Creating a utility for progressive tech and data
Community Tech Alliance was created to support the causes we care about deeply.
Data and technology are vital to creating the end goals we all want to achieve. Voter turnout universes. Community demographics. Funding strategies. They rely on high-quality and easy-to-access data.
But building and managing data infrastructure is time-consuming, difficult, and expensive. And most systems aren’t created with nonprofits and progressive groups in mind.
That’s why we’re here: To make it easier for organizations to use data efficiently and effectively by providing and maintaining data systems that are designed for the specific data needs—and budgets—of progressive organizations.
Founded in 2021 as a nonprofit, our team of progressive technologists and strategists provides data infrastructure building blocks to the progressive ecosystem at low or no cost.
There’s no catch: We’re here to break the cycle of time-intensive patchwork solutions that get rebuilt cycle to cycle. By providing data infrastructure like a public utility, we can help organizations focus their time and resources on using data to make an impact.
Community Tech Alliance believes strongly that:
Inclusive teams are strongest, and supportive work environments take investment, intentionality, and openness.
Empathy is the cornerstone of building smart technology solutions.
Iteration is key, and smart solutions require action not perfection.
Nothing great has been built without making mistakes and learning from them.
It's so important we think about building technology infrastructure for our movement that is kind to our users, kind to the team developing it, and kind to our society. CTA keeps that philosophy at the core of everything we do - and I'm so proud to be a part of changing the way the movement experiences tech.
-Kat, CTA founder