MAXIMIZING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH BOARD MEMBERSHIP
During last week’s Board Leadership 101: Make an Impact in Your Community event, sf.citi heard three experienced nonprofit board members discuss joining a nonprofit board and how it impacts your life, career, and community. The highly engaging discussion prompted our speakers to share countless stories about serving on boards, providing advice for professionals thinking about joining their first board and experienced board members wanting to take their skills to the next level. Board work is not a simple feat but a long-term commitment that advances the mission of an organization you care about and profoundly impacts your community.
TECH RESPONDS TO THE DECISION OVERTURN TO ROE V. WADE
In the wake of last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, many tech companies committed funds to help employees that live in states with abortion bans with travel benefits, relocation, and health care. These actions, for the time being, appear to be the most tangible ways for tech companies to lean in on the issue as they navigate this complicated legal quagmire. While tech deliberates on how best it can respond, California and its leaders have started enticing companies to relocate to the Golden State, citing unrestricted abortion care access and potential tax incentives.
SAN FRANCISCO WELCOMED PRIDE CELEBRATIONS BACK TO THE CITY
For the first time since 2019, downtown San Francisco hosted the Pride Parade and its many celebrations. With the crowd reaching over 500,000 attendees, according to police, it’s safe to say people were excited to celebrate in person again. The 52nd annual Pride Parade celebrated all types of love and demonstrated to the rest of the country that San Francisco remains and will always be a city that embraces and celebrates people for their true selves.
DID YOU KNOW?
Salesforce’s Dreamforce will return to San Francisco for its 20th anniversary in September. In its second year in person under COVID-19 safety protocols, the tech megaconference will include indoor programming and host more people than last year’s outdoor-only affair. This announcement is welcome news to San Francisco as the tech conference is expected to generate $40 million in economic activity for the City. Read more about this year’s Dreamforce here.