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.