#SFTech4Good February 2016: Fundraising and Apps for Change

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 Welcome members old and new!  Thanks for being a part of SFTech4Good. 
We just realized that not all members may have gotten this newsletter, so we're re-sending it.  Sorry about the duplicate if you're getting this twice.  If you'd rather not get emails from us, change your Meetup settings.  For questions, please email kbierce@gmail.com (not the whole list). 

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SFTech4Good and Sponsor Events 

 Feb 10 - Upping your Fundraising Game with Creative Campaigns 
Join us on Feb. 10 to learn about how to improve your nonprofit fundraising with creative campaigns! 
We'll have Cindy Phan from ShareProgress talking about her insights on how to use technology to develop creative and innovative ways to raise more money and give supporters a sense of engagement. Check out her post here on the topic: Upping your fundraising game with creative campaigns - then RSVP here. 
6:30 doors open 
6:30-7:00 mingling, food, and grab a seat 
7:00-8:30 Cindy's talk and Q&A discussion 
8:30-9:00 networking time 
Where: NextSpace 
1 Hallidie Plaza, 2nd Floor (Market & 5th Street) 
San Francisco, CA 
RSVP (free): http://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/events/228366189/ 

Feb 26 – Apps for Change Breakfast Demo with Caravan Studios/TechSoup 
See demos of mobile apps for social good! This event will connect nonprofit staff with mobile app developers who have created mobile apps and prototypes that help to create a better world. 
When and where: 
9 am to 12 pm 
1920C Co-working Space 
950 Grant Ave, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown) 
Free, but RSVP is required since space is limited. 
RSVP: http://apps4changedemo-sf-feb2016.eventbrite.com 
Like SFTech4Good? Donate now to support the Nonprofit Technology Network 
One of our sponsors that helps pay for food at our events is NTEN. They are fundraising with a goal of raising $25,000 by March 21, to help do things like: 


  • Bring in new Members who may not be able to cover the cost of NTEN Membership 
  • Ensure a diverse range of organizations can attend events through scholarships 
  • Support worldwide communities with more materials to enhance their experience 
  • Here’s how you can help right now: 
  • Make a donation to a Community Champion or directly on the NTEN website 
  • Share the campaign with your network on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on your own blog 
  • If you find this newsletter useful, or if you’ve been to an event and had a great time, please consider chipping in any amount today - $20, $5, etc - anything helps! 

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 

 Jan 28: Webinar with TechSoup/Microsoft - Power BI 
Power BI enables anyone to get rapid actionable insights from any data, any way, anywhere. Within minutes you'll see and experience your data in new ways that you never imagined possible. 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT 
Free - RSVP: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/fxfe5pq7cnls&eom 
Jan 31: Data By the Bay Call for Proposals 
Data By the Bay, a four-day conference sequence planned for May 17-20, 2016, is accepting proposals for talks. You should speak (or attend) if you’re a data engineer, data scientist, or researcher using machine learning and data mining powered by scalable data pipelines to build new companies through computational understanding and adaptive human+machine intelligence. 
If you have an idea that you want to present, apply here: 
Feb 3 - Five Tips To Bring Your Organization's Story to Life Using Silk 
How well are you telling your story and showing your impact? Silk.co, a free tool for nonprofits, can help with that. Silk can turn data in spreadsheets into websites, interactive charts and data visualizations, impact maps, a story canvas, or a contact database! Without using any code or requiring any tech skills. 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT 
Free - RSVP: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/nguabm8l3fy&eom 
Feb 11 - Net Impact SF Sustainability Trivia Night 
BYO dinner and get a drink as you test your mental muscles on responsible brands, innovative cities, sustainable food, alternative energy, local sustainability measures and initiatives, and more. 
6:30-8:30 pm 
Kilowatt, 3160 16th Street, SF 
Free - RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-trivia-night-kilowatt-ticket...

Feb 16 - The Future of Measuring Impact at Impact Hub SF’s new offices 
Measuring impact is a challenge whether you're an entrepreneur, consultant, funder, or nonprofit. New social sector funding models and more data-savvy donors are demanding better information about nonprofit effectiveness, and big data innovations have demonstrated that more is possible with data than we ever thought before.  This interactive discussion will let you share your wisdom about measuring impact, and discuss with experts. 
6:00-8:30 pm 
Impact Hub SF (New Offices) - 1899 Mission Street (near 15th St) 
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-measuring-impact-tickets-20683...
Feb 18: Deadline to RSVP for Feb 23 Women Transforming Technology event 
Join Silicon Valley women in tech leaders and community organizations committed to gender diversity at all levels and areas of technology. Women at all levels and all areas in tech are encouraged to participate. 
11 am to 6 pm 
VMware, Palo Alto 
Info: http://www.womentransformingtechnology.com/ 
RSVP: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=139708& 
Feb 25: Capital Connections Conference - Leveling the Playing Field 
What can be done to level the playing field around diversity in business and tech? Join us for conversations and a pitch session with #PUSHTech2020 featuring Bay Area entrepreneurs ready to scale their work as they present to a judging panel and compete for a $10K prize. #CapCon16 is ideal for those looking to diversify their workforce or their portfolio, diverse talent looking to break into the tech world, and community organizers in building the tech pipeline. 
12:00-7:00 pm 
Kaiser Auditorium –  300 Lakeside Drive  Oakland,  CA 
$50 - or 50% off ($25) with the code supporter_CapCon16 
Discounted tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-capital-connections-conference-t...
#CapCon16  #PUSHTech2020 
March 8: Conscious Women Leaders In Tech 
Learn insider secrets that started the transformation of Silicon Valley and beyond. 
Save the date - ticket info will be available soon at: http://sfbayareaconsciouscapitalism.org/events/ 
April 6: How To Build Conscious Culture 
Build an organizational culture that’s more profitable, impactful, and without the usual growing pains of organizational change. 
Save the date - ticket info will be available soon at: http://sfbayareaconsciouscapitalism.org/events/ 
May 4: The Conscious Startup 
Understand the ecosystem, benefits, and how they apply to nonprofit and for-profit businesses 
Save the date - ticket info will be available soon at: http://sfbayareaconsciouscapitalism.org/events/ 
May 7 - Day of Service for Nonprofits with Benetech in San Jose 
Nonprofits - need techie help for free?  Benetech is bringing together up to 400 Developers, Designers, and User Research experts to provide help to up to 50 nonprofits with a team of designer and developers. Projects could include: 

  • Designing a new website and getting part of the work done on the Day of Service 
  • Help building a new web or mobile application or updates to an existing app 
  • General advice on software and technology that your nonprofit should be using 
  • Getting UX Researchers to help you identify how to reach your target audience (social media strategy and outreach) 

To sign up, contact Deep at deepd@socialcoding4good.org with the subject line “CHI4Good” and please provide your nonprofit’s Name, Website, EIN Number, and brief description of what you may need help with. 
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: 

Resources and Volunteering Opportunities 

 Feb 2 - Deadline to apply for SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation Fellows 
The SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) is opening a call for 2 new Mayor’s Innovation Fellows to join us for a one-year fellowship embedded in City government as a product design and development team. Skills needed (one or more): product strategy, front end design, UX design, visual design, and software development (frontend, backend, or full-stack). With senior level support and buy-in, the Fellows will work with changemakers and innovators in City Departments to research, design and prototype digital tools on well-scoped out, achievable projects; such as transforming a service from paper to online or supporting agile, user-centered methodologies in a Department. 
Apply here: http://innovatesf.com/2016fellows/ 
Code for America is hiring a designer, accountant, head of product & more 
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. They build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. 
Open jobs: http://codeforamerica.applytojob.com/apply 
Remix is hiring in SF 
If you care about improving public transit, check out Remix. Today, cities use pen and paper to make planning decisions that affect millions of people's lives. They’ve built a web-based platform that helps city planners make much smarter decisions. 
Open jobs: http://getremix.com/jobs 
Free Training & Career Advancement with TechSF (Ongoing) 
Apply for TechSF to receive advanced skills training in high-demand tech fields like UX, design, web dev or project management. Plus get a personal career coach to prep you for interviews, help shape your career goals and feed you job opportunities. Find out if you qualify for free services by attending an orientation (bavc.org/techsf-orientation) OR applying online (bavc.org/register-techsf). Follow @bavctraining for updates. 

Thanks to our awesome sponsors! 

  • The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) 
  • TechSoup Global via NetSquared 
  • Bloomberg Tech Hub 
  • Rolling Out Cafe 
  • Atlassian 
  • General Assembly San Francisco 
  • ThoughtWorks 
  • Geekdom SF by Rackspace 
  • Udemy 
  • General Assembly Front Row 
  • Aspiration Tech 
  • Microsoft Store - Westfield Centre 

That’s all for February! 

- Regina and Katharine 
SFTech4Good organizers 
P.S. Find us on Twitter at #SFN2 or @SFTech4Good 
P.P.S. Want to organize an event? We have great venues, an easy to follow checklist, and all we need is another dedicated volunteer (for about 15-20 hrs once every 3 months).