Launch Ready to Run® and elect more women in your state.

Strengthen the political clout of women in your state by launching your state’s Ready to Run® - a tried and true program that provides a core model while still addressing the unique needs of your state. As a partner, you’ll be joining an established network of partner organizations already making an impact.  Campaign trainings for women matter and are effective: over 70% of Ready to Run® participants who run win their races.

Network Benefits

CAWP offers expert guidance as partners develop their programs. We’ve spent over 15 years testing and honing the program, so partners can hit the ground running with resources and a network of partners at their service.  Partners have access to:

  • Detailed program development manual that includes information on program goals, curriculum and logistics, as well as sample letters, brochures, and evaluation forms.
  • Ongoing consultation and assistance to partners regarding issues related to first year program development and fundraising. 
  • State-specific Ready to Run® logo and artwork available for use.
  • Free registrations for up to 2 representatives of the partner organization to attend our Ready to Run® New Jersey program.
  • CAWP staff member available to attend and serve as a resource person at the partner’s first Ready to Run® program.
  • Access to the combined wealth of knowledge from staff expertise and CAWP’s 30+ years as a premiere research institution.
  • Facilitated communication among the National Network partners to share best practices and brainstorm program improvements.
  • Inclusion in all relevant CAWP and Ready to Run® publications and promotional materials, including the CAWP newsletter, Ready to Run® brochure and Ready to Run® National Network web site.​

How to Apply

The Center for American Women and Politics seeks Ready to Run® National Network Partners who demonstrate:

  • A commitment to non-partisan women’s political education programming;
  • A commitment to recruiting participants and speakers who are diverse in partisanship, race, and ethnicity;
  • The potential for building strong partnerships with other organizations and institutions in the state or region; and
  • Access to women in public leadership, campaign professionals, and community leaders. 

All partners must be nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organizations.  

To apply, contact Jean Sinzdak