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 6-10 organizations each year whose work falls into one of the following categories:
Securing and maintaining a diverse, progressive political 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.
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.