What we're about

Organized by Regina Walton (https://twitter.com/@reginawalton) and founded in 2006, SFTech4Good is a monthly meetup with events in San Francisco. SFTech4Good gathers to explore how tech and people in tech can use their skills for social impact - and how social good organizations can more effectively use tech.

Participants, attendees, and speakers come from a variety of organization types and diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including social entrepreneurs, large organizations, B corps, nonprofits, angel investors, institutional funders, company founders, computer programmers, technologists, marketers, designers, writers, media makers, and more.

Initially called SFNetSquared, SFTech4Good was the first of a global network of grassroots-organized communities sponsored called NetSquared (http://netsquared.org/) by TechSoup.org (http://www.techsoup.org/)across North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, all exploring social tech tools for social impact.

To see what's going on, SFTech4Good's latest newsletters (http://bit.ly/2prCb7v) and incredible sponsors (http://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/sponsors/) can help you get a feel for this community. Also, learn more about the worldwide groups here: http://netsquared.org/

Get social with SFTech4Good at these links, and when you're at an event, share using the #SFN2 hashtag (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23SFN2&src=typd):

Facebook (http://on.fb.me/ugbFSy)

Twitter (https://twitter.com/sftech4good)

Storify (http://storify.com/SFTech4Good/)

YouTube (http://bit.ly/rzp1AK)

If you're having an event or news to share, fill out this form (https://www.sftech4good.com/contact/) by the 5th of the month, to get in the monthly newsletter for the next month. The newsletter goes out mid-month. As this is a large group, one-off announcements are limited to the occasional paid sponsor messages that help cover costs.

IMPORTANT: This is a community of individuals, so please join with your real name and a picture. No handles and no orgs, with the exception of our sponsors and partners. Thank you for your understanding.

* In 2013, SFNetsquared merged with the local 501 Tech Club (http://www.nten.org/community/501-tech-clubs/) which was sponsored by NTEN (http://www.nten.org/). We renamed the group "SFTech4Good" and had two great non-profit organizations as sponsors. As of August 2017, however, SFTech4Good is no longer sponsored by NTEN. However, please thank them for their support from 2013 to 2017!

** Miss you Katharine Bierce (https://twitter.com/@kbierce)! Thanks so much for your help organizing SFTech4Good.

Upcoming events (1)

Tech and Teen Mental Health

Google Community Space

Please RSVP at Eventbrite to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-and-teen-mental-health-tickets-60027511904 Join us at the Google Community Space on the evening of April 29th where we'll learn how social media and online engagement can be tools for good. Social media, gaming, and other online engagement are deeply intertwined with the lives of today’s teenagers, and this presents both tremendous opportunities and significant dangers. How can quickly-evolving technology be harnessed to improve the mental and emotional health of teens, and what are the best practices for creating safe online spaces? A panel of experts from the nonprofit and tech sectors will share their insights and experiences, discussing new models that engage teens while facing the challenges of the modern digital landscape. Panelists: - Sheoran Bhupendra, Executive Director, YTH (Youth+Tech+Health) - Ashanti Branch, Founder & Executive Director, Ever Forward Club - Valerie Grison-Alsop, Founder and Executive Director, Give Us The Floor - Sheri Sobrato, Founder, Digging Deep Project Moderator: - Gregg Baker, Community Manager, Ubisoft Event Timeline: - 6 pm - doors open, grab something to eat and drink, grab a seat, network, and get comfortable - 6:30 pm - Welcome and panel intro - 6:35 pm - Panel and Q&A - 7:35 pm - Overflow time and more networking - 8:00 pm - You don't need to go home, but you can't stay here This event is produced by Regina Walton in association with Social Impact Designs. Banner Photo: Airmen from legal lead teens in quiz game - Photo courtesy of Airmen 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published May 21, 2018 Please RSVP at Eventbrite to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-and-teen-mental-health-tickets-60027511904

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