Cohorts form annually and meet monthly
times and locations vary
Neighborhood Organizing Institute (NOI), is a city-wide Leadership Development Program created for Madison-based community organizers, advocates, and grassroots leaders. Our mission is to build the capacity of local community organizers to create change in their neighborhoods, advocate for investments in grassroots leadership within marginalized communities, and to promote collaboration and coalition building within Madison’s organizing community.
Organizing Fundamentals Training
NOI trains a cohort of 10-12 organizers annually through our year-long Organizing Fundamentals Training. Our training curriculum uses popular education, storytelling, and practical application to teach organizing and leadership skills in a culturally relevant way. NOI focuses on strategic skill building, effective base-building, and personal transformation to increase an organizer’s capacity to create social change in their communities. NOI is a learning laboratory that provides opportunities for organizers to analyze social issues in their communities and the support to think critically about community driven solutions.
Neighborhood Organizing Network
Our organizing arm, the Neighborhood Organizing Network is a mutual support network for NOI alumni and other Madison organizers.
Stay in the Loop!
Stay up to date on Madison community gatherings, organizer meet-ups, actions, and more by checking our Neighborhood Organizing Calendar! Want people to know about your event? Add it to the calendar by clicking this link: Neighborhood Organizing Calendar.