Smart List: 50 Advocacy Orgs Making a Difference

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They’re back! The annual Smart List series acknowledges people and organizations making a difference. From now until November you’ll see around 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work.

Today we are recognizing 50 great policy and advocacy organizations. These groups put students first, illuminate the path, and lead the conversation.

Equity Advocates

Digital & Competency-Based Learning Advocates

Policy Advisors & Resources

State Advocacy Organizations

Who did we miss?  Who would you add?

This Smart List was published in partnership with Getting Smart Services. Getting Smart Services provides advocacy, advisory, consulting and public relations services to turn ideas into impact. We help for-profit and non-profit organizations construct cohesive and forward-thinking strategies for branding, awareness, advancement and communications.

*Learn Capital Partner, # Getting Smart Advocacy Partner, ** Board Member or Advisor

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Joint religious legislative coalition, Minnesota

Lisa /

Need to add: Chamber of Commerce, Carnegie Corporation of NY, and Battelle