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.

Hosted by Progressive Technology Project and May First / People Link, February 27, 2017

In this webinar session, we will provide a framework for how you can manage potential digital harassment and offer general guidance to help you prepare your organization appropriately—a.ka. risk assessment and harm reduction.


The following questions are intended to provoke discussion more than nail down concrete answers. Feel free to answer as loosely or specifically as you feel useful to your organizing needs.

Social Media

Answer for each of the social media accounts you use regularly.

  1. Do you post from an organizational account, from your organizers' individual work accounts, or from your organizer's personal accounts?

  2. If posting from an organizational account, can you identify the individuals personal accounts from your posts (e.g. via likes, reposts, etc)?

Presented in March 2017


Hosted by Progressive Technology Project and May First / People Link, December 12, 2016

In the 1960s, the government sponsored a massive surveillance, infiltration and disruption program called COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program). It destroyed movements, relationships, and activists' lives. It destroyed the trust and hopefulness needed to build and sustain a movement. It destroyed the movement for justice in this country.

We haven't seen anything like it since then.


This REVERB Online webinar, originally recorded on March 5, 2015, features a discussion with Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, with lessons learned from her experience using messaging, technology and social media to organize a 21st century movement that confronts racism and the murders of unarmed black men and children. This discussion highlights how the #BlackLivesMatter movement has been effective in using technology to build a movement.


This REVERB training will help participants learn how to:

  • Use and design your emails to get your constituents to pay attention to your messages
  • Use and design your website to better engage your audience
  • Use Twitter in appropriate ways for your organizing and communication campaigns
  • Use Facebook in ways to enhance your outreach efforts for your organizing and communications
  • Write an “elevator pitch” for use on your website and other communications
  • Use imagery to tell your story
  • Use video to tell your story to a targeted audience
  • How to integrate communications technology for your overall campaign strategies
  • Be agile in planning your communications using workflows and other planning tools
  • Improve your collection of meaningful data and learn how data can inform your communications strategies and your technology choices to effectively engage your constituents
  • Implement your communication strategies using PowerBase / CiviCRM (Day 3 only)

The 2-day Grassroots Fundraising & Technology Training will help groups understand how to integrate their grassroots fundraising with their on-going organizing and communications activities. We emphasize multi-channel approaches to grassroots fundraising so that online and on-the-ground activities are highly coordinated and inter-connected.