SGAC is proud to partner with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), The Council of State Governments (CSG), Women in Government (WIG), National Black Professional Lobbyists Association (NBPLA), the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the National Governors Association (NGA), the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), and iCivics.
National Conference of State Legislatures A bipartisan organization founded in 1975 to serve the nation's 50 states, territories and commonwealths. Through its office in Denver, the Conference provides research, publications. 50-state information and tailored assistance to states on a myriad of public policy issues. The Conference advocates on behalf of the state before Congress and the administration through its office in Washington, D.C. The leadership of NCSL is composed of legislators and staff from across the country. The NCSL Executive Committee provides overall direction on the operations of the Conference. For more information please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures website.
The Council of State Governments The only nonpartisan organization in the nation that serves all three branches of state government. CSG is a region based forum that fosters the exchange of insights & ideas to help state officials shape public policy. CSG offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leadership skills, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. For more information please visit The Council of State Governments Website.
State Legislative Leaders Foundation Established in 1972, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for our nation's state legislative leaders. Each year SLLF convenes a full array of national and international educational programs designed to give all legislative leaders objective, fact-based information on critical public policy issues and best leadership practices. For more information please visit the State Legislative Leaders Foundation website.
Women in Government Women in Government, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues. The organization has a 30-year history of engaging women state legislators through events and extensive policy resources. For more information please visit the Women in Government website.
American Legislative Exchange Council America's largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization, compromised of one-quarter of the country's state legislators. Members advance policy focused on limited government, free markets and federalism. The organization provides a unique opportunity for state lawmakers, business leaders and citizen organizations to share experiences and develop pro-growth models based on research, state policy and proven business practices. The American Legislative Exchange Council and its nine task forces imitate the legislative process: resolutions are introduces and assigned to an appropriate task force; meetings are conducted where experts present ideas for discussion. All adopted model policies are published online. For more information please visit the American Legislative Exchange Council website.
National Governors Association Founded in 1908 as the collective National Governors Association is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington D.C.'s most respected public policy organizations. The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. For more information please visit the National Governors Association website.
National Foundation for Women Legislators NFWL is a non-partisan 501c3 educational foundation. Our mission is to provide strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through conferences, state outreach, educational materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking. Founded in 1938, NFWL is not only the oldest organization in America for elected women, but the only one with members on the state, county and municipal levels. Since we do not have dues, our membership includes over 5,000 elected women, who receive our communications and are invited to participate in our programs. For more information please visit the National Foundation for Women Legislators website.
National Black Professional Lobbyists Association The NBPLA was incorporated to: 1) serve as a collaborative agency for Black state lobbyists, and their individual and corporate allies, to advance the joint and several interests and general welfare of its members, 2) promote the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the professional arenas of lobbying, advocacy, legislative and government affairs, and 3) foster environments that encourage dialogue and collaboration among all lobbyists, legislative staff, elected officials, and corporate entities. For more information please visit the National Black Professional Lobbyists Association website.
iCivics Justice Sandra Day O'Connor founded iCivics in 2009 to reimagine civic education. Her vision was clear and ambitious: To cultivate a new generation of students for thoughtful and active citizenship. iCivics is now the largest provider of civics curriculum in the nation, reaching nearly 200,000 teachers and more than 5 million students, in all 50 states. What's more, iCivics classrooms are representative of the current political, geographical and socio-economic diversity of America at-large: conservative to liberal; rural to urban; low to high-income communities. For more information please visit the iCivics website.