SFTech4Good, Newsletter #6, October 2013
I want to take a moment to welcome all of our new members! Thank you so much for joining our community, and we hope to see you at an event soon. If you have any ideas or suggestions please contact us via our Meetup page.
---> Thank you to everyone who made it to our September event! <---
We had a great time with some great drinks and tasty pizza at our Happy Hour: Raise a Glass with your Fellow Tech4Gooders & NTEN event!
Thanks to NTEN for treating us to refreshments after their San Francisco Workshop-Technology Champion Master Class! Thanks to you all for providing us with great company and conversation.
Let’s do it again sometime soon!
---> SFTech4Good's Upcoming events! <---
Events you might be interested in knowing about and our sponsors.
--->Second Annual Social Impact Salon: Creating the Future at Dreamforce<---
Exponent Partners, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and NTEN are excited to announce their Second Annual Social Impact Salon: Creating the Future at Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual customer conference in San Francisco. They’ll be gathering the nonprofit community to kick off Dreamforce on and to welcome the nonprofit community to Dreamforce.
Register now>>> http://www.socialimpactsalon.
Come celebrate the opening night of Dreamforce with other nonprofits and unwind after the sessions with music, food, drinks, and fun. Last year, they welcomed over 300 participants! The event will be held at the Impact Hub Bay Area, a dynamic co-working space for changemakers, just two blocks from Moscone Center.
Their theme, Creating the Future, recognizes how organizations are using Salesforce to measure outcomes, and looks forward to ways orgs continue to grow and learn from each other to achieve their missions.
In support of this theme, they’re excited to announce that Mario Morino’s Leap of Reason Initiative is their Outcomes Partner for the event this year. Every attendee is eligible to receive a free copy of Leap of Reason, Mario Morino’s primer on how organizations should approach outcomes-based thinking.
Just a few reasons to attend:
- Network with nonprofit leaders who are committed to social change
- Meet fellow Salesforce nonprofit professionals and experts
- Toast your collective work in the nonprofit technology sector
- Enjoy food, drinks, music, and fun!
Again, it’s free for nonprofits, but space is very limited and you must register to attend.
Even if you can’t attend Dreamforce, you are still welcome at their event. Registration is required for entry, and organizations must register their attending members individually. Please complete the RSVP form to attend.
---> Stanford University's CCARE Presents the Compassion and Technology Contest: Accepting Applications through <---
Calling all Engineers/Designers/Inventors/
The deadline for the technology contest application is.
You can find more information on their website: http://ccare.stanford.edu/
---> Change 101: Two-Day Workshop Oct 9 & 10 <---
There would be no need for social and behavior change communications if everyone would just "do the right thing" or "what's best" for their health and the environment. How can people be persuaded to change their behavior? To take action? To create positive change?
New View Media's principal Virginia Williams, who is also a member of SFTech4Good, has given workshops for organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, the Women's Refugee Commission and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition -- helping them to create effective change campaigns.
Learn the strategies, practices, and modern tools that will enable you to reach your audiences in a way that they'll be receptive and respond to.
SFTech4Good members get a 30% discount when they use this promo code: "makechange".
Price: $650 /$550 Non-Profit Groups 5+ 10% Discount
---> From Girl Develop IT SF: A list of upcoming events for coders in middle and high school! <---
If you want to inspire young people to program, there are a ton of upcoming hackathons and trainings for middle and high schoolers:
---> FounderDating: Get Started on a Side-Project or Company! <---
You've got the itch. Now connect with others who do as well so you can start with the right team onFounderDating.
FD (no, it's not romantic) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to start side projects & connect with cofounders. They are known for being: a) high caliber ppl - everyone is referenced/screened b) 50% engineers c) Reach - the network spans N.America, Israel, UK.
Their next deadline is October 10th so apply now (you don't need an idea) >http://members.founderdating.
---> And, finally, a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors because it wouldn’t be possible without their generous support <---