New Left Accelerator empowers progressive leaders to transform their ideas into impact. We accomplish this by running an accelerator program and serving as a resource clearinghouse for promising new progressive organizations.
We provide strategic support to guide new founders through the early stages of organizational development.
We run an accelerator program to help emerging, progressive organizations become sustainable, effective advocates for change.
NLA works closely with emerging, progressive leaders to help them identify strengths, challenges, and needs, then match them with appropriate trainings, resources, and experts.
We focus on core capacity functions such as strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, communications, and fundraising, among other areas.
In short, we provide all the capacity-building resources new organizations need to become sustainable, effective advocates for change.
NLA provides hands-on technical assistance including organizational assessment, referrals to pre-vetted experts, connections to others in the field, and access to training and other resources.
We provide these services in 30- or 60-minute, one-on-one appointments each week.
NLA has provided technical assistance and support to more than forty organizations that are filling crucial gaps and playing a leading role in the progressive movement.
The New American Majority
As 2018 demonstrated, the future of progressive power lies with the rising New American Majority - a coalition comprised of women, youth, and people of color. NLA’s 2019-2020 cohort will help eight to ten emerging, innovative leaders who are running organizations that demonstrated impact in building power in their communities.
2016-2018 REPORT: Building Progressive Power
Learn how NLA’s efforts to provide the capacity-building support that innovative, early-stage organizations need to succeed and scale are paying big dividends for the entire movement. Download our 2016-2018 report (PDF).
Whether you’re part of an emerging organization looking for strategic support, a consultant interested in offering your expertise, or someone looking to support NLA’s work, we’d love to hear from you!