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July Nonprofit Tech Events

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Creating a Digital Community: The Misadventures of Fundraiser Grrl

When: Tuesday, July 8

RSVP: http://goo.gl/vXBjdS

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 gifts 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.

Social Media Surgery for Nonprofits with Hootsuite

When: Monday, July 21

RSVP: http://goo.gl/8H972W

Join Net2van and Hootsuite for free personalized and hands-on assistance with your organization’s social media strategy. It’s one-on-one office hours for all your social media questions!

NOTE: we’ve recently added more seats, but RSVP now because this quarterly event fills up fast!

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

The Non-Dilutive Roundup: Funding Alternatives to Balance Your Capital Needs

When: Tuesday, July 15th

RSVP: http://goo.gl/1HolVo

Attendees can expect to learn the best applications of various non-dilutive sources (including SR&ED, FuturPreneur grant programs, IRAP, and countless government grants) plus how to maximize their chances of successful funding.

Social Innovation Summer Accelerator

When: July 15 – August 26, 2014

RSVP: http://goo.gl/9tmm6Y

Are you a Radical Doer? You do things differently. You may or may not think of yourself as a social entrepreneur, but you’re purposefully building a better world for yourself and those around you. Become one of a hand-selected group of entrepreneurs to receive the support you need to launch confidently.

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That’s it for now. See you soon!

June Tech for Good Events

It’s June! It’s sunny! But if you want to avoid sunburn here’s some great indoor nonprofit tech events.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

When: Tuesday, June 10
RSVP: http://goo.gl/H3395M

Decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin and litecoin are a disruptive technology that are re-shaping the international financial sector. This session will introduce this technology and explore how the non-profit and social sector should approach incorporating it into their day to day activities.

The Canadian Anti-Spam Act: What you need to know before July 1

When: Tuesday, June 17.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/VFfzid

An encore presentation of a two hour workshop on what you need to know before the new Canadian Anti-Spam Act goes into effect July 1 2014. Learn how mass emails could, should or are supposed to work under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

Social Media Surgery for Nonprofits with HootSuite

Owly Social Media Surgeon

When: Monday, July 21
RSVP: http://goo.gl/hT3Isr

Join NetSquared and HootSuite for free personalized and hands-on assistance with your organization’s social media strategy. It’s one-on-one office hours for all your social media questions!

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

The Crisis Conscious Community Manager

When: Wednesday, June 11
RSVP: http://goo.gl/AxLbsc

Every community or communications manager’s worst nightmare: The constant ping of notifications swiftly followed by phone calls at an otherwise quiet time. The next moments are critical and chaotic. Do you have your crisis survival kit ready to launch? In this afternoon workshop, we’ll simulate real scenarios, putting your social marketing and communications teams to the ultimate test: staying poised and in controlled in the face of a critical situation.

Volunteers for Salesforce

When: Wednesday, June 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/TZcGlb

Join the Vancouver Nonprofit Salesforce User Group for a discussion of the free app Volunteers for Salesforce.

SAP Vancouver Lumira CodeJam

When: Tuesday, June 24
RSVP: http://goo.gl/x8O54u

Want to get your hands on the latest in SAP Lumira while having fun with other developers close to where you are? Then come and check out one of the coolest and fastest growing events from SAP: SAP CodeJam!

Community Manager CampAway

When: Thursday, June 26
RSVP: http://goo.gl/JCDcbD

CampAway is a 1-day conference for mid-to-senior level marketing, social media, community managers, and builders working at non-profits, agencies, lifestyle brands, tech startups, SMBs, enterprises and institutions. The event combines Industry-leading speakers with hands-on collaborative workshop sessions, where attendees can learn from each other and broaden their professional network and skills.

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That’s it for now. See you soon!

Our Friends & Us Are Planning Nonprofit Tech Events

Hi folks!

Summer is coming soon. I promise! But before you leave for holidays learn a bit with us at our free or by-donation events!

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UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

The Canadian Anti-Spam Act: What you need to know before July 1

When: Monday, April 28. 2:00 – 4:30 PM.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/E9bxRP

A two hour workshop on what you need to know before the new Canadian Anti-Spam Act goes into effect July 1 2014. Learn how mass emails could, should or are supposed to work under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

Connecting Your Community Through the Art of Crowdsourcing

When: Tuesday, April 29.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/mOa35O

Online Community Manager Theodora Lamb and Creative Digital Strategist Samantha Langdorf will demonstrate how important it is to engage your online communities through crowdsourcing and how drawing out the artistic talents of your community members can help build momentum around your organizations’ mission or cause work.

The Digital Nonprofit: Net2van’s Annual Conference

When: Friday, May 9
RSVP: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

Join leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors who will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy. Just 15 tickets left!

A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

When: Tuesday, June 10
RSVP: http://goo.gl/H3395M

Decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin and litecoin are a disruptive technology that are re-shaping the international financial sector. This session will introduce this technology and explore how the non-profit and social sector should approach incorporating it into their day to day activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY Friends

Web of Change Vancouver Information Meetup (and Reunion)

When: Wednesday, April 23
RSVP: http://goo.gl/xpkiw5

If you are working in online organizing for social change but have never been to the Web of Change conference, this is your year. Find out more about this remarkable conference from friendly alumni.

Spring into Blackbaud

When: Tuesday, May 6
RSVP: http://goo.gl/RFAfa6

A full day of Raiser’s Edge professional development, as we partner with special out of town guests to deliver content you’ve been asking for. Blackbaud is kindly sending a team of training specialists to Vancouver.

Vancouver Timeraiser

When: Thursday, May 8
RSVP: http://goo.gl/6XppMB

CanRoots

When: May 23 and 24
RSVP: http://goo.gl/vEWXD5

CanRoots is an exciting new opportunity for progressive activists and organizers to gather, share stories, learn from one another and strategize on advancing our common goals for progressive policies.

The Crisis Conscious Community Manager

When: Wednesday, June 11
RSVP: http://goo.gl/AxLbsc

Every community or communications manager’s worst nightmare: The constant ping of notifications swiftly followed by phone calls at an otherwise quiet time. The next moments are critical and chaotic. Do you have your crisis survival kit ready to launch? In this afternoon workshop, we’ll simulate real scenarios, putting your social marketing and communications teams to the ultimate test: staying poised and in controlled in the face of a critical situation.

Community Manager CampAway

When: June 25 – 27
RSVP: http://goo.gl/JCDcbD

Unroll your sleeping bag and prep your smores’. Invoke Labs is hosting a 2 day CampAway along with our friendly community managing “camp counsellors” at the Cheakamus Centre (North Vancouver Outdoor School) in Brackendale, BC.

Sit around the campfire, roam through the woods, and confer in the clubhouse. It’s where you can let it all out, take it all in, learn and bond with community builders and managers from across industries, near and far. We’ll share best practices, and swap tales of overcoming adversity. And don’t worry, there are beds, flush toilets, showers, and hot meals provided…and did we mention the libations?

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That’s it for now. See you soon!

Canada’s Leading Entrepreneurship Organization Launches Startup Canada Awards

Startup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

“Starting a company is a difficult task; entrepreneurs need a variety of elements to be successful including mentorship, encouragement, talented people, funding and a network of contacts” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “Itis important to recognize and celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada; increase awareness of theentrepreneurial community.”

Nominations and applications for the following awards will be accepted until April 12 at 5.00pm EST.

Regional semi-finalists will be announced in May at ceremonies in Vancouver, Calgary, London, Montreal and Halifax. Final awards will be presented on June 12 at the CN Tower in Toronto. All events will feature an awards ceremony, red carpet reception and a VIP Wolf Blass wine-tasting lounge.

Entrepreneurs and Enterprising Canadians are invited to submit nominations and applications until April 12. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to be part of the adjudication process by making comments and sharing their opinions on www.startupaward.ca. These comments will be taken into consideration by an adjudication panel of well-known Canadian entrepreneurs who will determine the award recipients.

Please visit http://www.startupaward.ca for award descriptions and to submit your nomination or application today! Contact press@startupcan.ca for interviews and inquiries.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada, as the voice of entrepreneurs, leads Canada’s grassroots effort to build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that will fuel economic prosperity from coast to coast.

Since 2012, Startup Canada has launched 20 Startup Communities, built a network of more than 60,000 Canadians, worked with 400 partner organizations and 300 volunteers, and has become a leading catalyst in the global entrepreneurship movement as the secretariat of the Startup Nations and the founding investor in Startup Generation. To find out more, visit www.startupcan.ca.

[Feb 20] Cyberbullying and Youth: What are we really talking about?

RSVP: http://goo.gl/V6Ugw8

With unprecedented access to technology, young people today are carrying the internet in their pockets and communicating with their peers more than ever before. But what happens when their behaviour turns negative and schoolyard bullying moves online? Educators report that cyberbullying is as big an issue as smoking and drugs among youth today. Anonymity and peer pressure can fuel negative online behaviour with severe and often tragic consequences. But where does this behaviour start? What are the various forms and consequences of cyberbullying? Most importantly, what are we supposed to do about it?

Join YWCA Metro Vancouver and HootSuite for an interactive panel discussion with a group of experts, who will answer these questions. In honour of Pink Shirt Day, a national day of bullying prevention, we will explore themes surrounding cyberbullying and discuss solutions for parents, teachers, youth workers and peers to help mitigate the harmful impacts cyberbullying has on youth today.

Panelists:

  • Sioned Dyer, Mentorship Coordinator, Youth Facilitator. YWCA Metro Vancouver
  •  Jesse Miller, Founder, Mediated Reality
  • Sgt. Mathias Van Laer, E Division RCMP Integrated Child Exploitation
  • Jennifer Shapka, PhD, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology with a focus on adolescent behaviour
  • Chris Bolton, National Youth Ambassador at the Next Big Thing Foundation

Agenda

5:30 – 6:00: Registration

6:00 – 6:30: Mingling / networking / refreshments

6:30 – 7:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 : Wrap up

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Who would you recommend for Net2van’s conference?

The Digital Nonprofit-logo-crop

NetSquared Vancouver (aka Net Tuesday) is planning our fourth annual conference for nonprofit technologists and this year we’re inviting senior leaders from the charitable sector to join the conversation.

I’m reaching out to you because you are connected and a leader when it comes to nonprofits creating real online strategies. Can you recommend two speakers to me? (nominating yourself is acceptable!)

What I’m looking for: a strategic thinker and innovator with an expertise in the nonprofit sector who can help nonprofit leaders think clearly about what’s important as their organizations inevitably become internet-centric.

We are recruiting experienced, polished speakers who have the energy to captivate an audience of approximately 100.

Format: our target length for presentations is 20 minutes (with one opportunity for a 1 hour keynote)

Honorarium: $200

Location: given our budget we are targeting speakers within a 4 hour radius

The nomination

Please forward the presenter(s) name, email address and one sentence about their area of expertise. If you have a link to a video of a prior presentation even better!

Send your nominations to eli@net2van.com

Event details follow

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Date: Friday, May 9, 2014. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver BC.

Tickets: http://goo.gl/FKKWe0

# of attendees: 100

The Digital Nonprofit

How can nonprofit organizations make technology a benefit, not a burden?

There’s an expectation that your organization has to be constantly connected to the web and responsive 24/7.You’re on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and all the rest, but are you achieving your mission?

Join leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors who will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

This one day conference is specifically designed to help NGOs build their understanding of current and future trends, hear from the experts, and learn about innovative approaches to digital engagement.

Who should attend?

  • Nonprofit leaders who are responsible for their organization’s strategy
  • Digital staff and fundraisers who execute online campaigns
  • Program and support staff who want to work more effectively to engage their stakeholders

February’s Nonprofit Tech Events

Hi folks!

Net2van has three free events scheduled for February. We are especially excited for our afternoon workshop on video storytelling co-presented with Pull Focus Films.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Social Media Success with HootSuite

When: Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 PM
Where: HootSuite Headquarters, Vancouver BC.
Waiting list: http://goo.gl/6H5ZmA

NOTE: this event is SOLD OUT, but you can get on the waiting list.

Join NetSquared and HootSuite for a Social Media Surgery. Get personalized and hands-on assistance with your organization’s social media strategy. Whatever your challenge or skill level we’ll have social media experts from HootSuite available to answer your questions!

WORKSHOP: Video for Nonprofits: The Essential Elements of Storytelling

When: Tuesday, February 11. 1:30 –4:30 PM
Where: Pull Focus Film School, Vancouver BC.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/mN4r0d

This workshop will look at the essential elements of storytelling including three act structure, character, tone, and plot development. Participants will learn about specific approaches to capturing the emotional, human angle of their story, and how to inspire and engage their audience with a call to action.

Community Management Forum

When: Monday, February 24. 6:00 PM
Where: SAP Executive Briefing Centre, Vancouver BC.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/5F0lUO

Details TBA, but it’ll be awesome and feature Kei Baritugo.

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That’s it for now. See you soon!

Be Understood: Free Workshops on Plain Language for Nonprofits

Community Plain Language Services is offering a free introductory workshop to Plain Language communications.
This 4-hour workshop is open to people who write for the public and work in community organizations. There is no fee to attend but your association must be a non-profit or public agency.

Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
RSVP: http://goo.gl/dES0uw

Can’t make it? There are also workshops planned for March and April.

Thanks to Cheryl Stephens for the opportunity.

Net2van Conference Date Options

Net2van is gonna hold a super awesome one-day conference this May on how nonprofits can use technology to get things done. Help us select a date!

Also, are other events with similar topics already scheduled for the same time? Let us know so that we don’t step on each other’s toes.

Connecting for Quality: Social Media and Health Care

sm4health posterOn Feb. 3rd, the eHealth Strategy Office (Faculty of Medicine, UBC) and the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council are hosting a free public forum called Connecting for Quality: Social Media and Health Care. We are inviting health care providers and family care givers to come share their ideas on how social media can be used to improve health care and patient safety in BC.

Register at: http://connectingforquality.eventbrite.ca

Or attend the live webcast: http://bit.ly/1iaUOSa

Date: Monday Feb. 3, 2014
Time: 7-9pm (sign-in and reception at 6pm)
Place: Paetzold Health Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, Main floor of Jim Pattison Pavilion South

Join the conversation on Twitter with #sm4health