American Federation of Teachers
Links & Resources: National Organizations
National Teachers Union
American Planning Association
Nonprofit public interest and research organization representing practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.
American Society for Public Administration
Advances Excellence in Public Service
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
Listing of Ballot measures across the nation
Center for Public Integrity
Investigates and analyzes public service, government accountability and ethics related issues.
The Resource of States and Localities
Governmental Research Association
National organization of individuals professionally engaged in governmental research.
Initiative & Referendun Institute
Information on international, statewide and local initiatives, referendums and recalls
International Association of Assessing Officers
Educational and Research Association of individuals in the assessment profession
International City/County Management Association
Professional Local Government Management Organization
National Association of Counties
Promotes County/Parish Government Interests
National Association of State Budget Officers
Professional Organization for State Budget Officers
National Center for Education Statistics
Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education data
National Civic League
Advocates for issues of community democracy
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Issue Forum for State Legislators and their Staff
National Education Association
National Teachers Union
National Governor's Association
State policy issues and best practices.
National League of Cities
Oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments
National Taxpayers Conference
A network of state-level taxpayers associations.
National Taxpayers Union
Non-partisan, public interest advocacy organization
PEW Charitable Trusts
Supports nonprofit activities in the areas of culture, education, the environment, health and human services, public policy and religion.
Southern Growth Policies Board
Non-partisan public policy think tank that develops and advances visionary economic development policies
Southern Regional Education Board
Compact for education for 16 Southern States
Politics & policy news, state by state
The Council of State Governments
State policy issues
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Official nonpartisan organization of the nation's 1183 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more.