About the Program
In this 12-18 month program, NLA staff and consultants work closely with leaders to help them identify strengths, challenges, and needs, and match them with the appropriate trainings, resources, and experts to build a strong organizational foundation. We focus on core capacity fields such as strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, communications, and fundraising, among other areas. In short, we provide the capacity-building resources new organizations need to become sustainable, effective advocates for change.
NLA selects a limited cohort of six to ten organizations whose work falls into one of the following categories:
Securing and maintaining a diverse, progressive, permanent, and independent power base
Protecting and strengthening civil liberties
Educating the public and elected officials about progressive policy issues
Advancing a progressive policy agenda at the local, state, or federal level
If you’d like more information about our accelerator program, please contact us.
UPCOMING: The New American Majority Cohort
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 with demonstrated impact in building power in their communities. Learn more.
OUR 2018 COHORT
The six organizations in NLA’s first accelerator class have quickly become leaders of the progressive community - providing critical infrastructure, platforms, services, and rapid response capacity that make the entire movement stronger and better.