Amplify@DF18 Breakfast!


Feel the wave of excitement, joy, apprehension, stress, all pass through me and out like the wind. Let memorized and prioritized to-do lists dissolve. I’ll find a puppy-sitter. I won’t sleep through my alarm. We’ll manage the last-minute glitches.



Accept uncertainty. Believe in the power of life experience. Channel the love and care that so many volunteers have brought to Amplify.

We are less than a week away from the annual Amplify@Dreamforce breakfast. It’s getting real.

Next Wednesday, 26 September, Amplify and our *amazing* partners will gather to Celebrate + Build Community + Educate. The Amplify@Dreamforce breakfast is our largest annual gathering of members, partners, and accomplices. We gather to celebrate each other, meet new friends, and learn about new Amplify initiatives. For many Dreamforce veterans, this is their favorite Dreamforce event.

For those of you who are joining us at Covo SF, be sure to arrive promptly at 8 am to enjoy coffee, breakfast, and (if you choose) mimosas. We will have some fun swag to give away (T-shirts, pins, stickers, etc.) and, did I mention, we have coffee? Mingle, blow on pinwheels, and rejuvenate yourself in the Healthy Hideaway retreat space in the back of beautiful Covo SF. We will start our programming at 8:30 am with a kickoff from yours truly and a word from Attain, our Platinum sponsor. We will then learn about the Amplify Community Groups initiative and connect with other Amplify members in our geographic region; and, maybe, we’ll have a little fun. (Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through this.) You’ll have the opportunity to identify other local members and sign-up to start and/or join a local community group!

Next up: Voices of Amplify. We are kicking off this new storytelling initiative by hearing from 5 brave storytellers who will ignite the crowd with a 5 minute snippet of their story. You are sure to walk away inspired!

The event will wrap up with more time to mingle and connect with friends. Although the breakfast is officially over at 10 am, we have the space until 4 PM. We welcome you all to to use Covo SF as your home base until 4 pm. Feel free to work, relax, network, and meet with colleagues during this time. We’d love to have you!

Please also consider attending one, or both, Amplify Dreamforce sessions (info below).  

Amplifying Underrepresented Voices in Tech: Be an Ally

Location: Park Central, Olympic

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 3:30pm PST (20 minutes)


Rachel Hands, Director of Client Administration, PatronManager

Marisa Lopez, Director of Account Management, Presence

Abstract: Thought-leaders in the tech industry have been calling out to the community to become allies to people with underrepresented voices, but what does this mean? Join this partner-led panel that will explore different techniques for being an ally to people with underrepresented voices.

Configuring Equity

Location: Westin St. Francis, Cascade Theater

Date/Time: September 27th, 2018 @ 4pm PST (20 minutes)


Lindsey Adams, Cloud Support Specialist, Playworks

Aparna Kothary, Director of Technology Operations at Global Citizen Year

Marisa Lopez, Director of Account Management, Presence

Abstract: By now it's common knowledge that diversity in organizations brings increased innovation, greater workforce loyalty, and greater fundraising potential, and yet very few nonprofits have taken on this monumental cultural shift. According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, 57% of respondents think their company should be doing more to increase diversity. Is your nonprofit leading by example? Work with members of Amplify, a nonprofit dedicated to equity in the tech industry, to build a roadmap towards greater diversity with concrete strategies to amplify underrepresented voices. By embarking on this journey, your organization will see measurable benefits and become models for creating an equitable society.

Joni BryanComment