NLC Fall Newsletter (2012)

NLC Fall Newsletter (2012)

As we look ahead to an exciting fall political season, New Leaders Council is reaching out to our community to offer information on where you can find us at upcoming events as well as an update of all the exciting news from our network of exciting leaders across the country.

Despite threats of disaster (only some of which were from Mother Nature) one political party’s convention winds down today in Tampa. Next week, the Democratic National Convention is happening in Charlotte and New Leaders Council is excited to reveal we will be co-hosting The Future Party -- A Gathering for Young Progressive Leaders. If you’re attending the Convention, we hope you will join us Tuesday, September 4th for this fun event.

Due to the overwhelming response to The Future Party, the event has already reached capacity. If you would like to be placed on the RSVP wait list, please email Matt Tompkins at:

I also want to announce the exciting expansion of our NLC family, with the recent approval of five new charters for Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN. These additions bring our total number of Institutes to 25 and we are preparing to add several more in coming months. This unprecedented growth is proof of NLC’s increasing status within the political landscape.

Earlier this month, our Atlanta chapter played host to NLC’s 2012 Leadership Retreat, a three-day networking and support event, with a focus on the theme “Move Powerfully.” Those in attendance were treated to intense sessions on how to help our organization reach its maximum potential, diverse panelists and engaging speakers who offered precious insights gained from their own leadership experience.

Valuable knowledge, along with great fellowship and networking – especially at the Friday night field trip to see the Atlanta Braves take on the Houston Astros – made this event another huge success for NLC. I want to personally thank our incredible staff, volunteers, alumni and supporters who gave of themselves to make this event happen.

Whether you were able to join us in Atlanta, we hope you will make plans to be a part of several upcoming NLC events that are happening in the next few months. We are in the planning stage for our second annual West Coast Conversation, this year in February in Los Angeles, followed by our second annual Northeast Conversation, this year in Boston in June. These events are essential networking and education opportunities, open to everyone in our NLC family, so I hope to see you there.

Our 2012 NLC Leadership Summit is planned for November 29th & 30th and will be held this year at the world-famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. This is a by-invitation-only, major donor meeting where NLC is bringing together the Leaders of the Leaders for thorough introspect and careful planning for the progressive movement and NLC in 2013 and beyond.

Please visit our website for more information about these and other upcoming events.

Also, mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 4, the day NLC begins accepting applications for nominees to our 2013 Fellows class. If you know an outstanding young leader, I urge you to please take the time to go to our website and nominate them to be a part of next year's NLC Institutes, which are conducted in each of our 25 chapter cities across the country.

NLC’s momentum continues to carry us onward and upward as we nurture tomorrow’s leaders. As always, I appreciate your engagement and interest in our organization and I wish you a happy election season in coming months.
P.S. As a 501(c)(3), NLC counts on the hard work and generosity of our supporters to continue our mission and expand our network. In order to keep our momentum going, please donate $10 or whatever you can spare to help provide scholarships for our 2013 NLC Institute Fellows.