-------------------------------------------------------SFTech4Good and Sponsor Events
December 14: Positive Impact Holiday Party
We've joined forces with Brigade, CivicMakers, and Startup Policy Lab for a holiday celebration bringing our communities together to network, celebrate, and plan for positive impact in 2017!
This year we're supporting a former SFTech4Good guest, 826 Valencia!
826 Valencia is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
We'll have collection bins and encourage you to bring any (and all!) items from this list to support their important work. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Where: Brigade, 524 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
How to invest money for impact - even when you're not a millionaire or accredited investor
About the Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative
How you can advocate for impact investing at your company/401(k) plan
About raising impact capital as a nonprofit or social enterprise
Our rockstar panel includes:
Lauryn Agnew, Founder, Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative
Jenny Kassan, social enterprise attorney and capital raising coach
R. Paul Herman, Founder & CEO of HIP Investor
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.
The housing crisis in the Bay Area is devastating communities and families across the region, stripping wealth, disconnecting people from each other and opportunity, and generating patterns of segregation and stratification that could have effects lasting generations. To find a way out of this crisis, we must look at the forces underneath and the opportunities to shift these structures. Join us at this event for all who are impacted by displacement and invested in creating long term solutions. We’ll be led in conversation by three people with decades of research, analysis, and organizing. Displacement can be overcome and we can achieve the dream of a Bay Area where everyone belongs.
Celebrate multiculturalism and tech. The event features a game jam, bringing together aspiring game developers ages 15-24 to plan, design and create a video game within the span of 48 hours. Gameheads is a youth program at United Roots’ Youth Impact Hub whose goal is to prepare youth of color and low-income youth for careers in the video game and tech industries. Participants of Gameheads learn how to create, code and design games, building skills across a variety of disciplines from visual art, creative writing, design, programming, sound design, animation, game theory and history.
Locations: see Eventbrite for details as events are at two places -
Kapor Center for Social Impact - 2148 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612
United Roots Oakland - 2781 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
December 2: Deadline to Apply for SF+Acumen Volunteer Team
Calling all current and aspiring social innovators, leaders, learners, practitioners, and entrepreneurs! Help educate and mobilize our community around rethinking the way the world tackles poverty. Through network building, +Acumen courses, global challenges, learning labs, and local events, SF+Acumen brings together like-minded individuals passionate about impact investing, “patient capital”, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. SF+Acumen is looking to build a tight-knit rock-star team of 10-12 passionate self-starters to lead in 2017. Roles are available on a three, six, or 12-month basis for 1-3 hours per week.
December 5 - Deadline to Apply for Pipeline Angels
Want to help fund more mission driven businesses and change the abysmal ratio of women who are investors? Learn the ins and outs of angel investing from a variety of perspectives and actually put these learnings to the test by making a real investment in an early-stage company. Pipeline Angels is for women and and/or non-binary cis/trans femme who meet one of the definitions of an accredited investor ($200K in income or $300K joint income with spouse for the past two years, or $1M net worth) who are interested in group learning and social entrepreneurship.Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
December 6: Work-Life Balance in Your Business with YWSE-SF
Running a social enterprise takes a lot of courage, time and careful thought. How to juggle the many demands of being an entrepreneur along with our other commitments to partners, family, artistic endeavors, among other things? Join Rani Langer-Croager, founder of Uptima Business Bootcamp, for this interactive workshop to learn practical ways to stay sane and achieve balance so that you run your business and your business doesn't run you.
December 7: Registration Open for Compassion Cultivation Training at Stanford
Our world shows us that it is more important than ever to build skills that cultivate compassion. Courses like Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training are key to empathy, learning to listen carefully, and finding our way to compassion for all. These classes are open to the public - you do not need to be a student at Stanford to attend.
The Nonprofit Learning Lab provides trainings that offer practical strategies to help nonprofit leaders be more effective in their overall management. Choose one workshop during each time slot and get recordings and slides from all sessions! Topics include:
Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Nonprofit Website
Raise More Funds by Leveraging Language and Creating Relationships
Audited Financial Statements: What You Need to Know
Fundraising & Grant Strategy
Meaningful Accountability: A New Approach to Performance Management
Making Friends with the Facebook Algorithm: Maximizing Organic Reach
11 Common Mistakes in Selecting CRMs and How to Avoid Them
Need a Pivot? Last Minute Ideas to Increase Your Year-End Campaign Revenue
Using Social Media to Build a Movement (Without a Real Budget or Staff)
Understanding the Contracting between Social Service Nonprofits/Government
December 11: Deadline to Apply to be on the Board of YWSE-SF
Young Women Social Entrepreneurs is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic women to join our Board in 2017! Build the YWSE community and programs and develop skills that you can apply in your career and personal life. Join a fun group of ambitious women, give back to your community, and play a leadership role in the San Francisco Bay Area.
December 12: Slow Money 2016 Holiday MixerJoin your food & farming entrepreneurs, investors, activists, and healthy eaters to share about your favorite projects. We'll have yummy drinks and some good cheer, networking, and acknowledgements of our accomplishments over the past year!
February 28, 2017 - Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Conference
Dive deeply into a more meaningful understanding and practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism. Enjoy a full day of thought-provoking and inspiring keynotes, interactive and actionable breakout sessions, and heartfelt connections and conversations. You’ll go home with actionable strategies and tools to infuse purpose into your business, cultivate a conscious workplace, lead with awareness, collaborate with stakeholders and advance your organization. The conference keynote will be by John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market!
They're looking for someone who can balance strategy, creativity, clarity, and productivity. They want someone who can code switch for their various audiences, while at the same time always maintaining integrity and holding their mission and dedication to youth.
The digital engagement director will have the following responsibilities: organizational leadership of the digital team, program vision, focus on analytics/data, membership and growth, drive online fundraising, strategic expertise, change making, innovation, implementation of tactics, management of digital assets, and inter-departmental education.
Full-time: software engineer, senior software engineer, user experience designer.
Part time: customer support specialist, marketing specialist (SF), a community engagement specialist (LA), and more resource specialists.
One Degree is a nonprofit technology-driven organization that is revolutionizing the way low-income families access community resources. Our mission is to empower people to create a path out of poverty for themselves and for their communities. We create modern tech-driven solutions that make it easy for striving families to access, manage, and review nonprofit and government services.
TechSoup Courses for Nonprofits!
You have a mission. TechSoup Courses can get you there. Explore new online training series built just for nonprofits and developed with Idealware: Tactical Technology Planning.http://ow.ly/BLlN305lrrn (TechSoup is a sponsor of SFTech4Good, so check them out!
Nonprofits & Tech Companies - Join Benetech’s CodeAlliance
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. Learn more and get connected: www.codealliance.org
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:
Do you happen to know of anyone in the NPO/NGO world who could benefit from some pro bono design work? As part of an extension of training digital and product designers at Tradecraft in San Francisco, Zac Halbert is developing a book on this topic. He wants to work with a couple of real organizations that he can use as case studies. Organizations that would be a good fit should have a website or digital product as a major part of their strategy, but lack the resources to invest in design as much as they'd like.
You’ve probably heard the statistics about how women founders don’t get funded as often as male founders do. Well, we heard about this from the Women 2.0 community - invest as little as $10 and support women founders on the Republic platform! On Republic, startups can raise money from everyone, not just the rich (accredited investors) and investors can get a real equity stake for their investment. Republic gives preference to innovative, mission- and impact-driven companies that have a diverse teams and leverage technology.