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The alumni program brings together a community of former OFA fellows, volunteers, staff, and others who have played a part in our fight for change.

 

ABOUT OFA ALUMNI

Organizing for Action was built by a group of passionate progressives organizing to move our country forward. Anyone who has practiced the OFA style of organizing or has experience working in the OFA Alumni Ladder of Engagement is eligible to become part of the OFA alumni community.

Spotlight

Luis Avila

OFA Alumni - 270 Strategies

Luis Avila is a proud member of our most recent OFA Alumni Training Corps class. Luis attended the Training Corps retreat in Washington, D.C., and now he's taking those skills to his new role training volunteer chapters. Luis is a vice president at 270 Strategies, a company that uses grassroots tactics to help organizations build effective campaigns.

ALUMNI EVENTS

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REQUEST TO JOIN YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER OR START YOUR OWN

From happy hours to joining partner organizations for local days of service, joining your local alumni chapter is a great way to stay in touch with the OFA family.

Training Corps

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The OFA Alumni Training Corps, or OATC, connects professional organizers with volunteer leaders in communities across the country.

THE OFA ALUMNI TRAINING CORPS

BECOME A TRAINER

The OFA Alumni Training Corps is a network of experts in community organizing, social media, and communications who lead trainings for new volunteers and fellows across the country. Do you want to share your expertise with some passionate, inspiring, and dedicated people? Consider applying to become a trainer.

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THE OFA STYLE OF ORGANIZING

The OFA style of organizing is defined by two traits. One is the snowflake model of organizing, in which the responsibilities of a given movement are taken out of the hands of a few select staff and put into the hands of community members who take ownership of the program's goals. The second trait is a philosophy of respecting, empowering, and including anyone who wants to be involved in a given movement.

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THE COI ONLINE

The Community Organizing Institute provides free online trainings to OFA alumni, partners, and volunteers on topics like social media and digital organizing. The professional development webinars are held on the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Sign up for the COI Online mailing list to receive information about upcoming trainings.

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