#SFTech4Good December Update: Holiday Parties and #Tech4Good in #SFO

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Welcome members old and new!  Thanks for being a part of the 4300-member SFTech4Good community.  Keep reading for details on our upcoming events!

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December 14: Positive Impact Holiday Party

We've joined forces with BrigadeCivicMakers, 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

RSVP and share now:


January 18, 2017: Impact Investing 101 Panel Discussion

Are you investing your IRA or 401k for social/environmental impact?  If not - come learn about impact investing more from 3 experts in SF on Jan 18.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/events/235788014/­

Join us at this free discussion and learn:


  • What impact investing means and why it matters

    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.



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

December 2: Free Coworking at Impact Hub Oakland

Every first Friday of the month, Impact Hub Oakland hosts a free day of coworking plus a #SexySalad community potluck lunch. Also, check out their next door Omi Gallery and get inspired by some art!

Impact Hub Oakland (near 19th St BART)

2323 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612


9:00am - 6:00pm

Details: http://oakland.impacthub.net/event/open-house-3/2016-12-02/­

December 2: Behind the Housing Crisis

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.

Nile Hall

1233 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA 94612

Free (refreshments provided - make sure to RSVP)

5:00-7:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.eventbrit...­

December 2 - 4: Gameheads’ Oakland Video Game Fest

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.

Free - RSVP required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gameheads-oakland-video-game-fest-tickets-29265742624­

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.

To apply, send a CV and a cover letter to SF@plusacumen.org by Friday, December 2.

December 3: Emerge CA Mixer

Emerge California is dedicated to increasing the number of women in public office.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Hall, 1028 Market St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

$20.17 and up

RSVP: https://act.myngp.com...­

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 info@pipelineangels.com­

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.

6:30-8:30 pm

Women's Building

3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110

$5-10 Suggested Donation


December 6: Mindfulness and Technology Conversation with Wisdom 2.0

Join us for an evening exploring mindfulness in a constantly connected age. There will be a meditation, panel and community conversation co-hosted by Wisdom 2.0 Founder Soren Gordhamer and others.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-in-the-digital-age-tickets-27617409415­



222 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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.

Info/RSVP: http://ccare.stanford.edu/education/about-compassion-cultivation-training-cct/register-online/­


Stanford University campus

December 7-8: Online Nonprofit Conference

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


10:00 am PT - 12:30 pm PT on both days

Info: www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/onlineinstitute­

Individual Rate: $100

Group Rate: $175 (3+ individuals from 1 organization)

RSVP: Register here for the conference 

**Register before November 30, 2016 to take advantage of early bird pricing**

Questions? Email leah@nonprofitlearninglab.org­

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.

Deadline is 12 pm PT on Dec 11 - apply here:


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!

Overlook Lounge at The Port Workspaces

344 20th St, 3rd Fl, Oakland, CA 94612


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-money-2016-holiday-mixer-registration-29595246178­

December 16: Consciousness Hacking Holiday + Anniversary Party

Interested in mindfulness and technology?  This is the community for you!  Arrive by 7:00pm for an optional group facilitation at 7:30pm, followed by dinner, dancing, and community.

Hack Temple (renovated Catholic Church)

910 Broadway

San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00 - 10:00 pm



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!

Save the date - venue & RSVP TBD.


Resources and Volunteering/Learning/Job Opportunities

Hack the Hood is looking for a Communications & Outreach Director

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.

Rainforest Action Network hiring a Digital Engagement Director

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.

Send a resume and cover letter to digitaldirector@ran.org­ - Interviews are on a rolling basis.

One Degree is hiring!

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.

Jobs at Techbridge

Open roles: VP of Development, a Development Assistant, and an Executive Assistant

Techbridge is an Oakland-headquartered non-profit that delivers girls-only engineering programming after school around the SF Bay Area, as well as Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Presidio Institute is hiring: Support cross-sector innovation work!

Work in the beautiful Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Singularity University is hiring a social media marketing contractor


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.

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:

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:


Oakland Tech / Social Good events

Share info on / attend cool events in Oakland, via 2.Oakland - info here:


Free tool for In-Kind Event Sponsorship

Need an in-kind sponsor for an event? Check out SponsorLane:

www.sponsorlane.com - SFTech4Good doesn’t use them (yet) but they seem cool and useful.

Hey Nonprofits - Get Pro Bono Design Work

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.

For details, contact Zac Halbert at zachalbert@gmail.com­

Invest in Women: Crowdfunding via Republic

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.


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.


Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Old Newsletters in our Discussion Forum

If you need to find one of our old newsletters, you can find them here in the Discussion section on our Meetup.com page.

That’s all for December!

- Regina and Katharine

SFTech4Good event producers

P.S. Find us on Twitter at @SFTech4Good and follow our events in real time at #SFN2!