"The success of the RootsCamp...helps explain the yawning digital divide between the two parties... RootsCamp has served as a crash course in best practices for thousands of lefties."
--Robert Draper, Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?" New York Times Magazine, February 14, 2013
In the past, participants have come from all over the country, and even around the globe. We’ve had data geeks from the biggest national campaigns trading lessons learned with field innovators from school board races in Pittsburgh. Or climate change organizers from Switzerland sharing best practices with marriage equality advocates from Maine. It's all there and the more people we have, the more ideas will get turned into world-changing campaigns!
It’s also a rare opportunity for D.C. insiders to interact directly with people fighting on the front lines, and a unique space to begin an honest discussion about what worked, what didn’t, and how we grow stronger together.
What’s My Role?
Your perspective is unique. Whether you develop and lead a session, or simply participate in the conversation, we hope you’ll come and share your experiences, knowledge and skills. You won’t just be networking and attending discussions: you’ll be helping define our work over the coming years by sharing the lessons you learned this year.
When & Where
New Organizing Institute
We’re a community of organizers, and we’re committed to solving the biggest challenges that stand in the way of change.
Our basic belief is simple: if people have the skills to engage others, the tools to build powerful campaigns, and a community of practice to help them learn and grow, they can win real change, make measurable improvements in people’s lives, and restore faith in our government and our democracy.
We train organizers to build and manage effective movements by integrating tried-and-true community organizing, cutting-edge digital strategy, and data-driven decision making. We provide free access to revolutionary tools, technologies, and research to help campaigns reach the next level. And we build a community of practice that connects organizers across issues, creating a more integrated, more diverse, and more dynamic movement for change.
We're working to produce the best leaders and strongest movements of our generation. We help campaigns win today, while working to build capacity and infrastructure that will allow us to keep winning into the next generation.