Why Empower Project?
With our training + technology + funding model, we are uniquely positioned to share organizing best practices and offer advice to progressive organizations and nonprofits. Our approach helps organizations activate, build, and expand their activist bases and organizational reach on a meaningful scale.
1:1 Personalized Coaching
Our Coaching Specialists will work directly with you and your organization to understand your unique needs and provide direct support and solutions as you navigate all aspects of your relational organizing program. Your Coaching Specialist is committed to your success and is there to assist you every step of the way from getting started and creating your organizing strategy to thought partnership and overcoming obstacles along the way.
Customized Training Programs
Do you need a training program that is specific to your issue area, constituency, or team? We’ll consult with you to design, create, and deliver custom training for leaders at any level, from the volunteer to the organizing director or experienced practitioner, to build a sense of community as they learn and strengthen relational organizing techniques in a more tailored space.
Relational Organizing Learning Hub
We’re in this for the greater good–that’s why sharing what we learn and what works, whether it’s through supporting our partners or executing large-scale programs ourselves, is a cornerstone of our mission. We regularly host practitioner webinars to share the outcomes of our programs, results from research we’ve conducted, and the best practices we’ve learned along the way.
Empowering Rural Organizing
Down Home NC Uses Relational Organizing To Reach Into Rural Communities
Discover how Empower can work for you.
"One of the best things about Empower Project is that you get a personalized trainer to meet your relational organizing goals. Our trainer was able to create a customized training for our Relational Organizers and broader staff about how to do this work in an effective way. This tailor-made curriculum was extremely helpful as we bring our Relational Organizing to the next level."
Shawn, For Our Future, Wisconsin
“I’m honored to have been a part of this one-of-a-kind program.I may be incarcerated at this present moment, however, I feel as if I’m still able to vote through my family and friends who also have participated in this program.”
Ricky, Unlock the Vote
"People don't want to be spoken to, they want to be spoken with. I'm feeling really optimistic about Empower for the long haul, especially in Florida. Relational organizing has got to be for the long haul."
Savana, Florida Conservation Voters
"It was so helpful to work with Empower Project and get things running, more quickly possibly than we would have been able to otherwise. From first training to check ins, Empower Project was a huge asset."
Scott, Durham People’s Alliance
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Our Impact by the Numbers
86%+ Contact Rates
The Empower App and our Relational Organizing program delivers a whopping incredibly high contact rates of 86 percent or more.
50%+ Diversity Focused
More than half of the organizations we support are youth and people of color focused.
85,600+ People Trained
We have trained over 85,600 (and counting) organizers, directors, and volunteers since 2020.
Is it really free?
If you are a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), you will have free access to the app and our personalized coaching sessions. Additionally, in some cases, you may be eligible for grants so that you can hire staff and ensure your Relational Organizing program runs smoothly and effectively. For political candidates, we have affordable pricing options.
Who are you?
We are a Midwest-based organization with staffers located across the US. We’re organizers, tech-savvy engineers, and activists committed to a progressive, equitable future for all. We have been supporting relational organizing work for over a decade and is where our passion for Relational Organizing comes from.
Do I own my data?
You own your data. We will never sell it, and at any time you can export all of your data. You can use it for all future cycles, ensuring sustained growth for your campaign or movement.
What makes you different?
Our approach to organizing is rooted in both tech and the importance of people and our personal connections. This is why the app is designed to be easy and accessible for all staffers and volunteers, regardless of experience. And best of all, if you’re a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), it’s free!
How can I help support your work?
Spread the word. If there’s an organization that could benefit from Relational Organizing, we want to talk to them: The “boom and bust” cycle has been the status quo for far too long. Year after year community organizations are forced to choose between staff and technology, a regressive decision the progressive community should try to avoid. We’re guided by the notion that participation is a prerequisite for power and take it to heart. We aim to build sustainable infrastructure and long term capacity. It’s evident in our unique model where accessible technology and training are foundational pillars.
Become A Funding Partner
Free access to training, tech, and funding is made possible by our generous funding partners.