Directory of political organizations, nonprofit organizations, and others providing support, training, resources, and more to women running for public office
We are the nation’s premier conservative training organization, helping put in place a truly unique, separate political infrastructure—for use before, during and after election dates. As a 501c(3) non-partisan, nonprofit, American Majority continually trains, organizes, mobilizes, and equips new grassroots conservative leaders. We believe meaningful, lasting political change starts not in Washington, but at state and local levels, where most actual government decisions and spending occurs.
New Leaders Campaign Training
Candidate training program specifically for state and local candidates
Running for office is no easy task. From fundraising, organizing volunteers, coordinating events, writing letters, and reaching out to voters, the process can easily seem daunting and overwhelming. With American Majority’s New Leaders Campaign Training Program, this daunting prospect becomes much easier! This one-day event that features the following:
Get your name on the ballot
- Where to start
- When and how to file
- How campaigns are run
- What is needed to run a campaign
- Mapping out a strategy
Communicate precisely and effectively
- Fine tune campaign talking points
- Determine issue strengths
- Practice stump speeches
Money is the mother’s milk of politics
- Learn how to raise money effectively
- Compare different fundraising strategies
- Learn which events raise the most money
- Learn where to start and how to ask
Maximize volunteer efforts
- Learn the difference between fans and supporters
- Master phone calls, door knocking, and everything in between
- Plan from election backwards
- Learn to organize GOTV efforts
- Learn to raise money online
- How to leverage social networks
- Learn to tweet to success
- Discover secrets to a strong campaign website
American University’s Women & Politics Institute
The Women and Politics Institute provides practical and academic training to women that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges and opportunities women face in the political arena.
The mission of the Women & Politics Institute is to close the gender gap in political leadership. We provide young women with academic and practical training that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges and opportunities women face in the political arena.
Center for American Women and Politics
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 nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women’s participation in politics and government and to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life.
CAWP’s education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women’s under-representation in political leadership with effective, imaginative programs serving a variety of audiences. As the world has watched Americans considering female candidates for the nation’s highest offices, CAWP’s over four decades of analyzing and interpreting women’s participation in American politics have provided a foundation and context for the discussion.
CAWP is a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL), a consortium of eight Rutgers units conducting research, education and action around issues of women’s leadership.
Ready to Run
Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways. CAWP’s model curriculum covers fundraising, positioning oneself for elected office, navigating the political party structure, media training, the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, mobilizing voters, and crafting a message.
Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to elect Black women, influence elections and advance progressive policies.
Higher Heights for America, a 501(c)(4), and its sister organization Higher Heights Leadership Fund, a national 501(c)(3) organization are building the political power and leadership of Black women from the voting booth to elected office and creating the environment for Black women to run, win and lead.
Higher Heights was founded by Black women for Black women’s political growth and equity, and we have a winning plan for building collective political power and expanding Black women elected leadership in 2018, 2020 and beyond. We are:
- Investing in the next generation of political leaders
- Organizing and mobilizing the power of Black women voters through our #BlackWomenVote campaign.
- Creating an environment for Black women to run, win and lead, through online training, research, cultural-shifting communications work and digital campaigns.
Higher Heights for America PAC
Higher Heights for America PAC is galvanizing the collective political power of our members to help elect more Black women to public office at all levels. Higher Heights for America member help Black women running for public office by supporting the PAC. http://www.higherheightsforamericapac.org/
IGNITE is a non-partisan 501c3 that operates in the political realm. The following is a statement of IGNITE's guiding values and principles:IGNITE encourages young women to actively engage in the political process and assert and demonstrate their beliefs in the public arena. IGNITE encourages young women to advocate and lobby for issues they care about.…More Details
IGNITE is a non-partisan 501c3 that operates in the political realm. The following is a statement of IGNITE’s guiding values and principles:
IGNITE encourages young women to actively engage in the political process and assert and demonstrate their beliefs in the public arena.
IGNITE encourages young women to advocate and lobby for issues they care about.
IGNITE believes young women should actively listen to the perspectives of people they agree with and those they disagree with, in order to clarify their own beliefs.
IGNITE values civil discourse as a means to understand others’ viewpoints, clarify personal positions, and advocate for issues they care about.
IGNITE believes our democracy will be stronger when the United States reaches political parity with equal numbers of women in office across all political parties.
All activities undertaken by and for IGNITE will be in alignment with these guiding values and principles, in the spirit of promoting engagement in the political process. Therefore, IGNITE does not take positions on individual issues, rather IGNITE welcomes and supports all young women to determine which issues are important to them and where they sit on the political spectrum.
The Leadership Institute trains conservatives
Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.
The Institute offers 47 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to organize campus groups.
Since 1979, LI has trained more than 200,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students. The Institute’s unique college campus network has grown to more than 1,700 conservative campus groups and newspapers.
Log Cabin Republicans
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans. Log Cabin Republicans has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee, and state political action committees.
Log Cabin Republicans are LGBT Republicans and straight allies who support equality under the law for all, free markets, individual liberty, limited government, and a strong national defense.
What We Believe
We are loyal Republicans. We believe in limited government, strong national defense, free markets, low taxes, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Log Cabin Republicans represents an important part of the American family—taxpaying, hard working people who proudly believe in this nation’s greatness. We also believe all Americans have the right to liberty and equality. We believe equality for LGBT Americans is in the finest tradition of the Republican Party. We educate our Party about why inclusion wins. Opposing LGBT equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.
Why We Exist
Log Cabin Republicans work to make the Republican Party more inclusive, particularly on LGBT issues. Equality will be impossible to achieve without Republican votes. Working from inside the Party—educating other Republicans about LGBT issues—is the most effective way to gain new Republican allies for equality. Log Cabin also exists as a voice for GOP values among members of the LGBT community.
We are first and foremost a grassroots organization. Thousands of members in dozens of chapters across the country work inside the GOP to change hearts and minds. One person at a time, we are building a stronger Republican Party and a better America.
Aside from our growing membership base spread around the nation, Log Cabin Republicans boasts an experienced political staff in our nation’s capital. The office serves as an important link to Republican Party leaders. We are gaining new allies for equality everyday in Washington and around the nation.
To achieve a more inclusive GOP, it is important for LGBT Americans to participate in the Republican Party, educating those who fail to understand the need for civil equality and equal protection under the law. Log Cabin Republicans is shattering stereotypes and educating the GOP’s rank-and-file about the importance of fairness and equality for all Americans, including LGBT Americans. We are on the path to progress.
Aside from working for change within the GOP, Log Cabin Republicans continues building new alliances in the LGBT community. Both parties have an important role to play in advancing our civil rights. To attain substantial legislative progress, we need votes from both sides of the aisle—Republican and Democrat. Over the last three decades, many LGBT activists and straight allies worked hard to make the Democratic Party more inclusive on LGBT issues. Log Cabin Republicans are doing the same important work to transform the GOP. Without more allies in the Republican Party, equality will be impossible to achieve. With your help (and that of your friends) we can achieve our goals in the near future.
LOG CABIN PAC
The LCR PAC is a critical part of Log Cabin’s mission to build an inclusive GOP by helping to elect fair-minded Republicans to the U.S. House and Senate.
Founded in 2010, Maggie’s List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office.
Maggie’s List provides training and get-out-the-vote programs as well as critical financial support for female candidates for the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
Maverick PAC Women Coalition
The Maverick Women Coalition is a committee of the Maverick Pac that works to recruit and develop more Republican female candidates for public office.
Maverick PAC has a fifteen year track record of driving young professionals to the political process through fundraising and events. Maverick PAC is the premier national donor network of future conservative leaders in business, government & politics.
For most young professionals, a Maverick PAC contribution is their first political donation, giving them access to elected officials, national thought leaders and high profile CEO’s through low dollar events. Maverick PAC then recruits event attendees into its network, building out an organization of the best and brightest of the next generation.