Links to websites of related interest
Most descriptions below are simply quoted from the websites; VoterMedia.org does not vouch for their accuracy.
|Built specifically around the resident experience, this portal provides you with unmatched capabilities and tools that enable you to enhance communication, increase community engagement and streamline operations. Residents can view and post items for sale, such as furniture, electronics and tickets to local events. Resident can create profiles and provide recommendations to neighbors.|
|Bazinga - Condo management software|
|Everything You Need for Community Management and Communications. A complete suite of software and services to support you as you manage your community, collaborate with your board or strata council, and stay connected to your residents.|
|Coalition for Community Housing Policy in the Public Interest (Chppi)|
Our mission is to unite Americans to establish consumer-friendly community housing policy that restores, upholds, and preserves the constitutional and civil rights of all residents living in association-governed communities.
Chppi seeks to educate housing consumers about their rights and responsibilities, should they choose to live in an Association-Governed Residential Community. Chppi firmly believes that every consumer deserves transparent, full disclosure of community governance standards, ongoing documentation of fiscal health, and the right to reside in a safe, healthy, and welcoming community.
|Condo Information Centre|
Anne-Marie Ambert's website to help condo owners understand their rights and responsibilities, the problems that can emerge, and how condos “work,” both physically and politically. Guided by her 30 years of condo experience and, especially, The Condominium Act, 1998 of Ontario.
Fascinating summary insights from 3,532 people who sent her letters about condo problems: www.condoinformation.ca/feedback
An introduction on how a condo works, how to buy a unit, condo life styles and the many ways a condo purchase can turn sour. Ontario-based but includes much info beyond Ontario.
See Table of Contents for in-depth info on a comprehensive list of condo issues!
Links pages -- broad range of links organized by topic.
|Cyber Citizens for Justice|
|Main focus is reforming Florida condo/HOA legislation. They also have broader democratic reform projects. CCFJ "was founded to unite Floridians in their quest to improve the daily lives of CITIZENS in our State. We are seeking to present CITIZENS' interest in Florida through ADVOCACY, EDUCATION and LEGISLATIVE REFORM."|
|Gives property managers the power to responsively engage and communicate with residents. Managers can now track and manage maintenance work and tasks, while residents have the convenience and speed to access information and create service requests from the comfort of their home, 24/7 - all in a simple and easy-to-use online platform that is hassle-free and cost-effective.|
|Independent American Communities Blog|
|The purpose of this blog is to inform and educate readers with current news and analysis related to mandatory Common Interest Developments (CIDs), more generically known as Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs). The blog provides information, analysis, and commentary from a democratic perspective for homebuyers, homeowners, tenants, interested legislators and elected officials, and taxpayers in general.|
|Neighbors At War|
|Great blog about condo governance problems, and links to other blogs. Ward Lucas' book website.|
|Simple electronic proxies and online voting for condominium meetings. Complies with Ontario Condo Act.|
A blog designed to share information about living in a strata corporation [in British Columbia]. Hopefully it will become a space where owners, council members, managers, realtors and associations will feel free to comment and share their opinions.
I have served on the Council at various times over the last seven years in my strata corporation. I know what it is like to work with property managers and without them. I know what it is like to deal with a terrific group of Council members and the not so terrific ones. I know what it is like to be isolated within a small community and I know how rewarding looking out for the best interests of everyone within that same small community can be.
|7 Principles of Co-ops|
2nd Principle: Democratic Member Control --
"Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership."
|Coast Capital Compensation Watch|
Examining Director Compensation at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union:
Pay for the board of Directors at Coast Capital has skyrocketed by as much as 500% in 5 years since 2007 when Members lost control over Director pay increases. Organizers of this website collected over 400 member signatures to require a member vote on this issue. Result announced on May 2, 2013: over 79% voted to take back control of director pay! See the website for future developments.
|Coast Capital Governance Watch|
Credible, independent advice about what’s in the best interest of members, particularly when it’s time to vote.
Coast Capital Savings Democracy Checklist score: minus 4 out of 27 (as of September 23, 2014).
|Credit Union Futures|
Blog by Ross Gentleman, a credit union member-owner, director, manager, and regulator for 40 years. Goals:
|MEC Members for a Democratic Co-op|
MEC members please join the hundreds of others who have signed our open letter: The C is for Cooperative, Not Corporation.
Please vote NO on MEC 2013 Resolution #1, which would shift power from members to the Board.
|National Center for Member Trust|
|If your credit union has proposed becoming a bank, your ownership and good interest rates may be at risk. Credit unions are owned by their customers, called member-owners. Converting to a bank is rarely in the best interest of member-owners like you. Fortunately, the decision is up to you. Credit unions are run democratically, on a one-member-one-vote basis. The member-owners decide on these proposals in an election. This website provides information for you to consider before you vote.|
|Save TCU: Keep Tech CU a credit union|
|Successful campaign to inform (California's) Tech Credit Union members why they should vote against their Board's proposal to convert to a mutual savings bank. 77% voted against it. So why is their website www.savetcu.org no longer working?!|
|The Internet of Ownership|
|A global directory of cooperative democratic online platforms.|
|Votermedia Democracy Blog > Co-ops|
|We can all help solve global problems, by taking a stand for informed democracy in our local organizations -- especially co-ops and credit unions. This blog focuses on those in the Vancouver (Canada) area, including Coast Capital and Vancity credit unions, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Modo the Car Co-op.|
|A free to use participation platform for liquid democracy, enabling a democratic, transparent, open, and goal-oriented dialogue. With Adhocracy, all organizations and communal interest groups can bring members and all interested citizens into their work and internal discussions, and thereby take advantage of new ways for democratic co-decision making and co-determination.|
Secure digital elections. Auditable, Transparent and Fully Verifiable Electronic Elections with Agora Voting.
Sign up and create test elections for free, with up to 20 voters. To create a real election, all you need to do is set your budget. The pricing is simple: 0.39€ per vote, 0.2€ per SMS, plus taxes and fees.
|Participatory budgeting software that is secure, accessible, mobile and affordable while always being a pleasure to administer and fun to use. $200 for a single project.|
|A platform for turning group wisdom into results. Our platform lets people share their feelings and knowledge, and put their collective minds into problem solving for a clear purpose, all in one highly engaging experience. Ethelo transforms hidden knowledge and diverse needs of groups into clear, action-ready insights far more quickly and economically than other approaches. 30-day free trial for up to 10 participants.|
Seems to be a free open source system.
Offers verifiable online elections.
We believe democracy is important, whether it’s your book club, parent-teacher association, student government, workers’ union, or state. So we’ve made truly verifiable elections as easy as everything else on the Web.
Helios elections are:
|LiquidFeedback - The Democracy Software|
|Open-source software, powering internet platforms for proposition development and group decision making. Any political or nonpolitical organization can use LiquidFeedback to allow decisions being made by all members.|
A collaborative online decision-making tool. The easiest way to
make decisions together. Loomio empowers organisations and communities to turn discussion into action, wherever people are. More than 75,000 people have made more than 25,000 decisions on Loomio.
Open source. 30-day free trial. Then pay by donation, or standard plan $19/month.
|Peak Democracy Inc|
|Founded in 2007 with the vision that online public engagement will become pervasive across all government agencies (it's just a matter of time). We've seen online public engagement dramatically improve a government's interactions with its community – but only if the online engagement is done well; and that’s our mission: provide online citizen engagement in ways that build public trust in government.|
Location-based community consultation platform. Claim your place. Speak your mind. Influence the outcome. Enables evidence-based decision-making by allowing citizens to influence the process in an open, safe, secure and transparent manner.
Free for individual participants. For consultation organizers: Free for verified non-profits. Standard plan $249/month.
|A web-based online voting system that will help you manage your elections easily and securely. Fees are based on size of your election (that is, the number of eligible voters). Bigger elections are more expensive but are given a better rate. Elections with 10 electors or fewer are always free. Please use the Fee Calculator to see how much it will cost you.|
A tool to help groups of any size, from a local school board to an entire nation’s people, reach consensus with radical efficiency. We think the process should be intuitive, fun, and yes, democratic.
Seems to be free & open source.
Shows you how your views align with those of the candidates running for election. Find out where you stand.
An award-winning civic engagement application. Developed by political scientists, Vote Compass is used by millions of people during elections around the world. It's easy and it's quick.
Free for participants. Commissioned for specific elections, by sponsoring media organizations.
|A web application that helps voters quickly make informed voting decisions. At its core, Voterprep is an online candidates forum where candidates present their viewpoints about important issues to their election. Voterprep is free to use.|
|Info resource for various voting system design reforms, including Condorcet, IRV, proportional representation, participatory budgeting etc. Helpful detailed explanations. "Fair-Share Spending" is an interesting alternative to VoterMedia's algorithms for flexibly allocating a budget by vote.|
|Crowd-sourced lobbying of governments. Launched June 10, 2014. We are helping people get vocal by amplifying the voting voices of communities across America. By supporting a cause, you'll have your very own advocate call and lobby your elected official on your behalf. It's time your voice is heard!|
|Apathy is Boring|
Our mission is to use art and technology to educate Canadian youth about democracy, so as to:
|British Columbia Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform|
|The Assembly was created by the government of B.C. to investigate and recommend changes to improve the electoral system of the province. The body was composed of 160 citizens selected at random from throughout the province. These members met approximately every other weekend for one year to deliberate. In October 2004, the Assembly recommended replacing the province's existing First Past the Post (FPTP) system with a Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. In a 2005 referendum, this recommendation narrowly failed to win the 60% supermajority required for implementation.|
|Democracy Club, The|
"Our broken Congress has work to do and a $$$ addiction. We're here to break that addiction - and get Congress working again!"
Website of Doug Hughes, the Florida postal worker who landed his gyrocopter in front of the U.S. Capitol in April 2015.
|Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25)|
|A Pan-European political movement to reform the European Union's existing institutions and create a "full-fledged democracy with a sovereign Parliament respecting national self-determination and sharing power with national Parliaments, regional assemblies and municipal councils".|
|A national non-profit, non-partisan organization, and Canada's leading citizen group advocating democratic reform, government accountability and corporate responsibility.|
|Fair Vote Canada (FVC)|
|A multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting system reform. FVC promotes the use of fair and proportional voting systems for elections of all levels of government and throughout civil society.|
|Fair Voting BC|
|A non-partisan, registered, non-profit society which works for fair voting systems for all elections held in BC, whether for federal, provincial, or municipal legislatures or councils or for independent organizations such as societies, unions, coops or student councils. We support improvements in operating practices of elected bodies aimed at making government more representative, inclusive, transparent and accountable; such improvements could relate to campaign financing and disclosure rules, committee structures, or legislative conventions, amongst others. We also advocate increased opportunities for citizens and NGOs to be meaningfully engaged in policy development processes and favour improvements to BC’s initiative process.|
|A non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to help restore a bond built on trust and confidence between citizens and their elected officials in British Columbia, e.g. by ending corporate and union funding of political parties, and capping annual donations by individuals.|
|We engage Americans to study, deliberate, and act on the most pressing challenges facing our country. From healthcare and climate issues to broader reform of our democracy, we help Americans envision and create new ways to address our shared issues. our foundational method of public education and engagement, the Citizens Jury.|
|What does it take to make democracy work as it should? That is Kettering’s primary research question. The foundation’s small staff and extensive network of associates collaborate with community organizations, government agencies, researchers, scholars, and citizens around the world.|
|Liquid Democracy Association|
|Non-profit and non-partisan organization that works on innovative ideas and projects for democratic participation. Our goal is to establish a transparent democratic principle in both the political and social domain based on strengthening the citizens’ participation. We are working on ideas and projects that will make our modern democracy more transparent and flexible. The work of the Liquid Democracy Association encompasses both the theoretical conception and the practical implementation of software projects.|
|One Governance Foundation|
The purpose of the Foundation is to:
|Open Gov West|
|OGW is a network of open government supporters and practitioners, working together to foster progress on open government issues and technology throughout the US and Canada. OGW produces regional conferences, topic-based work summits, and local meet ups.|
A Canadian non-profit that creates online tools to educate and empower citizens to participate actively in Canadian democracy. We develop tools for civil society and governments to reduce the barriers to effective participation. We do this with two main strategies:
|We’re a scrappy little outfit working to open government. That means making it easier for people to access and use as much government information as possible. It’s a daunting challenge but one we gladly accept. We believe innovative technology can help deliver a government that listens, works for its citizen-users, and learns from them. We are dedicated to putting better data and better tools in more hands. Our goal is to make or adapt those tools to be easy to use, efficient, scalable and free. Democracy means everyone should have the chance to be a hands-on contributor.|
|For all its routine and formal trappings, Parliament remains a crucial engine of Canada's democracy. And lots of its workings—votes, speeches, committees—take place in the open. But, too often, information that's technically available is difficult to find and use. This independent, non-governmental site aims to make some of that information more easily accessible.|
|Participatory Budgeting Project|
|Aims to empower community members to make informed, democratic, and fair decisions about public spending and revenue, by opening up public budgets to meaningful democratic participation. We work with elected officials, public agencies, and community groups in the US and Canada to implement participatory budgeting - a process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. We approach PB as a community-driven process, working with local stakeholders and community leaders to design the process from the bottom-up.|
|An open global knowledge community for researchers and practitioners in the field of democratic innovation and public engagement: Participedia makes it easy for you to contribute research, and easy for you to research its extensive knowledge base. For instance, you will find articles on the British Columbia Citizens Assembly of 2004, participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre and other cities, local school council governance in Chicago, municipal evaluation meetings in China, and the People’s Campaign for Democratic Decentralization in Kerala, India. You will also find articles on participatory methods such as deliberative polling, citizens’ assemblies, and participatory budgeting, as well as articles about the organizations that sponsor, implement, and study participatory governance.|
|Personal Democracy Media|
|Technology and the Internet are changing democracy in America. This site is one hub for the conversation already underway between political practitioners and technologists, as well as anyone invigorated by the potential of all this to open up the process and engage more people in all the things that we can and must do together as citizens. We value your input and ideas.|
|Project On Government Oversight (POGO)|
|Nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Founded in 1981.|
The Anti-Corruption Act: Stop political bribery. End secret money. Give every voter a voice.
Our movement is passing Anti-Corruption Acts in towns, cities and states across America... all the way to Washington, DC
OUR (U.S.) GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT.
Not corrupt in any criminal sense. But corrupt in a perfectly legal sense: special interests bend the levers of power to benefit them at the expense of the rest of us. Both parties are part of the problem. Both have become dependent upon the campaign funding of the tiniest slice of the American people - not to mention the funding of corporations and other non-citizens. That dependency is this corruption.ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN FORCE LASTING CHANGE ON THIS BROKEN SYSTEM.
That change begins with understanding: The people must recognize that corruption is not just one among many important problems. Corruption is the root problem, that makes solving the others so difficult.
|Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining "public" information as meaning "online," and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.|
|Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting|
|The CCIR was founded in 2008 in response to the ongoing attrition of the resources and expertise from Canadian newsrooms necessary to produce in-depth investigative reporting on matters of significant public interest. Borrowing from a rich 30-year tradition of independent not-for-profit investigative reporting in the United States – a tradition that now extends around the globe – the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting is the only independent investigative reporting news organization in the country. The CCIR was started in order to tell the stories not getting through the news filter – the stories that require the time, effort, resources and relationship-building only possible when investigative reporting is valued and supported financially.|
|Center for Sustainable Journalism|
|Aimed at discovering innovative ways to produce financially sustainable, high quality and ethically sound journalism. The Center will produce applied research, build collaborations and advance innovative projects to test the viability of community-supported journalism.|
|CJFE: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression|
|CJFE monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others' free expression rights.|
|The Deep Capture website was created to bypass the “captured” institutions that mediate our nation’s discourse. Powerful actors have been able to influence or take control of not just the regulators, but also law enforcement, elected officials, national media, and the intellectual establishment. It is our mission to expose this “deep capture.”|
|An independent media company that produces and enables in-depth journalism projects about complex issues. Our work is collaborative, inclusive and driven by intentional impact. We leverage new media to tell stories in innovative ways and meaningfully engage partners, media outlets and the general public.|
|Facts & Opinions|
|An online journal of reporting and analysis in words and pictures, by master journalists, which launched in September, 2013. Our mandate is defined by quality and integrity, our interests free-range: Journalism without borders. Slow journalism – an antidote to adrenalin-junkie-multi-social-digital-distracted-media. Professional journalism, for citizens. We rely entirely on affordable reader payments to sustain our quality. We invite you to buy a site day pass for $1, or subscribe – prices range from $2.95 per month to $19.95 per year.|
|Media reform through education, organizing and advocacy. Great conferences!|
|Freedom of the Press Foundation|
|USA 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. We accept tax-deductible donations to a variety of journalism organizations that push for transparency and accountability, and we work to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the press under the First Amendment.|
|A rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of chapters (and counting) and thousands of members across four continents (and counting). Our mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information.|
|A campaign of Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports Magazine and Consumer Reports Online. HearUsNow.org follows its parent organization’s long tradition of promoting a fair and just marketplace by empowering consumers through education about communication and media issues involving telephone, cable, Internet and wireless services and equipment. HearUsNow.org was started in 1996 and since then has helped explain increasingly complex communications issues and exactly what they mean for consumers, with a special emphasis on local stories.|
|What We Fund: We advance journalism in the digital age and invest in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. We focus on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and lead to transformational change.|
|Knight News Challenge|
|A contest awarding as much as $5 million a year for innovative ideas that develop platforms, tools and services to inform and transform community news, conversations and information distribution and visualization.|
|Media resource and advocacy center for media workers, non-profit organizations, and social justice activists. Our mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.|
|A network of member-supported, local, democratic news organizations across Canada. The Media Co-op publishes the Dominion.|
|Media Giraffe Project|
|The MGP mission is to foster participatory democracy and community. We do so by discovering and celebrating above-the-crowd individuals making innovative, sustainable use of media. They use fresh, effective tools and approaches that empower and inform citizens.|
|Organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. Our primary goal is to increase public awareness and informed participation in Canadian media, cultural, information, and telecommunication policy formation.|
|Humanity's Public Library. Outernet's goal is to provide free access to content from the web through geostationary and Low Earth Orbit satellites, made available effectively to all parts of the world.|
|Public Journalism Network|
|A virtual global network of journalists, educators and lay people interested in exploring and strengthening the relationship between journalism and democracy. It has evolved from a public journalism site to an informational clearinghouse for both public and citizen journalism.|
|We have a very simple but important mission at Publish.org — to support journalism in the world. Thank you for your patience as we set up the company and find backing for it. Now let's build this thing!|
|Reclaim the Media|
|Based in Seattle since 2002, Reclaim the Media conducts grassroots organizing for social change through media justice. We are dedicated to pursuing a more just society by transforming our media system and expanding the communications rights of ordinary people through grassroots organizing, education, networking and advocacy. We envision an authentic, just democracy characterized by media systems that inform and empower citizens, reflect our diverse cultures, and secure communications rights for everyone. We advocate for a free and diverse press, community access to communications tools and technology, and media policy that serves the public interest.|
|Focusing on high-quality writing, strong opinions and investigative journalism, Ricochet is a progressive and independent media outlet. Bilingual and pluricultural, we are committed to the core principle of journalism: speaking truth to power. Born out of the Maple Spring, Ricochet seeks to pioneer a new model of public interest journalism.|
|An open source project to pioneer "community powered reporting." Through Spot.Us the public can commission and participate with journalists to do reporting on important and perhaps overlooked topics.|
|VoterMedia Democracy Blog > Media|
|Democratic reform by empowering citizens with better voter information systems -- written by Mark Latham.|
|Zócalo Public Square|
|A project of the Center for Social Cohesion, Zócalo Public Square is a living magazine, an innovative blend of on-the-ground events and on-line journalism, that connects people to ideas and to each other in an open, accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit. Through our web publication, lectures, panels, screenings, and conferences, Zócalo explores ideas that enhance our understanding of citizenship and community—the forces that strengthen or undermine human connectedness and social cohesion.|
|BC Civic Vote 2011|
|An unbiased, non-partisan information service for citizens of British Columbia wanting to obtain information on and about local government and school board candidates running for election in their community.|
|BC Muni 2011 Blog Contest|
|Info & entry form for the $5,000 VoterMedia blog contest for covering the October-November 2011 British Columbia municipal election campaigns in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and West Vancouver.|
|British Columbia's source for local government information. A not-for-profit organization owned by municipalities, regional districts, and related agencies.|
|Blog: Land use, transportation and civic culture in British Columbia's Lower Mainland. Useful Resources page -- links to detailed info sources on local governments in B.C.|
|Pathways to New Community Paradigms|
|Discovering tools for community empowerment in local governance and economic development efforts. Offers resources and explores ideas with the potential of purposefully directing the momentum needed for communities to create their own new community paradigms.|
|Twitter feed for tweets related to British Columbia municipal elections in November 2011.|
|Union of British Columbia Municipalities|
|Resources and publications relating to the latest issues affecting local government in BC, including policy documents, discussion papers, UBCM services, programs and special events.|
|VoterMedia Democracy Blog > Municipal|
|Posts on municipal politics from Mark Latham's blog on reforming democracy by voter funding of media.|
|Corporate Governance Blogs|
|A Web-based publishing platform for leaders in the era of responsibility and accountability...|
|A well-informed progressive perspective on corporate governance reform. By James McRitchie.|
|Harvard Law Corp Gov Forum|
|The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Many contributing authors.|
|Corporate governance blog by a team of law faculty, students and professionals.|
|VoterMedia Finance Blog|
|Corporate governance reform by empowering shareowners with better information systems -- written by Mark Latham.|
|Corp Gov Links Pages|
|Change Leaders Corporate Governance Resources|
|Comprehensive page of links from the leading Corporate Governance website CorpGov.net.|
|Corporate Library's Links|
|Here are some important links to research, articles, resources and organizations we think you will find helpful to gain a more thorough understanding of corporate governance best practices.|
|Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Links|
|Corp Gov Organizations|
|Canadian Coalition for Good Governance|
|Representing the interests of institutional investors, CCGG promotes good governance practices in Canadian public companies and the improvement of the regulatory environment to best align the interests of boards and management with those of their shareholders, and to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the Canadian capital markets.|
|Non-profit investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency. We work to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over corporations.|
|Council of Institutional Investors|
|Nonprofit association of American public, union and corporate pension funds with combined assets that exceed $3 trillion.|
|Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights: A national voice for investors on securities regulation and a catalyst for enhancement of the rights of Canadian shareholders and individual investors.|
|International Corporate Governance Network|
|ICGN is a global membership organisation of over 500 leaders in corporate governance based in 50 countries with a mission to raise standards of corporate governance worldwide. ICGN members are largely institutional investors who collectively represent funds under management of around US$9.5 trillion. The breadth and expertise of ICGN members from investment, business, the professions and policymaking extends across global capital markets.|
|Investors for Director Accountability|
|Advocating for Shareholders and Investors. We believe that the time is ripe for the true owners of corporate America to join together to force their direct, legal representatives -- corporate directors -- to begin once again to act in the best interests of shareholder owners.|
|MÉDAC - Mouvement d’éducation et de défense des actionnaires|
|Fondé dans le souci d’offrir aux petits actionnaires tout à la fois une possibilité de se faire entendre et un espace d’échange, d’information et de défense de leur cause.|
|National Association of Pension Funds (UK)|
|The NAPF is the leading voice of workplace pensions in the UK. We speak for 1,200 pension schemes with some 15 million members and assets of around £800 billion. NAPF members also include over 400 businesses providing essential services to the pensions sector.|
|Northwest Corporate Accountability Project|
|Corporate Accountability: Do you own $2,000 worth of a Corporation stock? Have you owned it for a year? Then you can file a Shareholder Resolution! Information on and examples of Shareholder Resolutions, rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, information on Washington Corporations, Mutual Funds and related websites.|
|SEC Comments on Dodd-Frank Act Initiatives|
|The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act includes provisions that require the SEC to undertake various initiatives, including rulemaking and studies touching on many areas of financial regulation. Members of the public interested in making their views known on these matters, even before official comment periods may be opened, are invited to submit those views via the email addresses linked here.|
|SEC Investor Advisory Committee|
|The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission established the SEC Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) to advise the Commission on matters of concern to investors in the securities markets; provide the Commission with investors' perspectives on current, non-enforcement, regulatory issues; and serve as a source of information and recommendations to the Commission regarding the Commission's regulatory programs from the point of view of investors.|
|SHARE - Shareholder Association for Research and Education|
|SHARE is a Canadian leader in responsible investment services, research and education for institutional investors. We offer proxy voting, shareholder engagement and consulting services, courses and conferences, policy advocacy and timely research that help investors integrate environmental, social and governance issues into their investment management process. Our clients include pension funds, mutual funds, foundations, faith-based organizations and asset managers across Canada.|
|Corp Gov Research|
|European Corporate Governance Institute|
|The ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association. We provide a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.|
|Provides instant access to high-credibility, high-relevance legal resources, including fully-formatted, downloadable forms and precedent written by the world’s best lawyers, white papers and webinars from top-tier law firms, articles in prestigious law journals, reliable blog posts and current versions of statutory, regulatory and case law, all organized by legal issue. Today, we cover general corporate, governance, mergers & acquisitions, securities and startup company law, with more practice areas coming soon.|
|SFU's CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management|
|At the heart of the vision for the Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management (CCGRM) at Simon Fraser University is the belief that good governance requires an enterprise-wide view of risk management.|
|Stanford's Rock Center for Corporate Governance|
|The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance is a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. The Center was created to advance the understanding and practice of corporate governance in a cross-disciplinary environment where leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators can meet and work together.|
|Disclosure for Investors|
|Corporate Disclosure Alert|
|Commentary and alerts relating to sustainability, risk, shareholder rights and disclosure. By Sanford Lewis.|
|Michelle Leder's guide to what's hiding in SEC filings.|
|Tracks & analyses mutual fund proxy voting in the US and Canada.|
|Rank and Filed|
|SEC filings for humans. A great improvement over EDGAR!|
|SEC EDGAR Company Filings|
|Look up all SEC filings by company name or ticker symbol.|
|The easiest place to find, navigate, and analyze complex SEC Filings. We reformat SEC Filings for display on the web.|
|SEDAR: Canadian corporate disclosure filings|
|Provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the thirteen provincial and territorial securities regulatory authorities. SEDAR = System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval.|
|SEDI: Canadian corporate insider reports|
|The System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI) is Canada's on-line, browser-based service for the filing and viewing of insider reports as required by various provincial securities rules and regulations.|
|Individual Investor Resources|
|American Association of Individual Investors|
|Membership organization offering investment information & tools. 150,000 members.|
|Canadian Couch Potato|
|For Canadians who want to learn more about investing using index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In 2011, it was selected by The Globe and Mail as the best investing blog in Canada. The Couch Potato strategy—also called index investing, or passive investing—is growing in popularity as more people become disillusioned with mutual funds and stock-picking strategies that try, usually in vain, to beat the market.|
|FINRA Investor Education Foundation|
|The mission of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. The FINRA Foundation envisions a society characterized by universal financial literacy.|
|FoolProof Solo - Real Consumer Education|
Rule your life! You and you alone are in charge of your money and your credit. Your personal money skills have a huge impact on your life.
FoolProof is the only financial literacy program in the United States that is endorsed by both the Consumer Federation of America and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
|The leading voice for America's mutual fund shareholders. Fund Democracy has spoken out on mutual fund issues in financial publications such as TheStreet.com, Barron's, SmartMoney.com and others. It also has engaged in a number of advocacy initiatives on behalf of mutual fund shareholders.|
|Unbiased money and investing information. The Investor Education Fund develops and promotes unbiased, independent financial information, programs and tools to help consumers make better financial and investing decisions. It was established as a non-profit organization by the Ontario Securities Commission and is funded by settlements and fines from OSC enforcement proceedings.|
|Investor education from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.|
|Investors-Aid Co-operative of Canada|
|A consumer organization working on behalf of investors/savers. We sell no investments or portfolio management services. Like Consumer Reports, Investors-Aid provides all of the consumer reports, publications, directories, and tools that help Canadian investors reduce excess cost, as well as finding the best products and advisory options.|
|Jason Zweig became a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal in 2008. He was a senior writer for Money magazine and a guest columnist for Time magazine and cnn.com. He designed this website to be a safe haven where you can learn what you need in order to think for yourself as an investor. Not only is there something here for everyone from the beginner to advanced investors, but you should be able to find your way around and be able to tell at a glance what's suitable for your level.|
|Stock, Options and Forex Investing Analysis and Education|
|Unfortunately, Moxy Vote closed down on July 31, 2012, for reasons explained here. It was a "Client Directed Voting" system (explained on page 2 of this pdf) that would let you vote all your stock automatically by choosing which opinion leaders' advice to follow.|
|A personal finance and investing blog dedicated to chronicling my [i.e. that website author's] journey to financial independence. Personal finance and investing is a growing passion of mine and I will be using this site to post my thoughts, opinions and journey to financial freedom being my own financial advisor.|
|Planet Money at NPR|
|A multimedia team blog covering the global economy.|
|Check and compare your mutual funds' voting records on this free info site. Helps retail investors use their voting power to produce positive changes in the companies they own.|
|Here you will find individual investors, institutional investors, companies, and other interested parties all communicating on the investment community's most modern, comprehensive, and powerful financial social network. Our website gathers streaming news reports, individual account holdings from leading brokerages, institutional holdings data from SEC filings, and fundamental data from corporate filings. This centralized information system, combined with interactive and dynamic software tools, allows transparent communication and collaboration among individual investors, corporations, institutional investors, and affiliate organizations.|
|Join this membership/networking organization that is creating a voice for retail investors.|
|Small Investor Protection Association|
|A voice for Canadian retail investors. With head office is in Markham Ontario, SIPA has over 500 members in ten provinces. SIPA speaks out for retail investors and participates on radio programs and TV shows. SIPA participates in media conferences, issues news releases and provides comments to media across Canada to advocate the interests of retail investors.|
|The Investor Network|
|An online community where investors and corporations come together to share information, ideas and perspectives. Your experience here is different from other investment-oriented community discussion forums because only validated investors can participate. The Investor Network is powered by Broadridge, a trusted provider in the financial services industry for over 40 years.|
|The Shareholder Activist|
|Your source for information and advice to facilitate your responsible shareholder activism. Providing a voice to the voiceless investor, The Shareholder Activist can empower you with the tools, tactics, and techniques to more fully exercise your rights as an equity stakeholder of a publicly traded corporation.|
|See how people and organizations you trust recommend you vote, on U.S. state ballots and corporate proxies.|
|World Federation of Investors Corporations|
|WFIC is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose members are primarily national shareholders' associations. WFIC was formed to promote investor education and help national shareholders association better serve their members, both individual investors and investment clubs.|
|The top financial news and research website in the United States, with more than 23 million visitors in February 2010. Offers information including stock quotes, stock exchange rates, corporate press releases and financial reports, and popular message boards for discussing a company's prospects and stock valuation. It also offers some hosted tools for personal finance management. [Wikipedia]|
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