Ecojustice

Ecojustice is Canada's only national environmental law charity. They go to court and use the power of the law to defend nature, slow climate change, and stand up for the health of Canada's communities. They pursue innovative cases that have the potential to set precedents nation-wide and deliver solutions Canada's most urgent environmental problems.

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Earthjustice

Earthjustice works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law. On Capitol Hill, it works to protect and strengthen federal environmental laws and preserve special places, like the Arctic.

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Crag Law Center

The Crag Law Center helps existing organizations with issues ranging from litigation to commenting on rulemaking. Crag's lawyers, licensed in the state and federal bars in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, provide clients with innovative and effective legal solutions. Crag also helps community-based groups get formally organized and advises these groups on day-to-day operational issues, as well as outreach and education to their members and the general public. Crag's work is geared toward promoting fiscally responsible environmental conservation and sustainable natural resource management by increasing the capacity of its clients to achieve their own missions.

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Trustees for Alaska

Trustees for Alaska is a nonprofit public interest environmental law firm providing legal counsel to protect and sustain Alaska's natural environment. They provide legal counsel to diverse constituencies on the major environmental policy issues facing Alaska.

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Western Environmental Law Center

The Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to defend and protect the American West's treasured landscapes, iconic wildlife, and rural communities. They combine legal skills with sound conservation biology and environmental science to address major environmental issues in the West in the most strategic and effective manner. They work at the national, regional, state, and local levels, and in all three branches of government.

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Worry-free Lobbying for Non-Profits

This booklet describes how nonprofit groups, and the foundations that support them, can take advantage of the clear and generous provisions in federal law that encourage lobbying activity.

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Public Support Test Memo

This memo provides details about the Public Support Test. Most grant recipients need to meet a "public support test" under United States tax law. Canadian grantseekers will need to complete this form every year in order to apply for funding from many American grantmakers.

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Talking Law

Resource Media produced this booklet aimed to advise communications strategy for partners and groups filing lawsuits.

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Restrictions on Lobbying Activities

Private foundations, such as the Brainerd Foundation, are prohibited from earmarking funds for lobbying activities. This memo provides helpful information for grant applicants, particularly advocacy organizations, who must be sensitive to these legal issues in soliciting private foundations for support.

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Bolder Advocacy

A project of the Alliance for Justice, Bolder Advocacy promotes 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. They help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. Their publications include: Investing in Change: A Funder's Guide to Supporting Advocacy, Worry-Free Lobbying for Nonprofits, and E-Advocacy for Nonprofits.

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