Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description
131 & Counting DC, National Nonpartisan

131 & Counting aims to support the growing number of women lawmakers and their staff by bringing together public policy professionals and...

AAPC Regional Seminars
American Association of Political Consultants
National Nonpartisan The American Association of Political Consultants sponsors seminars and conferences in different parts of the country throughout the year,...
All In Together National Nonpartisan

The All In Together Campaign (AIT) is the only non-partisan women’s organization committed to delivering cross-sector, innovative solutions to...

American Nurses Association-PAC
American Nurse's Association, Inc.
National Nonpartisan

ANA-PAC is a bipartisan PAC that supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated their support for legislative and regulatory goals...

Black Girls Vote National

The mission of Black Girls Vote is to inspire women of color to use the political process to improve the quality of life for their families and...

Campaign Management School
National Federation of Republican Women
National Rep

The National Federation for Republican Women pursues its longtime objective for political education by training Republicans to win elections...

Campaign Management Training Seminar
American Farm Bureau
National Nonpartisan

The American Farm Bureau provides its state-based partners with programmatic content for campaign training seminars for candidates, their spouses...

Candidate and Campaign Training
Victory Institute
National Nonpartisan

Founded in 1993, the Victory Institute runs candidate and campaign trainings that provide comprehensive, nonpartisan training to present and...

Candidate Boot Camp National Nonpartisan

Candidate Boot Camp offers online candidate training and free resources for those considering running for office. 

Candidate Training
GOPAC
National Rep

Founded in 1979, GOPAC is a national organization dedicated exclusively to electing Republicans to state and local offices.  The organization...

Center for American Women and Politics National Nonpartisan The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is...
CIEE Civic Leadership Summit
CIEE Work &Travel USA
National Nonpartisan

At the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit, participants will join young leaders from around the world to learn about leadership, social entrepreneurship...

Democratic Campaign Management Program National Dem

The program begins with a week-long, formal training seminar.  Upon completion of the seminar, each participant is assigned a specific area to...

DFA Campaign Academy
Democracy for America
National Dem

The DFA Campaign Academy seeks to focus, network, and train grassroots activists to change the country and the Democratic Party from the bottom up...

EDF Action Campaign Academy
EDF Action
National Nonpartisan

EDF Action Campaign Academy gives candidates the tools they need to connect the environment to their local campaigns.  Participants will learn...

Elect Her-Campus Women Win National Nonpartisan Elect HerCampus Women Win encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW...
Elect Women Magazine National Nonpartisan

ElectWomen Magazine is a non-partisan online media site that provides campaign tips, stories and resources to women running for political office...

Electing Women PAC National Dem

Electing Women is a Federal Political Action Committee based in Denver, Colorado. Electing Women is dedicated to raising money for pro-choice...

Emerge America National Dem Emerge America is a political leadership training program for Democratic women held in states throughout the country. The Emerge mission is to...
EMILY's List National Dem

EMILY's List is a political network committed to a three-pronged strategy to elect pro-choice Democratic women: recruiting and funding viable...

Empowered Women National Rep

Empowered Women gives voice to a new generation of Conservative American women.  We are a positive, proactive platform that celebrates women as...

Excellence in Public Service Series National Rep

Founded in 1989 as the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series in Indiana, this network of state programs encourages, mentors, and...

Feminist Majority Foundation National Nonpartisan

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF engages in research and public...

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Nonpartisan The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance program is active in several college campuses nationwide, where Campus Organizers help students build and...
Feminist Majority PAC National Nonpartisan The Feminist Majority PAC was founded in 2002 to support Congressional candidates who will carry the banner of womens rights. Feminist Majority PAC...
First Ask National Dem

We are a group of organizers from Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Deeply concerned about women's electoral progress in the aftermath of the...

Frontline Leaders Academy
Young Elected Officials Network
National Nonpartisan The Front Line Leaders Academy, sponsored by the Young Elected Officials Network, is an annual campaign leadership development program for...
Gender Parity Legislation National Nonpartisan Currently, nine states have legislation requiring or encouraging gender parity on state and/or local boards and commissions: CT, IA, IL, MT, ND, NH,...
Get Her Elected National

Get Her Elected (GHE) is an initiative where people from all over the world offer their skills pro bono to progressive women candidates running...

Higher Heights for America National Nonpartisan

Higher Heights Leadership Fund is investing in a long-term strategy to expand and support Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and...

IGNITE National, CA Nonpartisan

Through college and high school chapters and programming, conferences, and fellowships, IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready...

Latinas Lead Initiative
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
National

The Latinas Lead Initiative aims to boost the numbers of Latina state legislators nationwide and to ensure that incumbent Latina legislators have...

LPAC National

LPAC builds the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice...

Maggie's List PAC National Rep

Maggie's List was created in 2010 as a federal PAC to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...

MANA, A National Latina Organization National Nonpartisan

MANA is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community...

Modern Republican Women PAC National Rep

The Modern Republican Women PAC aims to appeal to Millennials and women by breaking the cycle of unsuccessful Republican Campaigns that have been...

National Congress of Black Women, Inc. National Nonpartisan

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural...

National Democratic Training Committee National Dem

The NDTC offers free, interactive online training for Democratic candidates running for office. We aim to empower any Democrat who wants to be...

National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs PAC National Nonpartisan Established in 1979, the nonpartisan Business and Professional Women Political Action Committee (BPW/PAC) helps shape the national agenda on working...
National Federation of Democratic Women National Dem Founded in 1971, the National Federation of Democratic Women works to unite women of the Democratic Party, promote the cause of the Democratic Party...
National Federation of Republican Women National Rep The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization. The organization promotes an informed public through...
National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) National

NFWL is an organization for elected women on city, county and state levels. Its mission is to provide strategic resources to elected women for...

National Organization for Women National Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
National Organization for Women PAC National Nonpartisan As an independent, non-partisan committee, NOW/PAC endorses candidates who take uncompromising stands on feminist issues -- including both women and...
National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) National

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of...

National Women's Political Caucus National Nonpartisan The National Women's Political Caucus is a multipartisan, multicultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the...
National Women's Political Caucus PAC National Nonpartisan NWPC-PAC supports pro-choice women candidates from around the country.
National Young Women's Leadership Conference
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Nonpartisan

The National Young Womens Leadership conference is an annual spring conference for campus activists, many affiliated with FMFs Choices Campus...

Native Women's Political Caucus PAC National Nonpartisan

The Native Women's Political Caucus promotes and supports Native women running for local, state, and federal offices.

New American Leaders National Nonpartisan

Program Description: New American Leaders is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use...

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