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April Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup

Hey friends, there’s a wealth of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out!

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

Most NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

In addition to our Digital Nonprofit conference on May 22 Net2van is also planning a trio of CRM and database-focused events. This is a great opportunity for any organization exploring their options for tracking and managing their supporters.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Salesforce Nonprofit User Group: New in Spring ’15! Duplicate Management and Lightning Process Builder!

When: Thursday, April 2
RSVP: http://goo.gl/cDt10T

We will be hosting our next VNUG meet-up on April 2, and this time we’ll be looking at two AMAZING new features from the Spring ’15 release: native Duplicate Management, and the new automation tool called Lightning Process Builder! BRING YOUR LAPTOP if possible so you can follow along in your own sandbox! And as always, come with your questions and we will work together to find answers.

Marketing for Hippies: The Niching Spiral

When: Saturday, April 4
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-the-niching-spiral-tickets–15674626229

A day long, pay-what-you-want workshop to help conscious entrepreneurs figure out their niche from my friend the amazing Tad Hargrave.

VA Breakfast: A Visual Analytics Overview

When: April 8, 2015
Price: $25.00
RSVP: http://goo.gl/eBnlNJ

If you have never heard of Visual Analytics or are just curious to know more about how it can help your organization get more out of your data, then we invite you to attend the VA Breakfast! This hour-long event will give you the essentials of what VA is while a delicious breakfast is served for you to start off your day. Get a chance to meet people with similar interests in the visual analytics community.

The Grant That Writes Itself (with Dr. Ray Hsu)

When: Wednesday, April 8
RSVP: http://goo.gl/MYO8pM

Have you dreamed that your grant could write itself? With the help of a bit of technology, writing a grant is as easy as pressing a button. Now is the time for a revolution in the way we write grants.

Random Hacks of Kindness 4 Peace Hackathon

When: Saturday, April 11
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rhok4peace-hackathon-tickets–16214588270

PeaceGeeks is hosting its 1st hackathon of 2015 and its 2nd ever Random Hacks of Kindness to help some incredible organizations that are working on peace and human rights issues around the world.

How to Build a Successful Legacy Program

When: Wednesday, April 15 in the Fraser Valley
RSVP: http://www.afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Come hear our guest speaker Simon Trevelyan discuss legacy giving in his engaging presentation, “What do Don Draper of the TV show Mad Men and legacy giving have in common? How to build a successful legacy program."

Introduction to Visual Analytics: Half Day Course

When: April 15th, 2015 and April 30th, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price: $120.00
RSVP: http://goo.gl/jv1hK4

If you have just been introduced to the term “Visual Analytics”, we encourage you to participate in this half day “Introduction to Visual Analytics” course! The goal is to provide a solid foundation to audiences who are not familiar with VA. The course includes real world examples, videos, and interactive demos of visual displays.

The Art of the Ask

When: Thursday, April 16
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence.

YVR Fundraisers Connect: Let’s Meet & Talk About Facebook & Our KPI’s: Does it help? How do we know?

When: Wednesday, April 22
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/YVR-Funraisers-Connect/events/221179661/

Let’s get this thing started by kicking it off with our first meeting. I scheduled it in April since I know that for many of us, we are still tying up loose ends for our fiscal year ends to CRA this month. RSVP! Can’t wait to meet you all and chat about all stuff related to the business side of charities and fundraising! It’s at Cafe Crepe on Granville and Smithe. I booked the private room at the back.

From Theory to Practice: Two Day Course

When: April 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: $960.00
RSVP: http://goo.gl/SFRvjY

This course consists of two days which provide in-depth theory and hands-on tutorials with modern visual analytics software tools such as Tableau and Gephi. This course is suitable for those wanting a solid treatment of the many aspects of visual analytics. We’ll provide real-world data to practice with – or bring your own!

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March Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Spring time! Here’s the latest events we think will interest the nonprofit tech community.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/N8z89S

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Raiser’s Edge: Organizational contacts

When: Monday, March 2
RSVP: http://goo.gl/htPlWg

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge session on Organization Contacts & Mailing Lists.

Maker Education Salon, Spring Edition!

When: Tuesday, March 3
RSVP: http://goo.gl/YSWw1c

Join us to hear about inspiring projects facilitated by teachers, museum staff, programmers, librarians, artists, hackspace members and enthusiasts facilitating maker education programmes in the Vancouver area, followed by informal hanging out and drinks with the larger network.

GrantMix: How to Sell Your Vision of a Better World (with Jamie Chang)

When: Thursday, March 5
RSVP: http://goo.gl/F2oy2P

Learn from one of the most exciting thinkers on the border of Education and Technology as you learn to sell your vision in grant proposals.

Digital Storytelling Mini-Workshops at Kitsilano Community Centre

When: February 16 to March 9
RSVP: Search for “storytelling” at http://bit.ly/KeywordStorytelling

These 4 Digital storytelling workshops will offer tips and best practices for digital storytelling. I’ll free your imagination and help you engage.
You will learn the benefits of story marketing over an advertisement. We will use a simple formula for creating a memorable story around your message.

Natural SEO Lunch ‘n’ Learn

When: Friday, March 13
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-seo-lunch-n-learn-tickets–15425340609

The world’s most popular website helps people find things. So it’s no surprise that being found first on Google is a huge desire for most organizations. In this session, I’ll be sharing about Search Engine Optimization tactics that, well, aren’t really tactics at all. We’ll talk about the value of being yourself, communicating strategically, and trying new things!

Your Biz as a Vehicle for Positive Change: Fireside Chat w/ Mike Rowlands

When: Friday, March 27
RSVP: http://goo.gl/oCINP2

Join Mike Rowlands for this fireside chat on entrepreneurship, social venture, and the strategy to tie it all together. As the principal of Junxion Strategy and an executive producer of Social Venture Institute (SVI), Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading strategy for responsible enterprises. During this lunch hour session, Mike will talk about doing good through business, and ensuring that your mission and vision inform how you grow your business.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29
RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

Marketing for Hippies: The Niching Spiral

When: Saturday, 4 April
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-the-niching-spiral-tickets–15674626229

A day long, pay-what-you-want workshop to help conscious entrepreneurs figure out their niche from my friend the amazing Tad Hargrave.

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February Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

February. It’s the month of loooove! I bet you’ll love these awesome events.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

Owly Repair Man Mechanic from HootsuiteWhen: Monday, February 23
RSVP: http://goo.gl/MSTAFm

A special event for Social Media Week. Hootsuite’s coaches will provide free one-on-one training for nonprofits.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/N8z89S

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

AFP Presents: Social Media 101

When: Thursday, February 5
Tickets: http://goo.gl/96zfaj

No fundraiser should be in the dark on how to use social media. Save the date for this informative workshop led by experts in the field! Your registration includes a full buffet breakfast and the opportunity to network with peers in the fundraising sector.

Vertality 5

When: Thursday, February 5
Tickets: http://goo.gl/617QY0
Board of Change’s annual celebration of green vitality – Vertality – is back! Now in its fifth year, Vertality5 will be held on Thursday, February 5, at a new location – CBC Vancouver. Vertality is the quintessential meeting place and annual party for the sustainability business community to mix, connect and launch the New Year in style. Click here for more information and to buy your tickets!

Imagination Dialogue: Leadership Surrey Series

When: Wednesday, February 11
RSVP: http://goo.gl/eFafhN
Panel includes: Andrew Petter (President, SFU), Anita Huberman (CEO, Surrey Board of Trade), Barinder Rasode (Community Leader).

Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas For A Better Future

When: Friday, February 13
RSVP: http://goo.gl/52mpSS
We have asked five influential thought leaders to share the biggest challenges they face in their respective fields and ask them to share ideas and opportunities to realize a better future.

Digital Storytelling Mini-Workshops at Kitsilano Community Centre

When: February 16 to March 9
RSVP: Search for “storytelling” at http://bit.ly/KeywordStorytelling
These 4 Digital storytelling workshops will offer tips and best practices for digital storytelling. I’ll free your imagination and help you engage.
You will learn the benefits of story marketing over an advertisement. We will use a simple formula for creating a memorable story around your message.

Tributes module in Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, February 19
RSVP: http://goo.gl/ZyItI4

What is a Tribute gift? Its a special type of donation made In Honour, In Memorial and In Celebration of an individual or organization. Our mid-February session will focus RE’s optional Tributes module.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29
RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver January 2015

Welcome to 2015. This is the year that the nonprofit sector masters technology so that we can be more effective in changing the world. I promise! To that end we’ve planned unconferences, meetups, and conferences. Read on for news on Net2van’s upcoming events, and a calendar of upcoming meetups from our friends.

NetSquared Camp: A Nonprofit Tech Unconference

When: Saturday, January 31
Tickets: $10 at http://goo.gl/QYaina

NetSquared Camp is a one day unconference. Wanna chat about how to use technology for good? This is the place! We will bring together web innovators with social changemakers and nonprofits to discover emerging tools, trends, and best practices.

This is the fourth annual unconference. The first three NetSquared Camps sold out quickly, so register early.

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Monday, February 23
RSVP: http://goo.gl/MSTAFm

A special event for Social Media Week. Hootsuite’s coaches will provide free one-on-one training for nonprofits.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/N8z89S

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Salesforce: Introduction to NPSP 3.0 & Reporting, reporting, reporting

When: Thursday, January 29
RSVP: http://goo.gl/ZR3YcM

Our next VNUG meet-up on January 29th and will be focused on giving an overview on the Non-Profit Starter Pack 3.0 and help you understand what’s new, why you might want to transition and how to! We will also be doing a mini reporting session – come with your questions, we will work together to find answers.

GrantMix: How to Think Like a Grant Jury

When: Saturday, January 31
RSVP: http://goo.gl/tA1Jv4

Do you want to apply for government and private grants? Then RSVP for this limited-attendance workshop. You’ll learn answers to these questions:

  • what do successful grants look like?
  • should you play it safe or take risks?
  • how can thinking like a jury help you win grants?

This talk will be given by Dr. Ray Hsu, who has juried for the Canada Council for the Arts, the CBC, the National Magazine Awards, and the YMCA’s Youth Mean Business. He is founder of Grantmix.

AFP Presents: Social Media 101

When: Thursday, February 5
Tickets: http://goo.gl/96zfaj

No fundraiser should be in the dark on how to use social media. Save the date for this informative workshop led by experts in the field! Your registration includes a full buffet breakfast and the opportunity to network with peers in the fundraising sector.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29
RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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Awesome December Events

Hey friends,

Net2van isn’t holding any meetups in December, but we’re highlighting two exciting upcoming events. Check these out!

Stop Networking | Start Netwerking: A Mega Holiday Party for Changemakers

When: Friday, December 5
RSVP: http://goo.gl/2yMIeK Use code “netsquaredparty”

Did you miss the NGO Ho Ho? Or still want to PARTY? Then check out this multi-org party extravaganza. What if we attempted to combine multiple holiday parties into one mega holiday party for changemaking organizations? Well we did. And you are invited.

Handmade Savoury Pies, Matte, Dancing, Cocktails, Tea Ceremony, Friends. #stopnetworking

Fundraiser Grrl Presents: 50 Pearls of Wisdom Every Fundraiser Needs

When: Friday, January 30
Free RSVP: http://goo.gl/cwwgVm

What makes donors tick? What do donors want? How do donors make decisions? Fraser Green wants to share with you 50 pearls of wisdom that every fundraiser needs to know.

Fraser has been a student of human behavior pretty much all his life. Over that time he has been collecting pearls of wisdom that he believes everyone can use as tools to both professional and personal success. As a self-proclaimed smartypants, Fraser will – for the first time ever! – open his wisdom treasure box and share his smartest secrets with you.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Could San Francisco-style culture wars come to Vancouver?

When: Tuesday, December 2
RSVP: http://goo.gl/b0Hned

As more tech companies take root in our city, how do we reap the rewards of a booming tech scene and avoid the pitfalls that have plagued San Francisco. Learn from social impact leaders from Vancouver to discuss the role tech companies have to play in contributing to the well being of the communities they are part of.

The Giving Tuesday Holiday Mingler

When: Tuesday, December 2
RSVP: http://goo.gl/aurBam

Join us to celebrate Giving Tuesday and network with friends and colleagues before the season gets too crazy! Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date with our sector. Admission to the event is free but attendees must pay for their own food and beverages. Space is limited, so please register today and we’ll see you there!

Blackbaud Users Group: Raiser’s Edge Email

When: Thursday, December 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/pVz47l

Our December 4th meeting features local Raiser’s Edge talent with presentations on Seasonal Campaigns to share experience and insights. Both presenters are with organizations that recently implemented Luminate online, enhancing the fundraising experience from all sides.

OpenData BC: Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, December 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LywJAo

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29
RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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November Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Charities Under Threat: Responding to federal charity-bashing and CRA Audits

When: Thursday, November 13
RSVP: http://goo.gl/itphgn

Federal cabinet ministers have called registered charities criminal organizations and terrorist organizations and the government has set aside $13 million for stepped up audits of charity activities by Canada Revenue Agency. This panel explores the effects on charities and their ability to pursue their societal Missions, the “best practices” that charities can pursue to minimize their risk of losing their charitable status, and the implications for society and democracy of the government’s actions.

NGO Ho Ho! The holiday party for Vancouver’s nonprofit community

When: Saturday, November 29
Cost: $20 for 1 ticket, $35 for 2 tickets
RSVP http://goo.gl/DLBP25

On November 29th, join us for the annual NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Vancouver’s activists, changemakers and nonprofit community!

There will be live jazz, The Fresh Princess will spin old and new soul, funk and r&b drinks, late night bites, photo booth, and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Vancouver such an awesome city. Tickets are $20 – get your ticket here.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

NetSquared Vancouver isn’t the organizer of these events, but we think they’re worth checking out.

DevFest.ca

When: November 3–9
RSVP: http://goo.gl/p8uRb8

DevFest.ca is a week-long workshop-series and hackathon about bleeding-edge technologies for experienced developers

OpenData BC: Inaugural Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, November 6
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LlXyKX

Come discuss ideas and actions for open data at this inugural Vancouver meetup

HiVE Talks: Denise Taschereau

When: Thursday, November 6
RSVP: http://goo.gl/i3vmUz

Join Denise Taschereau, CEO and Co-Founder of Fairware, for a discussion on the role of business leaders and entrepreneurs in political advocacy. Denise will share a roadmap for engagement in both issues based campaigns and partisan politics and outline the potential and the pitfalls of taking your mission to the next level.

Media Democracy Days 2014

When: November 7+8
RSVP: http://goo.gl/cNJPCq

Two days of interactive panel discussions, hands-on workshops & a Media Fair with over two dozen alternative media and social change organizations.

3D Printing Forum: Idea to Prototype

When: Thursday, November 13
RSVP: http://goo.gl/FiEybA

17th Annual National Philanthropy Day – Luncheon, Keynote & Interactive Dialogue

When: Friday, November 14
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx
Giving Hearts Awards and Keynote Speech by Craig Kielburger, Activist, Co-founder of Free the Children and Co-founder of Me to We.

Vancouver IMPACT 2014

When: Wednesday, November 19
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/vanIMPACT14

#VanIMPACT14 will be a collision of purpose and profit, giving impact entrepreneurs and NPOs access to important startup advice and resources, while conversely helping more tech-centric entrepreneurs discover their own impact potential.

BC Blackbaud Users Group

When: Thursday, December 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/pVz47l

Our December 4th meeting features local Raiser’s Edge talent with presentations on Seasonal Campaigns to share experience and insights. Both presenters are with organizations that recently implemented Luminate online, enhancing the fundraising experience from all sides.

OpenData BC: Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, December 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LywJAo

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Mid October Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Wednesday, October 15
RSVP: http://goo.gl/yvwgnm

Scaling your social media within current resources is often a challenge for NGOs. How do you manage multiple social media platforms without budgeting more for a social media manager or a social team? Hootsuite’s coaches will show you how it’s possible to scale your social media, connect with more supporters and increase the organic reach of your communications. Each attendee will get a 30 minute one-on-one consultation with a Hootsuite coach and get group help from topic-themed table discussions.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 5 Strategies to Ensure Fundraising Success

When: Tuesday, November 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/B3tKGl

As non-profits and charitable organizations gear up for the holiday season, are you getting the most out of your fundraising and campaign efforts?

Join Briteweb’s CEO and Lead Strategist, Steve Rio, as he shares 5 essential strategies to maximize your holidays efforts. Steve will draw from experiences and present case studies from working with clients such as Acumen, Obakki Foundation and Possible Healthcare.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

NetSquared Vancouver isn’t the organizer of these events, but we think they’re worth checking out.

The Art of the Major Gift Ask

When Thursday, October 16
RSVP: http://goo.gl/S6y0aV

This panel discussion will focus on the anatomy of a major gift and how to market these gifts properly. You will learn strategies for prospecting, getting a meeting, closing and stewardship. Our panelists will share their expertise on the necessary elements for a successful major gift relationship.

Astra Taylor | The Future of Creativity

When: Thursday, October 16
RSVP: http://goo.gl/G9lSqN

A Conversation with author Astra Taylor, The People’s Platform
Astra Taylor, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, drawing from her recent work on the nature of the digital economy and its impact on creators and creative industries.

BC Association of Social Workers Conference

When: Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/t09OCL

Participate in a panel discussion on ethics, workshops on ethics, advocacy, strategies for families and mental health service providers, leadership with seniors, community collaboration, trauma-informed practice, child protection research, building resilience, mediation, field supervision and more.

Young Innovators Crawl

When: Sunday, October 19
RSVP: http://goo.gl/RB7VBh

Vancouver is home to many talented young people who are passionately innovative. On October 19, join us on a lively and interactive journey, as we travel together through the creative hubs of the city exploring studios, workshops, installations, dialogues, and exhibits. Enjoy a sneak peak and be inspired as we showcase our brightest and best young innovators!

Job Fair for People with Disabilities

When: Thursday, October 23
RSVP: http://goo.gl/AiyRdb

This Job Fair is exclusively for job seekers living with a disability. It will feature employers committed to a representative workforce, as well as service providers.

Vancouver Changecamp 2014

When: Saturday, October 25
RSVP: http://goo.gl/31TKrS

We’re prototyping change, starting with ourselves. Join this full day unconference to find support and inspiration for your initiatives and learn about projects or ideas you can get involved in.

Surrey WorkBC Centres – Non-Profit Hiring Fair

When: Thursday, October 30
RSVP: http://goo.gl/8EHe89

Discover jobs and volunteer opportunities in the Non-Profit sector. Learn about local organizations and employers that do meaningful work. Bring a resume, dress to impress and come ready with questions for the organizations. We recommend research on the organizations before the event and come prepared with questions!

DevFest.ca

When: November 3–9
RSVP: http://goo.gl/p8uRb8

DevFest.ca is a week-long workshop-series and hackathon about bleeding-edge technologies for experienced developers

OpenData BC: Inaugural Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, November 6
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LlXyKX

Come discuss ideas and actions for open data at this inugural Vancouver meetup

17th Annual National Philanthropy Day – Luncheon, Keynote & Interactive Dialogue

When: Friday, November 14
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx
Giving Hearts Awards and Keynote Speech by Craig Kielburger, Activist, Co-founder of Free the Children and Co-founder of Me to We.

OpenData BC: Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, December 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LywJAo

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October 2014: Nonprofit Technology Events in Vancouver

Fall is here, which means it’s almost fundraising season! To help you Net2van and our community partners have scheduled a trio of events to help you raise more money online.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Small Changes for Big Results: How to Optimize Your Online Donations

When: Tuesday, October 7
RSVP: http://goo.gl/JVzprm

Is your online donation form communicating a strong reason for site visitors to take action and donate? Perhaps it’s time to take a critical look at your online donation form and how it’s motivating – or not motivating – your prospective donors. Research shows that even small changes can generate big results! Join us to learn more about some best practices that can improve and optimize your online fundraising efforts.

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Wednesday, October 15
RSVP: http://goo.gl/yvwgnm

Scaling your social media within current resources is often a challenge for NGOs. How do you manage multiple social media platforms without budgeting more for a social media manager or a social team? Hootsuite’s coaches will show you how it’s possible to scale your social media, connect with more supporters and increase the organic reach of your communications. Each attendee will get a 30 minute one-on-one consultation with a Hootsuite coach and get group help from topic-themed table discussions.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 5 Strategies to Ensure Fundraising Success

When: Tuesday, November 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/B3tKGl

Join Briteweb’s Creative Director, Samantha Langdorf, as she shares 5 essential tips to maximize your holidays efforts. Samantha will draw from experiences and present case studies from working with clients such as Acumen, Obakki Foundation and Possible Healthcare.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

NetSquared Vancouver isn’t the organizer of these events, but we think they’re worth checking out.

3D Printing Active Forum: Plastic Bank

When: Wednesday, October 8
RSVP: http://goo.gl/nAdl3w

Learn how to make 3DP Filament from waste plastic through a participatory plastic recycling activity. The Plastic Bank is a social enterprise turning plastic waste into a currency that can be exchanged to help lift people out of poverty.

Media Democracy Days Presents Bandwidth: A Multimedia Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, October 8
RSVP: http://goo.gl/0vfVa6

Media Democracy Day is excited to announce Bandwidth: A Multimedia Fundraiser. Oct 8, 7:30PM, at Astorino’s, featuring hot local bands, silent auction, projection, art, & more. Find out more at their event page, and come out to support MDD and local voices

Engaging the Next Generation of Donors

When: Thursday, October 9
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Results from the 2014 Millennial Impact Report, show 87 percent of the 1,514 employed Millennials surveyed had donated money to a non-profit last year. The majority of that percentage donated gifts larger than $100. Is your organization tapping into this market segment?

BC Association of Social Workers Conference

When: Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/t09OCL

Participate in a panel discussion on ethics, workshops on ethics, advocacy, strategies for families and mental health service providers, leadership with seniors, community collaboration, trauma-informed practice, child protection research, building resilience, mediation, field supervision and more.

Young Innovators Crawl

When: Sunday, October 19
RSVP: http://goo.gl/RB7VBh

Vancouver is home to many talented young people who are passionately innovative. On October 19, join us on a lively and interactive journey, as we travel together through the creative hubs of the city exploring studios, workshops, installations, dialogues, and exhibits. Enjoy a sneak peak and be inspired as we showcase our brightest and best young innovators!

Job Fair for People with Disabilities

When: Thursday, October 23
RSVP: http://goo.gl/AiyRdb

This Job Fair is exclusively for job seekers living with a disability. It will feature employers committed to a representative workforce, as well as service providers.

Vantage Point Workshops

This Fall is an exciting time for your professional development with four new programs launching in October and November.

Media Democracy Days Presents Bandwidth: A Multimedia Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, October 8
RSVP: http://goo.gl/0vfVa6

Media Democracy Day is excited to announce Bandwidth: A Multimedia Fundraiser. Oct 8, 7:30PM, at Astorino’s, featuring hot local bands, silent auction, projection, art, & more. Find out more at their event page, and come out to support MDD and local voices

17th Annual National Philanthropy Day – Luncheon, Keynote & Interactive Dialogue

When: Friday, November 14
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx
Giving Hearts Awards and Keynote Speech by Craig Kielburger, Activist, Co-founder of Free the Children and Co-founder of Me to We.

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Money and Parties

This Net2van update is awesome. It features two ways your charity can bring in money and one opportunity to help create the best holiday party ever. 🙂

  1. Storymakers Video Contest – enter now.
  2. Donation Matching Offer – apply here.
  3. Net2van Holiday Party – [get involved](http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/](http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/).

Storymakers Video Contest

StoryMakers 2014 – TechSoup Global’s annual nonprofit video contest is accepting applications until September 26. Enter for a chance to win $13,000 in prizes, to have your video showcased across the TechSoup Global network and to build a great fundraising tool along the way. Learn how to make stories that stand out! http://j.mp/1ys2wgZ

Last year’s winner came from Vancouver… Let’s show that Vancouver rules nonprofit video.

Donation Matching from Chimp

Fighting Poverty? Double Every Charitable Donation this Fall. Ignite Giving supports BC charities working to alleviate poverty – including
those in homelessness, mental health, and related services.

Starting September 1, campaign sponsors are offering over $125,000 in matching
dollars to participating charities. Donations will be matched via Chimp up to a
maximum of $1000 per donor. Apply here.

Net2van Holiday Party

“Because changing the world is hard work!”

We’re planning an NGO HOHOHO – the holiday party for Vancouver’s non-profit community. There will be music, drinks, door prizes and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Victoria an awesome city.

But we need your help to make it happen. Interested in learning more and helping us plan? Fill out the form at http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/

This event is inspired by Net2 Victoria.

Net2van September News

Net2van September Update

Fall is coming, which means it’s almost fundraising season! To help you Net2van and our community partners have scheduled a trio of events to help you raise more money online.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

$ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

When: Tuesday, September 2

RSVP: http://goo.gl/7ZXBQ7

Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.The BC SPCA’s Shoni Field will share their experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Case studies include: BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days.

Best Practices for Online Donations

When: Tuesday, October 7

RSVP: http://goo.gl/JVzprm

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Wednesday, October 15

RSVP: http://goo.gl/yvwgnm

Prepare for #GivingTuesday with online fundraising tips from Hootsuite’s expert coaches.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 10 Tips to Ensure Fundraising Success

When: Tuesday, November 4

RSVP: http://goo.gl/B3tKGl

Join Briteweb’s Creative Director, Samantha Langdorf, as she shares 10 essential tips to maximize your holidays efforts. Samantha will draw from experiences and present case studies from working with clients such as Acumen, Obakki Foundation and Possible Healthcare.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Storymakers

StoryMakers 2014 – TechSoup Global’s annual digital storytelling campaign combining webinars, global tweet- chats, and meet-ups – opens for submissions August 26, 2014. Enter for a chance to win $13,000 in prizes, to have your video showcased across the TechSoup Global network and to build a great fundraising tool along the way. Learn how to make stories that stand out! http://j.mp/1ys2wgZ

Importing & Global Change in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, September 18

RSVP: http://goo.gl/I73o7G

This event will cover the topics of Importing and Global Change, Add & Delete inThe Raiser’s Edge. Baird Hall from O-matic Software will be presenting on Import-o-matic, an advanced and flexible import utility for The Raiser’s Edge that saves organizations countless hours by streamlining and standardizing imports.

Scotiabank Philanthropic Forum

When: Wednesday, Sept 24

More info: http://goo.gl/Ss1bfL

Industry leaders will share insights into philanthropic trends, best practices and the charitable giving climate in British Columbia.

Salesforce Nonprofit user group: Talking about data maintenance

When: Thursday Sept 25; 2–4pm at salesforce office in gastown.

RSVP: email bbreisnes@davidsuzuki.org

Mining the Potential of Special Events with special guest presenter Chris Lowe

When: Thursday, September 25

RSVP: http://bit.ly/ubdtRk

Chris Lowe knows all there is to know about special events and he’s willing to share it with us at this exciting breakfast event!

Volunteer Futures conference

When: Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26

RSVP: http://goo.gl/cnvkSU

Learn from one another and make connections at Volunteer Futures. The 2-day conference is filled with inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and plenty of opportunities to network with non-profit colleagues from across BC.

British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming Symposium

When: Tuesday September 30 and Wednesday October 1

RSVP: http://goo.gl/VhEDji

The 2014 Symposium is themed around Public Policy and Communications with some time spent talking about the Community Gaming Grant program.

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