article thumbnail & iHeartMedia Announce New Force Multiplier Podcast with Host Baratunde Thurston

Saleforce Nonprofit

Between a global pandemic, extreme climate change, increasing inequities, and a growing global movement for equality, it’s not hyperbole to say that we’re facing unprecedented challenges. BT: Dr. Johnson-Trammell from the Oakland Unified School District was amazing. None of us can solve these problems alone.

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Weekly update from PND


Ford Foundation announces second cohort of global fellows. The Ford Foundation has announced a second cohort of Ford Global Fellows , who will receive access to the tools, networks, and solidarity they need to work better, smarter, and more sustainably in the long haul. in collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. Read more. .

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TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup

TechSoup Global's Ale Bezdekian attended another San Francisco event, but it was much different from the one at San Francisco State. ReWrite Oakland. Caravan Studios' Sarah Washburn attended ReWrite Oakland , which focused on rebuilding the Oakland City website to make it easier to use and more accessible.

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Open Data and Civic Hacking

Tech Soup

Here on the TechSoup blog you have heard from an accidental hacker at a hackathon , our Senior Director of Global Data Services formerly from the Ford Foundation , and also our data digests from our colleague at GuideStar International on the power of data. Check out the Netsquared blog for a detailed write-up.

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Why Are You Inspired (or Not) by the Occupy Movement?

Have Fun - Do Good

As a Bay Area liberal blogger who lives in Oakland , I feel like I should be taking part in occupations, posting photos, interviewing organizers, and sharing ways to get involved, but I haven't done any of those things. I want to be excited about this global movement, but I'm not. It just makes me sad, and a bit tired.

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Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Youth Through App Development

Tech Soup

Organizations are helping to facilitate these conversations and learnings globally. is an organization based out of Oakland, California. of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning global. Youth Radio's mission is to connect Oakland-based young people with pro developers and entrepreneurs to.

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Fighting for Civic Transparency with Technology in the Western Balkans

Tech Soup

TechSoup Global and NetSquared attended hackathons across the country—from Hawaii to Vermont—that tackled local, statewide, and national civic issues. For example, Code for Oakland hosted an event called ReWrite Oakland, which focused how to make the Oakland city government website more accessible and easier to use.

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