Weekly on Wednesdays: Code for SF 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.
July 31: Nerds 4 Nature - Lake Merritt (South Side) BioBlitz
Help Center for California Natural History (CCNH) explore America's oldest wildlife refuge: Lake Merritt! Located right in the heart of Oakland, you probably know Lake Merritt as a great place for a walk or a weekend cookout, but it's also full of wildlife. We're going to try and see how many species we can find in and around this Oakland landmark.
July 31: Early bird deadline for Nov 16-18: Intrapreneurship Conference
Care about corporate social innovation? – Join 150+ innovators from leading brands for a 3-day intrapreneurship immersive. We keep the number of seats low on purpose, to maximize interactions and learnings. Attendees are a combination of corporate practitioners (>80%) and experts (<20%).
Hear from UniversalGiving founder Pamela Hawley speak about how the social entrepreneurship model helps UniversalGiving provide quality services for its NGO partners and maintain sustainable revenue. With Young Women Social Entrepreneurs of SF.
The Women's Building
3543 18th St Room A, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
August 3: Nonprofit Webinar on Preparing for #GivingTuesday Fundraising
Maximize the next few months to lay the foundation for a successful #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29. Join Dana Ostomel, founder of the crowdfunding website DepositaGift.com, to learn 10 important things to do to create an empathetic, engaged, and responsive community.
August 3: VECINOS: Connecting Neighbors for Progress.
VECINOS connects Mission, Potrero Hill, and SOMA-based businesses and startups with non-profit and community-based organizations. Meet your neighbors and hear directly from organizations and nonprofits about experiences working with corporations and startups, what they look for in a volunteer, and why these neighborhoods matter. Food and drinks provided!
350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 375, San Francisco, CA 94103
August 4: Tenderloin Outreach Walk + Happy Hour Fundraiser
ThinkThank.org and Project Homeless Connect are hosting an outreach walk through the Tenderloin to raise awareness about homeless services, distribute information about our programs, and engage with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Help hand out socks and granola bars while passing along vital information about homeless services! Afterward, come to the fundraising Happy Hour atEmperor Norton's Boozeland - 100% of signature cocktail proceeds support Project Homeless Connect.
Aug 12-14: DataDive “Data Science for Social Impact” Hackathon
Are you a data scientist who wants to make a difference with your skills? Tackle data projects in 15-20 person teams to help mission-driven organizations. BYO laptop! Data and pizza are provided. Whether you just know Excel and PPT, or SQL, Python, R, machine learning or more, volunteers are needed at all levels and across all skill sets. Friday night starts with dinner and project introductions, then work all day (and into the night) on Saturday, then wrap up by Sunday afternoon. Please aim to attend all three days! The awesome lineup of projects include:
Understanding patterns in health and housing nonprofit program outcomes & impact
Prototyping analytical tools for conservation scientists to make sense of large-scale image data
Digging through government data to understand when, where and why wage theft happens - and how to prevent it
August 17: Demo Day ft. Olivia.ai, Romit, TrustScience, CTW Fund & more
Check out financial-tech startups including Change the World Fund - a new way to give that deposits ‘spare change’ from users’ credit or debit card transactions into a personal, charitable account for them to donate to the nonprofit of their choice. Making giving simple.
If you work at a nonprofit helping un/under-employed professionals get the skills they need to get back to work, share this event with your clients. Attendees will gain step-by-step directions on how to apply for services and a comprehensive understanding of what programs are available through TechSF and how to become proactive in their job search immediately. TechSF offers fully subsidized workshops covering resume building and job search skills, advanced tech training, and connections to employers. It’s funded by local and federal government; think “vocational training for the 21st century.”
10:00 - 11:00 am
Free - 20 spaces available
Swords to Plowshares - 1060 Howard Street, San Francisco
August 28-30: Global Grand Challenge Awards @ Singularity U Global Summit
See social impact tech companies. Singularity University is teaming up with global development organizations, our corporate partners, and SU Faculty to bring attention, connections, opportunities, resources, and recognition to the startups and projects capable of making significant positive impact on global challenges through exponential technology.
Apply if you are a startup, company, or nonprofit!
Sept 6-8: BoxWorks Conference: full conference scholarship for nonprofits
Join Box.org and peers like the ASPCA, Charity:Water, Team Rubicon and many other orgs for thought-provoking workshops, presentations by nonprofits, and discussions with other technology leaders who are figuring out how to use the cloud to enable success.
BRIDGE SF is a collaboration of public, private, non-profit, and academic institutions coming together to challenge assumptions, develop skills, share best practices, and build partnerships that drive innovation for a better tomorrow. In conjunction with the SF Mayor's Office, UC Berkeley, and City Innovate Foundation, meet policymakers and leading innovators from across the Bay Area and around the world for a four-day event focused on citizen-critical issues including smart cities, mobility, Internet of Things, sustainability, resiliency, economic development, and arts and culture.
As society grows more complex, and the interconnections between people and organizations around the globe grow, social sector leaders are increasingly questioning the efficacy of traditional top-down structures. In its place, nonprofit leaders are turning to a new approach, one that views leadership as a collective process that can catalyze the power of networks to create social change. The era of the networked nonprofit has arrived.
The Internet of Things presents unique challenges for UX designers. Learn from 7 experts in IoT design for a daylong virtual conference addressing the crucial topics you need to know to create the next generation of products and services. Learn about technological fundamentals of the IoT, industrial design, prototyping for connected products, designing with artificial intelligence, designing for failure, privacy and security considerations, and the UX design of devices that incorporate machine learning.
Hear from successful fundraisers and share their secrets to success, tips and tools, and sources of inspiration. The lineup includes the likes of #nptech guru and author of The Networked Nonprofit, Beth Kanter, Beyond Fundraising author Kay Sprinkel Grace, The Soul of Money author Lynne Twist, creator of The Story of Stuff and Greenpeace U.S. Executive Director Annie Leonard, Sierra Club E.D. Mike Brune, Fair Trade USA founder Paul Rice, planned giving guru Greg Lassonde, and more!
A broad coalition of community leaders and social entrepreneurs committed to advancing radically inclusive economic, racial, and environmental justice solutions in Oakland. This year's convergence is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement and others’ call to overcome systemic racism that to this day deprives Black Americans, indigenous peoples, and others of their inherent dignity and fair share of Oakland’s economic prosperity. Through interactive, participatory activities, we will shine the light on what’s working, what’s not, and what more we can do to build the inclusive, vibrant Oakland of our dreams.
Communitere is looking for volunteers in the SF Bay Area. They work in Nepal, Haiti, and the Philippines to disrupt humanitarian aid, and in addition to relief work, they also build maker labs, tech shops, and lending libraries to catalyze community solutions to sustainable development. We are organizing the world's firstHumanitarian MakerFaire in Kathmandu this September. Share your info and learn more by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/l4RfZhwgNJU8Ma7o1
Find or post nonprofit jobs on theNTEN Nonprofit Tech Job Board. Find or post full-time jobs and short-term gigs for social change. NTEN Members save 50% on all job postings. You can also follow@ntenjobs for the latest jobs.
Nonprofits - need tech volunteers? Tech companies - need well-scoped projects for employees?
Code Alliance from Benetech is “volunteering as a service” that puts together 8-40 hour volunteering projects from weekend to 1 week projects. Beyond one-off hackathons: Code Alliance is creating an ‘ongoing hackathon’ to get social impact organizations more consistent commitments to drive results e.g. on a quarterly basis. More broadly, Code Alliance is an open source consultancy for social impact organizations by bringing together the best minds from the open source, nonprofit, corporate, and individual developer communities. We’d like to build common “operating procedures” around Social Good 2.0.
Ongoing - Giant Global Social Innovation Events Calendar
Conveners.org is a backbone organization building connection, co-operation, and collaboration within the impact ecosystem. Increased coordination provides network benefits and allows us to create tools, resources and products that solve the industry-level challenges we face. This enables the right people, to be in the right places to have the conversations that will change the world. Lots and lots of great events are compiled here: