The SF Nonprofit Tech Center is currently home to:

    • Aspiration
    • The Ruckus Society
    • PL+US: Paid Leave For The United States
    • Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
    • Peer 2 Peer University


Aspiration connects nonprofits to software solutions that help them more effectively meet their missions of positive global change. We connect and strengthen physical communities of nonprofit users and software developers by convening and facilitating innovative technology events. We connect and strengthen virtual communities of nonprofit users and developers through the Social Source Commons, which maps out available software tools and related information resources. And we provide capacity building services, working with software developers to produce better tools for nonprofits, and with nonprofits to better leverage these tools. Contact us: +1-415-839-6456.

The Ruckus Society

The Ruckus Society is a nonprofit organization which provides training and action support in creative nonviolent direct action to communities fighting for social and environmental justice. Through our volunteer network of direct action trainers and practitioners, Ruckus has trained thousands of activists since 1996. We prioritize working with communities on the front lines of injustice, moving towards a vision of sustainability and self-determination.Contact: 510-931-6339. For more information and to get involved, visit

PL+US: Paid Leave For The United States

The goal of PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States is to win national paid family and medical leave policy. Paid family and medical leave policies help people take time away from work for the arrival of a new child, to help a family member with a serious illness, or for their own serious illness. The United States is the only developed country that does not offer this type of public policy. PL+US brings strategic focus, grassroots power, and compelling issue framing to push paid family leave forward in the context of a broad movement effort to advance work/family policy changes in the U.S. For more information and to get involved with our campaigns, visit or contact us at

Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation’s mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. CKF is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed. CKF envisions a new research communication ecosystem that gives rise to wholly unique channels for research output. CKF was founded in October 2015 with support from the Shuttleworth Foundation. For more information, visit


The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. All P2PU courses are free and based on materials and resources openly available on the web. Anyone can volunteer to run a course. You don’t have to be an expert! At P2PU groups of peers come together to learn course materials collaboratively. Check our course list to see what’s running! Contact: 415-800-4355.