Please find below a list of many of the trainings that the Progressive Technology Project has conducted over the years. Each training contains links to materials used in the trainings.


Welcome & Introductions

  • Go Around & Discussion: Each share the following:
    • What database tool are you using?
    • How are you and your organization using the database?
    • What are the pros and cons of using your database?

Aspects of Database Security

  • Knowing your providers
  • Knowing your tech support
  • Know your staff and volunteers
  • Know your mission

How do these security aspects apply to the following types of Databases:


This PowerBase online workshop was conducted on Monday, February 12, 2018.

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Well, a new extension in PowerBase uses Mosaico which can help you create email templates easily. And you can still use the traditional PowerBase / CiviCRM Mailing feature and still have access to your existing templates. We'll show you how!

Here's documentation on how to use the Mosaico feature in PowerBase.


  • Go Around: What other questions or concerns do you have related to Digital Security?
    • Is there anything else missing from your digital security plan?
  • Discuss questions
  • Wrap Up & Evaluation


Do you know of anyone who has experienced these kinds of attacks?



Welcome & Overview

  • What tools are you using for sharing files and storing files?


  • CIA: Confidentiality, Integrity, Accessibility
  • Risk assessment: Who are you protecting your data from?
  • Subpoena risks?
  • Organizational culture

Options - common tools used for sharing files

What is good about these methods? What is bad about these methods?



  • Welcome & Introduction to the Learning Table: 5 minutes
  • Introduction to Assessment Workshop: 5 minutes (Alice) Each organization has written up a needs assessment. Our goal today is to pull those together into a movement/sector needs assessment to find the commonalities that will allow us to focus this series of workshops
  • Discussion of participants' needs assessment: 30 minutes (choose one organization to present to start things off)

The following are training agenda items for PowerBase Administrators. The agenda items here are suggested topics and are covered based on the relevance and priority to the work of the organization.

PowerBase Administrator Training Agenda Items for Organizations

Adding New User Accounts, Roles, Permissions • Custom permissions and Roles

Review Data



Materials will not be printed for you at the training. If you want a paper copy, please download and print before you come.


This workshop was designed collaboratively between PTP and Ken Montenegro, who is the Director of IT at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the National Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild, and a coalition member of Stop LAPD Spying Coalition.


The following describes the Training Agenda for focusing on PowerBase features, activities, and workflows that will be covered in the PowerBase Initial Organizational Trainings. These items may be covered in more than one training depending on the work priorities and relevance of the topic for the organization’s training.. (a pdf version of this page is available below)

PowerBase Initial Organizational Training Agenda

How to Request Support and Find Resources