Atlas Partners

In order to dive deep into the research questions and leverage the expertise of key leaders throughout the advocacy and policy fields, Atlas partnered with several leading experts and voices to help produce and promote the insights and resources for this project.

TCC Group

The TCC Group develops strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact. In collaboration with the Atlas Learning Project, the TCC team will be leading the exploration of what's been learned about effectively supporting strategic litigation and judicial advocacy efforts. 

Alliance for Justice

Alliance for Justice 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. Alliance helps organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. For the Atlas Learning Project, Alliance for Justice will be leading the work focusing on when it is valuable to engage or support 501(c)(4) organizations in policy change efforts to advance the public interest, and what the implications are for funders.

ORS Impact

ORS Impact is a consulting firm that helps clients clarify, measure, and align around their social impact outcomes using evaluation, outcomes-based strategy and planning, theory of change, and MLE planning and implementation. We support philanthropies, nonprofits, and government agencies in their most challenging and complex work with our expertise in advocacy and policy change, networks and coalitions, systems change, and initiatives and strategies. By making social change measurable, we help make meaningful social change possible.  


GrantCraft combines the practical wisdom of funders worldwide with the expertise of Foundation Center to improve the practice of philanthropy. Since 2001, GrantCraft has delivered the knowledge funders need to be strategic and effective in their work, addressing questions funders face across various strategies and issue areas. 


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.


Experts and Authors

In addition to the terrific organization partners on this project, several Atlas resources were conceived, researched, analyzed, and authored by an array of individual experts, including Michael Booth, Meghann Beer, Ed Walz, Leila Fiester, Cynthia Gibson, and Scott Downes.