Event Report: Agile Project Management for Nonprofits

Everyone is talking about Agile… But what does it actually mean? And how can you benefit from using agile frameworks like scrum or kanban?

Helga Breuer is a passionate Agile Coach with 15 years of international experience in the software development area over a wide range of industries.

In this recording of NetSquared Vancouver’s September 12 workshop you will learn about the roots and benefits of Agile. Get inspired to apply that mindset to your daily work, using frameworks like scrum or kanban. Helga will present a valuable hands-on overview with tangible exercises and examples, that will show you, how to get started. Learn how to increase your throughput while focusing on your most important values and goals.

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Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver: September Edition

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Agile Practice for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, September 12
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239462366/

Everyone is talking about Agile… But what does it actually mean? And how can I benefit from using agile frameworks like scrum or kanban?

Helga Breuer is a passionate Agile Coach with 15 years of international experience in the software development area over a wide range of industries.

In this workshop you will learn about the roots and benefits of Agile. Get inspired to apply that mindset to your daily work, using frameworks like scrum or kanban. Helga will present a valuable hands-on overview with tangible exercises and examples, that will show you, how to get started. Learn how to increase your throughput while focusing on your most important values and goals.

Pints Not Profits: Field Trip to Vancouver Hackspace

When: Thursday, September 28
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/240188789/

Pints Not Profits – let’s bring nonprofit techies together over a pint after work. We’ll meet at Vancouver Hackspace (VHS) – The community garage for a community without garages!

This will be an informal opportunity to chat about #Tech4Good, meet new people, and learn about a community space that has all the tools you’d ever need to make your ideas come to life.

There will be an informal soldering workshop where you can make your own LED blinking badge. VHS runs the "learn to solder" booth every year at the Vancouver Mini Makerfaire, and for $5 worth of parts, you can build your own blinking PCB button badge!

Photojournalism for Nonprofits

When: Monday, October 2
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/241883375/

Sick of getting the same repetitive images? Yes? Then this talk is for you.

Everything has a story, from your staff to your groceries, it’s probably just not being told very well. By the end of this session you’ll know the 7 shot types used in story telling, how to create a storyboard/shot list, and get some Q/A time to focus on your organizations image struggles.

How Delivering Webinars Can Benefit Your Mission

When: Tuesday, October 24
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/241907428/

Webinars. We’ve all been in them. But have you organized or delivered one?

This Net2Van session will have two of our volunteer organizers, Tonya and Chad, share case studies of why their organizations pursued webinars as part of fulfilling their mission. We’ll cover pros and cons of the medium, best practices and things learned the hard way, benchmark webinar platforms, and walk you through the process of delivering a successful webinar: planning, recruiting speakers, marketing, delivery techniques, and follow-up.

EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at [email protected]

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Scotiabank Philanthropic Advisory Forum

When: September 13
RSVP: https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/online-registration-conference-form.cfm?event=2340&lan=eng

Scotiabank is once again pleased to be hosting its annual Philanthropic Advisory Forum on Wednesday, September 13, at Scotiabank Theatre.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, September 16
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-35906714951

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

Xlerate Day Vancouver 2017

When: Thursday, September 28
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/xlerate-day-vancouver-2017-tickets-33941451796

Join us for a conference experience unlike the rest — the first-ever Canadian conference dedicated to integrated fundraising, marketing and campaigning for nonprofits and charities. Xlerate is an experience carefully curated by nonprofit marketers, fundraisers and agency professionals who are committed to advancing integrated marketing for nonprofits and charities. Join us for a relaxed day with other nonprofit leaders, designed to inspire your creativity and promote conversation and learning.

Volunteer Futures Symposium

When: October 4 + 5
Registration: https://volunteerbc.silkstart.com/events/volunteer-futures-symposium-2017
Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2017 – WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY. Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Cost-effective event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.

Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Technology for non-profits, engaging youth, volunteer management, diversity in leadership & more.

Keynotes: Bill Walters, DiverseCity onBoard & David Battey, Founder of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: Thursday, October 12
RSVP: https://www.afpvancouver.org/events/breakfast-event-art-ask

BOSS: BC’s Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference

When: October 13
RSVP: http://bossvancouver.com/

Vantage Point’s innovative one-day leadership conference will once again convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 14-15, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

Over two days, you will learn the most mission critical lessons in digital psychology, and gain mastery in recognizing and applying over 40 principles of persuasive design psychology. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to reverse-engineer the psychological patterns behind the world’s most successful websites, apps, ads and social media. You will also know how to translate psychological strategies into creative content, and understand how to optimize impacts over time.

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 16-17, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

This 2-day workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of emotional design, by covering the essential lessons in the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, motivation, cognition, and behavior. This workshop focuses on interactive design and content strategies aimed at evoking positive emotions, and design patterns that will help you avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions.

National Philanthropy Day

When: Thursday, November 16
RSVP: https://www.afpvancouver.org/national-philanthropy-day/20th-annual-national-philanthropy-day-luncheon-summit

Join us as we celebrate philanthropy in Vancouver for the 20th straight year. Dr. David Suzuki and Severn Cullis-Suzuki will make a keynote presentation on the impact of philanthropy in their lives. Includes a 3-course plated lunch.

CanRoots West

When: November 16 – 18
RSVP: http://canroots.organizebc.ca/join_us_in_vancouver

CanRoots convenes organizers from across issues to learn, celebrate, and grow together. Attendees share best practices, hard-learned lessons, new ideas and inspire each other. This is a great gathering of progressive organizers working on some of the most important issues of our times.

Mission: Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, November 18
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-35906786164?aff=rss

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

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Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let us know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.

FREE TECH HELP

Free Tech Work at RED Academy

RED Academy is looking for suitable organizations to get free digital work done by our students! Our students specialize in digital marketing, user experience design, user interface design, front-end web, and application development. Apply at https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects.

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects. Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Free Geek Vancouver

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization located in East Van that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. We’ve got electronics at the same price as Craigslist, but with a warranty. http://freegeekvancouver.org

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

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Are you ready to Xlerate? September 28 Conference for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Are you ready for something new in the nonprofit conference circuit?  Your dream conference has arrived, and Net2van members are eligible for a 15% discount with the code NET2FIFTEEN.

Xlerate Day is an experience carefully curated by nonprofit marketers, fundraisers and agency professionals who are committed to advancing integrated marketing for nonprofits and charities.  Net2van is pleased to invite you to join a relaxed (and affordable) day with other nonprofit leaders, designed to inspire your creativity and promote conversation and learning.

Xlerate Day comes to Vancouver on September 28 – will you join us?  Space is limited. With multiple tracks focusing on leadership and strategy, tactics, campaigning and data, you’ll learn the latest trends and gain actionable insights into best practice integrated marketing campaigns from leaders and innovators. Get insights on advocacy from campaigners, see tactics to maximize your digital budget, get the ultimate in data best practices to optimize fundraising, hear about the resurgence of values-based marketing, learn about the latest in marketing automation, and leave with new insight and inspiration.

You have the inside track!  Xlerate Day is here. Get your tickets today! Use my special promo code NET2FIFTEEN for 15% off. Hurry, the discount works for the 15 people to buy tickets!

We sold out in Ottawa, now we’re coming to Vancouver, and with more days planned in 2017 and beyond, look out for more info on how you can push the limits of integrated marketing and fundraising with us.

August Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Agile Practice for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, September 12
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239462366/

Everyone is talking about Agile… But what does it actually mean? And how can I benefit from using agile frameworks like scrum or kanban?

Helga Breuer is a passionate Agile Coach with 15 years of international experience in the software development area over a wide range of industries.

In this workshop you will learn about the roots and benefits of Agile. Get inspired to apply that mindset to your daily work, using frameworks like scrum or kanban. Helga will present a valuable hands-on overview with tangible exercises and examples, that will show you, how to get started. Learn how to increase your throughput while focusing on your most important values and goals.

How Delivering Webinars Can Benefit Your Mission

When: Tuesday, October 12
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/241907428/

Webinars. We’ve all been in them. But have you organized or delivered one?

This Net2Van session will have two of our volunteer organizers, Tonya and Chad, share case studies of why their organizations pursued webinars as part of fulfilling their mission. We’ll cover pros and cons of the medium, best practices and things learned the hard way, benchmark webinar platforms, and walk you through the process of delivering a successful webinar: planning, recruiting speakers, marketing, delivery techniques, and follow-up.

EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at [email protected]

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, September 16
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-35906714951

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

Volunteer Futures Symposium

When: October 4 + 5
Registration: https://volunteerbc.silkstart.com/events/volunteer-futures-symposium-2017
Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2017 – WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY. Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Cost-effective event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.

Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Technology for non-profits, engaging youth, volunteer management, diversity in leadership & more.

Keynotes: Bill Walters, DiverseCity onBoard & David Battey, Founder of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: Thursday, October 12
RSVP: https://www.afpvancouver.org/events/breakfast-event-art-ask

BOSS: BC’s Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference

When: October 13
RSVP: http://bossvancouver.com/

Vantage Point’s innovative one-day leadership conference will once again convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 14-15, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

Over two days, you will learn the most mission critical lessons in digital psychology, and gain mastery in recognizing and applying over 40 principles of persuasive design psychology. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to reverse-engineer the psychological patterns behind the world’s most successful websites, apps, ads and social media. You will also know how to translate psychological strategies into creative content, and understand how to optimize impacts over time.

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 16-17, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

This 2-day workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of emotional design, by covering the essential lessons in the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, motivation, cognition, and behavior. This workshop focuses on interactive design and content strategies aimed at evoking positive emotions, and design patterns that will help you avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions.

National Philanthropy Day

When: Thursday, November 16
RSVP: https://www.afpvancouver.org/national-philanthropy-day/20th-annual-national-philanthropy-day-luncheon-summit

Join us as we celebrate philanthropy in Vancouver for the 20th straight year. Dr. David Suzuki and Severn Cullis-Suzuki will make a keynote presentation on the impact of philanthropy in their lives. Includes a 3-course plated lunch.

Mission: Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, November 18
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-35906786164?aff=rss

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

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Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let us know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.

FREE TECH HELP

Free Tech Work at RED Academy

RED Academy is looking for suitable organizations to get free digital work done by our students! Our students specialize in digital marketing, user experience design, user interface design, front-end web, and application development. Apply at https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects.

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects. Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Free Geek Vancouver

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization located in East Van that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. We’ve got electronics at the same price as Craigslist, but with a warranty. http://freegeekvancouver.org

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

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Tuition discount for Friends of Groundswell Social Ventures

Here’s a special discount offer from our friends at Groundswell

Here is an opportunity to build a future for yourself that is aligned with your values and supported by an expanding community of social entrepreneurs: the Groundswell Social Venture program gives you practical business education, confidence, and tools you need to help you create a small business, non-profit or cooperative organization with an experienced team of mentors that have founded and helped establish 100+ social ventures.

As a friend of Groundswell, our community – that’s you! – is being offered a $200 discount on Groundswell’s Social Venture program. Use code FOG to redeem and apply at: www.groundswellcommunity.ca

The deadline to apply is July 30th.

Watch videos of current and past participants at: www.groundswellcommunity.ca/stories

Slides + Video from Full Spectrum Civic Engagement with Steve Anderson

40 people showed up for Steve Anderson’s talk on building campaigns – a record for a July event!

But if you couldn’t make it we’ve got the slides and video from what he calls “Full Spectrum Engagement”. Steve shared tangible case studies and essential best practices you can implement in your next campaign. Steve talked about how leading digital rights organization OpenMedia and others have used this sophisticated form of civic engagement to grow and deepen communities leading to tangible campaign victories.

Slides

Video

We also have the video in three different flavors. So pick your favourite!

Webinar-style for those who want to focus on the slides

Periscope video from Gillian Vrooman – static camera

Facebook Live video with a more dynamic camera, but sound might not be as good

Show and Tell – one minute community announcements from members

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc9STmKblIY
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I6YhYl-_Eg&feature=youtu.be&t=33s
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWjqXS71rN0
  • http://www.b4stage4.ca/take_action
  • http://www.recognition2action.ca/letter

About our Presenter Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is the Founder and Senior Advisor at award winning civic engagement digital rights organization OpenMedia.

He is a digital policy analyst and open Internet advocate. Steve is also considered a leader in strategies for civic engagement and crowdsourcing. He co-founded New/Mode as a means to distribute OpenMedia’s innovative strategies and tools to other civic organizations.

In 2011 OpenMedia.ca won the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Impact Awards for its work on protecting the open Internet and promoting innovation and free expression online.

July Roundup of Nonprofit Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Full Spectrum Civic Engagement

When: Tuesday, July 11
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239111794/

In these turbulent times those of us working to make the world a better place need to ensure our civic engagement work is as effective and impactful as possible. We need to empower our supporters to make change like never before and in the process rejuvenate democracy.

In this session award winning civic engagement specialist Steve Anderson will go through what he calls “Full Spectrum Engagement” through tangible case studies and essential best practices you can implement in your next campaign. Steve will talk about how leading digital rights organization OpenMedia and others have used this sophisticated form of civic engagement to grow and deepen communities leading to tangible campaign victories.

Agile Practice for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, September 12
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239462366/

Agile coach Helga Breuer shows can nonprofits can be more effective by using agile planning and project management techniques.

EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at [email protected]

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Volunteer Futures Symposium

When: October 4 + 5
Registration: https://volunteerbc.silkstart.com/events/volunteer-futures-symposium-2017
Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2017 – WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY. Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Cost-effective event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.

Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Technology for non-profits, engaging youth, volunteer management, diversity in leadership & more.

Keynotes: Bill Walters, DiverseCity onBoard & David Battey, Founder of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

BOSS: BC’s Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference

When: October 13
RSVP: http://bossvancouver.com/

Vantage Point’s innovative one-day leadership conference will once again convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

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Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let us know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.

FREE TECH HELP

RED Academy Community Partner Projects

Are you involved in an organization that could use some tech help? Do you have a secret side-hustle, and it’s time to explore making it your full-time hustle? Do you have a great idea that could have a huge impact? Apply to RED Academy’s Community Partner Program to receive tech projects from their students. You get free, deserving work, and the students graduate with impactful portfolios. Ready?

Deadline to apply for our Summer Cohort is June 2nd. Apply now at redacademy.com/community-projects. More information first? Email [email protected]

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects. Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Free Geek Vancouver

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization located in East Van that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. We’ve got electronics at the same price as Craigslist, but with a warranty. http://freegeekvancouver.org

AirBNB Social Impact Experiences

TechSoup has partnered with AirBNB to offer a new ways for nonprofits to build awareness and raise Funds. Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

AirBNB is looking for Vancouver nonprofits to pilot their new experiences fundraising program. If you know a nonprofit that would be a good fit let me know and I’ll make an intro to the Vancouver AirBNB rep. Nonprofits can list social impact experiences and receive 100% of the funds.

Learn more about the opportunity here: http://info.techsoup.org/airbnb/

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Code for Canada Fellowship

The Code for Canada Fellowship supports digital professionals for ten month placements with hosting government teams. We match developers, designers, and product managers with government teams to rapidly deploy technology that is easy to use, grounded in user research, and refined through iterative prototyping.

  • Ten month, full-time fellowship located in Toronto starting in October 2017
  • Fellows earn a salary equivalent to $75,000 per year.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the fellowship.

Apply: http://codefor.ca/fellowship/apply/

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Volunteer Futures Symposium: October 4 + 5

Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2017 – WORLD OPPORTUNITY. Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Cost-effective event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.

Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Technology for non-profits, engaging youth, volunteer management, diversity in leadership & more.

Keynotes: Bill Walters, DiverseCity onBoard  & David Battey, Founder of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)

Date: October 4-5, 2017
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, Richmond, BC
Fees: $200 for /2 day event

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

For more info: Event Details

June Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

There’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Changemakers Summer Potluck

When: Tuesday, June 20
RSVP: http://cmpotluck2.eventbrite.ca

Join us on June 20th (summer solstice) for our Changemakers Summer Potluck #CMPotluck in Stanley Park – we can eat, learn and play together. All are welcome, your colleagues, friends and family – let’s eat and find solidarity and strength in our numbers and diversity.

Full Spectrum Civic Engagement

When: Tuesday, July 11
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239111794/

In these turbulent times those of us working to make the world a better place need to ensure our civic engagement work is as effective and impactful as possible. We need to empower our supporters to make change like never before and in the process rejuvenate democracy.

In this session award winning civic engagement specialist Steve Anderson will go through what he calls “Full Spectrum Engagement” through tangible case studies and essential best practices you can implement in your next campaign. Steve will talk about how leading digital rights organization OpenMedia and others have used this sophisticated form of civic engagement to grow and deepen communities leading to tangible campaign victories.

Agile Practice for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, September 12
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239462366/

Agile coach Helga Breuer shows can nonprofits can be more effective by using agile planning and project management techniques.

EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at [email protected]

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Thought Leadership Masterclass

When: Tuesday, June 6
RSVP: http://www.net2van.com/2017/05/thought-leadership-masterclass-june-6/

SPEAKERS

  • Almira Bardai, Jive PR + Digital – PR & Social Media 101
  • Najeed Kassam, Keela – Social storytelling to engage and influence
  • Manny Padda, New Avenue Capital – Millennials to Boomers: Expanding your donor base

The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know – Vancouver

When: Wednesday, June 7
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-vancouver-tickets-33914626561

This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act.

Kelowna: Societies Act Transition Workshop

When: Thursday, June 8
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/societies-act-transition-workshop-kelowna-tickets-34011086074

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. All pre-existing BC societies need to transition to the new BC Societies Act. The Act includes many significant changes. There is a two-year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to have filed a transition application. This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act. This workshop is organized for societies in the Central Okanagan who have registered with the Central Okanagan Transtion Hub. It is delivered by one of our trained mentors, and is free to registrants.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, June 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-33514797662

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

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FREE TECH HELP

RED Academy Community Partner Projects

Are you involved in an organization that could use some tech help? Do you have a secret side-hustle, and it’s time to explore making it your full-time hustle? Do you have a great idea that could have a huge impact? Apply to RED Academy’s Community Partner Program to receive tech projects from their students. You get free, deserving work, and the students graduate with impactful portfolios. Ready?

Deadline to apply for our Summer Cohort is June 2nd. Apply now at redacademy.com/community-projects. More information first? Email [email protected]

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects. Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Free Geek Vancouver

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization located in East Van that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. We’ve got electronics at the same price as Craigslist, but with a warranty. http://freegeekvancouver.org

AirBNB Social Impact Experiences

TechSoup has partnered with AirBNB to offer a new ways for nonprofits to build awareness and raise Funds. Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

AirBNB is looking for Vancouver nonprofits to pilot their new experiences fundraising program. If you know a nonprofit that would be a good fit let me know and I’ll make an intro to the Vancouver AirBNB rep. Nonprofits can list social impact experiences and receive 100% of the funds.

Learn more about the opportunity here: http://info.techsoup.org/airbnb/

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Code for Canada Fellowship

The Code for Canada Fellowship supports digital professionals for ten month placements with hosting government teams. We match developers, designers, and product managers with government teams to rapidly deploy technology that is easy to use, grounded in user research, and refined through iterative prototyping.

  • Ten month, full-time fellowship located in Toronto starting in October 2017
  • Fellows earn a salary equivalent to $75,000 per year.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the fellowship.

Apply: http://codefor.ca/fellowship/apply/

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