Access Now is an international human rights organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk. It combines innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support in order to carry out its duties. Access Now is based in New York, United States.
The Accountability Lab is an independent, non-profit organization that works to generate sustainable development through making power-holders responsible. The Lab acts as a sounding board, listening to, analyzing and reflecting upon accountability concerns; as an independent interface, engaging relevant actors across contexts and issues; and as an operational hub, catalyzing innovative accountability tools and communities. Through this approach, the Lab bolsters efforts to address the causes rather than the symptoms of poverty, exclusion and insecurity. The Lab catalyzes tools for new and innovative approaches to bolster accountability. The team: i) Listens to problems related to accountability, and analyzes core concerns within specific contexts through careful outreach. Too often, interventions are supply-driven and do not fit with on-the-ground needs and political-economy dynamics. ii) Recognizes valuable accountability practices and builds partnerships to pilot new tools and validate fresh thinking, with an emphasis on learning from failure. In many cases, knowledge is not shared and experience is not sufficiently internalized. iii) Engages relevant actors and builds communities that can curate and propagate alternative ideas to allow for scale and impact. Collective solutions to shared issues of accountability are hindered when targeted support is not strategic, timely or durable. The Lab works with partners through three key channels: i) Accountability Change Agency. A framework through which the Lab works with civil society groups to catalyze the development of new and innovative tools at the country-level, with a particular focus on youth. ii) @ccountability Initiative. A window through which the Lab supports new ideas at the intersection of accountability and technology through collaboration with ICT experts on the ground. iii) Accountapreneurship Funds. A support mechanism through which the Lab identifies and provides financial, networking and training support to “accountapreneurs” (individuals, groups or organizations that demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to accountability issues). The Lab is registered as a 501(c)(3) status non-profit, tax exempt organization in the United States, based in the OpenGovHub. It is currently overseen by an independent, unpaid Board of Directors and supported through a voluntary “Brain Trust” of senior advisors around the world; and “Kitchen Cabinet” of close supporters.
The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research institute and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. Ada will promote informed public understanding of the impact of AI and data-driven technologies on different groups in society.
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization that was founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry. Today, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur and continues to fight all forms of hate. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.
Africa Check is a non-profit organisation which promotes accuracy in public debate and the media. We test claims made by public figures around the continent using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting out fact from fiction. We publish our findings on this site.
The AI Now Institute produces interdisciplinary research on the social implications of artificial intelligence and acts as a hub for the emerging field focused on these issues. Currently, our research focuses on four key domains: rights and liberties, labor and automation, bias and inclusion, and safety and critical infrastructure. Founded in 2017 by Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker, AI Now is housed at New York University, where it fosters vibrant intellectual engagement and collaboration across the University and beyond.
All Out does not accept financial contributions from corporations or governments - this makes us accountable to our members. Donations go a long way because we use technology to work globally with very low overhead. We just need our website, basic equipment and a small, hard-working and awesome staff. Sometimes All out raises money to directly support an urgent need of one of our partner organizations or to pay for specific expenses that help our campaigning partners such as campaign advertising, legal costs, or security. Other times we raise money for All Out itself so we can continue to support our partners and run global campaigns. Although our funding comes primarily from our members, All Out has also been generously supported by the following foundations. Approximately 85% of funds donated to All Out go directly into our campaigning work. The other 15% goes to important organizational needs like management, fundraising, legal advice, accounting support, and infrastructure – all of which are vital to keep us running. While All Out is a global organization with staff and members across the world, we are currently incorporated a in the state of New York, USA. Under New York State law, All Out must conduct an annual independent audit of our finances. Our audits are conducted by Lederer, Levine & Associates, LLC.
amandla.mobi is an independent, community advocacy organisation that seeks to build a more just and people-powered Mzansi. We do this through our work to turn every cell phone into a democracy building tool, so that those most affected by poverty, violence and corruption; Black women from low-income backgrounds, can organise in numbers that hold power to account. amandla.mobi is a small NGO which supports a movement of nearly 1 million members across South Africa. You can learn more about amandla.mobi by visiting www.amandla.mobi, as well as our campaign platform www.awethu.mobi, as well as watching these interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na3STALTyyU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHee7G8Vufo&t=4s
The American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and int...
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. They work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, they investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. They received the Nobel Peace Prize for their life-saving work.