Palante Tech has hired a new member of our cooperative, Nina Reyes. Nina comes to us via our colleagues at Rayogram, and brings many years of Drupal experience with her. We're excited to have an awesome new member to work with, and are excited about the additional capacity this provides us to serve our awesome clients!
Palante Technology Cooperative works to help progressive nonprofit organizations move forward with the aid of technology. We come to this work with technical expertise, a deep understanding of the particular needs of community organizations, and a long-standing commitment to working for social justice.
As part of our commitment to the worker cooperative movement and open source business principles, we want to make the documentation that runs our business freely available. To that end, today we're opening the "PT Commons", a repository of internal documents that may be of interest to other cooperatives and tech providers. Find it at: https://hq.palantetech.coop.
For new and forming cooperatives, you'll find documents like our bylaws and certificate of incorporation. For folks doing similar work, you'll find technical documentation about how we do our job. Over the coming weeks, we'll be reviewing more of our internal documentation and making it available online! If there's a document you'd like to see right away, feel free to let us know.
Palante Tech will be running at limited capacity on May 1st to allow us to participate alongside our client organizations, allies, and the thousands of others across the United States and around the world organizing for the Occupy general strike and International Workers' Day. We're happy that as a worker-owned cooperative, we were able to bring our shared values and beliefs to this consensus-based decision.
It's been the usual state of affairs on the Palante website for a while (the cobbler's children have no shoes and all), but don't let the inactivity fool you – we've been plenty busy! One awesome example of what we've been up to is the recently launched Drupal 7 website for Social Justice Leadership, an amazing organization that works with other grassroots organizations across the country to develop and implement a transformative organizing framework for social change.
The site was built by us at Palante Tech along with Michelle Murrain on development and Claudina Sarahe on theming. The design is by the talented folks at Hazan + Company. We also created an integrated and highly-customized CiviCRM implementation for SJL so that they can seamlessly manage their communication and relationships with their contacts in one place. We worked closely with SJL throughout the project and developed a great relationship with them in the process, so we were thrilled to see the site launch and look forward to continuing to work with them.
Soon to come: an actual portfolio so that we can show the world more of what keeps us so busy!