Massachusetts Conference for Women

Come by VoteRunLead’s booth at the Massachusetts Conference for Women held December 7th, 2017 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and learn about how to get involved and what it takes to run for office. We will be offering mini-trainings,  t-shirt giveaways, and information about what’s to come in 2018!

The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth. The non-profit, non-partisan event features inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and ample opportunities to develop new relationships with other women. With sessions ranging from personal finance to health and wellness to career advancement, this unique event offers something for everyone. Register Today!

Women’s Unconference

Join LMHQ + Civic Hall’s Civic Women + VRL Trainer Juanita Lewis for an unconference event about innovations in women’s advocacy and female empowerment. This participant-driven, loosely structured event will emphasize the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants.

We’ll break out of our comfort zones to develop actionable takeaways to change the future of women. What does this mean exactly? Now more than ever, we must examine the conversation around women’s advocacy and empowerment as tied inextricably to power structures around gender, race, class, ability, and sexuality. Participants are asked to push themselves and challenge underlying assumptions and subconscious bias, paying special mind to intersectionality.

Topics will include closing the wage gap, girls’ education, leadership, political protest, racial justice, gender, workplace policies, entrepreneurship, and more. Formats can range from a facilitated dialogue, to a lecture, to a workshop. Like a typical un-conference, attendees may float in and out of sessions, to gain as much from the event as they like.

The final event of the evening will be a healthy portion of networking with other attendees, to grab a snack and chat even more informally about what they’ve learned throughout the night.

5:30-6:00 PM Registration + refreshments
6:00-6:10 PM Introduction by LMHQ + Civic Hall
6:10-6:30 PM Keynote by Agunda Okeyo
6:30-7:30 PM Session 1 (multiple session areas)
7:30-8:30 PM Session 2 (multiple session areas)
8:30-8:45 PM Wrap up
8:45-9:30 PM Networking + refreshments

Keynote: The keynote will be presented by Agunda Okeyo.

Veteran and new organizations are being invited to lead sessions and also to attend.

Session Leaders:

Ms. Foundation
Ladies Get Paid
Lower East Side Girls’ Club
Lesbians Who Tech
Girls for Gender Equity
New Women Space

Invitees include Women’s March, Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Squarespace, Girls for Gender Equity, Data and Society, Startup Pregnant, Quartz, Microsoft, Well Read Black Girl, Civic Hall Labs, She Runs It, and others.


About LMHQ –

LMHQ is a place to collaborate, learn and get things done. More than just work, meeting, or event spaces, we are a resource for professionals living and working in New York. We host highly-rated, curated programming each month, highlighting stories of creativity and innovation in business where participants interact with, learn from, and become inspired by New York’s brightest thinkers, makers, and doers.

Program speakers have included folks from West Elm, Pineapple Street Media, Small Girls PR, Second Shift, WNYC, Warby Parker, Well Read Black Girl, Droga5, New Museum, Creative Mornings, and many others.

About Civic Hall and #civicwomen –

Civic Hall is a collaborative community center and ideas incubator that supports civic tech: the use of technology to serve the public good. We are built on the idea that together we can organize to solve civic problems to scale.

Born out of Civic Hall, Civic Women is a movement which aims to connect, educate, and inspire the growing community of women and female-identifying civic innovators.

Run As You Are: National Training

Are you thinking about running in 2018 or 2020? Then this 3 day training is for you.

Mark your calendars and save the date for VoteRunLead’s National three day conference located in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Keep checking this page, for updates on location, featured speakers, and a preliminary agenda!


Texas Conference for Women

Come by VoteRunLead’s booth at the 18th annual Texas Conference for Women held November 2, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin and learn about how to get involved and what it takes to run for office. We will be offering mini-trainings, t-shirt giveaways, and discount codes for our #RunAsYouAre National Conference.

The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.The non-profit, non-partisan event features inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and ample opportunities to develop new relationships with other women. With sessions ranging from personal finance to health and wellness to career advancement, this unique event offers something for everyone. Register Today!

The Women’s Convention

The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27 – 29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Tapping into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017. With specialized trainings from VoteRunLead’s Erin Vilardi, Shannon Garrett, & Jehmu Greene. 

Participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

The Women’s Convention is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation. Register Today!

POWER TALK with Athena Distinguished Fellow Jehmu Greene

Join us for a conversation with Jehmu Greene, an award-winning progressive media and advocacy strategist, proud Texan and recent candidate for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. As a Fox News Political Analyst, Jehmu defends progressive values and policies on the network. She co-founded Define American with Jose Antonio Vargas, an initiative that works to elevate the conversation on immigration reform and is a founding board member of VoteRunLead, an organization credited with recruiting and training more than 15,000 women to run for political office. Previously she served as president of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership young voter turnout had the highest increase ever recorded in between two presidential elections; president of the Women’s Media Center and Executive Director of Texas Young Democrats.

Moderating this talk with be Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead.

Our Power Talks series features today’s leaders discussing provocative topics of the moment. Each talk is followed by an audience Q&A.

NewFounders Conference

Join VRL Founder, Erin Vilardi on the MainStage at The NewFounders Conference for anyone that wants to reshape the future of politics in America.

For the first time, innovators and trailblazers on the cutting edge of UX, technology, design, data and electoral politics will converge to discuss and promote critical infrastructure that can vastly transform politics as we know it.

This conference will be examining how to build on innovations, rather than throwing them out every political cycle, how to challenge the idea of top-down organization, how to help activists build change, how to re-connect people and politics with simple tools, how to use and share data among races, and how to enable new leaders to run the best campaigns they can and win. We will also be showcasing game-changing tools and testing in the areas of Activism, Voting, Elections and Campaigns.

Featuring leaders from organizations such as Indivisible, MoveOn, Women’s March, Swingleft, Sister Districts, DemLabs, Flippable, It Starts Today, VoteRunLead, Runforsomething, SheShouldRun, Wall-of- Us, RockTheVote, Truman Project, 5calls and many more. Not only will a new generation of leaders showcase new tools and systems for a better political infrastructure, but the conference will unveil a way for activists to directly engage in teams based on their skill set.

Don’t miss a visionary look at the future, from the builders of the future. Register Now!


Want to build up your civic resume? Join VRL Founder, Erin Vilardi as she speaks on the civic activism panel at the next #GetOrganizedBK community organizing meeting.

6:30: Doors open
7:00: Panel on civic activisim
8:00: Working group meeting

#RunAsYouAre 30-Day Countdown Celebration

Calling all VRL’s Minnesota friends! We have a little over a month before our #RunAsYouAre National Training in Minnesota and we want to celebrate the countdown with you! We want YOU and YOUR PLUS ONE to join us Monday, October 16 from 6-8 pm at the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant for great food, to learn more about the upcoming training, and receive a special discount code for alumni only. Bring that friend/coworker/colleague that you think should know about VoteRunLead and, one day, run for office! Plus our Founder, Erin Vilardi will be in town and you’ll get to meet our local partners and local leaders.  Don’t forget to wear your VRL tee (or get a new one).

When & Where

Ghandi Mahal Restaurant
3009 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

About  #RunAsYouAre National Training

The 3-day training is intense, inspirational and exactly what you’ll need to run and win. On November 17, two hundred talented women from all 50 states will help you become the powerful leader you know you are. The #RunAsYouAre National Training combines our best tools and trainers to prepare you to run for local and state office. We have specialized sessions for rural women leaders, office-specific content, and regional groupings that will sustain you well past the training.


Development Manager (Fundraising)

OPENING: Development Manager (Fundraising), VoteRunLead

Location: New York, NY

Start date: Open now

VoteRunLead (VRL) is a national, nonpartisan civic leadership organization for women of all backgrounds. We unleash the power of female leaders in a democracy through training, technology, and community to create large-scale impact on women’s representation. Using social network-based recruitment tools, an open online platform, and in-person training, we fuel women’s ambition for political leadership, increase diversity, and close the knowledge gap around civic engagement for women of all classes, cultures, and colors. For more information, please visit


VoteRunLead is an expansion stage non-profit, now seeking to test, pilot and establish its “VRL 3.0”  business strategy and looking to significantly scale to meet heightened market demand. The VRL Board and Executive team are looking for a driven, focused team-player with experience managing Non-profit Development functions in fast-paced environments.


Reporting to the CEO, the Development Manager will execute the development operations as VoteRunLead continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Manager will have the opportunity to build and influence this function. The Manager will be supported by and will collaborate closely with VRL’s part-time grant-writer, Director of Communications, and COO.


  • Develop and execute VRL’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage process around Moves Management and Pipeline tracking and reporting
  • Manage the implementation of donor-related functions in NeonCRM, including data entry and gift processing
  • Support and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee organization of special fundraising related events
  • Track and support on proposals and reports for foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Ensure donor acknowledgements and related compliance actions are completed in an accurate and timely manner

Key Qualifications

  • Passion to drive change and create impact around women’s leadership
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including program participants, staff, board members, volunteers, donors, alumni, and other supporter and partner organizations
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Prior relevant experience in nonprofit development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Donor-management systems


VoteRunLead offers an excellent benefit plan including health insurance with BlueCross-BlueShield, flexible scheduling, and paid travel expenses with the opportunity to participate in high-impact women’s leadership forums around the country.




No requirement


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Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send cover letter and resume to: amanda at with the Subject: “Development Manager Application”