#SFTech4Good: August Summer Break in San Francisco

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SFTech4Good Newsletter, August 2017, #51: Summer Break




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SFTech4Good has no events in August. We’re taking a summer break.


Do check out these other resources!




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.





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


July 27: Corporate Activist Employees: Your New CSR Team

57% of Fortune 1000 employees think companies need to take a more active stance on social issues. Understanding how employees who identify as activists are thinking and feeling, and uncovering ways to build this into culture strategies will be critical to teams seeking to create more inclusive workplace experience. Join this free webinar from Causecast to learn how you can apply new research to your CSR program.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT (webinar)


Register here


July 30: Consciousness Hacking Summer Party

Care about technology and mindfulness? Join Consciousness Hacking for their summer party - tickets include dinner, a live DJ, VR and empathy.
Water View Embarcadero (WeWork), 2 Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor, San Francisco

$25 – $35

Tickets here, use discount code: Apps4Change for $5 discount


August 2: Sexual Harassment in Tech: Is this the turning point?

It's time to shine a light on one of the most controversial issues happening in our community today. Join YouNoodle’s hosted discussion about women in tech and how we can bring equality to our tech ecosystem. YouNoodle was co-founded in 2010 with a 50/50 gender split among employees, and will be hosting a roundtable discussion featuring notable women across the tech ecosystem - including Girls in Tech, Rivet Ventures, and more. They will moderate a candid discussion about personal experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace, reflections on positive solutions and examples of equality and respect, and realistic steps forward that we can use both individually and as a community in the tech ecosystem.

6:00 - 8:30 pm

PARISOMA - 169 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103




August 2: The Housing Crisis and the Middle-Income Critical Workforce

The housing crisis is impacting the most vulnerable among us as well as the essential professionals who hold our communities and economies together. As more of these stable, middle income professionals flee the area, the bigger the "Missing Middle" becomes. Join a conversation about what is happening to stem this tide and how you can be a part of it.

6:00 - 8:30 pm

$20 - free tickets by request

Google San Francisco, 188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105



August 3: What’s Hot - and What’s Not - in Workplace Giving Technology

How can we use technology to make it fun, easy and compelling to activate and engage employees in community efforts?  Get a glimpse into what’s happening now in innovative workplace giving technology, plus ask questions and get advice on some of your most pressing technology challenges.

11:00 - 11:45 am PT (webinar)




August 3: Net Impact Chapter “Meet the Leadership” Happy Hour

The Net Impact San Francisco Professional Chapter will be recruiting a few members to join their new leadership team. Learn more about the chapter and opening roles, and fill out the application here.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Standard Deviant Brewing, 280 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103




August 8: Lunch and Learn on Nonprofit Fundraising

Get bigger donor gifts and retain development staff through empathetic fundraising. Learn how to use empathetic fundraising concepts to:

  • Create a robust monthly donation program among existing donor bases
  • Improve the retention rate of development professionals within organizations
  • Get larger gifts from both existing and new donors in the long-term

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Mechanics' Institute Board Room, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104




August 8: BAYCAT Movie at Alamo Drafthouse and After Party at Exygy

BAYCAT Academy educates, empowers and employs low income youth, youth of color and young women coming primarily from Bayview and the Bay Area in technology and digital media arts. Come to Alamo Drafthouse to see the unique, youth-created, thought-provoking media projects grounded and then toast BAYCAT's amazing work at the afterparty at Exygy!

6:00 – 8:00 PM movie at Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St. San Francisco

8:15 PM – 10:00 PM after party at Exygy, 2601 Mission Street, Suite 300, San Francisco

Register for the premiere at Alamo and afterparty at Exygy.


August 11: Deadline to apply for the Nonprofit Democracy Network

The Sustainable Economies Law Center envisions a world where organizations embody the radical visions of justice that they promote in the world directly in their organizational governance. They are gathering a cohort of organizations who share this vision to learn and grow together: the Nonprofit Democracy Network. 

Learn more and apply here.


August 25: Deadline to sign up for Health IT Mentor Program

Are you a technology professional looking for a highly impactful project to contribute 10 hours a month to? If you're experienced in digital healthcare initiatives (especially in emerging countries) - become a mentor to help guide a 12-month fellowship program in 4 different countries. To apply or if you have questions, please send your resume and 1 paragraph about your interest to Deep Datta: deepd@benetech.org


Aug 26: Can Tech Help Democratize Impact Investing? Mindful Money Meetup
Join us in a conversation on the intersection of technology and impact investing. We will discuss the benefits of using technology, but also the importance of being connected to the on-the-ground impact. How does technology help make access to financial options available to more people? Are there downsides of removing the human connection to the businesses you are ultimately investing in? Speakers include: Catherine Berman (CEO & Co-founder of Cnote), Catherine Yushina (Co-Founder & COO at StartWise) and Josh Levin, (Co-founder & CSO of OpenInvest).

4pm - 6pm

San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street, SF
Free - part of SF MoneyShow conference

Register here


September 10-13: ComCap17 (Monterey, CA)

Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Janelle Orsi and Christina Oatfield will be speaking among many other local economy leaders about local investing. Learn about inspiring examples of local investing from around the US, get updated about major legislative developments and challenges, review elements of securities laws, and meet changemakers.

Monterey, CA

$30-280 (evening / full conference)

Register (10% discount for SELC fans)


September 15 - Team4Tech Guest Bartending Mixer

Learn about Team4Tech and how you can participate as a volunteer in international projects. Meet like-minded folks who care about education, technology, and improving the quality of education globally.

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Soda Popinski's, 1548 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109




September 18-20: Social Enterprise Alliance Summit (LA)

Social Enterprise Alliance empowers social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and works to foster a social enterprise ecosystem in which they can thrive. Since our founding, we have convened the robust social enterprise field – practitioners, enthusiasts, experts, funders and more – at the Summit.

Los Angeles

$400 (members), $800 (non-members)

Register here


Sept 21-23 - Fund and Fuel Your Dreams - Training for Female Entrepreneurs

This event is designed to help women entrepreneurs, business owners, and change makers

  • Create a plan to get funding on their own terms
  • Connect with amazing like-minded women and investors
  • Get clear on what they need to do next to achieve their business growth goals

Oakland, CA

EARLYBIRD: $297 (Regularly $997)

Register here


September 27 - deadline to apply for Team4Tech Projects

Team4Tech has two upcoming projects needing volunteers in November 2017, bringing technology to advance girls’ education with CARE in Malawi and bringing technology to advance high school students in townships with LEAP Science and Maths School in South Africa.  If you want to volunteer your skills to help these causes, it’s a $5000 plus airfare.

Learn more and apply:


Questions: dawn@team4tech.org


October 17-19: Tech Inclusion SF

Help create an inclusive future for everyone.  Explore tech jobs, access and opportunity, empathy and allyship, inclusive and accessible design, creating inclusive teams and more.

Now more than ever we must come together to drive solutions: as executives, hiring managers, human resources, data scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and diversity and inclusion advocates.  This includes both a conference and career fair.

San Francisco - location TBD

$299 early bird, $599 all-inclusive (free for career fair attendees)

Apply to Speak: https://community.techinclusion.co/call-for-speakers (topics are in education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy and ecosystem)

Register: https://sf17.techinclusion.co/ 


Oct 30 - Nov 5: Lean Startup Week

Lean Startup Co. events bring the big ideas from Eric Ries’ books off the page to show how organizations are making them real around the world. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a corporate innovator, you’ll learn how to implement and evolve the Lean Startup methodology beyond the startup phase—to scale—in enterprise, in government, in nonprofits, and in areas you’d least expect it. Alongside keynotes and case studies at Lean Startup Week, we offer workshops and mentoring sessions where you can have more immersive experiences, breaking off a chunk of the practice and working through it with our seasoned experts.

$1,650 - $3,500
San Francisco

Learn more: https://2017.leanstartup.co/ 








Sept 5 - Techsoup Storymakers 2017 Campaign Launches

TechSoup believes that nonprofits must have the ability to tell their own story. Not only is it important to provide nonprofits with technology, they must be able to communicate their mission and engage their supporters. Fundraising and advocacy both depend on convincing a supporter to take action. Powerful storytelling is the key. TechSoup is committed to supporting nonprofits in telling their own stories.

More information


Free website help

If you need free help with building/updating websites or with building software/applications, Zenith Prep Academy has very talented 6th-12th grade students who are looking for projects to work on.

Their students are proficient in various languages in front-end (web development - CSS, JavaScript, HTML) and back-end (software - Java, PHP, etc.). Additionally, they also have prior experience and a positive track record in building websites and software applications for local and international businesses/companies.

All of the students that will work on your projects graduated top 1% of their classes where they’ve all built this website (http://www.zenithprepacademy.com/coding/uberz) from scratch without any shortcuts or templates, in addition to many of them having built websites and software for local businesses and large enterprise companies.


Reach out via email to: William@ZenithPrepAcademy.com   


NYC web developer volunteers needed

Got friends in NYC who want to give back? Join ScriptEd to teach the next generation of web developers! Join a community of professional developers who volunteer their time to teach foundational web development classes to students in under-resourced high schools.  Their curriculum includes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Volunteers are placed on teaching teams of 4 and teach classes 2x a week for the full school year. Volunteering with ScriptEd is a great way to share your knowledge, meet amazing youth, and collaborate with passionate developers like yourself.  Fill out a quick application and one of their staff members will set up a time to speak with you over the phone.  




Job Opportunities


Head of Product for Progressive Nonprofit Tech Startup

Empowered To Run is seeking a creative, human-centered-design-loving, front-end-capable Head of Product to lead the development of digital offerings.  Most of the 520,000 elected offices nationwide are not meaningfully contested!  And yet, there are plenty of people interested in running.  The vast majority, unfortunately, self-assess as unprepared and don’t try.  Empowered To Run is a nonprofit startup developing a new platform of scalable digital tools and content that lower knowledge, skill, and resource barriers for prospective state & local candidates.  The organization is based in Washington, DC but you can work remotely.

Learn More & Apply: http://bit.ly/joinETR-p1


Education Director at AI4ALL

AI4ALL is a new non-profit with the mission of bringing diversity and inclusion to artificial intelligence development, research, education and policy. The founding activity at AI4ALL is launching educational programs that deliver a humanistic AI curriculum directly to high school students from populations currently underrepresented in AI: women, racial minorities, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; and supporting these students along their education and career pathways. The Education Director is responsible for overseeing the curriculum and academic programming for AI4ALL.

More info


Mercy Corps - Sr. Director of Financial Inclusion

Responsibilities include leadership of all of Mercy Corps’ global financial inclusion activities.

Role: https://app.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?cf=a&j=oslI5fwk&b=nCS1KAwk 

Apply - http://app.jobvite.com/m?3KQ5Riwj


Tech Jobs in SF City Government

Bookmark the civic tech jobs site or follow @civicjobsf on Twitter.



Find or post nonprofit jobs on the NTEN 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.


Check out Fast Forward’s Tech nonprofit job board




Learning Opportunities/Other Resources


Subscribe to CivicMaker’s LINKS - a bi-monthly dispatch of ideas, events and opportunities for civic and social innovators creating better ways to address sticky public problems in the Bay Area and beyond:


August 3: Causecast Webinar - What’s Hot in Workplace Giving Technology

How can we use technology to make it fun, easy and compelling to activate and engage employees in community efforts? In this 45-minute Town Hall, you’ll get a glimpse into what’s happening now in innovative workplace giving technology, plus ask questions and get advice on some of your most pressing technology challenges.

11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Register here


Jan 8 - 19, 2018 - Frontier Market Scouts - Certificate in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise

FMS instructors are active practitioners in the impact space and work with leading organizations including Omidyar Network, Accion Venture Lab, Village Capital, Pi Investments, and Colorado Capital. Through the combination of lectures and actionable co-creative projects, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem and framework for market-based solutions. After completing the intensive, two-week training, FMS participants have the opportunity to become candidates for fellowship positions with social ventures, accelerator programs, or impact funds.

Learn More 


TechSoup Courses for Nonprofits!

You have a mission. TechSoup Courses can get you there. Explore the online training catalog here: https://techsoup.course.tc/catalog (TechSoup is a sponsor of SFTech4Good, so check them out!


Ongoing - Giant Global Social Innovation Events Calendar

Conveners.org is a backbone organization building connection, cooperation, 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:



So You Want to Be an Ally Because #BlackLivesMatter

Here is an ever-expanding resource for individuals who would like to become an ally. Please feel free to add to it and share it within your communities.




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That’s all for August!


- Katharine, Regina, & Roslyn

SFTech4Good event producers

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