Social Impact in Tech: Panel Discussion with LinkedIn, Lyft, and Salesforce
How can companies be better corporate citizens? Join LinkedIn for Good, Lyft and Salesforce for a candid discussion of how to start and grow a social impact program at your company. Join us for pizza and learn how it’s easy, feasible, and popular for startups to give back as part of the company culture.
Events we are not hosting, but you might want to know about:
Oct 2: deadline to apply for +Acumen Challenge on October 14
+Acumen Challenges are two-hour virtual events where participants apply their skills to real challenges facing real social enterprises working alongside teammates from around the world. In this challenge, you’ll help Amal Academy, a Pakistan-based social enterprise, with helping more people get employed.
October 3: Beyond the Build: A Workshop for Non-Tech Founders
Do you have a world-changing idea but lack the tech skills to bring it to life? Would you like to attend your first hackathon but aren’t sure what you would do there? Are you a programmer who would like to learn how to better work with non-tech teammates? This is for you to find out how to jump in! (For women, trans, and nonbinary folks only.)
Learn how you can build financial support for your organization early (even before you have evidence of impact). Speaker: Meghan Freebeck, the founder & CEO of Simply the Basics and Acting CEO of Project Homeless Connect.
The Women's Building, 3543 18th St, Room A, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
October 4: Talent Connect: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise Alliance, Impact Hub, and Laborx are hosting a Talent Connect to bring social enterprise talent seekers and job seekers together. Network and hear from leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Impact Hub San Francisco, 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Unprecedented opportunities to incorporate transformative applications that increase productivity, resilience, and skills abound. See workplace applications for lifestyle and chronic disease management with VR.
Upload Collective, 1535 Mission Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
October 5: Deadline to RSVP-Imagining America Nat’l Conference, Oct 12-14
Imagining America advances a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society.
October 9-10: COCAP: Community Capital conference on Building the “We” Economy
Examine strategies for building a local regenerative economy that creates well being and equity for all. Includes a We Economy Fair with exhibitors that provide banking and investment opportunities for those who want to move their money out of the extractive economy and into local and community financial institutions. Meet social finance leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, investors and philanthropists.
Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612
October 10: SOCAP17 Kickoff Party at Exygy
Meet makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, clinicians, government agencies, investors, and change makers from around the world. All are welcome!
Exygy-2601 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Nonprofits - free ticket for the first 500 nonprofits to register (save over $1000). See how Box is helping organizations like the ASPCA, International Rescue Committee, Year Up, Oxfam and 6500 other nonprofits. Get help to do more with the Box cloud content management platform.
Moscone Center West, 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
With startup moms at the helms of Operations, Strategy, Sales and Marketing, YouNoodle leaders know the challenges of juggling both motherhood and startup life. That’s why they are bringing together a community of moms to talk about their experiences navigating motherhood through dual careers, early stage startups and larger organizations.
6:00 PM – 9:00 pm
PARISOMA - 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Have you ever sat through a presentation full of charts, but had no idea what all those numbers were actually supposed to prove? Or have you eagerly received a pile of raw survey data back after a program, only to wonder how to turn it into the 5-minute visual presentation your board demands? This course will help you to focus on what matters and turn interesting features into clear, compelling visualizations.
Do you have an idea to change your community for the better? Do you have questions about policymaking on a local or state level? Get answers, ideas, and strategies from our center's staff, experienced attorneys and policymakers.Come to either or both sessions.
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Learn to navigate the CA State Legislature
6:00 - 7:30 pm: Policy cafe and individualized consultations
October 20: Uptima Freelancer Accelerator applications due
Get guidance to define your service offering, develop client relationships, and establish the foundation to thrive as your own boss. Combines in-person classes with one-on-one mentorship, peer groups, and online learning. For individuals seeking self-employment providing personal or professional services, or as a writer, artist, or musician.
October 21: Startups Give Back with Team Hope Walk
Startups Give Back is a volunteering event where startups get out of their offices and work together to help nonprofits in their communities. Help the Huntington's Disease Society of America's Team Hope Walk with setup and registration, while supporting the individuals and teams participating in the walk. Make a difference with fellow startups!
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sports Basement & Crissy Field, 610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA
A hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Nature’s principles—kinship, cooperation, diversity, symbiosis and cycles of continuous creation absent of waste—serve as metaphoric guideposts for an equitable, compassionate and democratic society.
Hack The Patriarchy is committed to centering and lifting up marginalized voices in technology. This is for you if you’re a programmer/designers/mentor. For self-identified women and non-binary folks only. The grand prize is $500 and an opportunity to pitch to a Bay Area angel investment group!
October 24: Webinar with DataKind on Data for Intelligence
What if we could use satellite imagery to automatically detect illegal mining from afar or use anomaly detection to flag contracts that differ from standard ones and may include potentially unfair or questionable language? New opportunities to leverage more advanced techniques like machine learning and artificial intelligence are just emerging thanks to the groundwork laid by Omidyar Network investees and others.
October 25: Webinar: California Legislature, Here We Come!
Want to make change happen at the state level? Learn from Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) staff about the process of organizing a CA legislative campaign, how to work with legislators and their staff, how laws get written and amended, how to research California statutes, and some tips and strategies for success in state-level policy advocacy.
October 26: Startups Give Back event with the Boys & Girls Club of SF
Startups Give Back is a volunteering event where startups get out of their offices and work together to help nonprofits in their communities. Volunteers will help youth with homework and also play sports and games. Make a difference with fellow startups!
Boys & Girls Club: Columbia Park Clubhouse, 450 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA
This year’s theme: Community Building With True Purpose, is focused on supporting each woman to clarify her authentic life purpose, and allowing that purpose to fuel community building for impact. A weekend of workshops, connection, learning, and rejuvenation.
NatureBridge, 1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965
Volunteer: Business Development Associate with #SiliconValleyPalestine
Join a new group in Silicon Valley whose mission it is to grow Palestine’s tech sector by creating win-win outsourcing partnerships with tech companies around the globe. Help create jobs in the West Bank and Gaza by facilitating outsourcing partnerships with tech companies around the globe. Seeking an organized, strategic individual to join our team in a business development associate role (8 hours / week, pro bono, 6 months). The person who joins us will have a chance to learn a ton, have immediate impact, work with a compelling group, and immediately grow her/his network.
If you need free help with building/updating websites or with building software/applications, Zenith Prep Academy has very talented 6th-12th grade students who are looking for projects to work on.
All of the students that will work on your projects graduated top 1% of their classes where they’ve all built this website (http://www.zenithprepacademy.com/coding/uberz) from scratch without any shortcuts or templates, in addition to many of them having built websites and software for local businesses and large enterprise companies.
Please apply or share with interested communities!
They’re looking for civic innovators who are “good humans.” A diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more – who are altering the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community. The two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development.
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.
Subscribe to CivicMaker’s LINKS - a bi-monthly dispatch of ideas, events and opportunities for civic and social innovators creating better ways to address sticky public problems in the Bay Area and beyond:
Jan 8 - 19, 2018 - Frontier Market Scouts - Certificate in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise
FMS instructors are active practitioners in the impact space and work with leading organizations including Omidyar Network, Accion Venture Lab, Village Capital, Pi Investments, and Colorado Capital. Through the combination of lectures and actionable co-creative projects, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem and framework for market-based solutions. After completing the intensive, two-week training, FMS participants have the opportunity to become candidates for fellowship positions with social ventures, accelerator programs, or impact funds.
The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provides direct legal advice, workshops, teach-ins, discussions, and legal services to businesses and organizations that are trying to make their communities a better place to live and thrive. Come, ask us your questions, and join others from your neighborhood who are taking their livelihoods, communities, and economies back!See dates and locations here.
TechSoup Courses for Nonprofits!
You have a mission. TechSoup Courses can get you there.Explore the online training catalog here: https://techsoup.course.tc/catalog (TechSoup is a sponsor of SFTech4Good, so check them out!
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: