Leadership 18 is an alliance of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) responsible
for leading some of the country’s largest and most well respected charities,
non-profits, and faith-based organizations.

Member organizations serve over 87 million people annually and represent $44 billion in total revenue. Leadership 18 CEOs bring unique perspectives to problem solving. Many of our chapters and affiliates have served communities continuously for more than one hundred years. Most importantly, all of our member organizations share a specific mission to improve human development through deep community relationships. We are powered by a steadfast dedication to caring, dignity, grace, social justice, and empowerment. For more information, please visit

Alliance for Charitable Reform

Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) works to advance the principles that promote vigorous private giving to charities and to preserve the rights of these donors. A project of The Philanthropy Roundtable, ACR educates legislators and policymakers about the central role of private giving in American life and thus the importance of protecting philanthropic freedom—the ability of individuals and private organizations to determine how and where to direct their charitable assets. ACR seeks to prevent policies that would diminish private giving, limit the diversity of charitable causes Americans support, or place undue government regulations on philanthropic organizations at both the federal and state level.


Alliance for Children and Families

Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to nurture excellence in museums through advocacy and service. The American Alliance of Museums is the one organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the Alliance strengthens the museum community. We support 21,000 museums, individuals and companies by developing standards and best practices, providing resources and career development and advocating for museums to thrive. 

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American Continental Group

American Council on Gift Annuities

American Institute for Cancer Research

American Jewish Committee (AJC)

AJC is the global advocate for the well-being of the Jewish people and for the advancement of democratic values for all. For more than 100 years, AJC has sought to advance the peace and security of the Jewish people around the world. Through high-level diplomacy, strong legislative advocacy, and effective interreligious and interethnic coalitions, AJC has made a significant impact on issues critical to the Jewish people. With key relationships at the regional, national, and international levels—from diplomats, to global decision-makers and community leaders —AJC is the preeminent global Jewish advocate.

American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee

JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. JDC leverages a century’s experience confronting poverty and crisis around the world to save the world’s poorest Jews, revitalize Jewish life, empower Israel’s future, develop tomorrow’s Jewish leaders, rescue victims of global emergencies.

American Red Cross

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

ASAE represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @asaecenter.


Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) represents the fundraising professionals who are responsible for the management of foundations and fundraising departments that raise funds for nonprofit hospitals and health care providers. Of its more than 5,000 professional members in the United States, AHP represents approximately 2,000 nonprofit hospitals and health care organizations. Our members’ mission is to support local communities through health care facilities and the medical services and the community outreach programs they provide, which contribute to the health of our nation.  AHP’s members represent fundraising professionals in all sectors of health care including: community hospitals, medical centers, children’s hospitals, specialty hospitals, teaching hospitals and medical institutions, long‐term care facilities and hospices. For more information about AHP, please visit; join us on Linkedin; or become a fan of AHP on Facebook.

Association of Art Museum Directors

The Association of Art Museum Directors promotes the vital role of art museums throughout North America and advances the profession by cultivating leadership and communicating standards of excellence in museum practice.

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Association of Christian Schools International

Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Cancer Center Development Officers

Catholic Charities USA

CDR Fundraising Group

Children’s Hospital Association

The Children’s Hospital Association advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing more than 220 children’s hospitals, the Association is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. The Association champions public policies that enable hospitals to better serve children and is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics, driving improved clinical and operational performance of member hospitals.

Formed in 2011, Children’s Hospital Association brings together the strengths and talents of three organizations: Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.). The Children’s Hospital Association has offices in Alexandria, VA, and Overland Park, KS.

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Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Council for American Private Education

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Council on Foundations


Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA serves a diverse national membership of over 525 dance groups working in the genres of aerial, ballet, contemporary, culturally-specific, hip-hop, ice, international, jazz, liturgical, single-choreographer, and tap, dance presenters, dance service organizations, dance agents, dance educators, independent dancers, freelance choreographers, students of arts administration and/or dance and business in service to dance, and individuals related to the field.

Direct Marketing Association, The

The Direct Marketing Association ( is the world’s largest trade association dedicated to advancing and protecting responsible data-driven marketing. Founded in 1917, DMA represents thousands of companies and nonprofit organizations that use and support data-driven marketing practices and techniques. In 2012, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — will spend $168.5 billion on direct marketing, which accounts for 52.7 percent of all ad expenditures in the United States. Measured against total US sales, these advertising expenditures will generate approximately $2.05 trillion in incremental sales. In 2012, direct marketing accounts for 8.7 percent of total US gross domestic product and produces1.3 million direct marketing employees in the US. Their collective sales efforts directly support 7.9 million other jobs, accounting for a total of 9.2 million US jobs.

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DMA Nonprofit Federation

DMW Direct


Easter Seals

Eberlee Communications


Educational Media Foundation (K-LOVE Radio/Air1 Radio)

Faith and Giving Coalition

Fraternal Government Relations Coalition

Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the largest organization for girls in the world with 3.2 million girl and adult members. For over a century, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting fosters the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. Headquartered in New York City, Girl Scouts has 112 chartered councils nationwide. These councils provide direct services to girls and the volunteers who work with them, and to the communities they serve. For more information about the Girl Scouts Public Policy office, located in Washington, DC, please contact us

Giving Institute, The

The Giving Institute educates and engages member firms in the ethical delivery of counsel and related services to nonprofits through research, advocacy, and best practices. Since 1935, The Giving Institute and its member firms have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence, and leadership in advancing philanthropy. Serving nonprofits of every size and purpose, from local institutions to international organizations, The Giving Institute member firms embrace the highest ethical standards and maintain a strict code of fair practices. For more information, please visit The Giving Institute website.

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Independent Sector

Jewish Federations of North America

Land Trust Alliance

Leadership 18

Leadership 18 is an alliance of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) responsible
for leading some of the country’s largest and most well respected charities,
non-profits, and faith-based organizations. As a group, member organizations serve over 87 million people annually and represent $44 billion in total

Leadership 18 CEOs bring unique perspectives to problem solving.Many of our chapters and affiliates have served communities continuously for more than one hundred years. Most importantly, all of our member organizations share a specific mission to improve human development through deep community relationships. We are powered by a steadfast dedication to caring, dignity, grace, social justice, and empowerment. For more information, please visit

League of American Orchestras

Lutheran Services in America

Mental Health America

National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers

National Association of College and University Business Officers

National Association of Independent Schools

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S. NAIS serves as the national voice of independent education, advocating on behalf of its members. The association offers research and trend analysis, leadership and governance guidance, and professional development opportunities for school and board leaders. For more information about NAIS, please visit



National Catholic Development Conference

National Catholic Educational Association

NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 200,000 Catholic educators serving 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities.  Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, NCEA provides leadership, direction, and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing, and teaching mission of the Church. Visit



National Council for Behavioral Health Care

National Council of Nonprofits

National Council on Aging

National Human Services Assembly

National Panhellenic Conference

The National Panhellenic Conference is the premier advocacy and support organization for the advancement of the sorority experience.

The National Panhellenic Conference provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 4 million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to worthy causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

North American Interfraternity Conference

OPERA America

OPERA America leads and serves the entire opera community, supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera. Founded in 1970, OPERA America’s worldwide membership network includes nearly 200 Company Members, 300 Associate and Business Members, 2,000 Individual Members and more than 16,000 subscribers to the association’s electronic news service. In 2005, OPERA America relocated from Washington, D.C. to New York as the first step in creating the first-ever National Opera Center. With a wide range of artistic and administrative services in a purpose-built facility, the Opera Center is dedicated to increasing the level of excellence, creativity and effectiveness across the field.

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

Performing Arts Alliance, The

Philanthropy Roundtable, The

Salvation Army, The

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, exists to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.  Its programs serve nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals.  TCG serves its members through convenings, research and communications; grants to theatre companies and artists; advocates on the federal level and is the US Center of the International Theatre Institute.  TCG is the nation’s largest independent publisher of dramatic literature. In 2011, not-for-profit theatres served 34 million patrons and an additional 2.3 million people through outreach and educational programs.

United Neighborhood Centers of America

United Philanthropy Forum

United Way Worldwide

Volunteers of America

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