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These are networks made up of stakeholder-participants from two or more [ civil society, private, non-organizational, public ] sectors. Per Don Tapscott: "new collaborative models that are emerging to address twenty-first century realities".


The Management Innovation eXchange

World CP Day



Moms With Apps


NeuroNext Network

Cambridge Neuroscience



BRAIN Initiative




The Walk Again Project

The AbilityLinks Consortium

Public / Government

These groups tackle "public initiatives for the public good."

The Center for Development and Disability


AHRQ Cerebral Palsy Issue Exploration Forum

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



National Rehabilitation Information Center


Private / Business

Business = "private initiatives for private good."

Social Business

Consulting, Quidoo, McKinsey Social Sector Office, Praxis, Dachis Group, Fifth Quadrant Analytics, IBM Social Business, TCC Group,, BWB Solutions

Special Needs Products and Services, Abilities Expo, The Anat Baniel Method, Advanced Muscle Stimulators, LLC, Closing The Gap, Your Therapy Source, Rifton Products, Easy Stand, 101 Mobility, The Mobility Resource, TheraTogs, Freedom Concepts, eSpecial Needs, Art Shop, ABR for Special Kids

Other, Reinventors


Consulting, Thrivable, The Energy Project, The David Allen Co. / GTD, Gartner, Inc., Axiom Consulting, Booz & Company, Bain & Company, Innosight, AT Kearney, Mercer, The Balanced Scorecard Institute, The Palladium Group, Business Foundation, Forrester Research, Paradigm Learning

Publications, Fast Company / CoLead, strategy+business, McKinsey & Co. Business Journal, Wired,, Exceptional Parent, Nature Neuroscience

Miscellaneous, MindMeister

Civil Society / Nonprofit

Think "private initiatives for the public good."


Health nonprofits cover a broad range of organizations concerned with the body or mind. Hospitals, substance abuse and additional treatment programs, diseases and disease research, medical disciplines and specialty research, and mental health and crisis services all fall into this category.

Advocacy / Fundraising, AbilityCatcher, My Child Without Limits, CP Daily Living, Pedal With Pete, UCP National, @CPInfo, Let's Cure CP, Parent to Parent, Mommies of Miracles,, Reaching For The Stars, Climb for CP, Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, Child Neurology, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Children's Neurobiological Solutions, Exceptional Kids

Other Diseases or Conditions (neurologic emphasis), Reeve Foundation, Parkinson's, National Parkinson Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Spina Bifida Association, Epilepsy, Team Epilepsy, The Epilepsy Therapy Project, American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation, The Charlie Foundation, Lily's Fund, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, Epilepsy Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis, National MS Society, Endless Pursuit, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Alzheimer Society, Alzheimer's Association, Cancer, American Cancer Society, LiveSTRONG Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer

Disability Orgs (general), We Connect Now, Abilities United, The Viscardi Center, Institute for Community Inclusion, The National Center on Health, Physical Education and Disability, IndependenceFirst, The Ability Center, Disability Horizons, Ability Chicago, Disability Scoop, The Arc, Able Magazine, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Council on Quality and Leadership, Opening Hearts, American Association of People with Disabilities, Respectability USA

Human Service

Human service nonprofits are the organizations that most people think of when they hear the word nonprofit. They feed the hungry, assist crime victims and offenders, provide job training, house the homeless, help people prepare for and recover from disasters, maintain playgrounds and athletic fields, act as advocates for children, and offer programs to help youth mature into adults who contribute to society.

UCP Affiliates, UCP of Maine

Independent Therapy Clinics, Leap Beyond Therapy, NAPA Center, CECO

Inclusive Recreation, CRIS, Victory Junction, The Paralympic Sports Association, Special Olympics

Intermediate Care Facilities, Hattie Larlham, Heinzerling Memorial

Other Direct-Service Agencies, The Cerebral Palsy League, Upstate Cerebral Palsy

Other Miscellaneous, American Red Cross, Easter Seals, UCP Wheels for Humanity, MOVE


The research category comprises science, technology, and social science institutes.

Hospital-based, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Rady Children's, Mass General Children's Hospital, Akron General Children's, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Research Institute of Chicago, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Gillette Children's

Other Miscellaneous, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


Education nonprofits promote learning and intellectual development.

Management, University / Ed Institutions, Social Innovation, Harvard Business Review, Stanford PACS, MIT Sloan Management Review, UC Berkeley School of Information, The Center for Social Innovation, OSU Fisher College of Business, Other, The Bridegspan Group, FSG, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services,, BoardSource, Root Cause, American Management Association, Leap of Reason, Plexus Institute, Nonprofit Times, The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, SoJo, MAP for Nonprofits, Keystone Accountability

Other miscellaneous, American Academy of Neurology, Nonprofit Quarterly, New Profit, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Health Publications, FasterCures, Overview, AACPDM, The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, A Special Needs Plan, American Physical Therapy Association, Points of Light


Foundations, Taproot Foundation, CPIRF

Other, Omidyar Network, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy Partners


Here I have (miscellaneously) in mind: individuals, blogs, the so-called household sector...

CP Focused

Dr. Lisa Thornton

Jilda Vargus-Adams

Jeff Kitchens

Cheryl Hines

Wendy Sullivan

Michael Kutcher

John W. Quinn


Consultants, John Hagel III, David K. Hurst, Tony Schwartz, Gary Hamel, Tom Peters, Carolien de Bruin, Peter Miles, Jorgen Eriksson, Lisa Kimball, David Allen, Dave Snowden, Bernard Marr, Les McKeown, Jack Welch, Bruce Waltuck, John Seely Brown, Lee J. Colan

Educators, Clayton Christenson, Teresa Amabile, Rita Gunther McGrath, Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Miscellaneous, Ira Horowitz, Braden Kelly, Art Kleiner

Information / Technology / Internet

David Weinberger

Erik Brynjolfsson

Heather Mansfield

Andrew McAfee

Geoff Morton-Haworth

Clay Shirky

Michael Porath

Philanthropy, general

Susan Robitaille

Michael Chatman

Steve Goldberg

Nell Eddington

Antony Bugg-Levine

Allison Fine

Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Jason Chmura


The Atlantic, Maria Popova, Derek Thompson, James Fallows

Kare Anderson

Miguel Nicolelis

Cristin Lind