Bonnie Kristian, Communications Director of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), shares the best advice she's received in politics, where she thinks the movement will be in five years, what C.S. Lewis and Beyonce have in common, and much more.
I suspect all will join me in commending Lauren's enthusiasm and dedication to the Institute. Naming her employee of the quarter today recognizes her work on CPAC, but also the dozens of good projects she has accomplished for LI -- often without credit or praise.
How do you make the “campaign hall of fame”?
Well, let’s take a look at Leadership Institute graduate Matt Hutson who was named one of the top 500 election influencers today by the publication Campaigns & Elections.
Fundraising is not just about asking for money, but about developing relationships with people who share your vision and want to be your partners in bringing change to society.
Over four days, 108 people from 30 countries and four continents, met at Wellington College from March 26 to 30. Seventeen renowned experts in fundraising, from the US, Europe, and Latin America, delivered 35 lectures teaching vital skills necessary to succeed financially as a political leader or as an organizational entrepreneur.
Lobbying is not just a way of changing your public official’s mind; lobbying is a way to remind them that this is your democracy and you are watching.
Like any great disinfectant, when elected officials operate transparently and on-the-record, it keeps politics clean.
The Leadership Institute, in partnership with The Heritage Foundation and Faith & Freedom Coalition, launched today Issues that Unite: Latinos and Conservatism (ITU). Experts in education, and economic public policy as well as Hispanic media will teach at seven workshops to engage Latinos and activate conservatives.
The series of workshops will be held in six states with large Hispanic communities. You can see them on LI's 2013 training calendar.
“The training these liberty activists received from the Leadership Institute is a major reason why the liberty movement has made such tremendous progress over the last five years. It is encouraging to see so many young people interested in advancing the cause of individual liberty and limited government taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the Leadership Institute,” former Rep. Ron Paul said last month.
On a snowy Wednesday morning, the Leadership Institute welcomed Dr. George Nash, author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, for LI’s monthly Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast.
“Since my time at LI, I have had jobs working for congressional candidates, and I have run successful campaigns for both delegates to the Republican National Convention and to local town councils,” Dale Kerns said. “LI taught me at the Campaign Management School how to correctly manage a campaign through the nuts and bolts! We were taught everything in one week that it takes most people a lifetime to learn."