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  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Association for Retired Persons(AARP) : AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services, which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. The organization also offers members a wide range of special benefits and services, including Modern Maturity magazine and the monthly Bulletin.
  • ACLU
  • Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA)
  • Better Business Bureau(BBB) : 145 BBBs help nearly 24 million consumers and businesses each year.
  • Bicycle Federation of America
  • California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) : CEHA is a non-profit association that is committed to providing for the professional growth and development of the environmental health professional. They are primarily an organization of volunteers dedicated to the environmental health profession, which includes the protection of public health and the environment. Most of our members are employed by local government agencies that regulate retail food establishments, public swimming pools, land use/septic systems, landfills, domestic and environmental wells.
  • California Voter Foundation
  • ConsumerReports : Consumer Reports Online is published by Consumers Union, an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization. Since 1936, CU's mission has been to test products, inform the public and protect consumers. The site is a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. Their income is derived solely from the sale of Consumer Reports and other services, and from nonrestrictive, noncommercial contributions, grants, and fees.
  • Council for Affordable Health Insurance : The Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) is an association of more than 200 companies and individuals, representing over 3 million people.The mission of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance is to develop and promote free market solutions to America's health care challenges. Their objective is to enable a robust and competitive health insurance market that will achieve and maintain access to affordable, high quality health care for all Americans.
  • Engineering Export Promotion Council of India
    Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) promotes the export of engineering goods from India, and is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
  • The Freedom Forum Line The Freedom Forum, based in Arlington, Va., is a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Insurance Institute of Highway Safety : The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute are independent, nonprofit, research and communications organizations funded by auto insurers and dedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, injuries, and property losses.
  • National Association for the Self-Employed
  • National Consumer Law Center : NCLC is advocate for low-income consumer justice.
  • National Council of Senior Citizens : The National Council of Senior Citizens works to improve the lives of the elderly and people of all ages. It is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States with more than 500,000 members in 2,000 affiliated clubs and councils nationwide.
  • National Crime Prevention Council : The National Crime Prevention Council is a national nonprofit educational organization, a source of help for individuals, neighborhoods, communities and governments. 
  • National Electrical Safety Foundation (NESF) : NESF is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving awareness of electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace through education. In this site you will find electrical safety information to help prevent injuries and fires in the home, school and workplace.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) : NFPA is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety to the public. Established in 1896, the mission of the international, nonprofit, member organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA has 68,000 members around the world as well as more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau : The National Insurance Crime Bureau is a nonprofit organization that receives support from approximately 1,000 property/casualty insurance companies. The NICB partners with insurers and law enforcement agencies to facilitate the identification, detection and prosecution of insurance criminals.
  • National Safety Council (NSC)   :  The National Safety Council has been working for generations to protect lives and promote health with innovative programs. The Council is a nonprofit, non-governmental, international public service organization dedicated to improving the safety, health and environmental well-being of all people. Unintentional injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in this country, and the leading cause of death for Americans under 45 years old. The Council believes that such incidents are not just random occurrences, but instead result from multiple conditions involving the interactions of machines and environments with people as they live, work, drive, and play. The Council views what some call "accidents" as unplanned, unwanted and nearly always preventable events.
  • The National Wildlife Federation : The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to educate, inspire and assist individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and to protect the Earth's environment in order to achieve a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future.
  • The Newberry Library
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives(SCORE) : The SCORE is a national, nonprofit association with 11,500 volunteer members and 389 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE Association volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge.
  • Senior Net : SeniorNet is a nonprofit organization of computer-using adults, age 50 and older. SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technology to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.The organization has over 38,000 members; publishes a quarterly newsletter and a variety of instructional materials; has over 185 Learning Centers throughout the U.S.; offers discounts on computer-related and other products and services; holds national and regional conferences and collaborates in research on older adults and technology. SeniorNet members learn and teach others to use computers and communications technologies to accomplish a variety of tasks. They learn to desktop publish anything from a newsletter to an autobiography, manage personal and financial records, communicate with others across the country and the world and serve their communities. SeniorNet members share a desire to continue learning and a willingness to contribute their knowledge to others.
  • SOHO
  • US Chamber of Commerce :Whether it's lobbying the Federal Government, fighting in the courts, or offering special member benefits and discounts, the U.S. Chamber is working for the members - Large companies, small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • U.S. Government Printing Office The Government Printing Office (GPO) keeps America informed. For nearly 140 years, GPO has produced and distributed Federal Government information products. Whether providing public access to Government information online, or producing or procuring printed publications, GPO combines conventional technology with state-of-the-art methods for supporting nearly all the information needs of the Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.

ROLE IN GOVERNMENT:  GPO is part of the legislative branch of the Federal Government. The Public Printer, who serves as GPO's chief officer, is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. GPO operates under the authority of the public printing and documents chapters of Title 44 of the U.S. Code. Created primarily to satisfy the printing needs of Congress, GPO today is the focal point for printing, binding, and information dissemination for the entire Federal community. In addition to Congress, approximately 130 Federal departments and agencies rely on GPO's services. Congressional documents, Federal regulations and reports, IRS tax forms, and U.S. passports -- all are produced by or through GPO. At one time GPO's mission was accomplished through the production and procurement of traditional ink-on-paper printing. Today, after more than a generation's experience with electronic printing systems, GPO is at the forefront in providing Government information through a wide range of formats, including printing, microfiche, CD-ROM, and online technology through GPO Access

  • Vegetarian Foundation : Vegetarian Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization created to help educate the public about vegetarianism by: Assisting other vegetarian organizations with funds, advice, and information; supporting public events and projects promoting vegetarianism; encouraging cooperation, communication, and networking among groups interested in vegetarianism.
  • Vegetarian Resource Group : The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints. VRG's health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthy changes in schools, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition related publications and answer member or media questions about the vegetarian diet. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, contributions, and book sales.
  • The World Bank : The site provides information on economic development, agriculture, finance, social policy for any country in the world.Founded in 1944, the World Bank Group consists of five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC); Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
  • World Health Organization(WHO) : Founded in 1948, the World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with 191 Member States. WHO promotes technical cooperation for health among nations, carries out programmes to control and eradicate disease and strives to improve the quality of human life. 

                                                                         


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