Individual Commitments

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I will

  • I will request CRM demos from 3 different sources before choosing a database software. -Nancy S.
  • I will follow up with all the people I connected with at Tech Fest. -Taisha
  • I will connect with more organizations. -Anthony
  • I will make my landing page more clear. -Gina
  • I will have conversations with my org. about staff capacity.
  • I will use design elements from logo to make cohesive design. -Sarah
  • I will reconvene my database work group to share best practices on “tech project management, setup protocols, timeline, clear expectations,” -Nancy S.
  • I will use an event planning template to organize data from Eventbrite. -James H.
  • I will follow up with people, send blabla book to Ruth, send contact info. To others etc.
  • I will share my learning & notes with my colleagues inc. Ed & consultants who I work with. -Nancy S.
  • I will take the same approach to technology as I do to organizing in considering the needs of the stakeholders. -Yuritzy Ciomez
  • I will talk to my coworkers about presenting at the next techfest. -Chad
  • I will try to integrate mapping in the work of my organization. -Kemly
  • I will implement a tech strategy @YNPN Sfba. -Ari
  • I will prioritize following up with folk with exchanged info/interest for our mapping sites and ask them to get on and give feedback. -Sergio
  • I will continue to expand my use of technology at MACSD. -Lisa S.
  • We will organize a LATAM techfestival with Aspiration. -Ari+Kemly
  • I will create a data map for bus over-crowding. -Ron
  • I will create an info graphic to one of my projects. -Yasmeen
  • I will focus more on the narrative process over the tools. -Claire B.
  • I will write up my notes from Gunner's mentor ship session . -Claire B.
  • I will start testing a pm tool (Base Camp). -David V.
  • I will write shit down. -David V.
  • I will find a way to get off of Google apps for my personal info/data. -Grant
  • I will upload social network analysis resources & share with #CATechFest. -Ari
  • I will review website/CRM budget to see where we are at. -Pam F.
  • I will facilitate a discussion about our social media strategy with my organization. -Pam F.
  • I will find more information about Kemly's coop and perhaps ignite something in my community in Colombia. -Andrea
  • I will talk to orgs about SSL certificates. -Sarah R.
  • I will include video production with the youth program. -Victor R.
  • I will try Piwik analytics. -Sarah R
  • I will do an infographic; sketching it first. -Claire B.
  • I will open sms service consulting. -Jordan R.
  • I will stay in contact,(call+email); new contacts made.
  • I will read managing technology to meet your mission. -Lori
  • I will explore alternatives to Google apps. -James W.
  • I will audit third-party services my org is using and ensure that we maintain control. -James W.
  • I will help our org build a new website. -Tanya B.
  • I will make an analytics tracking spreadsheet. -Tanya B.
  • I will work to make a network map. -Adam
  • I will do lunch with a couple bay area folks. -Marty
  • I will plan before I shoot and shoot to edit. -Shamar
  • I will follow up with healthy families about Drupal support. -Jack
  • I will use coping techniques to better handle stress at work. -Crystal M.
  • I will contact everyone I got info from; Tell others who would benefit from this; Completely rethink webinars. -Donald
  • I will track + log Google analytics info. -Lisa S.
  • I will explore infographic tools. -David
  • I will create an infographic about digital story telling. -Emmanuel
  • I will talk to people more about security in terms of pretection the people you can or email with. -Kellie
  • I will diversify my client base. -Josh
  • I will draw ideas more often. -Kellie
  • I will follow up on specific conversations. -Lori
  • I will update my professional portfolio website. -Josh
  • I will keep working to be a better facilitator. -Ruth
  • I will help clean up. -Marty
  • I will come by the office & pickup a t-shirt. -Marty
  • I will contact two fledgling consultants to talk about having a community of practice. -John K.
  • I will use Tor and non-Google search engines more often -Kellie
  • I will be more careful about security of information. -William
  • I will look into mobile data collection for impact analysis. -Jonathan
  • I will contact web designers to remodel our page. -Victor R.
  • I will better illustrate my organization need and our selections further.
  • I will blog about work/life balance. -Marty
  • I will spend time to really understand our data, info, work flow. -Vanessa
  • I will be more intentional about how I roll out new technology. -Vanessa
  • I will try this method of generating group agendas. -Vanessa
  • I will follow up with people in any sessions. -Marty
  • I will use social media more thoughtfully lead people to our website. -Crystal

We should

  • I would attend a happy hour just to connect with folks and talk about their/our projects.
  • We should submit our “want to know” more aggressively in advance of conference.
  • I would volunteer my time more often to do free consulting to non-profits in need over lunch/dinner/tea/drinks.
  • More accessible security sessions/checklists etc.
  • We should have more time for the group sessions.
  • I would work with Dorian to make a Black Panthers walking tour map.
  • I would help/provide advice to any groupmember that asked.
  • I would do more visualization sessions.
  • I should use mapping to track+develop content.
  • I would collaborate with Gilda if given the chance (she's awesome).
  • Have CATechFest again & again & again.
  • I should learn how to install an ssl certificates
  • We should have a bi-annual techfest. So many people, so much learning potential, not enough time.
  • We should create video tutorials with our strengths.
  • We should have a “contact” wall for name, #, email, handles.
  • We should have a yoga/dance/walk group @CATechFest
  • We should have more #CATechFests
  • I want... to get the org. I work for involved with Aspiration, an attend to more Fest X
  • We should make an accessible checklist from session for Aspiration.
  • We should make a map of Aspiration events and results.
  • We should have a session about start-up organization.
  • We should have tours of the cities we were in.
  • We should support facilitators in being good facilitators.
  • We should have at least 1 guest speaker, possible participant?
  • We should map or visualize Aspiration network.
  • We should have a friday happy hour.
  • We should do a virtual conference to support the work we are doing.
  • We should publicize Aspirations methodologies for festivals/workshops/conferences.
  • We should stress the importance/benefit of it in the social action/advocacy sphere.
  • We should stay connected after the event.
  • We should set up homestays for the Richmond techfest.
  • We should have a “LinkedIn” of attendees to share ideas + services.
  • We should organize a BayArea TechFest reunion over drinks.
  • Coordinate all of the vendor/tech providers at TechFest to invite their clients to the next TechFest
  • I would participate in more sessions en espanol
  • I would help facilitate a PGP encryption session if folks want it. (Jack)
  • We should have a TechFest Facebook group.
  • We should connect on linkedin.
  • I would join a facebook group with everyone in this room.
  • I would go to monthly meetups/happu hous with fellow NPTech folks in oakland or the Bay Area.
  • I would participate in workshops if facilitators gave them on webinars.
  • I would like a webinar on mapping.
  • We should go out for dinner/drinks.
  • I would participate in a webinar to strengthen the lessons learned such as analytics to actual real world participation.
  • We should have an Aspiration forum site.
  • More rural techfests (Tahoe/ Nor-non Cal)
  • I would participate in 501ctech LA meetings when reconstituted
  • We should do more of these in So Cal, I would definitely come.
  • We should think about how to sell agile to donors/ purse houses
  • We should support facilitators in being good facilitators
  • We should have tours of the cities we are in
  • We should have a session about start-up organizations
  • We should make a map of Aspiration events & results
  • We should do a social media session, analytics (google) & otherwise website design... webinars
  • We should do reunion Happy Hours in LA, SA, Oakland & SF
  • I want to get the Org I work for (Roots of Success) involved with Aspiratoin & attend the next tech fest!
  • We should do a networking [session? Happy hour? lunch?] with all of the CATechFest attendees
  • We should have a teach-a-thon or a teach-in with Aspiration
  • I would attend another one of these


Don't forget

  • Resources/sessions on the importance if and how to find it consultants for small-medium ups (networking, email, training, laptops, etc).
  • Don't forget... ...ooops, too late.
  • I won't forget to put the stakeholders and our goals first, and use the tools only as they support our work.
  • Stop doing unnecessary labor intensive event data entry.
  • Don't forget to send out a contact list of attendees.
  • Vegan gluten free food that isn't just salad & veggies.
  • Don't forget to be original!
  • Don't forget to invite LAANE next year.
  • Walk the talk of participatory sessions (or reframe mone loosely)
  • I won't forget about my cool new animation tools
  • Stay connected with local folk
  • We should have green plates & silverware
  • don't forget to provide more in-between session snacks.
  • Don't forgetlost & found session
  • Don't forget to balance out work and personal life.
  • Don't forget to emphasize events & resource sharing.
  • Don't forget to brush your teeth, tell someone you love them
  • Don't forget to invite other PICO federations to future TechFests.
  • Don't forget to include non-burnout activities in the festival.
  • Don't forget about the human apsect of our work. I got a lot of value out of groups discussions that focused on ourselves + taking come of ourselve.
  • I won't forget the inspiring people I met here.
  • Don't forget business cards.
  • Don't forget to share the knowledge.
  • Don't forget to follow up with great connections made.
  • Don't forget app/program that simplifies daily sign-in for youth programs
  • Dont forget to send me my Aspiration floyd tshirt.
  • Don't forget to include evaluation methodologies to asses organization work.
  • It was so hard to choose between the great workshops.
  • I will not forget to take stock of someones emotional statues during a technology training
  • Ask for preferred gender pronouns at the opening circle & later newcomer intros.
  • Don't forget to invite more LGBTQ organizatios; they've seemed underrepresented in SAC + LA.
  • Dont' forget PLUTO.
  • Don't forget to expand your outreach to assure more orgs/people can attend.
  • Real half-and-half something healthier for breakfast (beside pastries).
  • Don't forget to have a session that would allow NP's to share their needs with developers.
  • It was so hard to choose between the great workshops
  • Collaborate in LA with: Antioch LA & Annenberg LearnerAcademy
  • Collaborate in LA with: Center for Nonprofit Management & SoCal CA Nonprofits & 501ctech LA
  • Don't forget to invite more local, smaller orgs where you are doing CATechFest next time