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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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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Overview

Sometimes you want to collect data and there is no place to put it in your database. Custom fields allow you to add those fields. Profiles, on the other hand, are a collection of existing fields.

Objectives

Think through how to collect data, how to organize data and how to engage your comrades in figuring it all out.

Understand the difference between profiles and custom data.

Description

1 hour

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Overview

Collecting information in spreadsheets and then moving them into PowerBase can be efficient, and we will learn how to do that for Contacts and Event Participants.

Objectives

Understand how information needs to be structured in order to be able to import successfully.

Requirements

Comfort with spreadsheet software, good understanding of how PowerBase creates contact records and event participant records.

Description

50 Minutes TOTAL:

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Starter Ground Rules

Political Education

Show the timeline presentation.

Go around: Ask folks to share their Name, organization, pronouns, and OPTIONAL: What historical moments or events are missing from the timeline or what resonates with you?

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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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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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Overview

The group will be presented with 3 organizing scenarios. They will be split into smaller groups and asked to develop and organizing strategy for their scenario.

Objectives

Our objective is to provide a base level lesson on organizing strategy. In addition, this lesson provides a context for all later exercises. Rather than learning how accomplish tasks in a vacuum, the scenarios provide a real organizing context to consider the pro’s and con’s of each PowerBase feature.

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Starter Ground Rules

Political Education

In 2017, May First Movement Technology along with the Progressive Technology Project and many other organizations organized a series of gatherings called "Technology and Revolution."

We asked the question: what relationship does technology have with revolution?

The answers were scattered and diverse, but slowly started to take shape.

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