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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Nonprofit Management, Public & Societal Benefit

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

Programs: Afj's bolder advocacy program strengthens the capacity of the public interest community to influence public policy. Bolder advocacy promotes the active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools. We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. Bolder advocacy amplifies the voice of nonprofits and foundations. We equip nonprofits and foundations through training, assistance, plain language publications and public education to engage effectively in advocacy. Our bolder advocacy programs develop new tools and resources for nonprofits and foundations to enhance their effectiveness and more fully realize their potential as agents of change.

the judicial selection project monitors and investigates nominations to the federal bench and engages the public to ensure that the federal judiciary reflects the diversity of americans, adheres to the highest legal standards and comprises judges who are fair independent and compassionate. It also monitors and reports on the growing influence of corporate influence on the judiciary and the implications for americans as the law increasingly reflects this.

access to justice project protects and promotes the value of a vigorous civil justice system and monitors and exposes threats to the rule of law. The access to justice project educates the public and policy makers through rigorous research, comprehensive written reports, and publications and information for the public.

fellows program introduces recent college and law school graduates to public interest careers and service.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff in Oakland provided us timely and personal feedback that meant we were ready meet reporting deadlines without panic or doubt. Thank you, AFJ!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Alliance for Justice is an indispensable resource for social justice nonprofits. The staff training they did for my organization was engaging and highly informative, and is going to enable us to understand, move forward and accurately track our lobbying efforts. We love AFJ!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Alliance for Justice is an unparalleled resource for the non-profit community. For example, being able to lobby policymakers is often important for groups such as ours that advocate for low-income communities. However, the rules governing lobbying are complex. AfJ provides the expert assistance and advice that enables non-profits to provide a voice for their clients in government circles, while scrupulously complying with all legal requirements.

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Alliance for Justice 07/15/2011

It’s been great working with you and seeing the breadth and depth of your work.

1 Kat L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an advocate for people with disabilities, Alliance for Justice is my go-to source for information about what we can do as a nonprofit. I also routinely refer colleagues to the site. Alliance for Justice has come to Cincinnati and done presentations. I regard Alliance for Justice as an ally!

1 April I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Alliance for Justice is a valuable resource that empowers our organization to effectively advocate for strong clean water protections in Georgia.

2 Bruce L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a very young organization without funding to have legal staff or the ability to develop expertise in certain areas of the law, including legal issues related to lobbying, grassroots organizing, nonprofit legal status, etc. Time and time again, the Alliance for Justice was there was rapid, timely, and enormously helpful advice and counsel to make sure that our 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) were in compliance with various aspects of the law. Many thanks to AFC for all of its terrific work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Alliance for Justice and its staff have been incredibly helpful to our organization. They have made themselves available whenever we needed consultation, and have provided these services in the most professional yet personal way. What an important and wonderful resource for our community!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Alliance for Justice 07/15/2011

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.