New Media BootCamp is recognized as the top training program for digital organizers in the country. This immersive, week-long program trains organizers in all the skills they'll need to take on a leadership role in new media.
BootCamp takes place June 8th - June 14th in Washington, DC. The deadline to apply is April 30.
The cost of New Media BootCamp is $2,000, and includes room and board. We’re also offering payment plans and ways to help you fundraise for your tuition. If you’re accepted, we’ll do everything we can to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation. So if you want to come, apply -- we’ll figure out the rest later.
WHY THIS TRAINING?
In just the past eight years, New Media has gone from a little known specialty to a core department in almost every organization and campaign. Despite this growth, capacity lags far behind, and demand for qualified online organizers far outpaces the supply.
New Media BootCamp is designed for individuals with organizing experience who want to take the next step and develop the skills necessary to become New Media Directors. This seven day training blends theory and practice; participants learn through presentation, then hone the theory through team exercises in an intense campaign simulation. Over the course of the week, teams build campaigns and compete with others as they learn to develop integrated campaign strategies. At the end of the training, we provide placement assistance. Our graduates have gone on to serve in leadership roles in political campaigns, issue efforts, nonprofits, labor, and more.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
New Media BootCamp is designed to introduce proven practices in online organizing. By the end of the program, participants will develop core skills in online organizing, including the elements of a powerful email program, social networking, developing a ladder of engagement, and integrating with all campaign departments. Participants will understand the role of a New Media Director and how to interface with other elements of a campaign.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
In the past, participants have included long-time community organizers looking to expand their toolbox, recent college graduates, field organizers and junior staff from campaigns and organizations, and self-taught online organizers looking to gain more holistic training. Participants also include those already working in organizations who either wish to begin work in New Media or to expand their understanding and capacity in an existing New Media department.