Web, Database, and Technology Consulting for Building Movements

Supporting progressive nonprofit, social justice, activist & community organizations for over a decade

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Our Services

We provide technology consulting services to nonprofit progressive, social justice, & community organizations. Our tight focus allows us to specialize in tools specific to the needs of the movements we serve.

Website Design & Development

Palante specializes in creating dynamic and affordable websites for a wide variety of organizations and purposes. We pay careful attention to accessibility, usability, and information architecture to create sites that are highly effective tools for communication, advocacy and engagement. More...

CRM Database Strategy & Deployment

We specialize in planning, developing and implementing databases using CiviCRM, a web-based open source constituent relationship manager designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. More...

Organizational Digital Security

We guide groups through comprehensive organizational digital security processes, from assessment to analysis to implementation and beyond. We use a holistic understanding of security and a harm reduction framework that centers the politics and priorities of the organizations and the communities they serve. More...

Tech Infrastructure & Networking

Wireless networks, file servers, networked printers, data backups and more. For smaller organizations that don't have the resources to hire someone to maintain their technology infrastructure, we design and implement systems that provide the crucial technology backbone organizations need without the need for in-house expertise. More...

Web and CiviCRM Maintenance & Support

Our monthly maintenance and support plans for Backdrop, Drupal, WordPress and CiviCRM are designed to keep your critical platforms running smoothly, securely and without interruptions. More...

Managed IT Plans

If you only call for IT support when your technology is broken, you may find yourself without someone to handle preventative care, or to provide big-picture guidance.  We offer comprehensive IT support plans for a fixed monthly cost, covering the IT functions normally provided by in-house staff. More...

We come to this work with technical expertise, a deep understanding of the needs of community organizations, & a long-standing commitment to working for social justice.

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Latest Updates

04.15.2020
At our most recent retreat we had a generative discussion on our shared values as an organization. We've been working to develop a more formal statement of our principles, which we're excited to share here and on our new Values page! Palante Technology Cooperative and its members uphold and demonstrate the following values and principles in our work:
04.10.2020
Palante has published a new technical guide to Zoombombing self-defense! This detailed guide describes steps to take and settings to adjust before, during and after a Zoom event to protect our communities from Zoombombing and other intrusions or disruptions. The guide accompanies our recent post about how Zoombombing works and how we can use existing community safety principles and practices to defend our work and our people in virtual spaces.
04.03.2020
While the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down or entirely shuttered much of our world, neither organizing nor the hatred and violence that makes that work essential have stopped. Much of our collaboration and gathering has moved onto the internet; there, we have begun to encounter "Zoombombing" and other kinds of disruption and harassment familiar to gamers and others who have long used the internet for much of their social interaction and engagement. By combining the community safety principles, practices and skills we already use in our movement work with some easily accessible technical know-how, our organizations and communities can become better equipped to prevent and defend against the violent disruption of our work as it moves online.