In 2020, we partnered with the New American Majority (NAM) Action Fund to train 30 of their grantees across 11 electoral battleground states on digital organizing and infrastructure. This work helped to support the larger mission of the NAM Action Fund and the Democracy Alliance by electing progressive candidates, passing progressive policy changes at the state level, and implementing successful voter mobilization campaigns.
In June 2021 the NAM Action Fund asked us to come back for a second time and we launched a Digital and Communications cohort with their grantees. The cohort, which consisted of 13 staff of progressive state-based organizations, was created out of the recognition that many groups lack digital and comms expertise in-house, and that staff who hold those roles often do not have peers with whom they can strategize. Several participants appreciated that, in addition to skills-building, the cohort also focused on relationship-building and coaching.
The trainings were also directly applicable to participants’ day-to-day work. One person told us they were already “trying A/B testing with our mailers” while another shared that they had presented our training materials on definitions of power with their staff.
Director of NAM Action Fund, Becca Guerra said, “The NAM Fund sought to find a training organization with deep content knowledge, verified cultural competency, and a deep enthusiasm for building the skillset and leadership of our grantee participants. Working with re:power has been a dream! Our initial training cohort led by re:power was a huge success with our grantee participants raving about the program. We are now about to kick off our second training cohort through re:power, which will serve as true professional development for our grantee leaders. The re:power team brings their expertise to every conversation but allows our team space to co-create the final products. We cannot recommend re:power enough—they are an incredible asset to building the capacity of our movement!”