-------------------------------------------------------SFTech4Good and Sponsor Events
November 15: Mobile Apps for Change Demos in Berkeley
Want to learn how apps can be used to make a significant impact?
Check out this breakfast event in Berkeley on Mobile Apps for Change, being organized byCaravan Studios (www.caravanstudios.org), a division of TechSoup (www.techsoup.org). The #Apps4ChangeDemo event aims to connect nonprofit staff with mobile app developers who have created mobile apps and prototypes that help to create a better world.
Tuesday, November 15
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2150 Shattuck Avenue – Penthouse
Berkeley, CA 94704
***Make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite, not just Meetup. Space is limited.
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:
October 29: Startups Give Back - Walkathon
Join Startups Give Back in the 11th annual Team Hope Walk in San Francisco hosted by Huntington's Disease Society of America. Startups Give Back attendees will help the Team Hope Walk staff with various activities, and also support the individuals and teams participating in the walk as they raise awareness for Huntington's disease.
October 29: BayGeo Mapping for Social Justice Mapathon
Are you a community activists, non-profit member, GIS professional, students or just plain curious? Come learn about maps as a tool for communication, analysis, and action.
Discuss and see different strategies for using maps as tools for communication, analysis and action, with a particular emphasis on social justice work. No previous mapping experience is needed; all hands-on activities will be computer optional.
October 31 - deadline to register for Nov 10 Fairness Matters ForumCare about diversity in tech? Attend Level Playing Field Institute's Fairness Matters Forum, recognizing those who are STEMulating change in underrepresented communities and shaping the promise of the next generation of innovators. In November, we will celebrate our 15 year commitment creating change in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
222 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
October 31: Deadline for Social Enterprise Alliance Board Nominations
SEA-SFBay will be electing new directors and officers from a slate of candidates recommended by the current board or proposed by the chapter's membership. Nominate a candidate or volunteer to serve yourself! Serving as a board member allows you to meet and network with other leaders across sectors and generations using business for advancing social justice, support Bay Area social enterprise practitioners and social entrepreneurs, and help to build the field of social enterprise. The commitment is 4-10 hours per month.
To nominate a candidate or volunteer, please fill out this form before 5pm on October 31.
November 2: Can a 21st Century Election Experience Fix our Broken System?
Our voter experience compares poorly to other 21st century customer experiences. Countries like Canada, Brazil, and Germany use electronic voting that offers accurate and instantaneous results. How can we all contribute to the development of a 21st century voting experience as the foundation of a healthy 21st century democracy?
November 3: Elevating Women and Girls in Tech (San Jose)
If we act now, we can triple the number of women in computing by 2025. We’ll discuss specific actions and strategies to help, including what we can do to inspire young women we know, at work, at home and in our communities. The panel includes Teresa Tung, Accenture Fellow, Accenture Labs, Claire Cook, Marketing & Communications Manager, Girls Who Code, and Katelin Holloway, VP of People & Culture, Reddit.
Interested in learning about how progressive food companies and their leaders are leveraging Regenerative Agriculture in the fight against climate change? Join OSC² for a special conversation with inspiring CEO's from the modern food movement, David Bronner (Dr. Bronner’s), John Foraker (Annie’s Homegrown), and John Roulac (Nutiva), as they share their thoughts and experiences implementing regenerative agriculture practices.
November 5: Generation Citizen's 2016 Civic Tech Challenge
The Civic Tech Challenge gives technologists like you the chance to use your professional skills, connect with and inspire students, and work on solving issues that affect our community. Help students brainstorm ways that tech tools can help advance their projects. Then, you will work with students to create prototypes of those tools. Teams will present their projects to a panel of judges to compete for prizes, and attend an evening dinner reception. More details are here or sign up for a hack team directly here.
Reception & Presentations: 6:00pm-9:00pm
WeWork Transbay, 535 Mission Street, San Francisco
Free/$25 for reception (promo code T4G to get half-off tickets)
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!
November 17: The Bay Area Video Coalition Celebrates 40 Years (Party!)
For 40 years Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) has provided access, resources, and support to create, share, and amplify the stories of individuals and communities whose stories often go untold. Let’s celebrate!
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!
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.
Mission Possible: WeWork Donates Space to Mission Driven Organizations
Got friends in Washington, DC? Let them know to check out Mission Possible - a new initiative from WeWork offering startups a chance to get up to 12 months of sponsored space at WeWork, mentorship and education from program partners, access to WeWork's global community of 65,000 members, and more. To apply, share how being a WeWork member would help you get closer to achieving your company’s mission. If selected, you and your team will receive sponsored workspace for 3-12 months, in exchange for giving back 5 hours (per team member) of service to a non-profit in either the WeWork community or in Washington, D.C.
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:
You’ve probably heard the statistics about how women founders don’t get funded as often as male founders do. Well, we heard about this from the Women 2.0 community - invest as little as $10 and support women founders on the Republic platform! On Republic, startups can raise money from everyone, not just the rich (accredited investors) and investors can get a real equity stake for their investment. Republic gives preference to innovative, mission- and impact-driven companies that have a diverse teams and leverage technology.