In this latest PowerBase upgrade, we’ve updated your PowerBase to CiviCRM version 4.6.9, which includes new security and bug fixes, new features, and changes to the interface. The new changes that are highlighted in this document and will be of interest to you are:
Increasingly, organizers are aware of the central role that databases play in their work. However, as it stands right now, every organization has a uniquely inadequate, customized database. In fact, most organizations have more than one database, which only serves to exacerbate the problem.
The Board and Staff of PTP are thrilled to announce Arif Mamdani as the new Executive Director of Progressive Technology Project! We're especially excited to have Arif because of the leadership role he has played in increasing PTP's commitment to adding value to the organizing community through deeper and more comprehensive engagement. He has been exceptional as PTP’s Capacity Building Director in the last six years, leading our Community Organizing and Technology Institutes (COaTIs), TechCamps and workshops.
In relation to organizing communications does not get done effectively by any one individual. In order for communications to be effective and strategic it must be integrated throughout the organization. This goes from leadership development/ political education of members, skills development around comms work for members and staff, as well as integration into the entire function of the organization. Comms has to be taken up and scene as a value added by the entire org. This then leads to practice.
Attached is the latest list of participants from the July 2008 Community Organizing Communications Technology Training:
so much to be learned
knowledge brings a fuzzy warmth
beneath the needle
techies dream of someplace warm
geeks from frigid north
hiding from the winter snow
white nose or ringtail