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On 9/13, you’ll learn about Adobe Spark - an easy, free tool that lets anyone become amazing multimedia storytellers—no experience necessary. Spark, an integrated suite of storytelling applications for the iPad, iPhone, and web, consists of Spark Page, Spark Post, and Spark Video. Learn how to create graphics, web pages, and videos in minutes to use for powerful storytelling that will make your cause or organization stand out.
TechSoup, 435 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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 7 - Rent Control in California
Rent control is one of the most controversial issues in urban development. In 1995, The Costa-Hawkins Act barred rent control in California on homes and apartments built after that year. In an era of extreme housing costs, what has this law meant for Bay Area renters and what effect does rent control have on the economics of housing? What are prospects for the current efforts in the state legislature to repeal Costa-Hawkins?
Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
September 7: Identity X Design with Designers and Geeks
Explore identity and how it impacts our work, the design industry, and the world at large. Hear from industry leaders from companies like LinkedIn, IBM, and Intuit on how they’re approaching inclusion, accessibility, and human-centered design.
September 9: Deadline for Speaking Proposals for SF DevFest
DevFest is an annual community-run event with speaker sessions across multiple areas, code labs and more for developers and technologists. Share your tech knowledge in a 45 min session! They are looking for speakers with a variety of backgrounds and topic levels (introductions/beginners through expert). Speaking Topic goals: Related to Technologies or Tech Culture, preferable Google related technologies. More about DevFest here.
Connect with civic-minded entrepreneurs, investors, and government leaders around work being done to improve government and governance through collaboration and new technologies to improve government and public participation. This year the event will be a full day of showcasing innovation in government starting with the traditional pitch presentations and networking in the morning and panel sessions, keynote presentation, and reception in the afternoon. Want to be an event sponsor, network partner or volunteer?
September 15 - Team4Tech Guest Bartending and Mixer Event
Learn about volunteering internationally with your business skills. Team4Tech has upcoming international projects you can check out! Meet like-minded folks who care about education, technology, and improving the quality of education globally.
September 18-20: Social Enterprise Alliance Summit (LA)
Social Enterprise Alliance empowers social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and works to foster a social enterprise ecosystem in which they can thrive. Since our founding, we have convened the robust social enterprise field – practitioners, enthusiasts, experts, funders and more – at the Summit.
Learn about branding design, illustration and typography projects from a multi-cultural & linguistic aspect with Yiying Lu of 500 Startups. Tristan Gibbin of Flow VR will also discuss her journey in developing VR-based meditation platforms in Iceland, thinking about cultural barriers in both VR and meditation to scale this new technology. Include a guided meditation.
Yelp HQ, 145 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94105
Join startups who care about the community for a park beautification and cleanup project at St. Mary's Square in downtown San Francisco. Volunteers will help San Francisco's Park and Recreation team keep the area around St. Mary's Square clean and tidy.
September 27 - deadline to apply for Team4Tech Projects
Team4Tech has two upcoming projects needing volunteers in November 2017, bringing technology to advance girls’ education with CARE in Malawi and bringing technology to advance high school students in townships with LEAP Science and Maths School in South Africa. If you want to volunteer your skills to help these causes, it’s a $5000 plus airfare.
Need 80 hours of free Salesforce help for your nonprofit, tech startup or large company?
JVS is looking for organizations to host a JVS Salesforce fellow for Fall 2017. You can use this as an opportunity to take on Salesforce projects that are normally overlooked due to time and budget constraints and to make Salesforce more effective for your organization.
The duration of the fellowship is 4-6 weeks (or 80 hours) and is fully funded by the Department of Labor (free for host organizations like you!).
For questions or to apply to host a fellow, contact Anne-Marie Russo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fed Tech: From Technology to Startups (Apply - Rolling Deadline)
What do GPS, lithium batteries and a vaccine for Zika Virus all have in common? Answer: they all were initially funded by the government and then spun out into commercial products!
Want to find the next big commercial breakthrough? JoinFed Tech this fall and be paired with a cutting edge technology to build a new business. We work to scout opportunities from the $140B/year federal research and development program and put them in the hands of entrepreneurs. The program has run since 2013 and had multiple spinouts.
See ahighlight video from a recent cohort. You’ll be paired with a technology and then conduct 50 plus customer interviews to develop a go to market concept. Each week you pitch your findings to our teaching team and mentors, all consisting of real entrepreneurs. In person attendance in Washington, DC is required for the opening and closing sessions but all other sessions can be participated in remotely. Fed Tech has worked with entrepreneurs from across the country. In person sessions for the class meet in DC from mid September to late November. Deadline is rolling - apply ASAP as the cohort officially starts on 9/19.
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.
Head of Product for Progressive Nonprofit Tech Startup
Empowered To Run is seeking a creative, human-centered-design-loving, front-end-capable Head of Product to lead the development of digital offerings. Most of the 520,000 elected offices nationwide are not meaningfully contested! And yet, there are plenty of people interested in running. The vast majority, unfortunately, self-assess as unprepared and don’t try. Empowered To Run is a nonprofit startup developing a new platform of scalable digital tools and content that lower knowledge, skill, and resource barriers for prospective state & local candidates. The organization is based in Washington, DC but you can work remotely.
AI4ALL is a new non-profit with the mission of bringing diversity and inclusion to artificial intelligence development, research, education and policy. The founding activity at AI4ALL is launching educational programs that deliver a humanistic AI curriculum directly to high school students from populations currently underrepresented in AI: women, racial minorities, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; and supporting these students along their education and career pathways. The Education Director is responsible for overseeing the curriculum and academic programming for AI4ALL.
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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.
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: