No fooling — April is here, and we’re excited to launch into spring with top events in civic tech, philanthropy, and more!
Our top picks for the month:
April 4 — An Intro to Civic Tech
Join Mark Rossetti for an evening of lively conversation about the urgency of good government and how technology can be a part of bringing about impactful change. We’ll review the lessons government can learn from the Tech Industry including modular & encapsulated design, refactoring vs. rebuilding, sprinting, and designing based on user feedback. We’ll have a chance to look at the contributions made by Code for America and specific opportunities for you to get involved with civic tech.
Cupertino’s Teen Commission together with the Cupertino Recreation Department is hosting Cupertino, a 13-hour overnight hackathon designed to sovle a problem presented during our Opening Ceremony. What makes our hackathon unique is that the winning team has the potential for their idea to be developed together with members of the City of Cupertino and be implemented as an official City application.
Please note that this even this is a lock-in, if you leave the premises at any point in the evening you will not be allowed back in.
Serving the public requires passion, patience, creativity and grit. It’s not easy, but it can be rewarding. When programs and products are designed with community input and actually work well for those they are intended to serve, public servants and nonprofit professionals like you can revel in seeing the immediate impact of your work.
Who is this training for? Anyone who works closely with the public, including:
- Government Agency Staff
- Nonprofits and Foundation Staff
- Social Entrepreneurs
- Civic Technologists
Increasingly funders are experimenting with innovation funding, but how are they defining innovation, and what can we learn from approaches that are working? Building on Foundation Center’s recent GrantCraft and Glasspockets blog series, funders will explain how they are applying and adapting strategies from the tech sector to strengthen and scale social sector endeavors. Topics covered will include competition grantmaking, accelerator programs, capacity building, and efforts to create a diverse and inclusive social innovation sector.
April 21 — East Bay Climate Action Expo
Celebrate Earth Day! Discover what our local community here in the East Bay is doing to make a difference on climate change. Find out how you can have an impact on this critical issue. Come to the East Bay Climate Action Expo!
April 23-29 — National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.
Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.
Get ready for the biggest event by Net Impact San Francisco – NI Local SF! NI Local SF will bring the energy of the annual Net Impact Conference to the City of San Francisco this April for the second year in a row at Fort Mason Center! Join our passionate community of industry leaders and entrepreneurs from technology to the social sectors, and more as we hope to change the world – together.