San Francisco May Newsletter: Community Management and Tech Volunteering Platforms

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Welcome members old and new!  Thanks for being a part of SFTech4Good. Check out the links to both our events and suggestions from the group below.

Looking for updates in between our monthly newsletter? Please use the upcoming events and job board here to post things you want other members to know about:­


SF Tech for Good Events

May 12: Community Management for Social Good

Salesforce Cafe, One Rincon Center

131 Spear St, San Francisco, CA

6:30-9:00 pm

Meetup URL:­

You’ll hear from community managers in the social good space about how they do their jobs, including helpful tips and tools and what changes they see for the future of community management.

If you're already a CM, you can network and contribute. If you're interested in becoming a CM, this will help you get a clear understanding about what CMs do and how they got there. Whoever you are, come ready with questions and be ready to get to know others doing their thing to make the world a better place!


 Lava Mae The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and Lead Instructor General Assembly Salesforce Foundation

Leah Filler, Community Engagement and Mobile Services Manager
Megan Keane, Membership Director,
James Nickerson, Marketing & Social Media Strategist,, Digital Marketing,
Alicia Schmidt, Senior Director, Customer Experience at

    Refreshments and light food will be provided.

    June 9: Technology Platforms for Volunteering

    General Assembly

    225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)

    San Francisco, CA

    6:00-8:30 pm

    Meetup URL:­

    Tickets ($5):­

    This panel will address how tech platforms for volunteering can help nonprofits find pro bono services and how professionals can volunteer their skills more effectively.


     Greg Baldwin, President, VolunteerMatch
    Joel Bashevkin, Executive Director, Taproot Foundation
    Meg Garlinghouse, Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn 

      Thanks also to the Net Impact San Francisco Professionals Chapter for helping with this event.

      Light food will be provided. (If you are gluten free or vegan, we suggest you BYO dinner.)

      The fund raised less the fees we have to pay will go to a 501c3 non-profit. If the event is cancelled you'll get a refund.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds, so please contact us by using the Contact Us link if that is a concern for you.

      IMPORTANT:Please make sure to get your ticket(s) from General Assembly here:­

      Weekly on Wednesdays: Code for America Civic Hack Night­

      Interested in helping San Francisco? Excellent!  Whether or not you know how to code, you can help! Join a weekly hack (hacking = building) night focused on open government and civic tech in San Francisco.


      Sign up for TechSoup and save $12,000 (or tweet about this)

      I’m sending this message on behalf of TechSoup, a nonprofit that supports this group.

      Did you know that if you’re a nonprofit, charity, foundation, or public library, you’re eligible for discounted and free software and services from TechSoup? Registration is free and the average nonprofit saves $12,000 over the course of the membership.

      By taking advantage of these savings, money that would have been spent on operating costs becomes available to support your organization’s mission further. New technology products and services allow you to work more efficiently and increase your organization’s capacity. There is more time to devote to changing the world.

      Not registered with TechSoup?

      We can help! If you’re a nonprofit, charity, foundation, or public library, membership is completely free, and signing up is simple. Register for TechSoup.

      I am already registered, or am not a nonprofit

      In that case, how would you like to write a check to your favorite nonprofit for $12,000?

      I'm sure most of us would love to make this kind of generous gift. But, if you’re not in a position to whip out your checkbook and make that size donation, here's the next best thing: Give the gift of TechSoup membership by helping to spread the word on Twitter!

      Re-tweet this @NetSquared post and help us reach 1,000 new nonprofits by May 1. Together we’ll send a tweet to nonprofits around the world and help organizations save $12,000 each!­

      So join us in talking to your favorite group that is doing good in the world, and invite its staff to learn about TechSoup. When your group signs up, it will be in a position to finish off 2015 equipped with tools to better make the change you want to see in the world.


      Events we are not hosting, but which we think you want to know about:

      April 28: Fireside Chat with Jennifer Friedenbach of Coalition on Homelessness

      Since 1987, the Coalition on Homelessness has been advocating for the rights of people experiencing homelessness. They’re the the organization behind The Street Sheet. Learn more from Executive Director Jennifer Friedenbach, interviewed by Kim-Mai Cutler of TechCrunch.

      6:30 - 8:30pm

      Pivotal Labs, San Francisco

      Free (donate a few bucks if you can)­

      April 29: Social Enterprise Pitch Night

      Hear from the latest up-and-coming social entrepreneurs in the Bay Area!Goodwill Headquarters1500 Mission St, San Francisco

      Free for SEA members, $15-25 otherwise­

      May 8 - Deadline to nominate 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity awards

      Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley, organized by theREGISTRY Bay Area and Digital Diversity Network. 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity is a regional recognition of the outstanding achievements of 40 leaders from underrepresented communities of color under the age of 40, who are standouts in their field of technology as engineers, technologists, diversity & inclusion officers, executives, entrepreneurs or VC’s.­

      May 20: Social Media for Startups

      Emmy award-winning journalist Kym McNicholas will present a keynote as well as mentorship during a workshop hosted by Muriel MacDonald from Social media aggregatorTint.

      6:30 - 8:00 pm

      Wix Lounge, San Francisco


      May 14: Understanding Youth Homelessness: Documentary & Discussion with HandUp, Larkin Street Youth Center, Hanson Bridgett

      The Homestretch is a powerful documentary about youth homelessness. Set in Chicago, the film provides unprecedented access into public schools and youth homeless shelters through the journeys of three incredible teenagers in Chicago. Join HandUpLarkin Street Youth Services, and Hanson Bridgett for a special San Francisco viewing. Accepting in-kind donations at the door. Drinks and snacks provided.

      5:30 - 8:30 pm

      Hanson Bridgett LLC, San Francisco­

      May 15-17 - Nerds 4 Nature @ Bay Area Maker Faire 2015

      Nerds 4 Nature brings together technologists and environmental professionals, students and citizen scientists to collaboratively build awesome tools that help us help understand, protect, and revive the natural world.

      About Nerds for Nature:­

      About the Maker Faire:­

      San Mateo

      Tickets: $20-35 in advance­

      May 21: Bleeding Hearts Happy Hour: Mother's Day Edition

      Bleeding Hearts Happy Hour meets every 2 months with a mission to create stronger nonprofit/interagency relationships and to model self care. The May 21 happy hour is a fundraiser for the East Bay Integrative Pregnancy Project.

      Buffalo Club

      2331 Mission St, San Francisco

      6-9 pm

      Contact­ for details.

      June 8 Independent Sector – Regional Convening - Silicon Valley

      Join conversations about the trends, obstacles, and opportunities that affect every organization and individual working toward the common good. Expand your network and elevate the issues that define the charitable sector in Silicon Valley and the tech sector.

      9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Mountain View


      To register click the link: Regional Convening - Silicon Valley (note: you will be prompted to create an Independent Sector Login)

      About Independent Sector:­


      May 1 Deadline to apply for Data Analyst Fellowship with Education Pioneers

      Want to use your data skills for social good and make a career change?  Education Pioneers has a 10-month Analyst Fellowship where data-savvy professionals can make a real impact by applying their analytical skills to consult on mission-critical projects in the education sector

      Apply by May 1 for this opportunity to do high-impact work with school districts, charter management networks, education venture funds, and other leading education organizations. You’ll also get leadership development and career support to unleash your potential to transform education. Hear about the #powerofdataattend an upcoming webinar, or read more about the Fellowship.

      The 2015 program runs from September 2015 – July 2016.  The Analyst Fellowship includes a $45,000 salary (or $54,000 annualized) as well as health benefits.

      Questions? Contact Tiffanie Woods, Education­


      Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

      TechSoup Global via NetSquared
      The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
      Rolling Out Cafe
      General Assembly San Francisco
      Geekdom SF by Rackspace
      General Assembly Front Row

      Aspiration Tech
      Microsoft Store - Westfield Centre

      That’s all for May!

      - Katharine and Regina

      SFTech4Good organizers

      P.S. Find us on Twitter at #SFN2 or @SFTech4Good