Progressive Technology Project

Austin, Texas, United States


Vertical Tabs


CMS Expertise


Services Provided

Implementation, Ongoing support, Hosting, Training, Custom code and extensions, Data migration and imports

About us

Progressive Technology Project is committed to building the capacity of grassroots social justice organizations made up of people of color, immigrant, low-income, and other marginalized constituencies across the country. Since 1998, we’ve worked specifically with organizations striving to achieve social, economic, and environmental justice to build power in order to improve conditions for themselves. We exist to help these groups and the constituencies they serve do their work better—more efficiently and effectively—so they more often win the changes they’re fighting for. We do that by helping groups strengthen their capacity—Infrastructure, skills, understanding, and practice—to integrate proven technologies into the daily life of their organizations. PTP is an infrastructure organization and a movement partner working in the sweet spot at the intersection of organizing, voter engagement, communications, grassroots fundraising, and technology. After working with hundreds of grassroots community-based groups for over 17 years – with many of which we continue to develop deeper engagements that further their work to expand civic participation, develop community leaders, and influence public policy – we’ve reached the conclusion that it isn’t effective to address these issues separately. In today’s world, organizations need to be agile, develop individual skills and understanding of appropriate uses of technology, create an organizational culture of using meaningful data, and effectively align and integrate both their online and on-the ground work in all of these areas in order to maximize their impact.
CiviCRM Services

Our CiviCRM services

Progressive Technology Project developed PowerBase, based on CiviCRM, with features and workflows designed for and by community organizing and advocacy groups. PowerBase is more than just a database: it’s a completely integrated system of hosting, training, coaching, consulting, and support from an experienced team pursing a single mission: helping groups organizing in communities of color and low income communities reach their goals. By adopting a database like PowerBase / CiviCRM, an organizing group can make a quantum leap in capacity to a new level of communication, efficiency and success. PTP is a partner with each organization every step of the way: from initial set up to planning the first campaign to measuring the effectiveness of the outreach. PTP is ready to be an extra set of hands to help its organizing partners manage organizational change and make societal change.

Case Studies

Case Studies

See PTP's case study on CiviCRM's website.


CiviCRM: Going Mobile

Anyone who has tried to login to their CiviCRM database via their phone knows the feeling: utter helplessness. You would even be forgiven for thinking CiviCRM is actively hostile to the small screen...
Jamie McClelland photoby Jamie McClelland of Progressive Technology Project
on May 27, 2016 - 12:20

Winning with CiviCRM: Building Skills & Developing Campaigns - Seattle, WA, May 10-12, 2016

Progressive Technology Project invites you and members of your staff and team to Join us in Seattle for a kick-ass CiviCRM/Powerbase training. During this three-day in-person...
Alice Aguilar photoby Alice Aguilar of Progressive Technology Project
on April 26, 2016 - 09:28

Join PTP in Baltimore: Put the Fun in Fundraising! July 31 and August 1

Want to learn how to use CiviCRM/PowerBase to raise more money for your mission? Then join PTP On July 31 and August 1 in Baltimore. We'll spend two days learning how to be more effective in...
Tomás Aguilar photoby Tomás Aguilar of Progressive Technology Project
on July 11, 2014 - 09:57

New Features for Managing Donors in CiviCRM

  Progressive Technology Project (PTP) runs PowerBase, a fully hosted and supported version of CiviCRM for community organizing groups in the United States. PTP has been deeply involved in CiviCRM's...
by Mark Sherman of Progressive Technology Project
on April 12, 2013 - 16:37