Before starting this roll up, some Hub Members have asked me to bring attention to the Shop for Japan campaign. It is happening this Saturday, March 26 and will give you an opportunity to support Japan and local stores in the process. Please follow the link for more information.
I read an interesting article this weekend about internet addiction. Apparently, it is still too early to tell if this was a real issue yet, but the poignant line for me was, “Getting through a business lunch where no one pulls out a phone to check their messages now counts as a minor miracle.” Has anyone experienced this? The Hub wants to help.
Book exchange: We have received a few additions, but still need your support. If you haven’t yet gotten your copy of The Mesh by Lisa Gansky, then I recommend taking your free copy when you contribute one book to our growing library.
Hub Clubs: An exciting week of Hub Clubs coming up again– this Wednesday, March 23, you have two Hub Clubs to choose from!
- Hub Futbol (for real this time) meeting at 6pm at Hub Berkeley. We are looking for a place to play in SF, so if you have ideas, email Santiago at email@example.com.
- Book Club will be meeting at Hub SoMa at 6:30 to discuss the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
A note from all the Hub Clubs to members:) These clubs are our opportunity to build some serious community here at the Hub. It is hard to imagine that outside of social change, we can only get excited about whiskey, books, soccer and international development. Where are the knitting circles? The urban hiking leagues? The postmodern interpretations of Civil War era pragmatist theory discussion groups? The world is your oyster, so use our Hub Clubs site to start a club or join an existing club that suits your fancy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help getting started or have any questions.
Intersection and The EFF: http://theintersection.org/calendar/index.php?op=view&id=3711
Government Surveillance in a Digital World: An Evening with the Electronic Frontier Foundation Thu, Mar 24 | 7pm | $5 – $10 Get tickets here: http://surveillance.eventbrite.com
Digital technology is changing the way we communicate and interact, often resulting in the unprecedented exposure of our personal details:
- What can the government legally do to spy on your computer data and communications?
- And what can you legally do to protect yourself against such spying?
Please join us for an evening exploring the law and technology of digital surveillance in the United States.
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- Thursday March 24 Media and Causes with Susan Gordon from Facebook Causes RSVP here http://mediacauseshublab.eventbrite.com/: If you thought Facebook couldn’t be used for fundraising, you need to be at this Lab. Susan Gordon, Director of Nonprofit Services at Causes, will talk about community-building and fundraising on Causes and share all the secrets of her 4 years helping the most successful nonprofit campaigns on Facebook.
- Tuesday March 29 Beehive Theory RSVP here: http://beehivetheorylab.eventbrite.com/ Join us for a workshop about “Beehiving”…a collaborative business model that is being started right here in the Bay Area. The Paikea Group is building a “Beehive” of conscious entrepreneurs that is akin to a large networking game on steroids.
- Thursday March 31 Finance 101: Basics and Strategy RSVP here: http://finance101lab.eventbrite.com/: Learn about the basics of business finance, including debt finance, equity finance, different strategies for financing, creating a financial “package” such as a Private Placement Memorandum or Business Plan, and creative financing strategies such as crowdsourcing and joint ventures.
- Friday March 25, 230-4pmBranding Office Hours RSVP here http://www.doodle.com/qpm72pn873rbw5ri: Hub Communications Lab presents open office hours with Kelli Peterson, Brand Strategist at The Change Project. This is part of an on-going Communications Lab initiative to connect Hub members to seasoned professionals who can help answer specific questions. Kelli has extensive experience in marketing and brand strategy for corporate clients as well as NGO’s.