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Training the next generation of digital leaders

The first of four tracks of the OFA Professional Fellowship has come to an end. Get the inside scoop on the journey—and what comes next

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  • "Everything I learned in the last four weeks I will use for the rest of my life."

    The second track of the OFA Professional Fellowship just finished up—and these professional-grade trainers are already making things happen.

    After four weeks of online courses, professional fellows from the Training Management track convened in Chicago to put their newly acquired skills to the test by helping to run the annual Train-the-Trainer workshop for OFA volunteer leaders.

  • Training organizers in the digital age

    Read how OFA is bringing digital organizing to volunteers across the country.

    Digital platforms are some of the most powerful tools organizers have at their disposal, and OFA is training the next generation of volunteers how to use them effectively.

    As a part of OFA's inaugural Professional Fellowship, participants are also learning how to plan and develop an effective digital campaign.

    Follow along on Twitter by checking out #OFAFellows, and learn more about the OFA Professional Fellowship. Applications are open for the Campus Organizing Management Track through August 1st!

  • "It was the honor of a lifetime"

    Meet Jennifer, an OFA fellow who got to introduce the President

    I've seen a lot of dreams made real since I started organizing, but as the daughter of two immigrants, nothing compares to how I felt watching my father pass pass his citizenship exam. That feeling is something I want others to experience, and it's what drives me to learn more and get better as a community organizer.

    Being an OFA fellow has allowed me to channel my inspiration from the stories of great leaders—and to meet one of those I most admire.

  • Meet Peggy

    Here's how one great organizer is making a difference in Utah.

    Everyone gets their start in organizing through a unique set of circumstances. For Peggy, that new direction wasn't an expected one—but now, she has no plans of going back.

  • Finding Inspiration

    My story of scouting, canvassing, and getting involved.

    I’ve been an organizer practically as long as I’ve been able to write my name. Everyone’s reasons for getting involved are unique—here’s my story.

  • Building the next generation of progressive organizers

    The OFA Fellows program creates leaders and difference-makers.

    Looking for a way to take the next step in the fight for progress?

    The OFA Fellows program is building the next generation of progressive organizers, providing individuals with the opportunity to gain new organizing skills and bring positive change to their local communities.

  • Now accepting: 2015 Spring Fellowship applications

    Now accepting: 2015 Spring Fellowship applications

    If you know a current or future community organizer, tell them to apply.

    The OFA Fellowship Program is all about giving organizers at all experience levels the tools needed to go out and make a difference in their communities.

    Whether you're a seasoned organizer or just getting your feet wet, this fellowship will make you better at what you do—guaranteed.

  • You could be an OFA Fellow

    Through my work with OFA, I've been able to get involved in the fights that really matter to me.

    A year ago, I didn't know I'd be a grassroots organizer today. But thanks to the OFA fellowship program, here I am, so much better prepared to make a difference on the issues I care about.

  • “I've never done anything so rewarding”

    Meet Ashly—an OFA volunteer turned OFA fellow.

    When I got the opportunity to be an OFA fellow, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and further my development with OFA’s training intensive programs and hands-on approach. And I was so right. It has been an amazing experience.

  • Interview: Meet OFA Fellow Sara M. in Tennessee

    "Now I'm part of something much bigger than myself."

    Sara M. is a Middle Tennessee State University student and OFA organizing fellow with a flair for writing. When she’s not working on her personal writing projects, Sara can be found putting her communication skills to work organizing her adopted town of Murfreesboro to take action on issues like women's rights and health reform.


  • The next generation of progressive organizers is here

    OFA's 2014 Spring Fellows program kicked off last weekend.

    More than 1,700 people were accepted to take part in the the OFA Spring Fellows program. For the next three months, they'll recruit volunteers, plan local events, coordinate issue campaigns—and then use all of that hands-on experience to change the world.