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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Starter Ground Rules

Opening

We have thankfully moved beyond the false dichotomy of "real" organizing vs "online" organizing and recognized that it's all part of the same thing. But.... what does online organizing mean? What are we trying to accomplish when we organize online? How does it build our campaigns?

Introductions

Please say your name, organization, pronouns and OPTIONALLY share your thoughts about "online" organizing.

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A critical step in online organizing is providing the world with a form and a reason to fill it out. In this area, Powerbase has a lot of options! In Organizing Online, we'll cover how to create custom fields, profiles, petitions, webforms and more. We will review the difference between creating a new field and adding a field to a form. And, we'll cover how online and in-person organizing are inseparable components of any campaign.

Prerequisite: Comfortable adding and editing contacts, contributions, events and activities.

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Batch imports provides a way to easily enter a stack of checks all at once, ensuring that you don't make any data entry errors with the amounts. You begin by entering the number of checks you have and the total amount of all the checks. Then you are provided with a screen to enter each check individually. When done, Powerbase will do the math to ensure the total of the individual checks equals the total you specified when you created the batch.

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Starter ground rules

Intro & Political Education - J

Review a handful of recent corporate data breaches. Ask: These are corporate breaches, we operate in a different, movement context. How are these data breaches relevant to our work? What should we be doing different to avoid a similar fate?

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See below for 40 practice CSV Zoom participant import spread sheets. These sheets are in the same format that Zoom provides when you export participants.

Please choose the sheet based on the number in your training user name.

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See below for 40 practice CSV Facebook Contributions import spread sheets. These sheets are in the same format that Facebook provides when you export contributions.

Please choose the sheet based on the number in your training user name.

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Your data can come from everywhere - online forms, sign in sheets, other databases and more. However, it won't help you organize unless it's properly parsed and de-duplicated. In Advanced Data Strategies, we'll cover how to effectively import spread sheets from other services and how to keep your data clean using deduplication and automatic merging.

Prerequisite: Comfortable adding and editing contacts, contributions, events and activities.

Measuring Engagement

Every organization has a different method for engaging their constituents, measuring that engagement and developing new leaders. This training covers the organizing principles and tools available to help with the process.

Discussion: 15 minutes

Question: What are your criteria for determining if someone is ready to take on a leadership role? Open a riseup pad, ask people to type them in.

Add two categories to the top of the list:

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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.

Presented at Stories+Money=Change Conference, September 24, 2021

This presentation, developed by Gordon Mayer, Gordon Mayer Communications and Alice Aguilar, PTP, helps groups explore how infrastructure, technology, organizational culture, skills, and communications are key to fundraising.

Agenda:

  • Intro & Logistics
  • What we mean by infrastructure
  • Infrastructure: Technology/Data & Organizational Culture
  • Q&A