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About The Campaign

The #PowerProgress Campaign is a unique collaboration between philanthropy, nonprofits, and the Democratizing Philanthropy Project that is part program, part capacity building, part public awareness, intended to support dozens of historically excluded frontline organizations working in their communities on critical issues.  Power Progress is designed to help catalyze broad public support for your organization and the entire ecosystem of progressive organizations working to build lasting power across the country.

The theme of this year's Power Progress campaign is Collective Liberation. We have 17 incredible organizations joining us this year from coast to coast. These organizations are moving the needle forward on issues that matter, like worker's and immigrant's rights, voting rights and engagement, climate justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and youth leadership development. The organizations are working hard to power progress in states where it's needed most, like Texas, Florida, Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. Learn more about the organizations participating in #PowerProgress2023 here! 

Why Join Power Progress?

In August, organizations can apply into the #PowerProgress Campaign, which runs from November 1 to December 31, with an October start to the capacity-building training. Participating organizations receive:

  • A customizable, branded #PowerProgress campaign 2023 toolkit (updated from last year with a brand new theme and graphics) containing weekly email and social media content along with a brand guide, campaign one-pager, and communications road map

  • Access to a Slack channel for peer networking and coaching, as well as all workshop recordings and materials in a shared workspace 

  • Up to $10,000 in matching funds for donations of up to $1000 each

  • Weekly workshops in October to help plan and prepare for the campaign

  • Optional "Ask Me Anything" sessions and office hours throughout November and December to provide ongoing support and community during the campaign

  • Access to digital fundraising, marketing, and social media experts throughout the campaign

Donations of up to $1,000 sent to participating nonprofit organizations are eligible to be matched by DPP, while DPP runs a national public awareness campaign about the role of state-based power-building and historically excluded organizations. Participants then report their results to DPP in January 2024, and DPP pays out matching funds up to $10,000 per organization in March 2024.  

Learn more about #PowerProgress 2022 Impact report here: #PowerProgress campaign 2022 

Interested in joining #PowerProgress next year? Please reach out to

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