Tech4Good South-West is a network / community bringing together the fields of social innovation and tech formed under the umbrella of the global network and non-profit TechSoup and Netsquared (https://www.netsquared.org/).
We have hosted a series of showcase events on a variety of social sector themes and discussions on tools and techniques / show & tell sessions including data protection, cyber security, making your technology accessible for all, CRMs for nonprofits, data strategy on a shoestring, mental health and digital risk and opportunities in context of youth and older people.
We firmly believe this network has the potential to develop meaningful collaboration, partnerships and technology solutions to respond with technology enabled response and solutions to support social challenges across Bath & Bristol and surrounding areas into South Gloucestershire, South Somerset and Wiltshire.
Whether you work or volunteer at a charity, community group or non-profit organization, are a programmer, a data geek, curious about tech, an individual with a great idea, or a social changemaker, Tech4Good South West is here to help you make connections and create a community around innovating for good in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Our events are great opportunities to learn what others are trying, see successful projects and platforms, hear about developing technologies, make new friends and collaborate on new projects.
2020 will bring a mix of showcase events, non profit workshops and lunch and learn sessions to learn particular topics in more depth.
Every event regardless of topic will be a fantastic opportunity to reach out to others in both in the NFP and technology sectors in Bristol, as we will include a “Community Shout Out” segment at every event where you can spread the word about your project, tool, app, or idea and connect with others who are interested in learning more about it.
NONPROFIT STAFF will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those who aren't experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
TECHNOLOGISTS AND CONSULTANTS will find opportunities to put your expertise to social good, as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in your community.
ACTIVISTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS will see and be given the opportunity to present on successful uses of technology for social change. Not content to simply focus on "shiny tech," we'll explore what the true potential for social change is in each case, where community organizing work can be made more effective, and where it will have to push technology forward.