Grassroots Leadership Academy Blog

Confessions of a Progressive

I have a confession. From today onwards, I’m going to call myself a progressive. Now before all who revere liberty, government restraint, and Constitutional originalism immediately write me off, allow me to explain. We have a chance to change the public narrative, if...

Four Ways to Build Endurance for Achieving Your Goals

By now, you have either achieved your New Year’s resolutions or have long abandoned them. Now, let’s be honest. Which category do you fall in? Are you wishing that someday you’ll be in the “zone” to achieve your goal? Or are you ready to spring into action in the...

Retention First: 5 Ways to Maintain Good Volunteers

As an activist, have you ever been stuck in the endless recruitment cycle? Are you continuously recruiting for the next big thing and never able to engage those who have already volunteered toward your mission? If you’ve been involved in an organization or...

Building Unity in an Era of Division

It’s no secret –  we live in a wild and emotionally charged society that’s driven by polarized fear. We feel the angst in our chest and fear in our gut when we witness hate-filled tragedies in Brussels, Paris, or unfortunately in our own American cities. Our...

Taking Your Message to the Media

From time to time, you may have an opportunity to take the message of economic freedom to the media – through either talk radio, local network affiliates, newspaper publications, or other outlets. In those instances, you become an ambassador for the issues of economic...

Want to be a better leader? Be Nice.

If you’re from America, you’ve probably seen the classic American movie Road House. This Hollywood gem, starring Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliott, takes us from the crowded club scene in New York City to the “Double Deuce”, a dusty, out of control rural Missouri road...

Be A Social Media Warrior

When I was freshman at the University of New Hampshire, I joined “The Facebook”. Little did I know how impactful that website was going to become in our everyday lives. What started as a social media site exclusively to college students is now world wide and even my...

Radical Transformation: Uniting for Good

In January 2009, I became an ex-liberal. As a former employee of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), I was disillusioned with the progressive ideas of disruption and polarization to achieve change. After exposing the corruption within...

Alinsky vs. The Women’s March on D.C.

In case you missed the wall-to-wall media coverage, our nation’s capital was recently flooded with participants for the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.  According to their website, this action was to “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in...

Policies, Not Parties

For those who are disillusioned, disenfranchised, and dissatisfied with political party labels, I hear you – and this is my story. My name is Meghan and I am recovering from party labels. As a young, starry-eyed, recent college graduate, I was convinced that the only...