State Policy Network
State solutions. National Impact.

Founded in 1992 by Tom Roe at the urging of Ronald Reagan, State Policy Network (SPN) is the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, nonprofit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks.

5 Things to Know about Janus v. AFSCME

On Monday, February 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, Country, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. At its core, this case is about…


The Network

Core Programs

Executive Leadership Program

SPN’s Leadership Development programs identify, cultivate and support the talent that powers the network. SPN supports state-based leaders in their efforts to build durable, results oriented…

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SPN’s team of experienced staff provides practical advice, support and training in each of the nonprofit core capabilities: board development, strategic planning, fundraising, communications and…

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Annual Meeting

SPN’s Annual Meeting is the foremost conference in the freedom movement aimed squarely at advancing policy reforms essential to the American principles of liberty and law. Think tank leaders, network…

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Policy Advancement

Our country needs practical state-based solutions to deal with some of our most difficult public policy challenges. State Policy Network and the network of independent state think tanks and other…

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