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The San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center provides collaborative office and conference space for nonprofits and consultants working with technology for social change in the Bay Area.

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Tech Center hosts eConvenor Workshop

Come meet the makers of eConvenor and participate in their workshop at the San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center on August 28th over beer, wine, and soft drinks.

eConvenor is a free and open tool intended to help radical and progressive groups be more efficient and organized. Check out the eConvenor website.

When?

Thursday, August 28, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where?

2973 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Built by two activists from Melbourne, Australia, eConvenor functions as a “virtual convenor” that seeks to make activist groups better organized and more effective. If you’ve ever been frustrated or struggled because of disorganization, come and find out how eConvenor can help!

It generates great meeting agendas and minutes, tracks the tasks assigned to group members in meetings, and automatically sends email reminders to people when their deadlines approach. What it does is not glamorous, but it helps things run more smoothly and frees up time that would otherwise be spent on repetitive administrative tasks.

Arrive at 4:00pm for a 4:30pm start. The workshop and presentation will take 30 to 45 minutes, followed by some time to hang around and chat.

eConvenor Demonstration at the Tech Center

Aspiration is pleased to host a workshop at our San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center presenting a new organizing tool for radical and progressive activists and organizations. Come check out the software, talk to the designers, and see how this software can help you accomplish your work more effectively.

eConvenor Presentation
Thursday, August 28, 2014
4pm-6pm
San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center
2973 16th Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional info from the designers:

eConvenor is an organising tool built by two activists from Melbourne, Australia. We’re coming to the Bay Area for a few days and we’d love to show you how it can help your group or campaign.

We call eConvenor a “virtual convenor”. It makes activist groups better organised and more effective. It generates great meeting agendas and minutes, tracks the tasks assigned to group members in meetings, and automatically emails reminders to people when their tasks are close to being due or become overdue. What it does is not glamorous, but it will help your group run more smoothly and free up time that you would otherwise spend on repetitive administrative tasks so that you can spend it building your group or campaign.

If you’ve ever been frustrated as a member of a group which struggled to be effective or wasted time because of disorganisation, come and find out how eConvenor can help!

It’s free, it’s only for for radical and progressive groups, and you can see https://www.econvenor.org for more info.

Arrive at 3:45pm for a 4pm start. The workshop/presentation will take 30 to 45 minutes, then there’ll be time afterwards to hang around and chat.

The Tech Center’s New Home!

The San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center is thrilled to announce our move to a new location at 2973 16th Street! This new office in the heart of the Mission offers us more space to offer larger trainings and events, a full kitchen, and a more convenient location right next to a BART Station and several Muni bus lines. Not only that, but we are within a block of some of the best burritos in the world.

Since we now have more space, we are also hoping to increase the number of nonprofits that call the Tech Center home. If your nonprofit is looking for affordable shared office space in a great location, please email us and we will give you a tour.

We are excited to start this brand new chapter of the Tech Center story, and we hope you will be a part of it! Please let us know if you’re in the neighborhood and would like to visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Special end of year webinar series

As the end of 2013 approaches, nonprofit staff and volunteers often find there are unique seasonal communications challenges associated with fundraising and storytelling. Make the most of the great opportunities at this time of year to share this year’s accomplishments and next year’s plans and find new supporters by joining Aspiration on one of our four webinars between now and December. Continue reading

Online Seminars in May and June

If you can’t make it to the Tech Center for one of our live trainings, we have fabulous interactive online seminars for nonprofits available at no cost! Whether you’re in your bathrobe logging in right from your kitchen table or at an internet cafe in the African Serengeti, we’re here to give you some pointers, answer your nagging questions, and help you walk away with some new tools and a new perspective! Here’s what’s coming up next: Continue reading

The S.F. Tech Center Draws a Full House!

You may know the San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center is an awesome space for nonprofits to meet, collaborate, and hold trainings and workshops. In addition to the many individuals and groups that come through our door for these purposes each month, we also provide permanent office space for a small group of organizations who work with technology in the service of some inspiring causes.

On April 1, our newest tenant, Upwell, officially joined The Specialists Guild, Sarai, and Aspiration, at the S.F. Tech Center when they moved into our final vacant office and gave us a full house! We’re very proud of the awesome work being done under our roof, so we thought this was a good time to highlight the four organizations that currently make up the Tech Center and tell you about each one. Continue reading