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NGO HO HO – Let’s get the holiday festivities underway!

We know it feels like fall has just barely begun, but hey, that’s no reason to not be thinking about sparkly festivities and celebrating with friends, co-workers and loved ones! Working hard and reaching goals makes you an inspiration and we want to celebrate that!

Join us on Saturday, November 29th for the NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Vancouver’s  activists, changemakers and non-profit communiteers! http://goo.gl/xrRHJc

There will be drinks and nibblies and best of all – a room full of the kind of people who are making Vancouver such an awesome city.

Intrigued? How about we also throw in some live jazz, a photo booth and DJ Fresh Princess spinning soul, funk and R&B?

Tickets are $20 so get them fast!

http://goo.gl/xrRHJc

NGO HO HO

Saturday, November 29th

7:30pm ‘til late

The Beaumont Studios

316 West 5th Ave, Vancouver

NGO Ho Ho sponsor recognition banner 2014-11-19

Charities Under Threat

NetSquared Vancouver’s most recent event was a panel discussion on how advocacy NGOs are responding to difficult political climate. Bottom line: Canada’s charity laws are woefully out-of-date. Join Imagine Canada’s push to reform the legislation.

Gareth has generously shared his slides. You can also check out his thesis.

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 explored 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. The panel included a charity lawyer and a researcher whose thesis jump-started a national conversation on these issues.

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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NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month

As a Tech Club organizer, I’m looking forward to NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month this November. Every year, NTEN says thank you to its member community of nonprofit professionals committed to using technology for social change by offering a full month of free programming and prizes exclusively for NTEN Members, plus special local events and content. If you’re not an NTEN Member, you can learn more and join today just in time for the celebration: http://www.nten.org/join!

In addition to supporting Net2van’s regular events NTEN is also sponsoring our November 29 NGO Ho Ho. Join me in giving them some #NTENthanks.

Kick off the celebration with NTEN’s 2014 Year In Review: Community Impact webinar on November 3 (http://www.nten.org/events/webinar/2014/11/03/2014-year-in-review-nten-community-impact) and hear from NTEN staff and Community who will share their experiences and highlights from 2014; then look forward at what’s ahead for 2015. Check out the full list of upcoming webinars and register: http://www.nten.org/events. All November webinars are free for NTEN Members.

PrintWin a prize! NTEN will be giving away daily prizes, and special prizes for members actively engaged in the community. Plus, they’ll be awarding two grand prizes: an engagement award for an NTEN Member who’s the most active in the community during MAM, and the renewal award for a Member who renews before November 30th.

Learn more about MAM and join the celebration on the event page: http://www.nten.org/mam.

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.

RSVP on Meetup

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.

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

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. The panel will include a charity lawyer and a researcher whose thesis jump-started a national conversation on these issues. There will be time for questions.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Thursday, November 13 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!

PRESENTERS

Margaret Mason for Net2vanMargaret Mason, charity lawyer, Bull Housser

One of Canada’s leading lawyers for charitable and not-for-profit organizations, Margaret Mason is a frequent writer and speaker nationally. Her expertise includes corporate structuring and regulatory compliance for charitable organizations. Her practice spans a broad range of issues which affect charities and not-for-profits including tax exempt status, governance, international programs, and social enterprise.

Gareth Kirkby for Net2vanGareth Kirkby, Researcher, Professional Communicator

A former Webster Award-winning journalist, Gareth Kirkby’s recent Master’s thesis examined the impacts on charities of confrontational rhetoric and actions by the federal government. It triggered a national discussion this past summer. Gareth’s research involving interviews with charity leaders and experts, found government using CRA to target certain charity sectors, that an “advocacy chill” triggered by government actions is “muffling” and “distracting” charities from their Missions, that the government is attempting with some success to narrow society’s important policy conversations, treating some charities as national enemies, and that these cumulative actions are a threat to democratic decision-making.

PANEL HOST

Ethan Clow for Net2vanEthan Clow has been working in the nonprofit sector for several years. He was executive director of the Centre for Inquiry Vancouver, and is currently a community engagement consultant. Ethan has hosted two talk shows on CiTR 101.9FM, the campus community radio station at UBC. For several years he hosted Radio Freethinker, a show promoting science, critical thinking and secular humanism, and now he hosts The Sector, a podcast focusing on social justice, nonprofits and activism.

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van @EthanClow and @NoahCab

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.

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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Your Hootsuite Social Media Tune-Up Coaches

Your Hootsuite Social Media Tune-Up Coaches

Owly Repair Man Mechanic from Hootsuite

When: Wednesday, October 15 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: HootSuite Headquarters, 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

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 can show you how it’s possible to scale your social media, connect with more supporters and increase the organic reach of your communications.

As part of Hootsuite’s HootGiving Program, our Social Media Tune-Up is available as a complimentary service for NGOs. After we take a look at how you’re currently using social media, we’ll make recommendations and work with you to improve your social presence.

Coaches

Hootsuite’s expert social media and marketing coaches will be there to guide you!

Juan Ramos – @HootRamos

Juan Ramos from Linkedin

Program Lead, Latin America

Expertise Includes

  • Social Marketing
  • Social Customer Service
  • Social Selling

Marie Michelle Power – @MMichP

Marie Michelle Power from Twitter

Marketing Operations Coordinator

Expertise Includes

  • Insight on managing bilingual Social platforms
  • Online etiquette
  • Tips on creating content

Christine Nathaniel – @stinesupreme

Christine Nathaniel from Linkedin

Enterprise Client Services Manager

Expertise Includes

  • Basic strategies in social
  • How to setup a (Hootsuite) dashboard
  • Content mix you should be sharing

Michelle Garrigo – @HootGarrigo

Michelle Garrigo from twitter

Social Media Coach

Background: Online Marketing Agency – Managing multiple accounts in various industries, have also worked with an Organic Skincare Line – promoting healthy living and respecting our planet

Expertise Includes

  • Online marketing
  • Managing multiple accounts in various industries
  • Managing Organizational-level accounts

Chandra Brun – @cb_devonshire

Chandra Brun from Hootsuite

Customer Success Manager, Enterprise

Expertise includes

  • Social Strategy
  • Engagement
  • Building meaningful Relationships

Name: Karolina Nowak – @HootKaro

Karolina Nowak from Hootsuite

Social Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Reporting on social media success
  • Content Curation + engagement
  • Social Strategy Planning

Alberto Cristoffanini – @HootAlberto

Alberto Cristoffanini from Linkedin

Social Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Social media in Latin America
  • Social Justice

[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!

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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