SFtech4good March Community Newsletter: New Groups Launching in the Bay Area

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New #Tech4Good Groups Launching in the Bay Area

Want to take the lead to help make tech for good grow in your community?


We’re launching TWO new #Tech4Good meetups to let other communities share their stories (and to shorten your commute times!) We welcome everyone who's interested in how technology and civil society intersect.

South Bay Tech4Good (based in Santa Clara)

Join: https://www.meetup.com/South-Bay-Tech4Good/

* March 6: Inaugural South Bay Event: Let's Build a #Tech4Good Community

* April 3: Digital: The Urgent Priority for Charities in 2018

* May 1: Social Impact and Technology


San Mateo Tech4Good

Join: https://www.meetup.com/San-Mateo-Tech4Good/

* March 22: Measuring Impact Successfully: Using Data for Good

* April 19: Training and Education to Empower Tech4Good


Keep reading for more info!


-Regina and Katharine


Regina Walton and Katharine Bierce

SFTech4Good Event Producers


SFTech4Good Event - March 13

NetSquared Oakland: Assembling a Team to Launch a New #Tech4Good Meetup

Help us launch NetSquared Oakland. Interested in hosting meetups? We need you!

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Citizen Engagement Laboratory -- 1330 Broadway #300 Oakland, CA 94612






Other Events


March 1: Discover Oakland Innovation: Music & Technology
Discover an innovative ecosystem of cross-sectional businesses in entertainment.
The Port Workspaces -- 344 20th Street 3rd Floor Lounge Oakland, CA 94612




March 1-3:  Lesbians Who Tech

Join over 5,000 lesbians, queer women + allies across all areas of technology.

The Castro




March 2: Points of Light Civic Accelerator Program

Don’t miss the 3/2 deadline for civic tech startups.


March 3: Open Data Day 2018

Join groups from around the world to discuss the benefits of open data policies.

680 Folsom St., San Francisco




March 5-7: Exponential Innovation Program

Learn to map out a successful innovation journey to propel your organization forward.

Silicon Valley




March 6: Panel Discussion: Service Design for Social Impact

Dive deep into the challenges and practices of these roles in the nonprofit sector.

Collective Health - 85 Bluxome Street San Francisco, CA 94107

$5 - $10



March 6: Accelerate Good Global 2018

This 2-day Summit explores the solutions and people that are creating a next-generation social sector.

The Midway - 900 Marin Street San Francisco, CA 94124

$1,000 – $1,500



March 7: Advanced Community Engagement Course

This course explores how nonprofits can strategically use leading technology to create a conversational approach, inviting cycles of engagement, interaction, and investment.


$125 for NTEN members/$250 for non-members



March 8: International Women's Day In The Bay

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also raising awareness of ongoing gender parity issues.

Mozilla - 2 Harrison St Suite #175 San Francisco, CA 94105




March 8: Board Match San Francisco

Meet thousands of prospective board candidates face-to-face.

The Hilton San Francisco, Union Square




March 8-10: Fund and Fuel Your Dreams

Learn how to design a capital raising strategy customized to your unique situation.

Preservation Park, Nile Hall - 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA

$297 - $999



March 8-10: Beyond Separation: Whiteness and the Embodiment of a New Story

In this interactive class for white-identified people, examine what it means to be white.

Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont

$500 - $300



March 16: Future of Social Ventures Conference

A Global Competition to Launch the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs.

Berkeley Haas - 2220 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA


More information


March 21: 2018 Good Government Awards

Recognize outstanding job performance of those serving San Francisco.

San Francisco City Hall, North Light Court 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco




March 22-23: Neighborhood Economics 2018

This gathering will bring together local partners and promising innovations, highlighting entrepreneurship as the path to wealth for marginalized communities in the Mission.

Impact Hub San Francisco - 1885 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$245 – $325



March 22-26: Transforming Philanthropy 2018

Join high net worth young people to build the skills to be powerful donors.

Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel - 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA

$1500 - $2200



March 24: EMPOWERED - Women's Leadership Summit

This exciting summit will bring together over 1000 leaders, influencers, and innovators.

Galvanize - San Francisco (SoMa) -- 44 Tehama Street San Francisco, CA 94105

$0 – $55



March 26-31: CodeSpa VR Maker Retreat

Learn virtual reality programming skills and hiking, meditation, and yoga.  

$1195 all-inclusive for 5-days in shared dorm; $1595 for double room with private bath




Marketing and Communications Coordinator @ sf.citi



Google Analytics for Nonprofits

TechSoup course


Become a mentor

Build a relationship with a Techtonica Apprentice


Applications for a Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (due March 16)

Accelerator program for social enterprises focused on migrant, refugees and human trafficking survivors




Thanks to our sponsor, TechSoup.


Thanks for reading to the end!  Looking for updates in between our monthly newsletter?  

Please use the Upcoming Events and Job Board here: http://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/messages/boards/forum/2623142


To find one of our old newsletters, go here in the Discussion section of our Meetup page.


That’s all for March!


- Katharine, Regina, Ricki, Laura and Yuval

SFTech4Good volunteer event, newsletter & website producers

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