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Conservative Organizational Entrepreneur: How and Why to Start Your Own Conservative Organization

On Thursday September 29, 2022

What you will learn

In politics and public policy, nothing moves unless pushed.

Business entrepreneurs make things happen – they create most of the innovations, growth and jobs in the economy. But who makes things happen in public policy?

The conservative organizational entrepreneur sees a problem in society or an opportunity to advance conservative principles in the public policy process and establishes an organization (or organizations) to meet the need. Thousands of would-be organizational entrepreneurs are working in their communities but lack the knowledge of how to found the next conservative organization.

If you're wondering how you can establish a conservative organization, this training is for you. Attendees will:

  • Plan for the creation of your organization, including Identifying the problem, presenting a solution, and crafting a mission
  • Identify the kind of organization (state-based or national, 501(c)3, (c)4, PAC or 527) and navigate the legal, compliance, and regulatory framework
  • Consider budgeting requirements, fundraising strategies, and exploring careful growth or your new organization

This intense, one-day training will equip budding organization entrepreneurs with the basics to take your organization from your imagination to implementation.

Details

Starts Thursday, September 29

Thu 29:   3:00 PM  - 6:00 PM EDT
Fri 30:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT

Location

Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington VA, 22201

Cost

$100.00

Manager

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Your faculty

Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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John Davis

John Davis

Vice President of Development, the Leadership Institute

John Davis has helped the Leadership Institute train conservative students, activists, and leaders for the past fifteen years.

He spends his days keeping in touch with the 70,000 principled conservatives who donate ...

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Chris Marston

Chris Marston

Chris Marston has worked in the executive and legislative branches of Federal and state government and on campaigns from local to statewide office in Virginia. He served as chairman of his local Republican committee for s...

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Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon

CFO and VP for Finance, Leadership Institute

Sean McMahon is the Leadership Institute's CFO and Vice President for Finance. He joined the Institute in 2020 having spent his career in a variety of capacity and institution-building roles in the conservative movement.

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Nicole Neily

Nicole Neily

President, Parents Defending Education

Nicole Neily is the president and founder of Parents Defending Education (PDE), a nonpartisan, nonprofit, national organization giving parents the resources and support they need to advocate for their children's education....

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Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

Founder and President, Americans for Tax Reform

Grover Norquist (Twitter: @GroverNorquist) is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan...

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Kristina Rasmussen

Kristina Rasmussen

President and COO, Illinois Policy Institute

Kristina is a grassroots and advocacy expert. She previously served as the president of a major state think tank, chief of staff to a governor, and as an advocate for federal government reform.

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