• Issue advocacy and electoral campaign strategy development and planning
  • Strategic communications and messaging
  • Storytelling/narrative training and coaching for candidates, campaigns and organizations
  • Strategic directions planning and organizational transformation
  • Executive/managerial job coaching
  • Community organizing and coalition building
  • Team building, leadership development
  • Expert trainer – curriculum, trainer and program development
  • Managing and running grassroots electoral and civic engagement campaigns at all levels

Martin Luther King spoke of the arc of history bending toward justice, and as progressive organizers we must constantly keep bending it.  This requires vision.  Power building.  Strategy.  Smart plans. Effective tactics,  And compelling narratives that inspire action.  

We must grow leaders and create nimble organizations that can leverage political opportunities and use them to achieve their vision.
We must build our strategic capacity as progressive leaders and organizations.
We must build the power needed to win.

Erik Peterson, founder of Bending the Arc Strategies, brings nearly 35 years of organizing, training, coaching, management, and leadership development experience to helping progressive organizers, candidates and organizations build the strategic capacity needed to win a better, fairer, more just and equitable world.


Justice is not passive.

Nor is it the inevitable end of history.