#SFTech4Good June 2017: New email list on Mailchimp! And Mindful Money

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SFTech4Good Event - June 7


Mindful Money: Story of Self, Story of Us, Story of Now

We are going to examine the subject of mindful money and using technology for good from a lens of Story of Self, Story of Us, Story of Now.


Speakers include Jared Karol, Dr Eric Gold and Shane Steele (VP of Marketing, Chime Bank) covering topics like people’s relationship to money, tips on how to save, behavioral economics and how to access the right knowledge and solutions.



6:00-8:00 pm

Cooper, 450 Sansome Street  #Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94111

Register here



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:



May 31: Women Get it Done - Wellness for Activists

You can’t change the world if you burn out. Learn about self-care, health & wellness for female leaders. Participants will understand the importance of self-care, how to develop systems for supporting their own wellness, consistency and accountability, and understand their role as leaders in the emerging future of political activism and leadership. Katharine Bierce will also be kicking off the event with some yoga-inspired stretches you can do at your desk!

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Greenberg Traurig, LLP Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 3000, San Francisco, CA 94111


Register here


June 1: The Political Dynamics of Housing by TechEquity Collaborative

We all know that the Bay Area is facing an urgent crisis in housing. Kim-Mai Cutler will give an overview of housing's political landscape. She'll be speaking with: Gloria Bruce, East Bay Housing Organizations Executive Director, AnMarie Rodgers, SFPlanning Senior Policy Advisor, Victoria Fierce, East Bay Forward Organizer, Rev. Damita Davis-Howard, Oakland Community Organization and Eric Tao, Developer and CEO of AGI Avant.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Twilio, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA


Register here


June 1: 2017 Oakland Participatory Budgeting Project Benefit (PBParty!)

Across California and North America, the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) engages those who are most excluded from government in making real decisions on how money is spent in their communities. This summer marks five years of participatory budgeting (PB) in California, during which over 10,000 people in cities and high schools around the state have decided together how to spend public funds in their communities. Join us on June 1st as we celebrate PB and those who make it possible at our first Oakland PBParty Benefit! If you have any questions, please email harvir@participatorybudgeting.org.

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612


Register here


June 2: Digital Impact 2017 Grants on Digital Data Use for Social Good  

Digital Impact, an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), announced the opening of the 2017 cycle of its now global grants program to advance the use of digital data and infrastructure for social good. To learn more about this grant opportunity, view the full Request for Proposal.

Digital Impact will host a webinar to discuss the grants program in detail and respond to questions from prospective applicants (click below to RSVP):

Q&A Webinar #2: Friday, June 2 at 11am PT / 2pm ET



June 3 - June 4: Art & Race Conference at Impact Hub Oakland

AECreative and Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland present 2 days of engaged social practice at the intersection of Art + Race: A Convergence of Provocation, Strategy & Beauty.

10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Impact Hub Oakland – 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA


Register here


June 5: Deadline for beyond.uptake Data Fellows program

This 6-month fellowship connects data leaders at non-profits, foundations, and social enterprises to experts, mentors and peers in data science. The fellowship program will kick off in Chicago from August 7-11, 2017, and continue remotely until March 6, 2018. Follows will then convene for a Fellows Showcase Day from March 8-9, 2018 in Chicago.

Find more information and apply here.


June 5: Working for Transformation Without Recreating the Past

Calling all changemakers, activists and social entrepreneurs and beloved community: Join Non-Violent Communication (NVC) training for Changemakers! NVC is an essential skill for anyone who needs to bridge ideological divides, engage in difficult conversations or solve wicked problems. Let’s build these critical new skills for collaboration and co-creation.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Impact Hub Oakland – 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA

By donation, NOTAFLOF

Register here


June 6: Tendrel Social Entrepreneur Network online info session

Tendrel is a global professional association for entrepreneurs committed to impact. Could a peer network be a fit for you or your friends? Check out this virtual info session.

9:00 - 9:30 am PT

Register here


June 6: "Escape the Bootstrap Trap” with Jenny Kassan

Join us with Jenny Kassan of Jenny Kassan Consulting and learn why bootstrapping is a trap for your mission-driven business. By the end of the night, you'll have what you need to know to stop bootstrapping so you can pay yourself a salary, hire great support, and make your business exactly what you want it to be.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Women's Building 3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110

Suggested donation ($8-$15)

Register here 


June 8: Impact on Tap: The Future is Female 

This tasting supports two important organizations fighting the good fight for women and our country: the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Emerge America. We'll have a number of Beeraucracy beers available for tasting, including Moonbeam Brown and The Governator, as well as the award-winning Collect-Hef Bargaining and Harvey Milk Chocolate Stout. The suggested donation is $50 and every attendee receives unlimited tastings and hors d'ouevres.

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

480 Mission Bay Blvd. North, San Francisco, California 94158


Register here


June 8-9: Personal Democracy Forum (NYC)

This conference will bring together top technologists, campaigners, hackers, government officials, journalists, opinion-makers,  and academics for two days of game-changing talks, workshops, and networking opportunities - celebrating the power and potential of tech to make real change happen.


Register here


June 12:  Peninsula Family Service’s Mingle with a Mission


Join Peninsula Family Service for our third annual Mingle with a Mission, an evening of delicious food and inspiring conversation answering the question on everyone's mind: How can you make a difference in your community?


Here's how it works:10 People + 1 Table + 1 Question = An Unforgettable Evening!


After filling up on mouthwatering farm-to-table fare from 31st Union and enjoying a glass of wine or two, you'll get to know your tablemates. With help from your Peninsula Family Service staff moderator, you'll discuss a current challenge we're facing, and how your unique skills and experiences can help solve it.


Register here­


June 12: Social Justice Grantmaking Through Family Philanthropy (Webinar)

Are you a young person (age 18-35) with financial wealth and/or class privilege? Do you have a family foundation, donor-advised fund, or other family giving vehicle, and/or $1M+ in liquidable assets you’d like to give with your family? This webinar will help you examine how race, class and other power dynamics impact your giving, and how to develop more authentic, transparent relationships with grantees. You will leave this webinar with clear tools for applying social justice values to your family giving.

3:00 - 4:30 pm PT


Register here


June 12-14: Presidio Institute Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp

Calling all problem solvers! Walk in with your organization’s challenge – and walk away with a solution. Join us for an intensive team-based training for mid-career and senior leaders at the Presidio Institute. Your organization’s participants will bring their real-world challenge to a curated cohort of diverse professionals. The Presidio Institute’s distinguished faculty members train the group on a problem-solving methodology that fosters collaboration. In a facilitated workshop setting, participants then apply these techniques to develop breakthrough solutions.

$1500-2700 (Depending on type of organization)

Presidio Trust, South Gallery, 103 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

Email rgordon@presidiotrust.gov with any questions.

Apply here by May 1 for a 17% discount.


June 14-22: San Francisco Design Week

What makes design unique? From tech inventions to culture changing products, human centered design, emerging fashion to international architecture, San Francisco Design Week is an opportunity to experience the region’s unique design talents, impact and innovations. This year’s theme is Question Everything.

Register here


June 14: Unconscious Bias 2.0: Identifying and Overcoming Workplace Microaggressions

So what comes after we realize we have unconscious bias? How does unconscious bias manifest in real life and negatively impact our workplace? How do we ensure we create an inclusive culture for everyone?  In this interactive workshop, we provide tactical tools to help you and your teams understand, identify, and overcome workplace microaggressions. This is a required workshop for People Leaders, HR/People professionals, and anyone passionate about creating a more inclusive work culture.

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

General Assembly San Francisco, 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

$35 – $45

Register here


June 15-18: Greenermind Summit - a Retreat + Summer Camp + Unconference

What happens when you combine community, DIY education, play, and nature into one soul-packed weekend? — A transformative experience unlike any other. The Greenermind Summit is a 3-day retreat + summer camp + unconference where you'll meet mission-driven people from diverse backgrounds. If you have passion to share, if you want to grow and explore, if your soul needs a pickup from this crazy world — it’s a good time to join.

Location: In the redwoods of Mendocino, CA

Cost: $295 ($50 for kids); use the code “GMSfriend” for a 10% discount for SFTech4Good members

Learn More


June 19: Design for Social Impact: Governing

How can we use our design skills together to create tangible positive impact in our communities? Code for America has been partnering with local and state governments since 2011. Come join us and learn about how designers have transitioned from for-profit to nonprofit and government. And learn about the research we're doing to help build sustainable pathways for people like you to find meaningful career opportunities in public interest technology.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Code for America, 155 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Register here


June 21: Women in Tech panel with Bay Area Conscious Capitalism

Please join us for a lively conversation with a panel of amazing women working at some of the biggest tech companies in the Bay Area. You’ll hear a thoughtful discussion on how women leaders are having a positive impact by creating a more diverse workplace. They are bringing a leadership style to their work that is inspiring better engagement, creativity and innovation. And hopefully attracting more women to STEM jobs. Panelists include: Regina Wallace-Jones (Head of Operations and Chief of Staff at eBay), Tina Dao (Senior Director of Engineering at FitBit), Aradhana (Ana) Vaidya (Senior Customer Success Engineer at Autodesk) and Cathy Goerz (Communications Strategist).

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Impact Hub SF: the new location! 1899 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$28 – $38

Register here


June 27 & 28: Pocket Gamer Connects, San Francisco

We have a 30% discount for our members to Pocket Gamer (PG) Connects, San Francisco! PG Connects is THE leading mobile games conference in the western world – and the biggest in Europe – catering to over 9,000 of the global mobile games industry’s top professionals since 2014 across London, Helsinki, Bangalore, and Vancouver events. The “good” aspect of this is the discount and the fun.


Register here using the code “AlexSF” for 30% off.



June 28: Service Year Alliance & NationSwell - National Service Symposium

Service Year Alliance is partnering with NationSwell, a social impact media company, on a series of special events on national service. Over the course of the afternoon, participants will learn from expert speakers about the pivotal role of technology and innovation in the service year sector, and hear from entrepreneurs with new ideas for impactful service year programs.

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Warehouse In The Mission, 930 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA

Register here




Resources and Volunteering/Learning/Job Opportunities




Volunteering Opportunities


Volunteer & Paid Technical/Advisory Roles in Tech for Good

The Early Childhood Innovation Network with Georgetown University is testing, adapting and scaling a range of strategies (e.g. mindfulness programs) so that toxic stress interventions for parents and children can be sustainably embedded within vulnerable  communities in Washington, D.C and beyond. We will be building out an app and we are looking for a technical advisor to inform efforts including an SMS coaching system, wearable integrations, and customized mindfulness content libraries. To inquire about advisor or volunteer roles please contact connor@2b-infinite.com. To apply for a short term contract developer positions visit  http://bit.ly/2mRIaTr. Press release from the launch: http://bit.ly/2dRWEe5.


Volunteer Mentor for High School students: Writing Partner program

Citizen Circle is looking for a few more volunteers to participate in their Writing Partner program in San Francisco. They help high school seniors with their personal statements and college applications while also hosting gatherings to learn how they can collectively better engage with our community and education system. The commitment is two hours a week from June 2017-May 2018.

If interested, apply here. If you have questions, contact Payam Salehi at psalehi280@gmail.com




Job Opportunities




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


Hack the Hood Technical Teaching Fellowship

Can you help non-profit Hack the Hood find 2 kick-ass Technical Teaching Fellows for roles in San Jose and in East Palo Alto for summer 2017? These are paid roles working with low--income youth of color, ages 16-20, as part of a team exposing them to tech. A great chance to make a difference and cover your rent at the same time--please share with folks who might be interested--one week of paid training in June, then a 6 week program. https://lnkd.in/ghaFUUA


Software Engineer at Vote.org

Vote.org is looking for a software engineer to help permanently increase voter turnout in America. Apply here: https://lnkd.in/gvwyr7j If you’re both talented and pragmatic; if you love clean and well documented code; if you want to write software that solves actual, real world problems; and if you want to have an immediate and lasting impact on US elections, then this might be the job for you.




Learning Opportunities/Other Resources




New Book from a Past SFTech4Good Speaker!

Are you a mission-driven entrepreneur who wants to raise money on your own terms?

Jenny Kassan’s new book shows you how to find the right investors for your business!

If you want to raise money without losing control of your company,

Special Offer: https://gw299.isrefer.com/go/book1/kb1/


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!


Submit a workshop proposal for the Nonprofit Institute

We are currently accepting workshop proposals that offer practical information that nonprofit professionals can use in their day to day work. Do you have successful examples, methods, and strategies to help nonprofit professionals be more effective. Do you have experience training others? Have knowledge to share with other nonprofit professionals? We are looking for proposals that highlight methods, case studies and strategies to  help nonprofit professionals be more effective. Submit a workshop proposal. Deadline is June 2, 2017. If you have any questions, email leah@nonprofitlearninglab.org.


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:



Oakland Tech / Social Good events

Share info on / attend cool events in Oakland, via 2.Oakland - info 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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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 June!


- Regina, Katharine & Roslyn

SFTech4Good event producers

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