New Organizing Institute was a left-progressive group that trained digital organizers and campaigners for the Democratic Party and liberal political causes. The organization and its sister group, the New Organizing Institute Education Fund, trained 30,000 members in ten years before experiencing a mass staff walkout in 2015. Shortly afterward, New Organizing Institute was disbanded and its core program and most remaining members were folded into Wellstone Action, one of the largest left-of-center campaigner training organizations.
In 2012, Whitney May, Tiana-Epps Johnson, and Donny Bridges founded Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a left-of-center voter outreach group. All three would work for New Organizing Institute from 2012-2015 and then return to CTCL. In 2020, CTCL received a $250 million grant from Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.
New Organizing Institute and the New Organizing Institute Education Fund and were co-founded by Judith Freeman, a long-time strategist for the Democratic Party and allied organizations. In 2004, after attending college at the University of Chicago, Freeman worked for M+R Strategic Services and on then-Senator John Kerry’s (D-MA) presidential campaign. In 2005, Freeman began serving as a senior political strategist for the AFL-CIO labor union federation and co-founded New Organizing Institute. In 2008, Freeman worked as a digital field director for Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy.  From 2004-2015, Freeman served as president of New Organizing Institute. 
In 2013, Ethan Roeder became the new executive director of New Organizing Institute and the Education Fund. Roeder had served as a voter file manager and the national data manager Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He then worked at New Organizing Institute as director of data, technology, and election administration for three years until he returned to President Obama’s reelection campaign as director of data. 
In February 2015, eight senior staff members and an unknown number of the “20 or so” lower level staffers of the New Organizing Institute quit en masse. The day prior, senior staff members had presented an ultimatum to the New Organizing Institute board demanding the resignation of executive director Ethan Roeder due to alleged financial mismanagement which had left the organization on the verge of insolvency. The board, led by Judith Freeman, refused to remove Roeder. 
After the walkout, Freeman vowed to continue the New Organizing Institute, but the Institute and the Education Fund would dissolve eight months later. In an October press release, Freeman announced that NOI’s core training program would be absorbed by Wellstone Action (now RePower). 
Center for Tech and Civic Life
Among the senior staff members who quit the New Organizing Institute in February 2015 were Whitney May, Tiana Epps-Johnson, and Donny Bridges.  In 2012, these three had founded the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a voter outreach organization which targets demographic groups which tend to support the Democratic Party. After establishing the organization, the three joined New Organizing Institute. May worked as the Institute’s voter information project state liaison and election administration government liaison. Johnson was the Institute’s election administration director. Bridges served as the Institute’s election administration research director. 
In February 2015, after leaving the Institute, the three rejoined CTCL. May became director of government services, Epps-Johnson became executive director, and Bridges became director of civic data.