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NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples W01 - Search W01 - Alliances & Advocacy

Organizations whose activities focus on influencing public policy within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other major group area. Includes a variety of activities from public education and influencing public opinion to lobbying national and state legislatures.

Key words: Lobbying; Public Affairs Reform; Public Awareness; Public Policy Reform

NAICS: 541618   Largest/examples W02 - Search W02 - Management & Technical Assistance

Consultation, training, and other forms of management assistance services to nonprofit groups within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other major group area.

NAICS: 813920   Largest/examples W03 - Search W03 - Professional Societies & Associations

Learned societies, professional councils, and other organizations that bring together individuals or organizations with a common professional or vocational interest within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other major group area.

Scope notes: USE this code for water associations whose emphasis is on the water supply profession itself; USE C03 for organizations which have a broader environmental mission.

Includes: Accreditation Boards;

See also: Environmental Professional Societies & Associations (C03)

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples W05 - Search W05 - Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis

Organizations whose primary purpose is to conduct research and/or public policy research within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other major group area.

Key words: Public Affairs Research and Analysis; Public Policy Research and Analysis

NAICS: 813219   Largest/examples W11 - Search W11 - Single Organization Support

Organizations existing as a fund-raising entity for a single institution within the Public & Societal Benefit major group area.

NAICS: 813219   Largest/examples W12 - Search W12 - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

Organizations that raise and distribute funds for multiple organizations within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other major group area.

NAICS: 813219   Largest/examples W19 - Search W19 - Support N.E.C.

Organizations that provide all forms of support except for financial assistance or fund raising for other organizations within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other major group area.

NAICS: 813410   Largest/examples: W20 - W2 - Search W20 - Government & Public Administration

Organizations that are concerned with the effective functioning of government including the administration of public agencies and the actions and decisions of public officials. Use this code for organizations that undertake a broad range of activities directed at improving the functioning of the public sector and for those that provide specific services in this area that are not specified below.

Key words: Campaign Finance; Civic Affairs; Clean Elections; Election Regulation; COG; Council of Governments; Ethics in Public Administration; Government Agencies; Government Reform; PACs; Political Action Committees; Political Organizations; Political Parties; Public Administration; Social Security Reform; Welfare Policy; Welfare Reform

Scope notes: Includes: 501(c)(1) goverment instrumentalities

See also: Political Science; Voter Education & Registration

NAICS: 813410   Largest/examples W22 - Search W22 - Public Finance, Taxation & Monetary Policy

Organizations that are primarily engaged in financial administration and taxation including monetary policy; tax administration; collection, custody and disbursement of funds; debt and investment administration; and other similar activities.

Key words: Federal Reserve; Government Employee Retirement Funds; Government Trust Funds; Monetary Policy; Public Debt; Public Finance; Tax Administration; Tax Collection; Taxation

Scope notes: Includes: 501(c)(1) government farm, livestock, agriculture, and land credit services (FLCA)

See also: Economic Development; Financial Institutions

NAICS: 813410   Largest/examples W24 - Search W24 - Citizen Participation

Organizations that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process.

Key words: Citizenship; Civics; Participatory Democracy; Political Clubs

NAICS: 813410   Largest/examples: W30 - W3 - Search W30 - Military & Veterans Organizations

Membership organizations that are engaged in promoting the interests of the veterans or active or retired military personnel who are their members.

Key words: Air Force; American Legion; Armed Forces of the United States; Army; Coast Guard; Marine Corps; Military Chaplains; National Guard; Navy; Veterans Affairs ; Veterans of Foreign Wars; VFW; War Veterans

Scope notes: Includes: 501(c)(19) and 501(c)(23) organizations

Excludes: Veterans' and war memorials, USE Historical Organizations (A80)

NAICS: 485999   Largest/examples: W40 - W4 - Search W40 - Public Transportation Systems

Organizations that provide fixed-route mass transit services that utilize buses, trains, ferry boats or other vehicles to transport people within the limits of a city, a metropolitan area, a county or a multi-county region, or to move people from outlying areas into a city or metropolitan area.

Key words: Air Traffic Control; Air Transportation; Airline Terminals; Airports; Bus Shelters; Buses, Cable Cars; Commuter Rail, Ferry Boats; Light-Rail Systems; Mass Transit; Pedestrian Shelters; Public Transportation; Public Transportation Systems; Rail Transportation; Railroads; Railways; Rapid Transit Systems; Roadways; Streetcars; Subways; Trains; Trolleys; Urban Mass Transit

See also: Transportation Assistance

NAICS: 517910   Largest/examples: W50 - W5 - Search W50 - Telecommunications

Organizations that furnish point-to-point communications services including telephone and telegraph services.

Key words: Communication Services; Electronic Messaging; Freenet Providers; Internet Service Providers; Rural Utilities; Telecommunications ; Telegraph; Telephone Systems; Wireless Communications Systems

See also: Local Benevolent Life Insurance Associations, Mutual Irrigation & Telephone Companies & Like Organizations

NAICS: 522000   Largest/examples: W60 - W6 - Search W60 - Financial Institutions

Organizations that provide an alternative to the traditional banking system for people who want to maintain checking or savings accounts, purchase money orders, cash third-party checks or engage in other financial transactions.

Key words: Banks; Check Cashing; Investment Management ; Investments & Securities ; Savings & Loan Associations; Thrift Institutions; Trust Companies

Scope notes: Includes: 501(c)(14)organizations

NAICS: 522130   Largest/examples W61 - Search W61 - Credit Unions

Cooperative 501(c)(14) associations that use money deposited by a group of people (e.g., fellow employees) and lend it out again to people in the same group at favorable interest rates.

NAICS: 813410   Largest/examples: W70 - W7 - Search W70 - Leadership Development

Organizations that are designed to train people to become effective leaders at the national or local level.

Key words: Leadership Training

See also: Youth Development Programs; Youth Development - Religious Leadership

NAICS: 221000   Largest/examples: W80 - W8 - Search W80 - Public Utilities

Organizations that provide gas, electricity, water and sanitary services including the hook-up of services and the installation, maintenance and repair of necessary equipment. [Many are located in section 501(c)(12).]

Key words: Electric Generating Plants; Electrification; Energy Generating Resources; Energy Suppliers; Gas Services; Energy Suppliers; Light Companies; Natural Gas Services; Power Generating Plants; Propane Services; Public Utilities; Rural Water Companies; Sanitary Services; Utility Systems; Water & Sewer Services; Water Rights; Water Systems; Waterworks

See also: Energy Resources Conservation & Development; Telecommunications

NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples: W90 - W9 - Search W90 - Consumer Protection

Organizations that provide for the education and protection of individuals who purchase, use, maintain and dispose of products and services.

Key words: Consumer Complaints; Consumer Education; Consumer Fraud; Consumer Product Safety; Consumer Protection; Consumer Safety

NAICS: 813410   Largest/examples W99 - Search W99 - Public & Societal Benefit N.E.C.

Use this code for organizations that clearly provide services relating to public affairs or society benefit where the major purpose is unclear enough that a more specific code cannot be accurately assigned.