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.

Track 1: PowerBase Fundamentals
A foundational track designed for participants that need a stronger foundation in the key features of PowerBase. This track will go at a pace designed to optimize a better understanding of PowerBase. After attending this session, participants will know how to

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GIFT Conference in Baltimore, MD
August 2, 2014 2PM - 4PM

These are the handouts and notes from a workshop PTP presented at the GIFT Money For Our Movement Conference 2014. Use them for your work. If you reuse them, please be sure to acknowledge where they came from. If you have any questions contact Jessica at jessica@progressivetech.org or (512)782-8467.

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GIFT Conference in Baltimore, MD
August 2, 2014 10:30AM - 12:30PM

These are the handouts and notes from a workshop PTP presented at the GIFT Money For Our Movement Conference 2014. Use them for your work. If you reuse them, please be sure to acknowledge where they came from. If you have any questions contact Jessica at jessica@progressivetech.org or (512)782-8467.

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Presented at Stories+Money=Change Conference, September 25, 2020

This presentation helps groups explore how infrastructure, technology, organizational culture, skills, and communications are key to fundraising.

Agendas:

  • Intro & Logistics
  • What we mean by infrastructure
  • Infrastructure: Technology/Data & Organizational Culture
  • Relational infrastructure - communicating with your audiences
  • Q&A

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Don't let social distancing stop organizing! From the very basics of creating an event and an online registration page through the intricacies of organizing a team to do phone outreach and generating reports of attendance, Building Community through Virtual Events 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 their 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 Fundamentals

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Explain that we teach in the context of organizing so today is going to be organized along the lines of a campaign.

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