About Us - Institute for a Progressive Nevada
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The Institute for a Progressive Nevada (IPN) is a non-profit, multi-issue organization that educates, empowers and engages Nevadans to build a state where everyone has a fair opportunity to succeed.

Since 2009, IPN has focused on local and state issues in the Silver State. As a progressive non-partisan organization, we believe civic education must have its foundation in vetted and fact-based research.

Our communications efforts are at the heart of everything we do. IPN touches on nearly every Nevada-related issue at some point in our work. In 2021 we’re working on public lands, voting rights, social justice, healthcare and so much more. We’ve doubled our focus on gun violence prevention since the mass shooting that rocked our state in 2017. We’re also engaging Nevadans with information that highlights Federal Courts and why they matter. We coordinate with our partners through the latest messaging, tools, training, education efforts and research to make Nevada a better place for everyone. We are the communications hub for the progressive community across our state.

IPN has a 8 member board of directors, 10 full-time staff, 1 intern, and a growing group of dedicated volunteers. Our offices are located in Reno and Las Vegas.


Institute for a Progressive Nevada – Board of Directors
Holly Welborn — President
Rev. Leonard Jackson — Vice President
Rudy Zamora — Secretary
Craig Valdez — Treasurer
Peter Frigeri
Anna Scholl
Nate Waugh


Institute for a Progressive Nevada is a proud member of the ProgressNow Education family!

Your donation helps us educate Nevadans about progressive issues in Nevada. When you contribute to Institute for a Progressive Nevada, you become part of the team!

The Fine Print: Your contribution or donation to Institute for a Progressive Nevada 501(c)3 may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c).