PTP's Database Training starts soon

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From: Arif Mamdani, Progressive Technology Project 
<Arif_Mamdani_Progressive_Technol at mail.vresp.com>

Hi ,

Upcoming: Databases, and Technology
Assessment and Planning Training , April 2-4 in Minneapolis, MN.

Wondering what an organizer gains by knowing databases?  Want to come,
but feel like you've got too much work at home?  Planning a voter
engagement project this year, but you're worried about the viability
of your database?

Lots of organizers wonder the same thing, so we're bringing in a
special surprise guest to share his
experience with how the database helped build his organization.

Organizer and author Paul Getsos, (co-author of &quot;Tools for Radical
Democracy&quot; and former director of Community Voices Heard)  will help
us kick off the Databases, and Technology Assessment and Planning
Training, April 2-4 in Minneapolis, MN.

Paul's joining us to share his experience and perspective on
how and why technology, and in particular databases are a critical
tool for
building power.  As he and Joan Minieri wrote:

Organizing is ultimately about building and managing mass numbers of
relationships.    A database offers the most effective way to track and
manage relationships.

With a well-organized and
well-managed database, you keep track of everyone who comes into
contact with the organization. . . . Of all the technologies available
for large-scale base-building, mobilizing, and leadership development,
an easy-to-use database is the one technology that most effectively
builds the power of an organization. .

There are still a few more places available in the Database
Training, so if you're interested, click here to
register[http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProgressiveTechnolog/7550ef2854/264a8db658=
/5581f28c7f]


 Also, if you're thinking about registering for our Voter
Tech Training, and your organization doesn't have a solid data system
&quot;footing,&quot; you should really think about attending both April 2-4
Database
training, as well as the Voter Tech Training.

 For more information or to register, go to
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProgressiveTechnolog/7550ef2854/264a8db658/e77cd076=
79.


Arif Mamdani

Capacity Building Program Director - Progressive Technology
Project

arif at progressivetech.org [mailto:arif at progressivetech.org]
phone: 612.724.2600 ext 12  [callto:arifmamdani]

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PS If you haven't read &quot;Tools for Radical Democracy&quot;, you 
might want
to pick up a copy.  Pay special attention to chapter 6 which covers
where and how technology can support and enhance your organizing work.


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