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NIC Payments joins the Alliance for Innovation Corporate Partner Program

NIC Services (NIC) builds self-service internet, mobile and point of sale secure payment solutions helping businesses and citizens engage more effectively with government. NIC is the nation’s leading provider of digital government services, partnering with more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Since 1992, the company has developed more than 13,000 digital government solutions. In 2017, more than 350 million online transactions were completed across the country using services developed by the company, resulting in NIC securely processing more than $21 billion on behalf of its government partners. Bringing a quarter-century of expertise, NIC has developed a system of operational best practices encompassing the full lifecycle of payments, from origination to disbursements to reporting. Their experience in the public sector allows them to deliver a payment solution for government that not only functions correctly and according to standards, but integrates efficiently with state and local units, as well as industry standard accounting and audit processes. “NIC is honored to partner with the Alliance for Innovation as the premier Payment Processing service provider as our strategic vision aligns with the Alliance’s commitment to evolve community though research and innovation,” says Mukesh Patel, President of NIC Services. “We look forward to working with all Alliance partners to help continue to make the tools and support for community innovation more readily available to local leadership.” According to Katy Simon Holland, Alliance Interim CEO/President, “The ability of NIC to bundle services and scale to smaller communities while provide branding customization per jurisdiction will be attractive to the Alliance membership.  Current clients particularly value the full service credit card processing (from card swipe to customer disputes and reconciliation) and customer friendly engineering.  The Alliance welcomes NIC to the Corporate Partner program with its years of experience and innovative spirit.” No other vendor is closer to government or to the constituents and businesses they serve than NIC. Their solutions meet the unique needs of government. The result – NIC helps their partners change how they interact with their constituents. Read more: More about NIC Payments

Municipal World
Municipal World Partners with the Alliance for Innovation

The Alliance for Innovation is pleased to welcome Municipal World into our Corporate Partners Program.

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What is the Alliance Corporate Partner Program?

The Alliance Corporate Partner Program seeks to support the Alliance's mission to be the Premier Resource for Emerging Practices. As members of our Corporate Partner Program private and non-profit partners provide educational content with free regional workshops, free national webinars, and Solutions Journal case study articles. Corporate Partners offer unique products, consulting and training specifically tailored to benefit Alliance members and provide solutions in a credible, non-commercial environment.

Please review the impressive list of Alliance Corporate Partners. Contact the Corporate Partner Liaison, Karen Leone at or the Regional Director in your area for more information, introductions, and to schedule virtual demonstrations.


Our Corporate Partners

This group of businesses deliver local government solutions with passion for excellence in public service, dedication to improve community processes and service deliver, and commitment to accelerate innovation with flexible, scalable solutions (Listed in Alphabetical Order).

Balancing Act

Balancing Act is a fun, easy way for residents to learn about public budgets.


At CIS, the Center for Internet Security, we believe that everyone deserves a secure online experience.

Center for Priority Based Budgeting

CPBB transforms the way local governments define success in their communities.

Drucker Institute

Helping organizational leaders successfully meet their greatest challenges.


eCivis is the leading cloud-based grant management system in the nation.


Envisio takes the strategic plan implementation process to the next level.

Government Leadership Solutions

Helping local governments develop workplace cultures that attract top talent.

HdL Companies

Founded in 1983, HdL maximizes local government revenues by providing audits, analytical services and enterprise software products. Audit and management consulting services include sales, use and transaction taxes, property taxes, transient occupancy taxes and marijuana regulation and taxation.  Serving both the city, special district and county markets, hdl audits every major stream of government revenue to ensure your agency receives the proper allocations from the distributing authority. Over 33 years, HdL has amassed a comprehensive database of historical tax revenues facilitating customized forecasts of municipal tax revenues within 2-3% of actual performance. Services also include business license outsourcing and economic development services. Visit HdL companies' website to learn more.


Huelife is a human capital consulting firm that specializes in design and facilitation.


ICMA-RC is a non-profit, independent financial services corporation.

Management Partners

Management Partners offers a variety of services to local governments.

The Mejorando Group

The Mejorando Group will fine tune your organization for peak performance.

Municipal World

Municipal World Inc. is a Canadian media brand that connects municipalities.

NIC Payments

NIC builds self-service secure payment solutions.

Rebecca Ryan

Author and founder of Next Generation Consulting.


REVISION Empowers Performance Excellence for state and local governments.


SAFEbuilt helps communities achieve their development and planning goals.


The Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc.

Slate Communications

Slate Communications helps local governments share their story.


Leverage the purchasing power of over 50,000 member agencies.


At Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

ViewPoint Cloud

ViewPoint is helping government agencies adopt better technology.


At Zelos, we facilitate discovery through customized consulting and coaching.

Local Government Solutions Journal

Upcoming Corporate Partner Webinars & Workshops

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

The Alliance welcomes Corporate Partnerships with innovative private sector and nonprofit organizations. We encourage companies providing proven or emerging technologies, products, training, and/or consulting services specific to local government to contact Karen Leone, Corporate Partner Liaison at or call 602.496.1095. 

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