Of course, 2017 would not be a year in the life of CivicMakers without some serious community. And when we say serious, we mean lovely humans having real conversations, sharing creative ideas, and having lots of fun.
Last year we hosted 12 events and trainings for over 1100 people in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose & Sacramento. The topics ran the gamut from women in politics to social impact investing to data storytelling.
CivicMakers CommunityWe also started a new event series called Civic Mornings which was wildly popular…because, breakfast burritos! … and of course our many inspirational speakers and partners.
Oh, and 2800 people now receive our LINKS newsletter, a twice monthly missive on all things civic innovation. Do you?
Last, but not least, there are a few very important people we would be remiss not to mention. First and foremost, Jim Rettew, for believing in us, challenging us, and being the best collaborator we could hope for. Kevin Bayuk, of LIFT Economy, for always providing critical strategic support, cheerleading and inspiration. To Tim, Kate, Brittany, Brandon, Jesus and the entire Impact Hub SF team, thank you for playing along with our crazy vision for community. And finally, thanks to Lauren Caldwell for all of her incredible contributions…all the best to you in the new year.