"OMB Watch [now the Center for Effective Government] is the offensive guard of the public interest community."
John Podesta
Founder and Chair
Center for American Progress


"OMB Watch [now the Center for Effective Government] is one of the most effective research and advocacy organizations I work with. They are often the first place I call on issues related to the role nonprofits play in advocating open and accessible government and equitable tax and budget policy. The Center for Effective Government has been an invaluable ally on countless issues.... the Center for Effective Government and its staff provide sound, strategic advice and quick, no-nonsense action. No one has the credibility to convene diverse groups as quickly and with such successful results as they do."
Edwin S. Jayne
Associate Director of Legislation
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)


"OMB Watch [now the Center for Effective Government] provides reliable, timely, and important information on developments related not just to OMB [the Office of Management and Budget], but to Congress and other administrative departments as well. I regularly visit the Center for Effective Government's website for analysis on new regulatory policies or to access related information. OMB Watch is also an outspoken advocate for policies that improve public access to information. U.S. PIRG values the Center for Effective Government both as a coalition partner and as a leader in promoting and protecting an open and responsive federal government. We are grateful for the expertise and experience that the Center for Effective Government brings to the table..."
Alex Fidis
formerly with U.S. PIRG


"OMB Watch [now the Center for Effective Government] plays an essential role in nonprofit advocacy nationwide. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is one of many state associations that rely on OMB Watch's timely research and astute analysis, without which we could not be informed and responsive on federal issues. It was the Center for Effective Government (as OMB Watch) that convened other national and state-based organizations to respond to efforts to limit lobbying rights of nonprofits, to fight the repeal of the estate tax, to make a compelling case for sound fiscal policies. It is the Center for Effective Government that provides extensive information, networks, policy recommendations, and access to the policy process to MCN and our 1,850 member organizations. The Center for Effective Government has dedicated staff time to supporting MCN's efforts to advance advocacy. We value and use the Center for Effective Government's work and are grateful to have such fine leaders and allies in engaging nonprofits in important policy issues."
Marcia Avner
Former Public Policy Director
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits