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Sustaining Your Organization: Using PowerBase To Raise Money 3-19-2014

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in PowerBase, PowerBase Training & Support | Comments Off on Sustaining Your Organization: Using PowerBase To Raise Money 3-19-2014

Raising money is crucial to fulfilling your mission. PTP, working with fundraising experts, has been building out new features in PowerBase than can help you run your fundraising campaign. In this session we’ll look at the various ways PowerBase can help you raise the money you need. We’ll focus on the different aspects of fundraising: using summary fields, tracking, segmenting and reporting. using summary fields segmenting your donor (and potential donor) lists tracking reporting Workshop materials will be sent out before the...

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Surveillance Then & Now: How to Protect Ourselves

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in PTP News Blog, Security | Comments Off on Surveillance Then & Now: How to Protect Ourselves

COINTELPRO is an acronym for the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program. Some of the groups targeted by FBI’s COINTELPRO. Image Credits (clockwise): War protesters | Wikicommons; Black Panther Party | Ilka Hartmann; Students for a Democractic Society | TomHayden.com; American Indian Movement | Ilka Hartmann; National Lawyers Guild | National Lawyers Guild website; and Young Lords logo | Wikicommons COINTELPRO destroyed movements, relationships, and activists’ lives. It destroyed the trust and hopefulness needed to build and sustain a...

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We’re going to need to own the Internet

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in PTP News Blog, Security | Comments Off on We’re going to need to own the Internet

For organizers, it’s fundamental: no decisions about us, without us. But the opposite is happening in technology that local and movement organizing groups use today, and the challenges we are about to face will increase exponentially with the incoming Trump administration.  Bias is rampant online. The way to fix it is to insure the people controlling access to the internet and who are writing the apps, algorithms and software that govern bigger chunks of our lives share at least some of our values and vision for racial equity. Below are...

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On a ‘Should I Freak Out?’ Scale, Friday’s DDoS Notches an 8

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in PTP News Blog, Security | Comments Off on On a ‘Should I Freak Out?’ Scale, Friday’s DDoS Notches an 8

The revolution may or may not be televised, but last week someone clearly tried to start it by TiVo. You probably read that it was mostly hacked DVRs connected to the Internet that were used to launch the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on the Internet infrastructure Friday, Oct. 21. Wired provided a good, WTF analysis. Access to Powerbase was not affected. So, freak out or not? You might be inclined to let the news pass without much attention — it’s less than 16 days to a presidential election after all. And in fact...

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Keeping Safe: Movement Organizations Face Up to Attacks and Surveillance

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Blogging, PTP News Blog, Security, Success Stories | Comments Off on Keeping Safe: Movement Organizations Face Up to Attacks and Surveillance

Dealing with harassment and surveillance need to be part of every organizer’s toolkit This July, PTP asked nonprofit communications expert Gordon Mayer to look at emerging issues we and our partner organizations face. This first piece offers a primer on surveillance and harassment. Nonprofits have a lot of other things to worry about besides surveillance and online harassment, but with an increase in these kinds of unwanted attention online, what once seemed like paranoia is looking more prudent. Progressive Technology Project has always...

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