2010

BOLD vision concept paper co-created by Social Justice Leadership (Ng’ethe Maina) & Center for Third World Directors (Danielle Mahones) Founding Advisory Council: Dushaw Hocket, Alta Starr, Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Gloria Walton, Charlene Sinclair, Ng’ethe Maina, Danielle Mahones, Marquese Harris-Dawson, Steve Williams, Steve Pitts, Kevin Ryan, Derrick Johnson, Adrianne Shropshire, Denise Perry (staff)

2011

Denise Perry conducts initial needs assessment of Black organizers across the country that lays the foundation for BOLD programming.

2011

First meeting of founding Advisory Council. Generated BOLD name, mission & programs. First staff: Director and Trainer hired (Denise Perry)

2012

First BOLD cohort selected and Program Begins. First Program Coordinator Hired (Thomas Assefa). First Amandla Organizing Training, Evaluator Zuri Murphy joins the BOLD team.

2013

First National Gathering convenes 40 BOLD alumni and partners , BOLD pilots new Mentor Program and Electoral Organizing Camp.

2014

BOLD becomes independent of founding organizations.

2017

The BOLD Report: Black Organizing and Movement Building in these Dynamic Times, an evaluation of BOLD at 5 years, is written by N’Tanya Lee, Prudence Brown & Zuri Murphy.

2018

BOLD co-hosts first international delegation to Haiti with Grassroots International.

2018

BOLD celebrates major milestones: Increased teaching team from 5-12 trainers from across the country; doubled number of graduates from the Directors Training and Amandla Organizers Training and tripled number of alumni attending National Gathering.