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Our Members - Facilitating Citizen / Government Interaction

21 Total Orgs

Better governance requires an active citizenry at the local, state, and federal levels. These members are working to create and support the next generation of technological, organizational, and informational systems needed to empower citizens to stay involved with their government and make their priorities known.

  • Big Tent Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit initiative dedicated to substantially increasing the number of citizens working together to address America’s highest stakes economic challenges

  • Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. Our coalition cities tap into citizen insights, skills, and service to identify and solve critical public problems

  • Citizen University works with a national array of partners to help Americans cultivate the values, systems knowledge, and skills of effective citizenship. 

  • CMF is dedicated to helping Congress meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed citizenry. Focusing on improving congressional operations and citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services. 

  • The purpose of the Davenport Institute is to help solve California's public problems by promoting citizen participation in governance. We work with city governments, special districts, regional governance associations, and non-profit organizations. 

  • A team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live. Our vision is straightforward: make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election. 

  • DEPLOY/US plays a unique role in the climate and energy landscape, connecting and empowering leaders and concerned citizens across the political spectrum who share our goal of pragmatic, pro-growth solutions. 

  • Digital Citizen’s mission is to help Americans gain a place, as citizens, among the experts, leaders and pundits who take part in public policy dialogue. Our personal media has combined with mass media to forge a new landscape of participation

  • Everyday Democracy's mission is to help communities talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. We work directly with local communities, providing advice and training and flexible how-to resources. 

  • Healthy Democracy is a nonpartisan organization that works to elevate the voice of citizens and to improve political discourse for the benefit of all voters. Our signature program brings groups of citizens together to fairly evaluate ballot questions

  • icitizen is a nonpartisan civic engagement app that facilitates open communication and collaboration between citizens and their elected leaders to shape the policies that affect their lives. 

  • IssueVoter’s mission is to give everyone an equal voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful. 

  • The Jefferson Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit that engages Americans directly to solve shared challenges and craft better policy. Our mission is to strengthen democracy by advancing informed, citizen-developed solutions to challenging public issues

  • NCoC is dedicated to strengthening civic life in America through Civic Health IndexTM reports, cross-sector conferences, and engagement with individuals and organizations interested in utilizing civic engagement principles and practices. 

  • Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.

  • We bridge the gap between citizens and government. We build the tools that power lawmaking for modern democracy. Our software, coalition-building and events are designed to change the culture of government. Everything we create is free and open source. 

  • The Participatory Budgeting Project is an organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money. They create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy and make public budgets more equitable and effective. 

  • PA helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions. Through research and public engagement, we provide the insights, tools and support people need to build common ground and arrive at solutions

  • We’re a New Kind of Website – an informational gateway aimed at helping people who are upset about America today to get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level, where people power still has clout

  • United Citizen Power is uniting citizens in order to build the power needed to reach the promise of our democracy. We build the capacity of ordinary citizens to organize their own communities in order to make government work better for all Americans.

  • We Do Better is committed to promoting transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels of the U.S. tax system, while researching and developing simple and innovative tax reform solutions to advance freedom and prosperity for all Americans.