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The Impact (of) Game(s)

When: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm PDT
Where: 
Zynga
699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA
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Gaming is at the nexus of learning, advocacy and social change for incredibly diverse audiences across age, race, class and education levels, and new research is showing that games for social good can have big impacts. The opportunities to engage audiences are as varied as the types of games available, and funders are taking note and increasingly interested in supporting game-based elements in their work.

Join Northern California Grantmakers and Media Impact Funders for this special funder briefing on game impact research surrounding science and health, and what the future of this burgeoning field looks like for philanthropists interested in adding games to their programmatic investments.

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members. This is a free funders-only event and space is limited.

Presenters

Ken Weber, Executive Director, Zynga.org and Chair, Games for Change

Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking, David and Lucile Packard Foundation  

Richard Tate, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, HopeLab

Tim Olson, Vice President, Digital Media & Education, KQED

Learn More

Play the game Reportero Challenge, the online game developed by POV to explore the complexities of doing journalism in violent areas of Mexico.

Be sure to read our wrap up post about a similar event in New York forinsights about gaming as a tool for learning and advocacy.

And read Vince Stehle's post about nonprofits using games for advocacy and impact. 

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