Our Training Services

Training staff is a time-intensive process, especially when you know that others must have a program that would save you time, money and effort.

That’s where The Public Interest Network’s Training Center comes in. Building on 45 years of training our own staff, we offer the nation’s most comprehensive training programs for staff, activists and students in the fields of organizing, advocacy and campaigns. With more than 10,000 active alumni across the country and more than 100 of the best trainers in the business, we’re the one-stop-shop for all of your training needs.

  • Customized Advocacy and Organizing Training: We work with you to create a one-day to week-long training designed for at least five and up to 30 people. You choose from our course catalog of more than 50 different topics. We take care of the rest.
  • 1- 2- or 3-Day Issue, Skills, Tactics and Strategy Trainings: We offer dozens of training sessions all across the country each year. Pick a date and location that work for you and join our staff in the classroom.
Why the Training Center?

Hiring the Training Center is one of the best investments you can make if you want to take your organization to the next level.

We have a track record of success.

Over the past 45 years, we’ve trained an army of organizers, fundraisers and advocates. The value of our trainings can be seen in the many alumni now serving in key leadership roles throughout the broader movement.

We have the best trainers in the business.

Our trainers are field-tested experts in the skills they teach. These experienced organizers and advocates have practical, real-world stories and examples that bring each principle and strategy to life.

We offer truly customizable trainings.

When you train with us, you get to choose from our course catalog of more than 50 multi-day trainings. Then we develop a unique training agenda that suits your specific needs.

Let's get started.

To partner with the Training Center, contact Training Center Associate Cynthia Kane at: ckane@publicinterestnetwork.org.


For our customized trainings, costs vary based on the number of trainees, number of days and experience level of trainers. The fee for a 2-day training for five people is $2,500. The same training for 30 people is $5,000. The fees for a 5-day training range from $5,500 to $10,000 depending on the number of trainees.

For our Issue, Skills, Tactics and Strategy Trainings, the cost is $250/day/trainee and does not include travel and housing. There are economies of scale when you sign up for multiple trainings or sign up multiple staff for the same training. Contact Cynthia for a quote based on your needs.