Research: Online Policy Organizations Survey
The Online Policy Group has conducted a survey of non-profit organizations
working on online policy issues.
Note: These non-profit corporations often rely on limited resources to accomplish
their missions. In replying to the survey, some organizational representatives
requested that persons interested in their organization start by looking at the
organization's web site so as to be respectful of the limited staff time available.
A summary of the research follows with definitions available through a link from
each issue or activity name:
Detailed survey results are presented as two
Online Policy Organizations: Issue Coverage
Online Policy Organizations: Activity Coverage
Updates and Acknowledgments
- Original Research
- Organizations included in this category sponsor and/or conduct either original research or analysis. Academics affiliated with the organization who conduct specific research on the part of the named organization are also accounted for in this category. A 501(c)(3) activity.
- Any organization that aims to connect with either the general public or opinion leaders (such as the mass media) are included in this activity area. Outreach/Education can include an interactive web site, member recruitment campaigns, or media relations. A 501(c)(3) activity.
Organizations which include networking as an activity are those that serve as an umbrella organization for other nonprofits with similar online policy aims. A 501(c)(3) activity.
Lobbying/Action includes the direct involvement with either political lobbying at the local, state, national or international level. This category also includes direct political action such as boycotts, demonstrations, and the like. Includes 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) activities.
If you have any additions or updates for the survey, please email the
specific changes requested to
Voluminous thanks to
of the Annenberg School for Communication -
University of Pennsylvania for compiling the initial survey data.
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