Links of Interest

American Society for Public Administration
APSA is the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration. It is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration, promoting the value of joining and elevating the public service profession, providing networking and professional development opportunities to members, and achieving innovative solutions to the challenges of governance.


Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. It is one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. It’s mission is to serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.


Council on Governmental Ethics Laws
COGEL is an organization of government ethics administrators. COGEL members work in the fields of governmental ethics, freedom of information, elections, lobbying, and campaign finance. Members include governmental entities, educational institutions, and other organizations such as law firms and corporations.


International City-County Management Association
The ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. They provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.


International Institute for Public Ethics
IIPE is an international professional association for practitioners and scholars working in the field of Public Sector Ethics. It is independent, not-for-profit, and politically non-partisan. It’s prime objective is to develop an international and professional community of public sector ethicists, and to offer support for scholars and practitioners in the field. The Institute’s activities include the development and dissemination of professional education and training programs and the promotion of ethics research and development projects.


Missouri Ethics Commission
The MEC serves the public interest by promoting and maintaining transparency, accountability, and compliance with campaign finance, lobbying, and conflict of interest laws. They educate and assist the citizens of Missouri, public officials, lobbyists, and those participating in public elections by increasing awareness and understanding of the law, while also investigating and enforcing these laws consistently.


Markkula Center For Applied Ethics
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is the world’s leading proponent for practical ethics in personal and professional life. In dialogue with Silicon Valley and global society, the Center conducts research and inquiry into important ethical questions, and provides useful resources to promote ethics in everyday life and equip individuals and institutions to act with integrity. Not limited to only government ethics, the center focuses on all major fields of ethics studies.

  • Markkula Center For Applied Ethics Focus Area: Government Ethics
    The Markkula Center’s Government Ethics page is an excellent resource for articles, cases, and links on creating a culture of ethics and values in government. A particularly exemplary resource for those unfamiliar with ethical issues and dilemmas in government is the sites “Introduction to Government Ethics.”


National Conference of State Legislatures
The NCSL is committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Their stated mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensure that state legislatures have a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.


The Sunlight Foundation
The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make U.S. government and politics more accountable and transparent to all. Their vision is to use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. The Foundation puts a special focus on the political money flow and who tries to influence government and how government responds. Their open government work takes place at the local, state, federal and international levels.

  • The Open States Project of the Sunlight Foundation
    Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state’s capitol by aggregating information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Users can research bills, review voting records, contact elected officials and more. All bill, legislator, committee and event data is collected from official sources.