Most progressive leaders today are obsessively focused on fund raising. Traditionally they need this money to fund incredibly expensive outreach and communications campaigns. They spend most of their days and nights on on the phone or at fundraisers, asking people for money all the time. Not surprisingly this leads them to spend most of their time speaking and interacting with the 5%, not the 95%. Eventually, they lose touch with the perspectives of everyday people, us. They don’t mean to. It just happens.
By lowering the costs to build an engaged audience, we reduce this heavy dependence on raising money. We make it possible for progressive leaders to stay grounded and stay in touch with all of us. We make it possible for leaders to emerge from all walks of life because, frankly, you don’t need to raise such vast sums of money to support a ballot initiative, start a new non-profit, or run for local elected office. We want people to succeed by being who and what they are.
Honorable and authentic humans become honorable and authentic leaders creating a more just and inclusive world.
End Big Money. Open Progress.