Projects

We support progressive, non-partisan leaders to work together, learn together, and play together so that we can win justice and equity for every Ohioan.

Work Together

Obtaining a fair, accurate and complete count of all Ohioans will be critical for getting resources for important programs,  and a fair amount of representation in redistricting. We are working with partners around the state to prepare for the 2020 Census.

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Progressive organizations are stronger when we stand together. Throughout 2019 we conducted over 50 interviews with progressive organizations to to ask them what we all need in order to achieve more together, so that we can write up the Collective Impact Plan for 2020.

Through 2020 we will host Collective Impact meetings to discuss how to implement the Collective Impact Plan report, share landscape updates, and disseminate best practices for running program in 2020.

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We provide organizations with quality data support to help them become more efficient and effective.

In addition to traditional VAN support, Ohio Voice will provide devices, lists, and scripts to organizations, allowing them to iterate from a basic starting point and eliminating much of the preliminary work 

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Too few organizations know how to maximize their reach and impact through digital organizing. 

We provide digital capacity training and support to organizations in our ecosystem so they will be better equipped to tell authentic stories on the issues they care about.

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Our Fair Courts work serves to educate the public about the role of judges and courts in order to increase participation rates in judicial elections, improve the quality and diversity of judges selected for the bench, and engage more activists to win needed reforms.

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One Ohio Now is the tax and budget coaltion that we support. If we advocate effectively on budget and tax policy, we can change the conversation about the need for revenue for public services and ultimately impact policy outcomes to that end.

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Theory of Change

The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition works to strengthen our democracy by making it easier to vote. OVRC coordinates election protection, democracy reform, and voter education efforts across the state.

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Voter registration, particularly with youth and people of color, is a key step in the process of winning progressive policy reform in Ohio.

Our partners are embedded in communities around the state, working hard to close the parity gap for people of color on voter registration.

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Learn Together

We provide organizations with quality data support to help them become more efficient and effective.

In addition to traditional VAN support, Ohio Voice will provide devices, lists, and scripts to organizations, allowing them to iterate from a basic starting point and eliminating much of the preliminary work 

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The Vision for Ohio Fellowship (VOF) is an 18 month long leadership development program for emerging leaders of Ohio, with a focus on developing emerging leaders of color.

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DOSS DOSS, the Digital Organizing Summer Series, is a 6 month long digital organizing training program aimed to increase the digital capacity among progressive nonprofits throughout Ohio. Through online trainings and 1:1 consultation support, participants in DOSS will leave fully able to craft and implement an effective digital campaign across social, web, phone and email platforms.

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Play Together

To identify and support more non-profits organizations doing civic engagement work for under-represented communities. We work with dozens of community organizations around the state and are always looking for new organizations to enter into relationship with.

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Progressive leaders deserve to have inspiring space to connect and be together. The People’s Mansion is a movement incubator that we launched to help bring the progressive movement together. Six organizations have office space at the mansion while other organizations and individuals make use of the co-working and event rental space on the first floor.

 

If we provide an inspiring space it will serve as a movement incubator for leaders from across the progressive ecosystem to build unity across our differences. We are an accessible educational, cultural, and coworking space that nurtures the emergence of a progressive Ohio through collective action, study, and community building.

Goals this Year

  • Host events
  • Raise revenue through coworking memberships
  • Build deep relationships with other nonprofit organizations by sharing office space

Phase: In Progress, ongoing

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Work often happens at the speed of trust. That’s why taking time to focus on building community and deepening relationships between progressive leaders will increase our impact. So we host a variety of community building events in order to build the relational fabric of the progressive movement.

 

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