First, I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Now that Labor Day is over, it's time to start the 2018-19 year of events! The first will be an event on workplace rights with a new partner, Blind. Check it out and register below.
Let's thank Katharine for being a great co-organizer! Her hard work, great ideas, and contributions have made SFTech4Good an even better community. We'll miss you!
I'm sending out a part two because our friends at Oracle NetSuite in San Mateo are having two events that you MUST know about. Also, this gives me a chance to plug BoxWorks 2018 again for our friends at Box.org and the tech organizers Meetup that I'm hosting on August 30th.
So much happening smack dab in the middle of summer that it’s worth a newsletter! So many events, so little time...
Taking it to the people! Wednesday August 8
We The Incubator is bridging the gap in tech for the people. It is founded on the principles of fairness and accessibility for all and it is their belief that everyone should have a fair chance at making their startup dreams come true. Register at https://www.meetup.com/LATech4Good/events/250440834/.
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You like numbers? Here’s NetSquared’s April stats.
The most important metric for me is the number of active groups, because it demonstrates that a city has a hub for nonprofit techies to come together and learn from each other. That it’s up 38% year-over-year makes me very pleased.
Let's highlight the exertise of our members! May's suggested topic, the Technology Show and Tell, is my favorite event format because it's crowdsourced. That means you don't have to recruit a presenter. :-)
How does it work? Participants are given up to 5 minutes to share one tool that helps make them more productive. It can be a CRM, communication tool, fundraising platform, some social media magic-sauce or other clever web tool that helps further their mission, or get work done.
Examples include: Trello, Canva, screencasting, data visualization tools, pivot charts, etc. But your members will definitely surprise you with their demos!