What NLA has achieved
In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, NLA was the first to step up to provide capacity-building support to new leaders focused on securing and maintaining a new progressive power base.
We are a new organization but our work is already paying HUGE dividends. Here’s the cliffsnotes on what we’ve been up to:
Selected and supported a wildly successful first cohort. The six organizations in our 2018 accelerator class have quickly become leaders of the progressive movement - providing infrastructure, platforms, services, and rapid response capacity that make the entire movement stronger and better.
Secured more than $1.7 million worth of pro-bono and low-bono support for legal, strategic planning, communications, leadership, and organizational development support for new organizations.
Built a deep bench of more than 100 experts, consultants, attorneys and coaches to work at low- or pro-bono rates to help new organizations thrive and scale.
Provided more than 150 hours of technical assistance to more than 40 newly formed organizations.
Built an experienced advisory board of leading experts to mentor, train, and support emerging organizations.
Created a 501(c)(3), The Capacity Shop to explore ways to strengthen resources for emerging organizations.
Served as a hub for collaboration, avoiding duplication and supporting coordination in a crowded landscape.
Produced webinars and in-person trainings attended by more than 60 new leaders.
Received seed funding from Open Society Foundation.
We’re currently planning to maximize our impact by launching two, new cohorts in 2019. Click here to make a secure, online donation to help support these new cohorts.