State solutions. National Impact.

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

2016’s Forgotten Man

The tumultuous presidential campaign of the past 18 months gave voice to a faceless and nameless American worker, disenfranchised and left behind by the globalization of the economy and the big…


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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