Category Archives: Net Tuesday

A monthly meetup in Vancouver that connects nonprofits and their allies with technical chops. http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-social-media-nonprofits-social-change/

May 5: How Salesforce can help your nonprofit rock

CRM for Nonprofits: Salesforce

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 PM

Hive Vancouver
#210 – 128 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC

74 Net2Van friends Went

How Salesforce can help your nonprofit rockJoin Net2van for the second in our three-part Constituent Relationship Manager (CRM) series where we invite experts to present on NationBuilder, Salesforce and CiviCRM.We’ll take a look at the Salesforce platform and explore how it can help your nonprofit deliver better on its mission through constituent…

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How Salesforce can help your nonprofit rock

Join Net2van for the second in our three-part Constituent Relationship Manager (CRM) series where we invite experts to present on NationBuilder, Salesforce and CiviCRM.

We’ll take a look at the Salesforce platform and explore how it can help your nonprofit deliver better on its mission through constituent management, donor management, volunteer management, program management, and more. With a thriving global nonprofit user community, a generous license donation from the Salesforce Foundation, and the customizability to manage nearly anything in the cloud, Salesforce is a great option for many nonprofits.

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When: Tuesday, May 5 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: The HiVE, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap
  • 7:45 – 9:30 PM: Post-event social!

PRESENTER

Beth Breisnes for Net2vanBeth Breisnes has been working with nonprofits and social enterprises on Salesforce since 2009. She loves working with innovative nonprofit organizations and helping them deliver on their missions more effectively through technology. Active in the Salesforce community, she co-leads the Vancouver Nonprofit User Group and was named a Salesforce MVP (one of just 134 in the world) in Summer 2014 in recognition of her expertise and community contributions. Beth is a Salesforce Certified Developer and Administrator and currently helps a variety of nonprofits with their Salesforce implementations as a consultant with Bigger Boat Consulting.

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Presenter: @bethbrains

Host: @Net2van

Venue Sponsor: @HiveVancouver

Event Sponsors: @iATSPayments @bgenerus @TechSoup @NTENorg

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 5 Strategies to Ensure Fundraising Success

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Giving Tuesday and the traditional nonprofit fundraising peak season is just around the corner. Join NetSquared Vancouver on November 4 for five quick fixes you can make to raise more money. RSVP on Meetup for this free (but we’ll accept donations!) event.

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.

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When: Tuesday, November 4 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap
  • 7:45 – 9:30 PM: Post-event social!

PRESENTER
Steve Rio from TwitterSteve Rio is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist, passionate about community and social change. Steve’s a seasoned consultant, with over 10 years and well over 10,000 hours in the digital space. Steve possesses a diverse toolkit of web & mobile strategy, hands-on design & development, social media, business development, online communications & project leadership skills.

Steve is founder and CEO of Briteweb, a digital communications agency with offices in Vancouver and New York. Briteweb works with game-changing leaders and organizations helping them engage audiences, convert customers and build team culture. Steve is dedicated to Briteweb’s continued growth as an industry leader in the impact sector and as a leader in team culture.

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van
Host: @Net2van
Presenter: @SteveRio

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.
Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

[Slides & Video] Small Changes for Big Results: How to Optimize Your Online Donations

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! We are thrilled to share the slides and video from NetSquared Vancouver’s October meetup where we learned more about some best practices that can improve and optimize your online fundraising efforts. This presentation is courtesy of iATS Payments’s Heather Ballachey.

Video

This webinar-style video captures the slides and audio from Heather’s presentation. However, you’re missing out on the part where we broke into groups to test each other’s donation forms on a mobile device. Try it. You’ll be horrified!

SLIDES AND VIDEO: $ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

Slides

Ever heard it said “there’s no ‘$’ in social media. Just a plain old letter ‘s’?” Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.

Shoni Field shares the BC SPCA’s experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue. This video was recorded at NetSquared Vancouver’s September 2, 2014 meetup.

Video: Shoni’s Presentation

Video: Needs Parade Community Updates

PRESENTER
Shoni Field for Net2van
Shoni Field
As Director of Fundraising Innovation at the BC SPCA, Shoni Field explores dynamic opportunities in micro-campaign and peer-to-peer fundraising that deeply engages their support base. Shoni has eighteen years of experience in direct response fundraising. She has worked with a range of non-profits including The Pembina Institute, Imagine1Day, EcoJustice, The Arthritis Society and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

VIDEO: The End of Slacktivism

OpenMedia.ca’s Vojtech Sedlak joined Net2van for our summer meetup to share their strategy for converting clicktivists to online activists. Find out how one of the leading Canadian online advocacy groups understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

Community Updates

Members of the Net2van community shared their latest projects and needs during our one-minute updates.

  • Nonprofit podcast on CITR: http://sectorpodcast.wordpress.com
  • Donate your old work clothes! http://www.dressforsuccess.org/supportdfs_donationdrives.aspx
  • Microsoft Users Group: http://www.vantug.com
  • Secure communications app. Free for nonprofits: http://www.securecommobile.com
  • Marijuana reform campaign: http://sensiblebc.ca
  • Looking for volunteers and event attendees: http://peacegeeks.org
  • Volunteer with Net2van: http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/
  • Vervet Monkey Foundation – Come volunteer with monkeys in South Africa: http://vervet.za.org

The End of Slacktivism: How to Understand, Facilitate and Deepen Online Engagement

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Liking a social media post, clicking a link, visiting a website and even reading an email or signing an online petition, all of the above may seem as trivial acts of engagement, when your organization strives to advance complicated social, political, environmental or cultural agendas. However when you envision these individual actions as parts of an individual’s journey up the mountain of engagement, you can start to see how even a single Facebook like, or one opened email, can constitute a crucial act of engagement for your organization.

But how do you visualize an engagement scheme that fits your organization? What tracking is needed and what it will cost you? Find out how one the leading Canadian online advocacy groups, OpenMedia, understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

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When: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

PRESENTER

Vojtech Sedlak for The Digital Nonprofit

Vojtech Sedlak (@vojtechsedlak) is the Data Intelligence Coordinator for OpenMedia. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojtech has pursued both academic and professional opportunities in the areas of journalism, web development, communication and digital anthropology. A proud graduate of Pearson College UWC, Vojtech holds a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and is currently living in Vancouver, Canada.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap
  • 7:45 – 9:30 PM: Post-event social!

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van
Host: @Net2van
Presenter: @vojtechsedlak @TheOpenMedia

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.
Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Creating a Digital Community: The Adventures (and misadventures) of Fundraiser Grrl

Creating a Digital Community: The Adventures (and misadventures) of Fundraiser Grrl

In February 2013 Fundraiser Grrl was born, from a desire to bring together fundraisers from around the world – to commiserate, eye roll, sympathize and laugh out loud at the bizarre and amazing moments we all experience in our crazy wonderful careers. Since it began, over 200,000 fundraisers have visited the site, and it averages over 1,000 visitors per day.

Rory is a major gits fundraiser, who had little to no experience with the digital marketing, when she started the site. In this session, she will share what she has learned about using social media to build a community, what worked, and what didn’t, and how to apply this to your work in the non-profit sector.

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When: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

Rory Green
RORY GREEN

Rory Green has been in the philanthropic sector for over eight years and is currently the Associate Director, Advancement for the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University. Rory has also worked in major and corporate giving at BCIT and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rory has spoken at national and international fundraising conferences, most recently starring in the “Kaleidoscope of Philanthropy” Plenary Session at AFP International, San Antonio.

In her spare time Rory is the founder and editor of Fundraiser Grrl, the fundraising community’s go-to source for comic relief. http://fundraisergrrl.tumblr.com/

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @RoryJMGreen

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

September 2: $ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

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

Ever heard it said “there’s no ‘$’ in social media. Just a plain old letter ‘s’?” Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.

Shoni Field will share the BC SPCA’s experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Using case studies that reference some of the BC SPCAs successful online campaigns including BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days she’ll explore:

  • Whether a shifting emphasis from transactional to relational fundraising fits better with the social media psyche.
  • How we move social media supporters out of their silo.
  • What role virtual peer2peer models can play in growing social media sourced revenue.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

PRESENTER

Shoni Field for Net2van Shoni Field
As Director of Fundraising Innovation at the BC SPCA, Shoni Field explores dynamic opportunities in micro-campaign and peer-to-peer fundraising that deeply engages their support base. Shoni has eighteen years of experience in direct response fundraising. She has worked with a range of non-profits including The Pembina Institute, Imagine1Day, EcoJustice, The Arthritis Society and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @motherhoodissue @BC_SPCA

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

EVENT REPORT: Learning from a loss – digital lessons from the 2013 BC NDP Election campaign

It’s often said that we can learn more from failure than success. At Net2van’s April 1 meetup we took a look at the BC NDP’s 2013 election digital strategy. Michael Roy talked about successful tactics and tools, and the lessons he learned. Despite the failure of the campaign, the digital effort – online engagement, fundraising, and outreach – broke new ground in many areas.

We are happy to share video, slides and photos from the event.

Video

Slides

Photos

Our thanks to Noah Ferguson for taking awesome event photos!

Presenter

Michael Roy is the Director of Communications at the BC NDP. He oversees the party’s digital outreach and paid media, and had the pleasure of working with a talented team during the last campaign.
Michael Roy for Net2van