#SFtech4good August: Events, Jobs, and Resources!

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Regina Walton

SFTech4Good Event Producer

P.S. Need events or community help? I’m available for full time opportunities.

SFTech4Good will get back to throwing events in September, so please stay tuned. If you want to help by volunteering, please send a message to: san-francisco@netsquared.org

In the meantime, here are some events, jobs, and other news from our local social good community.



Local Events

***August 30: Meetup Tech Collective

Regina will lead this session!

Connect with fellow tech-focused group organizers in the Bay Area to share best practices and learn from your community.

Any organizer in technology is welcome! Spread the word and see you there!

July 24-September 17: Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Tech for Good

Build Alexa Skills that have a positive impact on the environment and local communities. Your skill can be in any category, as long as it delivers a seamless voice experience and solves a customer problem or inspires customers to take action.

There are $122,000 in prizes across multiple categories, including a direct donation of $20,000 from Amazon to one of 11 nonprofit organizations and 500 Echo dots for participants!


August 2: YNPN SF Happy HourConsciousness Hacking Summer Party
Join YNPNsfba for an evening of drinks and networking with other passionate individuals working in the nonprofit sector. Whether you're a long time nonprofit professional, or you're thinking of making a career change, this will be a great opportunity to make connections, discuss your experiences, and let off some steam (because we all know that nonprofit work isn't easy). Remember to bring your business cards.

August 3-5: Beyond the Culture of Separation: Whiteness and the Embodiment of a New Story 

Friday, Aug 3, 6:30pm-9pm
Saturday, Aug 4, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Aug 5, 11am-4pm

* Are you a white person wondering how to respond to the current moment and movement?
* Do you often feel alone confronting these issues, but unsure how to connect with like-minded people?
* Are you worried that you don’t know enough to speak up or step up?
* Are you looking for a conversation that moves beyond critical analysis to include personal and collective healing?

At last they are offering Oakland an opportunity to experience the Beyond Separation curriculum in one intensive weekend of collective exploration!


August 3: Consciousness Hacking Summer Party 

The Consciousness Hacking Summer Party is Back!

They'll have food, live music, drinks, facilitated activities, and best of all, you get to meet all the wonderful Consciousness Hackers who are deep thinking, and deep feeling humans. All proceeds go toward making Consciousness Hacking even better in SF and globally!


August 7: Being an Empowered Woman with Caitlin D'Aprano
There are many ways to describe Caitlin D’Aprano: social entrepreneur, women’s empowerment teacher, shoe and accessories designer, writer, public speaker and women’s rights advocate. With so much talent and experience, she has tremendous wisdom to share.

August 8 and August  22: FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Elders Standing for a Sustainable and Just World

Hear from incredible guest speakers as well as Elder Climate Activists. They will explore how elders can take action on climate change. This exciting series will include the guest speakers and elders demonstrating the many ways elders can have their voice heard on climate change. You will not only be inspired but will also have the tools to take action now in your hometown.

Webinar 3: Our Voice, Our Vote, Do Environmentalists Vote?
Wednesday, August 8th, 6:00 pm EDT / 3:00 pm PDT (90 mins)
Special Guest Speaker, Nathaniel Stinnett, Environmental Voter Project and Elders Climate Action leaders, Hazel Chandler, Margo Frank and Jen Chandler

Webinar 4: For the Grandchildren, Future Generations and All Life
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 pm EDT / 3:00 pm PDT (90 mins)
Special Guest Speaker, Katharine Hayhoe and ECA’s Director of Operations, Jen Chandler

August 9: Kintone's Social Impact Challenge 
Kintone is proud to announce the three finalists for Kintone’s Social Impact Challenge! After careful review of the various applicants, zeusjuice, Cesion Software, and Resilient Wellness were chosen as finalists for the impact live event.

Each finalist will pitch their project before a live audience on August 9th for the chance to win over $5,000 in funding, plus additional prizes. The winner is chosen by the audience, with each attendee using their ticket to vote for their organization of choice. The organization a person votes for receives 100% of their ticket cost—even if they don’t win.

Kintone’s Impact Challenge is an event that recognizes and rewards individuals and teams who are using technology to positively change social and environmental issues in the Bay Area. The live event featuring the three finalists will be hosted on August 9th at the WeWork Embarcadero Center. Audience tickets are available for purchase here.

August 11: 2018 Code for San Francisco: National Day of Civic Hacking

Join Code for San Franciscodev/Mission, and over 50 passionate, action-oriented community members for a day of translating San Francisco problems into workable, impactful solutions.


August 15: 2018 Miller Center GSBI Investor Showcase

Secure your tickets now to hear from our newest cohort of social enterprises ready to scale their impact.


August 20 - 22: Singularity University Global Summit

Learn how world class leaders are using technology to build a better world.

Register (by application)


August 24: Crowdfund Main Street Launch Party

Join the live launch of Crowdfund Main Street, a regulation crowdfunding platform that connects America’s unsung entrepreneurial heroes with everyday people who want to invest in them. At the event, you will have an opportunity to learn about the movement to democratize finance and the power we all hold to ignite the most disruptive financial tool of our time—regulation crowdfunding.


August 24: Public Good App House Demo Breakfast - San Francisco - August 2018

#PublicGoodAppHouse Demo Breakfast at Hustle

Nonprofits, advocates, volunteers, and developers: Care about how technology can be better used to support social innovation? Want to use your app development skills to solve nonprofit problems?

Join Caravan Studios for breakfast and demos of social benefit apps and meet like-minded people in the SF bay area social good tech community.

August 29-30: BoxWorks 2018
BoxWorks 2018 is just under a month away, on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco (with pre-event on the 28th)!

Save the date and request a full scholarship: http://bit.ly/2J7TJxs. The first 800 eligible nonprofit leaders will receive a full scholarship (over $1000 in cost savings)!  Box's goal this year is 12,000 total registrants. It will be a great event for learning, networking and having some fun!

Check out this year's agenda and nonprofit track starring Teach for America, DonorsChoose.org, Relief International, PATH, Global Fund for Women and more. 

Also, plan to connect with leaders from the TechSoup, NetHope, Tides and all ten #ImpactCloud coalition members.  Over 650 nonprofits registered for BoxWorks last year - get a feel for what nonprofit leaders experienced by looking through this gallery

Join us! SFTech4Good will be there! #MoreGoodTogether


September 15: Iders Awakened, Standing for Our Grandchildren and All Life: Climate Action, Social Justice and a Flourishing Future 

A two-part workshop following the Global Climate Action Summit
*Lunch will be provided


September 12 - 14: Lesbians Who Tech + Allies New York Leadership Summit

Join other accomplished leaders in this intimate conference focused on technology trends and career growth!



#cut50: Criminal Justice Reform Campaign
They are in dire need of an amazing digital organizer who can help them activate their online networks and Van Jones' fan base in support of a national, bipartisan roll back of mass incarceration.
https://www.cut50.org/digitalorganizer. They have an amazing and growing team and are looking to add someone with strong digital campaign skills.
They are also hiring for a policy associate: https://www.cut50.org/policyassociate.


Other News

San Franicsco Tech Events now has a newsletter! Join here and keep up with what’s going on!: http://bit.ly/2v1Az6F

OvioHub - OpenImpact: Fall 2018 Project Submission 
After a successful test project matching UNICEF Innovation with Stanford students, OvioHub has launched its first call for projects. Until August 20th, OvioHub is looking for more organizations to match with talented students (Stanford, CalTech, …) and senior software engineers from tech companies (Facebook, Airbnb, …). If you want to leverage technology for social good,  apply now!

Singularity University's Online Courses

Start August 3rd
If you haven’t registered yet for the Exponential Foundation Series, SU’s Online Courses, the time is now! The first course, Foundations of Exponential Thinking, begins Friday, August 3rd. The series brings SU’s innovative and interactive learning right to your device, on your own schedule.
Register now

TechSoup Course: Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit 
Starts August 9
Social media marketing can feel intimidating at first. That's why we're offering Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started with Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit to equip you with everything you need to begin tapping into the power of social media platforms right away.

Get started for just $10

This beginner-level course is the first in a four-part series that teaches you to use social media to raise funds, connect with supporters, and drive impact. Join our live event on August 9 at 12 p.m. Pacific time.

UNtraining White Liberal Racism
Application deadlines: August 15 and August 20
In this course they will explore what it means to be white, bringing awareness to white conditioning and privilege that you did not choose as children, but that you can take responsibility for as adults.

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs' (YWSE) Call for Speakers: Bay Area 2018 Annual Retreat
November 2-4
As each year comes to a close, YWSE invites their community to a retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area for a wonderful weekend of workshops, talks, learning, and rejuvenation. This is an opportunity to connect with other women who are passionate about creating change through social enterprise and learning how to best put their passions into action.
Apply now


Thanks to our sponsor, TechSoup.


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That’s all for August!


-Regina and Katharine

SFTech4Good volunteer event, newsletter & website producers

P.S. Find us on Twitter at @SFTech4Good!