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NAFCM has a global perspective and mindset with a localized USA/ North American focus.


NAFCM looks to create formal partnerships of national significance.  These partnerships with affinity organizations will strengthen efforts to be of service to community mediation centers and promote the field of community mediation.


If you believe that your association or organization:

  • shares a similar national vision of transformative peace;
  • approach is from a place of curiosity and collaboration, which demonstrates integrity and quality;
  • aligns with the values and principles (the 9 Hallmarks) of NAFCM;


then please contact D.G. Mawn at and let’s talk.


NAFCM is honored to be partners with following national prime movers. These organizations are instrumental partners in the National Association for Community Mediation's work in strengthening the community mediation field.



JAMS Foundation

JAMS, the nation’s premier provider of private dispute resolution services, established the non-profit JAMS Foundation to offer financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national or international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public interest.

Click here for the most up-to-date information on the NAFCM/JAMS Community Mediation Mini-Grant Program. Logo serves as a bridge between professionals offering mediation services and people needing mediation services and features the most content of any mediation website on the planet. offers a newsletter for 26,000 subscribers, easy-to-use websites, directory, targeted marketing, and a Caseload Manager for managing mediation offices,
reports, data, billing, and volunteers.

NAFCM Program Members are eligible for a discount on Caseload Manager. For more information please email

Click here for more information on Caseload Manager!


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Association for Conflict Resolution


The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR is the nation’s largest professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners. ACR works in a wide range of settings throughout the United States and around the world.

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M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

The The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a nonprofit that equips people to use nonviolence to create a sustainable and just world for all. The M.K. Gandhi Institute collaborates with local organizations, academic institutions, students, and committed peacemakers in the following areas: nonviolence education, sustainability and environmental conservation,
and the promotion of racial justice.

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Resolution Systems Institute

Resolution System Institute's (RSI) mission is to strengthen access to justice by enhancing court alternative dispute resolution systems by providing reliable information and expert assistance so that court ADR programs can function at the highest level of quality and in the most effective manner. Learn more about the services offered by RSI by clicking here.


Mediators Beyond Borders International

Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) keeps the people affected by conflict at the center of peacebuilding. It is our mission to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide. Our approach emphasizes inclusivity and cultural competency. Our multi-disciplinary practitioners uncover and address the many contexts of conflict, including the impact of trauma in communities. Learn more about the work done by MBBI by clicking here.



National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is a network of innovators who bring people together across divides to tackle today’s toughest challenges. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this extraordinary community, currently 700 members strong. Learn more about the work done by NCDD by clicking here.

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American Arbitration Association-International Center for Dispute Resolution Foundation

The American Arbitration Association-International Center for Dispute Resolution Foundation® (AAA-ICDR Foundation®) was established in 2015 with the purpose to fund critical projects, domestically and internationally. This effort fills important needs in the ADR community by expanding the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), improving the process, increasing access to ADR for those who cannot afford it, and sharing knowledge across different cultures.

For more information regarding the AAA-ICDR Foundation’s work and current grant funding opportunities, please click here.



Black Women For Positive Change

Black Women For Positive Change

Black Women for Positive Change has two primary missions: (1) To Preserve, Strengthen and Expand the American Middle/Working Class, with focus on the African American Community; and (2) To Change the Culture of Violence in America, and the World. We believe we can "Change the Culture of Violence" by creating an American culture that believes in safe families and safe communities.



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