Alliance for Justice

Rating: 5 stars   26 reviews

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Location: 11 Dupont Circle 2nd Floor Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For more than 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women's rights, children's, senior citizens' and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voice heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives.
Results: AFJ actively promotes a fair and independent judiciary, protects the rights of nonprofits to advocate, and safeguards the civil justice system.
Geographic areas served: National
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-1009973
202-822-6070
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am the Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services. I am called upon to advise my own organization and other non-profits on what what non-profits can and cannot about lobbying and political issues. Although I am a lawyer and have sixty lawyers on our staff, when a hard issue comes up I look to the Alliance for Justice for the best legal advice in this very complex area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Giving advice.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Assure them a steady stream of funding.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They are the nation's experts on the law of non-profit advocacy. Too often non-profits and foundations think they cannot do "lobbying". Yet advocacay with elected officials and with the public about legislative issues is often crucial to the mission of non-profits and the foundations that fund them. The Alliance guides non-profits through this area, so they can be effective while still within the bounds of the law.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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1 person found this review helpful

Whenever any group is concerned about what they legally can and cannot do, I refer them to Alliance for Justice. The Alliance's publications are indispensable. Their email updates are timely, and their workshops and other programs are clear and straightforward. The Alliance provides excellent service to the non-profit community, helping groups make sure they are operating legally and with maximum efficiency.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Workshops, publications, emails, and one-on-one conversations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure it had more money so it could do even more.

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1 person found this review helpful

I am the Director of Affiliate Support for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a network of more than 100 Affiliated organizations working to achieve our mission. Many of our Affiliates are run by volunteers or young staff who are new to the complexities of issue advocacy by non-profit organizations. Just in the last few weeks, Alliance for Justice provided a webinar training for our Affiliates with very short notice when we realized that new grant money was available for lobbying work in our movement. Also in the last few weeks, I was able to connect AFJ staff with the directors of three of our Affiliates who had specific questions - all of whom received a nearly immediate and personal response that was specific, concise and on point. AFJ sets the standard for how client services should be handled.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The people I serve by connecting them with AFJ have all come back to me having had their needs satisfied.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them something they need - whatever I can do to keep them happy and doing the great job that they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Thanks so much! Such a pleasure working with you and your colleagues.

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1 person found this review helpful

i've attended AFJ's trainings and they are clear, informative and enormously helpful and relevant. I have also greatly benefitted from AFJ's individual assistance on questions that come up for us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving our understanding of advocacy funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand its reach.

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been working in the nonprofit arena for the past 15 years and have had the opportunity to interact with the wonderful staff of legal trainers at AFJ on multiple occasions. Not only are they brilliant and fun, but their ability to make the law accessible to those of us working around the country is unparalleled. Thank you, AFJ!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the media, on the courts, in the legal training of my employees.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I have only had great experiences with Alliance for Justice. As a progressive organizer who cares about the federal judiciary, I find them to be a unique and trusted resource. As one of their e-activists, their action-alerts keep me abreast of important issues and allow me to make an impact. I also often use their reports about nominees to the federal bench and the current state of our federal circuit courts. I especially find their judicial selection update helpful.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They're willing to do the difficult background work on nominees which provides powerful tools for activists like myself to use in the progressive movement.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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