Friends of CANVAS

Albert Einstein Institution

AEI is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Gene Sharp in 1983 to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. Their work has been into dozens of languages, and inspired successful nonviolent campaigns around the world.

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization that educates, supports and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship.

New Tactics

New Tactics is a program of Center for Victims of Torture that helps human rights defenders work more effectively so they can achieve their goals and better address human rights violations around the world, through the use of diverse tactics and strategies.


Founded in 1963, IREX is an international non-profit organization that “provides thought research and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.” The organization enables individuals to develop quality education, independent media and strong communities by providing programs focused on conflict resolution, technology for development, gender and youth.

Partners Global

Partners for Democratic Change is a global network of professionals who wish to bring about a world where people work together peacefully to bring about change. The network serves to support local leaders and “create partnerships that transform conflict, strengthen democratic institutions, and achieve sustainable development.”

Build A Movement

Build A Movement (BAM) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C. BAM is committed to teaching and training activists, students, scholars and policy-makers to the methods and strategies of nonviolent action to promote democratization, human rights and social change.