#SFTech4Good July 2016: Apps4Change Demo Day and #SFO Nonprofit Newsletter

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Welcome members old and new!  Thanks for being a part of SFTech4Good.

Looking for updates in between our monthly newsletter?  Please use the upcoming events and job board here to share events and jobs: http://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/messages/boards/forum/2623142


SFTech4Good and Sponsor Events

Thanks to everyone that came to our Startups Give Back: CSR at Growing Companies on June 8 at Optimizely!  If you missed it or if you came and want to review it, check out our recap here: https://storify.com/SFTech4Good/startups-give-back-csr-at-growing-companies You’ll find tweets, pictures, and a video of the event from start to finish.


Our next event is Apps 4 Change Demo Day - Silicon Valley edition

Care about how technology can be better used to support social innovation?  Want to use your app development skills to solve nonprofit problems?  Join us and Caravan Studios for breakfast and demos of social benefit apps and meet like-minded people in the social good tech community in the SF bay area.

#Apps4Change Demo Day

Friday, July 29

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Equinix - 1 Lagoon Drive

Redwood City, CA 94065 - free public shuttles from Caltrain available

This event is for nonprofits and their supporters with ideas and developers who have made prototypes or apps for social benefit.  All you need is your brain, your passion, and your openness. We welcome all interested people, including residents, activists, business folk, designers, and developers.  No need for tech (or nonprofit) experience of any kind!

Free - RSVP on Eventbrite:



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.




News from our sponsors:


June 30: Deadline for nonprofits to get TechSoup hardware/software donations before the annual donation limits are reset!

Apply for year-end donations here: http://bit.ly/net2tsg



Submit a session proposal for the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Have a topic you'd like to present (or see presented) at the Conference next year? Share your ideas! bit.ly/17ntcproposals

Take the 2016 Technology Benchmarks and Staffing Survey: Complete the survey, and you'll be entered in a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card. bit.ly/16techstaffing

Write for us: Share how you're using technology for social change by writing for Connect, our blog and monthly newsletter. bit.ly/writefornten


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


June 28 - Just SF

A series of 10 minute chalk talks diving into local San Francisco social justice issues and what you can do about it; think youth detention and probation, labor unions, local court systems, history of homelessness, public utility services--just to name a few.

6:30-8:30 pm

50 California St #22 17th Floor , San Francisco, CA 94111

Tickets: Suggested donation of $25 / person:



July 5: YWSE-SF - How to Survive and Thrive as a Woman in Tech

Learn lessons from one tech veteran of what she wishes she could tell her younger self. This will be an evening you don't want to miss!

By Donation


The Women's Building - 3543 18th St Room A, Second Floor

San Francisco, CA 94110



July 9-10: International Women’s Hackathon

HackerEarth created a world record by aggregating 10,000+ women developers in its first outing of International Women’s Hackathon in 2015. So all you women developers out there, come and be a part of the biggest ever Women Hackathon.

Learn more at the link: https://www.hackerearth.com/international-women-hackathon-2016


July 9: Mapathon in McLaren Park - Nerds for Nature Meetup

The summer OpenStreetMap mapathon is the weekend of July 9-10. Head out with Nerds for Nature to map McLaren Park in SF! SF Parks and Recreation is planning $12 million of investment in this park, so some of us have been mapping wildlife and habitat here (nerdsfornature.org/completenerd/), and it would be great to add OpenStreetMap improvements.


McLaren Park - John F Shelley Drive and Cambridge St, San Francisco, CA




July 19 - Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Ambassador Training

Want to bring more soul to your company? Care about conscious capitalism? Attend this training and:

1. Learn how to describe the purpose and mission of Conscious Capitalism to your clients, partners, team or boss.

2. Gain a deeper understanding of the four guiding principles of Conscious Capitalism.

3. Learn how the 4 Tenets of Conscious Capitalism (Higher Purpose, Multi-stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership, and Conscious Culture) can help your organization increase profits, create meaningful jobs and positively impact society.

4. Understand how the Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Chapter is supporting organizations to operationalize Conscious Capitalism Principles in the workplace.

5. Connect with like-minded business leaders.

Learn more and register: http://sfbayareaconsciouscapitalism.org/events/


July 21 - Community Culture and Impact

Learn how Zendesk, Dolby, Twitter, Google, and Twilio integrate corporate giving into their culture, are trusted partners to the nonprofits they work with, and weave themselves and their employees into the fabric of their community. Best of all, all proceeds are donated back into the SF community via HandUp!

5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Zendesk - 1019 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets: $10-20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/corporate-culture-community-impact-how-do-we-bridge-the-gap-tickets-25180852608


Oct 21-23: Living the New Economy Convergence

A broad coalition of community leaders and social entrepreneurs committed to advancing radically inclusive economic, racial, and environmental justice solutions in Oakland. This year's convergence is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement and others’ call to overcome systemic racism that to this day deprives Black Americans, indigenous peoples, and others of their inherent dignity and fair share of Oakland’s economic prosperity. Through interactive, participatory activities, we will shine the light on what’s working, what’s not, and what more we can do to build the inclusive, vibrant Oakland of our dreams.

Mills College

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

Tickets: $25-150




Resources and Volunteering/Learning/Job Opportunities

+Acumen Corps is a special community for ”dedicated” students, individuals who are committed to growing and using their skills to tackle problems of poverty and social justice. This is a place for learners and doers to continue to do just that, learn and do.

If you are passionate about tackling problems of poverty and social justice. If you are constantly seeking to learn, to support others like you, and to take action, this is the community for you.

Details: http://plusacumen.org/blog/announcing-plusacumen-corps/ 

Airbnb - Six month paid program offers roles within engineering and data science at Airbnb for people looking for a career transition


Bayes Impact is looking for a fundraising and donor cultivation veteran with a passion for helping people with data. As director of development, you will develop, lead, and execute our entire fundraising strategy. Learn more and apply here.

IDEASVOICE is looking for a Data Scientist: As a Data Scientist at IdeasVoice your role is to explore AI to develop intelligent services to build a valuable network for startups.



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:




Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

That’s all for July!

- Regina and Katharine

SFTech4Good event producers

P.S. Find us on Twitter at #SFN2 or @SFTech4Good