Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description full
Campaign Trainings
Minnesota Republican Party
MN Rep

The Minnesota Republican Party holds periodic candidate trainings that are posted on the MN GOP website as scheduled, in addition to other...

Frontrunners: Women with political ambition
UMN Center on Women and Public Policy
MN Nonpartisan Front Runners is a network of women interested in making change through a political life. Women meet monthly for networking, inspiration, confidence...
Leadership Minnesota
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Established in 2000, Leadership Minnesota is an educational program that provides participants with a better understanding of the dynamics of...
Leadership St. Paul
St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Leadership Saint Paul (LSP) is an annual ten-month adult learning program centered on community leadership that prepares, challenges and engages...
Leadership Twin Cities
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Leadership Twin Cities is a nine-month program designed to provide emerging community leaders with an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting...
Minnesota Federation of Republican Women MN Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Minnesota NOW MN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...

Minnesota Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
Minnesota Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
The Minnesota Series MN Rep Founded in October 2007, the Minnesota Excellence Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded...
Tri-College NEW Leadership™
Minnesota State University, Moorhead; North Dakota State University at Fargo; Concordia College
ND, MN Nonpartisan

The Tri-College NEW Leadership™ is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for college...

University of Minnesota Center on Women and Public Policy MN Nonpartisan Since 1985, the Center on Women and Public Policy (CWPP) has used gender analysis to challenge fundamental assumptions about politics, law, and...
VOICES of Conservative Women Political Action Committee (VOICESPAC) MN Rep

VOICESPAC was formed to help train, endorse and support the next generation of women leaders and/or candidates at all levels of government who...

WCDC Candidate Trainings MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1986, the Women Candidate Development Coalition (WCDC) is a coalition of nine major Minnesota women's/feminist organizations committed to...
Women Candidate Development Coalition MN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1986, the Women Candidate Development Coalition (WCDC) is a coalition of nine major Minnesota women's/feminist organizations committed...

Women Candidate Development Coalition Campaign Trainings MN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1986, the Women Candidate Development Coalition (WCDC) is a coalition of nine major Minnesota women's/feminist organizations committed...

WomenWinning Minnesota MN Nonpartisan The mission of womenwinning is to encourage, promote and support pro-choice women's leadership in all political parties and levels of public office.