by working with the North Carolina General Assembly, Congress, and federal and state agencies and by mobilizing nonprofits of many missions and budgets to be advocates on sector-wide issues

 

North Dakota

North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Committed to helping North Dakota nonprofits become better advocates for their missions and the work of the entire nonprofit sector at all levels of government

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Offers resources, data, and a policy agenda to help nonprofits in Oklahoma advocate on behalf of the sector

 

Oregon

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector in Oregon to monitor and take action on public policies that affect the sector as a whole

 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Focus public policy and advocacy efforts on issues that broadly impact Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector, monitor changes in federal and state legislation and regulations, and seek to collaborate and leverage the work of organizations around the state

 

South Carolina

Together SC
A powerful and unified voice for the nonprofit community to influence government policies so they can realize their vision of a better future for all South Carolinians.

 

Tennessee

Momentum Nonprofit Partners
Strives for a Memphis where nonprofits gain an equal seat at the table, uniting the city to solve community problems

 

Utah

Utah Nonprofits Association
Committed to remaining aware and actively engaged in public policy, and focused on unifying, strengthening, and elevating Utah’s nonprofits

 

Vermont

Common Good Vermont
Focuses on increasing the leadership, accountability, sustainability, and advocacy capacity of fellow nonprofits and allies

 

Washington

Washington Nonprofits
Works to protect nonprofits, promote understanding, and advance the partnerships between the sector and the government in ways that strengthen nonprofit effectiveness

 

West Virginia

West Virginia Nonprofit Association
Works to advance the nonprofit sector in the public’s eye, building awareness and public support for the importance and work of nonprofits and bringing a voice to the policy arena

 

Wyoming

Wyoming Nonprofit Network
Represents the collective voice of the Wyoming charitable nonprofit sector and advocates for the nonprofit sector


Other

 

National

Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers
Members of the Alliance are strong and effective advocates for the cause of nonprofit mail that is cost-effective

American Alliance of Museums
Helps museums tell the stories of their important activities and contributions; promotes a deeper understanding of museums with policymakers, the press, and the public; and closely monitors a variety of legislative and policy issues that affect museums

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Works to create a safer America by ending America’s gun violence epidemic. Focuses on education, litigation, and legislation

National Coalition on Violence Against Animals
Provides a forum for key national, state, and local organizations and professionals to positively promote national policies, strategies, practices, and guidelines that focus on animal cruelty and its relationship to other forms of violence

PolicyWorks for Philanthropy — A Project of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Builds the capacity of regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and their philanthropic members to engage in public policy in order to enhance and advance foundations’ impact on the issues that they fund