You're invited to NPI's 2017 Spring Fundraising GalaWelcome to the Northwest Progressive Institute, a netroots powered strategy center working to raise America’s quality of life through insightful research and imaginative advocacy.

We’re a think tank with the soul of a tech startup.

We research ideas and propose solutions to elected officials, fellow activists, and the public. We uncover the harmful consequences of right wing initiatives, particularly those sponsored by Tim Eyman.

NPI is very different from most institutions – in part, that’s because it’s been built by activists, for activists. Our most important resources are human energy (your energy!) and the Internet – the most democratic medium for communication ever invented. We exist to organize and mobilize progressive thinkers, and give activists an outlet to make their voices heard.

North·west (nawrth-west; Naut. nawr-west)
–noun: the northwestern part of the United States, especially Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Pro·gres·sive (pruh-gres-iv)
–adjective: favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are.

In·sti·tute (in-sti-toot, -tyoot)
–noun: a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, like advancing the common good and expanding freedom.

Headlines from our projects

Apr 23 Celebrating Earth Day weekend the NPI way: A tree planting
Celebrating Earth Day weekend the NPI way: A tree planting
Apr 23 Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: NaSTi woman
Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: NaSTi woman
Apr 22 Scenes from Seattle’s March for Science: All we want are the facts (Fictional Detective Sergeant ...
Scenes from Seattle’s March for Science: All we want are the facts (Fictional Detective Sergeant Joe Friday)
Apr 22 Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: Nevertheless, science persisted
Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: Nevertheless, science persisted
Apr 22 Happy Earth Day from NPI!
Happy Earth Day from NPI!
Apr 22 Aerial view of rolling Palouse hills near Walla Walla
Aerial view of rolling Palouse hills near Walla Walla