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American Society for Training & Development
1640 King Street, Box 1443
Alexandria, VA 22313
tel (703) 683-8100 - fax (703)683-8103
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The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) is an association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers. ASTD ‘s work includes: research, analysis, benchmarking, online information, and publications for professionals, educators, and students; conferences and workshops; professional development opportunities such as a Job Bank and Career Center, the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance; and public policy advocacy.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
1715 Ellis Street, #103
Bellingham, WA 98225
http://www.livingeconomies.org – info @livingeconomies.org
The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is a network of socially responsible businesses, comprised of community networks and independent business members across the U.S. and Canada. BALLE brings together independent business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, social innovators, and community leaders to build local living economies. BALLE provides a clearinghouse of information relevant to the local living movement, current research in support of the movement, trainings on how to start a local campaign, and connections to others working towards similar goals.

Center for Agriculture in the Environment
148 North 3rd Street
Dekalb, IL 60115
tel (815) 753-9347
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The Center for Agriculture in the Environment (CAE) was jointly created by American Farmland Trust and Northern Illinois University in 1991 to help protect America's agricultural lands and to encourage healthy farming practices. CAE os a  public policy research center with roots in both the private, nonprofit world and the academic community. CAE works closely with the academic, environmental and agricultural communities to raise awareness of issues by providing research and strong academic arguments for wise public policy. In addition to its research, CAE's oversees and provides support for its affiliated centers and organizes workshops and symposia.

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington DC, 20005
tel (202) 682-1611 - fax (202) 682-1867
The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute that addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care. The Center for American Progress was created in 2003 as a left-leaning think tank that develops new policy ideas, critiques the policy that stems from conservative values, and challenges the media to cover certain issues. It pursues its goal through its radio show, daily email newsletter, and online blog.

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
820 1st Street, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002
tel (202) 408-1080 - fax (202) 408-1056
http://www.cbpp.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a policy organization working at the Federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low and moderate income families and individuals. CBPP 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. CBPP also develops policy options to alleviate poverty.

Center for Community Change
http://www.communitychange.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Center for Community Change (CCC) builds the power and capacity of low income people, especially low income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. CCC strengthens, connects, and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. CCC develops innovative projects and campaigns in coordination with grassroots organizations across the United States to achieve policy change and build the next generation of social movements. CCC works to build broad-based coalitions among various local, regional, and national community organizations. Support for these organizations is provided through technical assistance, leadership development training, conferences organized around key issues, and workshops to build fundraising capacity among grassroots organizations.

Congress for the New Urbanism
The Marquette Building
140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60603
tel (312) 551-7300 - fax (312) 346-3323
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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is comprised of public and private sector leaders, community activists, and multidisciplinary professionals committed to reestablishing the relationship between the art of building and the making of community, through citizen-based participatory planning and design. CNU advocates the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the following principles: neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1660 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel (202) 783-2229 – fax (202) 783-8250
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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. CCD works to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into mainstream society.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
http://www.ellabakercenter.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. It promotes positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through four campaigns: Books Not Bars, a campaign to reform California’s youth prison system; Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, which creates opportunities in the ‘green’ economy for poor communities and communities of color; Soul of the City, which works to transform Oakland into a socially just, spiritually connected, ecologically sustainable city with shared prosperity; and Heal the Streets, a ten month fellowship program that will train Oakland’s young leaders to develop and advocate for policies that bring peace and hope.  Ella Baker Center uses a mix of tactics, from grassroots organizing, direct action and media advocacy to public education, policy reform and legal service.

The Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a national nonprofit organization that links science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. EDF is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are: access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems. Guided by science, the Environmental Defense Fund evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.

Environmental Working Group
Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies. EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep and the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce) to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change. The two main goals of EWG is to protect vulnerable segments of the human population – children, babies, and infants in the womb – from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants and to replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.

Global Green
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Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International, which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Global Green’s work is primarily focused on fighting global climate change by creating green buildings and cities. Global Green's approach merges innovative research, cutting-edge community based projects and targeted advocacy that educates hundreds of millions of people annually, leverages billions of dollars for environmental initiatives, implements ground-breaking environmental policy, and improves the lives of tens of thousands in low-income communities

National Alliance to End Homelessness
http://www.endhomelessness.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. The Alliance provides data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leader nationwide.

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
http://www.nalcab.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) represents, supports, and serves nonprofit community development and asset building organizations in the nation’s Latino communities. They include affordable housing developers, microlenders, economic development corporations and consumer counseling agencies. NALCAB members implement responsible, market-based strategies for creating jobs, develop neighborhood assets, and build family wealth. NALCAB’s mission is to build financial and real estate assets as well as human and technology resources in Latino families, communities and organizations. NALCAB provides technical assistance and training, provides targeted grant making support, highlights innovations in the field, develops the next generation of Latino leadership, convenes national and regional conferences, and advocates for policy changes nationally.

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is the national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community and economic development needs of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, refugees and immigrants nationwide. National CAPACD is a membership-based network of more than 100 organizations and individuals in 17 states that serve CAPACD’s members who use innovative affordable housing, community development, organizing and planning strategies to improve the well-being of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. They promote peer-to-peer learning, link organizations and resource and pool together the talent and leaderships of its members. National CAPACD has also developed strategic partnerships with intermediaries, financial institutions, policymakers, immigrant workers rights and other social change movements.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities. NCRC has grown to an association of community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services and create and sustain affordable housing, job development, and vibrant communities for America's working families. NCRC pursues its work through a variety of partnerships and programs that offer counseling on housing issues, training and technical assistance, financial advisory services, research, and policy advocacy at the national level.

New Buildings Institute
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New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organization working to improve energy performance of commercial buildings across the nation. It works collaboratively with commercial building market players—governments, utilities, energy efficiency advocates and building professionals—to remove barriers to energy efficiency, including advocating for advanced design practices, improved technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency. It also develops and offers guidance to individuals and organizations on designing and constructing energy-buildings through the Advanced Buildings suite of tools and resources.

1438 Webster Street, Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
tel (510) 663-2333 - fax (510) 663-9684
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PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. PolicyLink focuses attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and Federal policy to create conditions that benefit everyone, especially people in low-income communities and communities of color. PolicyLink also shares its findings and analysis through its publications, website and online tools, convenings, national summits, and in briefings with national and local policymakers.

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