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The next generation of field managers
Twenty-six fellows are ready to pursue leadership positions in field management across the progressive movement.
The progressive movement needs skilled organizers on the front-lines. See how OFA's Field Management Professional Fellowship is equipping the next generation of organizers with the skills and tools they need to run effective organizing programs.
OFA's Organizing Director Summit
Earlier this month, OFA hosted its first-ever Organizing Director Summit, bringing together people from around the country for a day of dialogue and training.
Grassroots organizations build winning campaigns by empowering supporters on the ground—the work of organizing directors. Check out how some of them came together at the summit to learn from each other and increase the impact of their work.
OFA's second annual Social Media Summit
Professionals from across the country came together to learn from each other.
Social media professionals convened in Chicago for the second annual Social Media Summit. Participants from organizations large and small came ready to collaborate, grow their networks, and discuss the next big things in social media.
Flex your civic engagement muscle
Read about one OFA chapter's partnership with a local health care organization
OFA Chapters around the country are working with local partner groups on ways to improve their communities.
This week, while proudly wearing their OFA pins, OFA New Mexico chapter members joined with Health Action New Mexico to celebrate their 20th year of service to the people of the state.
Onward: A former OFA Professional Fellow lands a dream job
Christina recently graduated from OFA's inaugural Professional Fellowship program, Here's what she's up to now
Read how a former OFA professional fellow used OFA tools and trainings to land a job fighting for a great cause.
Starting out as long-time volunteer with OFA in California, Christina soon became an OFA digital lead, and then a regional digital co-lead, and then building on her skill set to become a digital professional fellow.
Anyone can become an organizing rockstar too. All you have to do is get started.
"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.
Another track of the OFA Professional Fellowship just graduated. Check out these professional-grade trainers in action.
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
The OFA Professional Fellowship is a training and educational program that seeks to cultivate high quality talent by developing the skills of mid- and senior-level staff throughout the progressive movement—and it just wrapped up the inaugural track.
Check out the first graduating class, who focused on improving their digital organizing skills.
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!
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
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.
Organizing tip of the week: Location, location, location
As volunteer teams across the country get ready for another voter registration weekend of action, here’s a useful tip: When setting up a