Trainings

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.

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With the economy in shambles, now is an important time to tighten our fundraising strategies and reinforce our networks of support and mutual aid. Raising Money while Capitalism Collapses focuses on building financial support using contribution pages, peer-to-peer giving campaigns, $X in X weeks sprint-style campaigns and integrating these campaigns into our organizing work so we can build holistic campaigns that support our communities.

Prerequisite: Comfortable creating and using groups.

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Don't let social distancing stop organizing! From the very basics of creating a meeting activity through the intricacies of organizing a team to do phone outreach and generating reports of attendance, Building Community through Participation will cover everything you need to know about event organizing. The course combines the technical with political analysis, facilitation tips and discussion around building an inclusive and respectful meeting culture both online and in-person.

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Now more then ever we are fighting over the story that will shape our understanding of the current crisis and what comes next. In Controlling the Narrative we will learn the mechanics of building email templates, composing beautiful and responsive messages, segmenting your lists, sending mass SMS messages, measuring and understanding our click through rates, as well as strategies around messaging and integrating these efforts across your campaign.

Prerequisite: Comfortable creating and using groups.

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Intended for beginners but open to all, Introduction to Powerbase lays the foundation for using the database. In addition to receiving an overview of everything Powerbase can do, you will learn basic skills including how to login, change your password, enter new contacts, organize data, and conduct simple searches. It concludes with the concept of groups and the all important "smart" group.

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Materials

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

For all days, please review the Starter Ground Rules

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Back to Advanced

Overview

Online organizing means collecting information from people and disseminating information to people via the Internet, as opposed to via the phone, door knocking, conferences etc. This lesson covers collecting information from interested people.

Objectives

Familiarize ourselves with the various ways to collect data online: Web forms, contribution pages, event pages, membership pages, petitions. Also cover: Social Media integration.

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Powerbase Training

Location: Ginn Parlour, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Date: Monday, March 9, 9:00 - 5:00 pm

Additional Documentation and resources: https://network.progressivetech.org/

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Powerbase offers a three day, in-person training on how to use the Powerbase database.

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Overview

Managing duplicates is a critical part of maintaining a useful database. Powerbase offers a number of complex methods to properly avoid duplicates and merge ones that are created.

Objectives

All participants should finish this lesson understanding what a de-dupe rule is, how to create one and the workflow for finding and merging duplicates.

Requirements

Good math skills.

Description

The lesson should take about 45 minutes. All students should be using the training database for this lesson.

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Back to Advanced

Overview

Measuring engagement challenges participants to think about organizing strategy and how to move people along an engagement ladder. It also provides training on useful tools for measuring this engagement in powerbase.

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