LI Brings Training to Tea Party Summit in NC
May 26, 2010
LI Brings Training to Tea Party Summit in NC
As part of the Western North Carolina Tea Party Summit, the Leadership Institute trained 60 students at an Activist School on Friday, May 21, 2010. Over 100 activists, campaign volunteers and staff, candidates, and political aficionados came together for a day and a half of campaign training at the Summit in Wilmington, North Carolina. The event was co-sponsored by the Civitas Institute and Americans for Prosperity North Carolina.
Register for LI's Television Workshop
May 25, 2010
Register for LI's Television Workshop
Don't miss the early registration discount for LI's June 4th Television Workshop: Introduction to Techniques. In this half-day introductory workshop, expert media trainers teach you the fundamentals of looking and sounding good on television. You learn how to look, move, and sound your best in order to communicate your conservative message on TV. Sign up by May 28th to receive $11.00 off the regular price of $75.00. Register today!
LibertyCentral.org Launches this Tuesday!
May 24, 2010
LibertyCentral.org Launches this Tuesday!
On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, LibertyCentral.org will officially launch. LibertyCentral.org will harness the power of citizen voices, inform everyday Americans with knowledge, and activate them to preserve liberty. Some features you will find in this online community include inspirational videos and testimonials from everyday activists, a series of issue briefs on today's biggest threats to limited government, engaging educational resources, tools, and webinars, and suggestions for easy activism. The time to make a difference is now, and Liberty Central wants to show you how.
Make Your DC Internship Experience Worthwhile
May 21, 2010
Make Your DC Internship Experience Worthwhile
LI's Conservative Intern Workshop teaches interns how to maximize their time in Washington. Current and future interns will learn how to become an unforgettable asset, network effectively, survive DC on an intern's budget, and develop personally and professionally. This day-long workshop is free of charge. It includes a free lunch, a free dinner and course materials. This summer's Conservative Intern Workshop will be held Thursday, June 3rd at LI's Steven P.J. Wood Building in Arlington, VA. Reserve your spot today!
Participate in the 2010 Bureaucrash Student Activism Competition and Conference
May 20, 2010
Participate in the 2010 Bureaucrash Student Activism Competition and Conference
The Competitive Enterprise Institute and Bureaucrash will host the 2010 Student Activism Conference on June 23-24, 2010. The conference will be held at the Competitive Enterprise Institute headquarters in DC. Scheduled speakers include Fred L. Smith Jr., Ryan Young, and Brendan Steinhauser. Details on the competition can be found at http://cei.org/bsacc-2010.
LI Holds Campaign Workshop
May 19, 2010
LI Holds Campaign Workshop
LI's Department of Political Training held a successful Campaign Workshop at the institute on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Students learned the “Dirty Dozen” social networking tools they can use to help their organization. They also learned public speaking skills and effective voter outreach tools. Former local candidates Aaron Ringel and Samantha Vanterpool Rucker trained at the workshop along with LI's own Director of Political Training, Christopher Malagisi, who presented new media tools and applications.
Learn How to Maximize your PR Opportunities
May 18, 2010
Learn How to Maximize your PR Opportunities
LI's Public Relations School teaches you how to create favorable coverage for your organization and your cause. Over the course of three nights, top conservative public relations experts teach you how to develop a comprehensive pr strategy. The next Public Relations School will be held on June 7-9, 2010 at LI headquarters in Arlington, VA. Register today!
LI Trains Over Fifty in Illinois
May 17, 2010
LI Trains Over Fifty in Illinois
On Saturday, May 8, 2010, the Leadership Institute held a one-day training for tea party activists in the Chicago metroland area. Over 50 individuals gathered at the VFW in Riverside, Illinois to hear the latest and best tactics for running an effective grassroots campaign. For more information on the Leadership Institute's Grassroots Trainings or to request a school in your city, click here.
Don't Miss the National Conservative Student Conference
May 17, 2010
Don't Miss the National Conservative Student Conference
Young America's Foundation will hold the annual National Conservative Student Conference at The George Washington University from August 2-7, 2010. This is an intensive six-day conference where students learn the principles and ideas that define conservatism from the Conservative Movement's best speakers. In addition, attendees get to network with like-minded college students from around the country. The Early Bird Deadline for registration is June 1st. For more inforamtion, email Roger Custer at rcuster@yaf.org or call 800-USA-1776.
Conservative Women's Network Features Lala Mooney
May 13, 2010
Conservative Women's Network Features Lala Mooney
On Friday, May 14, 2010 at noon, the Conservative Women's Network Luncheon will feature Lala Mooney. In her talk titled "Just Back from Cuba: Why Women Want Freedom for Cuba" Lala will share the struggles and suffering her own family faced under Castro and discuss how to ensure freedom for the people of Cuba in the future. The luncheon is free of charge and will be held in the Lehrman Auditorium of The Heritage Foundation. Please RSVP to Camille Hart at 703-318-0730 by May 13.
Dinner Honors Leader of Conservative Seniors Group
May 10, 2010
Dinner Honors Leader of Conservative Seniors Group
The 60 Plus Association will host a tribute dinner in honor of Jim Martin on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill. Martin is stepping down after 18 years at the helm of the conservative seniors organization. Often viewed as the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons, 60 Plus Association is a leading grassroots organization that has long supported free enterprise, less government, and lower taxes for seniors. Individual tickets for the dinner are available now as well as sponsorship opportunities. To learn more, contact Stacie Rumenap at srumenap@60plus.org or 202-248-7052.
Do You Live in a Rich or Poor State?
May 7, 2010
Do You Live in a Rich or Poor State?
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released the third edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” which outlines the fiscal policies of all 50 states. This edition is particularly enlightening because it shows how states with rampant spending and high taxes have spiraled out of control during the current economic downturn. Conversely, states that have reigned in spending while also promoting pro-growth tax policies have done quite well. According to ALEC the five most-prosperous states are Utah, Colorado, Arizona, South Dakota, and Florida. California, Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont and New York are at the bottom. To see where your state is or to take a closer look at the overall research, go to www.alec.org and click on the “Rich States, Poor States” tab on the left side of the page.
Senator DeMint Addresses LI Friends and Family
May 5, 2010
Senator DeMint Addresses LI Friends and Family
Senator Jim DeMint spoke to LI staff, faculty, graduates, and donors on the morning of May 5, 2010 at the Leadership Institute's Wednesday Wakeup Club Breakfast. He addressed the crowd of over 100 about the importance of electing conservatives to Congress in November. Senator DeMint also stressed the value of groups like the Leadership Institute who train newly engaged conservatives to be effective. To see Senator DeMint's entire talk, please click here.
LI Holds Two Classic Trainings
May 4, 2010
LI Holds Two Classic Trainings
The Leadership Institute held its second Campaign Manager School of the year during the week of April 26-30, 2010. Fifty-nine students from around the United States, Japan, Nigeria, and Germany attended the training. LI's all-star lecturers taught students how to build coalitions, craft an effective message, and use technologies to get-out-the-vote in November. Additionally, over 40 students attended the corresponding Political Voter Mail Workshop on Tuesday evening, where they learned tips on creating and distributing effective political voter mail.
The Youth Leadership School is Coming to a City Near You!
April 30, 2010
The Youth Leadership School is Coming to a City Near You!
Attend the Leadership Institute's renowned Youth Leadership School (YLS) in a city year near you! Join the ranks of Senator Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, Congressman McHenry and 12,000 others who got their start at the YLS. Be the next conservative who learns to win for their candidates and causes. For more information on dates and locations click here or call 703-247-2000.
LI Takes Training to Wyoming
April 29, 2010
LI Takes Training to Wyoming
Braving a spring Rockies blizzard and several closed highways, 26 students showed up for the Leadership Institute's latest Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership School in Laramie, Wyoming on Saturday and Sunday, April 24th and 25th. Although predominantly comprising students from the University of Wyoming, the school included parents, activists, students from other colleges, and one very brilliant home schooler. One student drove eight hours from Montana, and an LI donor drove over six hours from Utah to attend the training. The instructors were Michael Thompson from L.I.'s Campus Services Program and Christopher Doss from the Grassroots Training Division.
Develop your Strategy. Own your Message.
April 27, 2010
Develop your Strategy. Own your Message.
There is still time to register for the May 10-12, 2010 Advanced Public Relations School! The training will be held in the evening from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the Steven P.J. Wood Building in Arlington, VA. The topics discussed will provide you with practical instruction to tackle communications issues and generate positive media for your product, candidate, or organization. Participants will be divided into communications teams to conduct mock press conferences and work through strategy and message development. For more information on this or any of LI's Communications Training classes, please contact Rachel Phillips at 703-247-2000.
LI Trains over 30 in Arlington
April 27, 2010
LI Trains over 30 in Arlington
The Leadership Institute trained 33 conservative fundraisers on April 20-21, 2010 at the High-Dollar Fundraising School and the Event Planning Workshop. The students left with tips on all aspects of high-dollar fundraising, including one-on-one solicitation, grant writing, and planned giving.
LI Holds Training in the United Kingdom
April 22, 2010
LI Holds Training in the United Kingdom
The Institute just completed a highly successful International School of Fundraising at Wellington College in the United Kingdom. On March 30 to April 3, 2010, 81 participants representing 23 countries shared an intensive time of give and take on fundraising issues. Topics ranged from Crafting a Successful Letter of Inquiry to Developing a Database of Donors, to Getting and Keeping Major Donors. Substantial time was devoted to systems, processes, methods, technology, and technical issues that are indispensable when managing a large list of donors, even if the organization is a start up.
Carroll George Runs for Freedom
April 20, 2010
Carroll George Runs for Freedom
On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Leadership Institute co-sponsored the first DC Freedom 5K, a project of this year's Koch Associate Program. The race was held in Rock Creek Park at 8 am on Saturday morning. Almost 200 runners came out for the event, including a long-time supporter of LI, Mr. Carroll George. At 90 years old, Mr. George was the oldest runner and finished the race in about 40 minutes. He was presented with the "Freedom Fighter" award and gave an impromptu acceptance speech in which he praised the Leadership Institute and the work LI does.
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