The Alliance for Innovation is inspiring innovation to advance communities. As the premier resource for emerging practices in local government, the Alliance is building cultures of innovation and connecting thought leaders in the profession with the help of our partners ICMA and ASU. We are accessible and valuable to all levels of local government.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) advances professional local government by fostering professional management to create better communities. ICMA identifies best practices to handle the needs of local governments serving communities globally. ICMA provides support, publications, and assistance and training to thousands of town, city, and county leaders and other professionals around the world.
The National Assoication of County Administors (NACA) encourages professional excellence to improve the management of county government. The members of NACA are county administrators from counties across the country, and many are members of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) or the National Association of Counties (NACo)
The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) is recognized throughout the grants management industry as the membership association leader providing tools and resources for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of grants management competency and to establish standards of excellence for grants managers.
CostTree is a true cost cloud-based software platform that helps organizations fully understand the cost of performing and managing grants through every step. Whether you create federal cost allocation plans, prepare indirect cost rate proposals, or manage cross-jurisdictional P&L's, CostTree can be customized to fit your organization's structure and needs.
The Ferguson Group is the largest federal representative of local governments in Washington, D.C. Since 1982, The Ferguson Group has specialized in lobbying federal agencies and Congress on behalf of local governments across the country. The Ferguson Group helps clients in over 25 states achieve federal policy objectives and navigate through the formidable challenges of maintaining and expanding infrastructure, improving community services, and meeting federal mandates and environmental regulations.
Since 1972, thousands of professionals in business, government, law and academia have relied on Thompson Information Services for the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available. Throughout the years, these professionals have come to rely on Thompson for help complying with the ever-changing regulatory mandates facing their organizations in a variety of areas.