Committee for Economic Development

Mission

"CED is a non-profit, non-partisan business-led public policy organization. CED conducts research on major economic and social issues and actively informs and engages the business community in an effort to achieve policy reform for the good of the nation. Membership is made up of some 200 senior corporate executives and university leaders who lead CED's research and outreach efforts." (http://www.ced.org/about/about-ced)

Issue areas: Corporate Accountability
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Council on Foundations

Mission

"The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need to advance the common good." (www.cof.org/about/index.cfm?navItemNumber=14828)

Issue areas: Corporate Accountability
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Independent Sector

Mission

"Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Our nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the nonprofit and philanthropic community in order to fulfill our vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities." (http://www.independentsector.org/about)

Issue areas: Corporate Accountability
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile