More and more organizations are realizing the benefits of workplace wellness. But if you’re at a startup, social enterprise, nonprofit, or otherwise don’t have large wellness budget, what can you do to take care of yourself?
In this workshop, you’ll learn tech tools to help support healthy habits at work, ideas for how to create a DIY standing desk, and breathing/stretching options for short breaks. The class will also include a 30 minute “business casual yoga” portion with simple yoga-inspired stretches that can be done in jeans. This will also be the first SFTech4Good event with a presentation by SFTech4Good event producer Katharine Bierce, who is an RYT 200-certified yoga teacher as well as a tech for good maven!
September 28 - Election Tech Panel: Civic Tech, Data, and Voter Engagement
It’s an election year, so we’ve put together a panel on how technology is being used for improving voter engagement! SFTech4Good is partnering with the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange, which is part of a long Bloomberg tradition of advocacy for using data science and human capital to solve problems at the core of society.
Bloomberg SF Tech Hub
140 New Montgomery, 22nd Floor, San Francisco, CA
6pm: doors open, grab a snack and then mix and mingle
NOTE: Advance registration plus your photo ID are required to enter the Bloomberg office.
This is a non-partisan event and will focus on tools that get eligible voters registered, help voters make better voter decisions or engage and participate more, and help voters find and use public data to help inform themselves. The panel will touch on the role of government and data, with respect to how data can be used by third party apps, and data and voter registration, and how data collection can inform voter registration efforts. The panel is:
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:
September 30: Deadline to Apply for Free Data Analytics Help
Delta Analytics provides nonprofits with a team of data professionals on a data-related 6 month project. The team will work with you in identifying your non-profit's data analytics needs and will structure a project to help address your most important data priorities. We want to work with high impact organizations that will use this service grant in a meaningful way. Applicants should already have data collected and a defined question in mind that is feasible to answer with existing data, and a dedicated point person.
September 30 - Deadline to Apply for Team4Tech Project, South Africa
Team4Tech is seeking individual volunteers to set up IT infrastructure and conduct a Teacher Training Workshop for a LEAP Science and Math School in South Africa from November 28 - December 7, 2016. Volunteers will partner with LEAP 6 School that is located in Ga-Rankuwa, township outside of Pretoria. This will help educators use technology to increase their efficiency and improve learners’ problem solving skills. Team4Tech connects technology volunteers and solutions with high-impact local organizations. Learn more here:
Deadline toapply - 5 pm PST on Friday, September 30
October 1 - Re-Entry Conference
This event brings together formerly incarcerated people (adults and teens), nonprofit advocates and providers working with incarcerated people; law enforcement professionals, probation and corrections staff; victim services; educational; religious and social institutions; department of justice agencies; health services; housing employment and legal rights.
Discuss social reintegration challenges, opportunities and steps to support people in re-entry. Learn about important laws that affect people who undergoing the re-entry process.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Event Center, St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St., San Francisco, California
Breakfast + lunch provided; walk-ins OK but lunch guaranteed only to advance registrants
Join us for an evening of learning, inspiration, and celebration! Learn about leadership with purpose in a panel moderated by Heather McLeod Grant, best-selling author ofForces for Good. Team4Tech is a Silicon Valley-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities in developing countries by matching tech volunteers and solutions with high-impact NGOs.
The[b][c][d] School Fund is a local non-profit that crowd-funds scholarships for high potential students in the developing world who cannot afford to attend school. In 2016 they will grant $225,000 in scholarships to over 500 students in seven countries. Research shows that in developing countries, children with better education have higher incomes, better health and greater security.
Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306
October 7-9: Startup Weekend Oakland: Hacking Bias
Do you think diversity in tech is a problem? Do have an idea or want to explore tech solutions to hack bias in the workforce while being mentored and networking with startup experts and VCs? Explore what’s possible and meet your potential next investor! We're looking for passionate designers, developers, community members, and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference and improve diversity in tech companies.
October 8: Intergenerational Leadership Jam in Oakland
Are you an emerging leader seeking mentorship? Or are you an experienced leader learning to share and learn from younger generations? Be a part of a movement and an organization that makes these connections real. Come practice innovative, collaborative, participatory, and engaging leadership with ongoing relationships across generations.
October 11 - Deadline to apply for +Acumen Corps Oct 29 Challenge with Kiva
Recently, Kiva has started making larger loans directly to social enterprises, and they’re looking to crowd-source their due diligence process. Help them decide whether to lend money to a specific social enterprise in this challenge on October 29. By fully participating in this challenge, you’ll gain entry into +Acumen Corps. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a network that is going to do important things in the world. Due to limited space, preference is given to applicants who have completed at least two free +Acumen courses or one Master Class.
October 13 - Conference on Infrastructure Monitoring
The World Bank and UC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action are co-hosting a workshop on new technologies to monitor performance of infrastructure investments in the developing world. Explore the use of sensor networks (IoT), remote sensing (satellite/LIDAR), and other technologies for measuring and evaluating the economic performance of infrastructure investments- from transport systems and utilities to rural infrastructure (like irrigation and warehousing). Participants will include tech sector companies like Planet.com, Premise, Digital Globe, Facebook, and Cisco plus researchers from Stanford, Berkeley, UC San Diego, MIT, Portland State, and more.
Become an effective advocate for yourself, your business, your allies, your community, and your cause. This retreat brings together women who are working toward positive change, through entrepreneurship and in our work, to collaborate, learn, and build a supportive community together. At this year’s retreat, participants will focus on self-care, self-love, mindfulness, compassion, and consciousness to unlock the potential we can and must bring to our work. We will explore how best to develop and leverage influence, identify and embolden advocates, and find and enable allies.
October 17: Community Conversation on Racism and Homelessness
Join us for a Town Hall hosted by San Francisco homeless services providers. We will take a deeper look at questions including: What is the connection between racism and economic inequality? Why are African Americans disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness in SF? What can we do to imagine a more equitable future?
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Oct 21-23: Living the New Economy Convergence
A 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. Via participatory activities, we will shine the light on what’s working, what’s not, and what we can do.
Help leverage the latest in technology to create apps and solutions that make the business of running a nonprofit or small business invisible and easy. Your innovative solutions will let the entrepreneurs and visionaries get back to their passions, while still successfully and simply managing the administrative tasks of keeping their organizations successful. Square, Jibo, and Google’s Api.ai are joining as API partners.
Experience inclusive and accessible design, meet diversity recruiters, learn new solutions to diversity and inclusion, meet underrepresented entrepreneurs and investors, speak with policy makers and educators, and network with other people who care about creating change in the tech ecosystem. This conference is for the whole tech community: engineers and designers, entrepreneurs and policymakers, students and professionals, university faculty and corporate executives… of every race, gender, age, ability and geography.
Webinar: free (membership of the organization is not)
October 27: Civic Innovation Afterparty
Grab your cape and mask, and get ready to join your fellow superheroes for an epic MAFter Party. For one glorious night, leave your civilian identity behind and let loose with social justice heroes from across the Bay Area and the country. Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is a nonprofit on a mission to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families. MAF’s award-winning Lending Circles are a fresh take on social lending, enabling participants to save for college, apply for citizenship, and start businesses – all while building credit.
November 16-18: Intrapreneurship Conference Silicon Valley
Intrapreneurship is the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization. It’s a corporate management style that integrates risk-taking and innovation approaches, that are usually thought of as being part of entrepreneurship. Intrapreneurs often work on integrating social or environmental impact into the “triple bottom line” - people, planet, and profit. Meet corporate intrapreneurs and leading innovators here!
Find or post nonprofit jobs on theNTEN 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.
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.
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:
Apply to be one of 50 volunteer experts and mentor 5 entrepreneurs developing sharing economy products and services. The program will combine skype calls with online coaching to validate the business model and tackle the key development challenges of the selected entrepreneurs. It’s only 15 minutes per week! This builds on Global Sharing Week, which 2 years ago had 40 mentors from 27 countries offer their pro-bono mentoring to 3 amazing social entrepreneurs over 4 weeks.
Apply here and briefly explain who you are and what motivates you to support a sharing economy entrepreneur.