New Organizing Institute
|Motto||For organizers, by organizers|
|Focus||Data and digital trainings for progressive campaigners and organizers|
|Executive Director||Ethan Roeder|
The New Organizing Institute (NOI) was a progressive grassroots organization located in Washington, D.C. The organization was responsible for training many of the Democratic Party's digital organizers. NOI's mission is to provide data and digital trainings to progressive campaigners and organizers. The Washington Post called NOI "the left's think tank for campaign know-how."
In 2011, NOI partnered with MoveOn.org, USAction, People for the American Way and Rebuild the Dream in a drive to recruit, train and support 2,012 progressive candidates in 2012 for state, local and national office.
In February 2015, eight senior staffers and a number of other paid employees left NOI due to frustrations over fundraising and the management style of Executive Director Ethan Roeder. Another 7 staffers were then fired. The fired staffers asked the National Labor Relations Board to investigate the matter. Roeder served as the top data manager for both of President Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. On October 9th, 2015, NOI announced that it was closing shop and handing over certain aspects of its work to Wellstone Action.
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