BOLD fulfills its purpose by equipping Black organizers and Black Leaders of social justice organizations with the personal and organizational tools they need to build and sustain allied social movements. BOLD carries out its mission through a series of training and mentorship programs.
BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national training intermediary focused on transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US to increase their alignment, impact, and sustainability to win progressive change. BOLD carries out its mission through training programs, coaching, and technical assistance for BOLD alumni and partners.
BOLD envisions a Black organizing sector that activates and develops the mass base needed to win on our issues, lead a multiracial alliance for social and environmental justice, build power, and govern. We are grounded in these values:
In 10 short years, BOLD has quadrupled its staff and trainers, developed over 600 Black organizers, and acquired 105 acres to establish our first Organizing, Training, and Retreat Center–Our Maroon Space. Our alumni have catalyzed major policy wins and launched movements like Black Lives Matter, the Carolina Federation, and more.
BOLD is a commitment to a powerful and coordinated Black Left. Our 2024 course offerings aim to fulfill this commitment by offering training in political education, transformative organizing, and embodied leadership. BOLD courses also build a community of practice among Black Left organizers committed to courageously and consistently taking responsibility for achieving a collective vision of liberation, even in the face of uncertain and changing conditions.