Partnership Project

The Innovation and Integration Partnership Project is a year-long intensive program designed to significantly increase organizational infrastructure and skills for long-term, large-scale work.

For community organizing groups, the spheres of organizing, communications, technology, voter engagement, and fundraising are increasingly becoming intertwined. At the heart of this intersection are the technology and organizational practices that support programmatic work.  The Progressive Technology Project’s Innovation and Integration Partnership program is designed to help groups bridge the gaps between communications, fundraising, organizing, voter engagement (i.e. integrating voter work and data with your organizational database and ongoing work), and technology and bring them together in a seamless unit that amplifies and extends the scope of its organizing efforts.

The Partnership Project increases organizational effectiveness by providing a range of consulting and technical assistance services, technology tools, and training. This program is highly collaborative in nature. Each organization receives a set of services that is designed with them and specifically for them. Groups are able to select trainings that best meet their needs from a menu of training options.  We also conduct a rigorous and extensive evaluation of this program, and we intend to disseminate the results widely.

Our innovation and integration partnership program will allow groups to participate in a range of options including:

  • a technology assessment
  • an organizational technology integration evaluation
  • face to face and online trainings
  • on-going consulting and technical assistance
  • Powerbase – PTP’s database for organizers
  • communications consulting

We view this as a collaborative project, and will work with the selected cohort of groups to design a program that best meets the needs of each participating organization.

Prior Participants in the Innovation and Integration Project:

CASA de Maryland
Causa Justa::Just Cause
Center for Media Justice
Community Voices Heard
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Labor/Community Strategy Center
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance
Nebraska Appleseed
Alliance for a Greater New York (formerly New York Jobs with Justice)
PICO California
SouthWest Organizing Project
Voces de la Frontera 
VOCAL (formerly NY Aids Housing Network)