TECH’S APPROACH TO SOCIAL IMPACT IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
On October 21, find out what the future of social impact looks like in an increasingly remote world at the second edition of sf.citi’s Scaling Social Impact event series.
Many tech companies have announced permanent or semi-permanent remote work policies, which means their approach to social impact is changing. On October 21, we’ll discuss this new frontier for social impact with three industry leaders: Amy LeBold, Executive Vice President of People at NextRoll, Tina Lee, Head of Social Impact at Dropbox, and Amanda Lenaghan, Head of Social Impact at Cruise. We’ll learn exactly how these companies are adapting their social impact strategies to remote work and what things like volunteering and employee engagement will look like in a virtual world.
We’ll also explore ways nonprofits and tech companies can continue to work together to do good. Social impact leaders are all too aware that local nonprofits face heightened challenges due to COVID-19. We’ll discuss how tech companies can address these nonprofit needs now and in the future. Secure your spot for Scaling Social Impact below!
Missed our first Scaling Social Impact event about promoting racial equity in tech? Check out the highlights here.
THE SAN FRANCISCO TECH EXODUS IS REAL
Last week, sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic authored an opinion piece for the San Francisco Business Times about San Francisco’s tech exodus and what it could mean for the future of our City.
The evidence of an exodus of San Francisco tech workers and companies has been mounting for months. Apartment vacancies are at all time high. Office subleases are surging. And San Francisco sales tax revenue is in steep decline. While COVID-19 has certainly accelerated the rise of remote work and some of these trends, the problems driving people away from San Francisco predate the pandemic. And it’s high time San Francisco’s leadership face them before it’s too late.
Some in San Francisco may welcome tech’s departure. But it would be a short-lived celebration — for San Francisco at least. San Francisco chief economist Ted Egan estimates that each tech job contributes $650,000 annually to the City’s economy. San Francisco’s nearly $14 billion budget has also ballooned to almost double in size since tech’s resurgence in the City in 2012. What local policymakers don’t seem to realize is that the economic fallout will not be felt by the tech industry as much as by the many, many San Franciscans who rely on tech’s employment — and tax dollars — to survive.
NOVEMBER 2020 ELECTION RESOURCES FOR SAN FRANCISCO VOTERS
San Francisco residents, have you voted? Make sure to check out sf.citi’s suite of November 2020 San Francisco election resources.
Choosing the President of the United States is not the only big decision you’ll have to make in the November 2020 election. San Francisco voters will weigh in on 13 local ballot measures that could fundamentally change the City’s business landscape, extend the right to vote to 16 and 17-year-olds, and ensure Caltrain’s continued operation. That’s not to mention the six seats on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that are up for election. To help you make sense of it all, sf.citi created several helpful November 2020 election resources for San Francisco voters.
Our November 2020 San Francisco election resources include the following:
- sf.citi’s Voter Guide with explanations and recommendations for all 13 San Francisco ballot measures
- sf.citi’s Supervisor Candidate Questionnaire to help you compare the 20+ San Francisco Supervisor candidates running for office
- sf.citi’s District Debate Event Series to learn more about the Supervisor candidates running in San Francisco’s most competitive district races
DID YOU KNOW?
sf.citi member Verizon launched its 5G Ultra Wideband service in parts of San Francisco, marking a huge leap forward in broadband innovation. “Today, Verizon has brought us that much closer to the vision of a connected City for all,” said sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic of Verizon’s 5G deployment in San Francisco. See the areas in which Verizon customers will see 5G Ultra Wideband service here. And learn more about Verizon’s 5G launch here.