Preparation: Google Adwords Hands-On Workshop

We’re super excited for our Google Adwords Hands-On Workshop. The event is now full and there’s a waiting list. Please un-RSVP on meetup if you can’t make it anymore.

To ensure we make the best use of the time please following the steps outlined below and complete the survey.

PREPARATION

Before arriving for the workshop please ensure that your organization has:

  1. A free TechSoup Canada account: http://techsoupcanada.ca/
  2. Applied for your Google Grant: http://www.techsoupcanada.ca/en/support/google/FAQ
  3. Identified three landing pages on your webiste with a trackable conversion point (newsletter, donation, volunteer form, etc.)
  4. Bring a laptop and water bottle to the workshop

If you haven’t applied for your Google Adwords grant yet here’s a step-by-step process courtesy of Shyrie Maharaj: http://j.mp/2bjIWBV

We’ll split into three groups:

  1. Low: getting the grant, getting started, understanding AdWords, etc.
  2. Medium: tracking, monitoring, starting to optimize, etc.
  3. High: negative keywords, conversion tracking, getting to Pro, etc.

To help us assign you please fill out the survey: http://j.mp/2aX5pBu

DETAILS

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Groundswell Cafe, 556 Powell St, Vancouver, BC. (you can buy food and drinks from the cafe)

AGENDA

  • Intro – Brady
  • Quick Overview/Recap of AdWords and Ad Grant – Brady
  • Outline Day and Intro Team – Brady
  • Break Into Groups
    • Work Session 1
    • Break and Q/A 1
    • Work Session 2
    • Break and Q/A 2
  • Recap, Wrap Up

If you have any questions please reach out to me at eli@net2van.com

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Sept 20: An Evening with Hootsuite’s Social Media Experts

Join us for an evening of training with Hootsuite’s top social media experts! New to social? We are here to get your started with the following:

  • a basic social media strategy
  • understanding the importance of social listening
  • where to find the kind of content your followers will love

Also get the chance to chat 1:1 with a Hootsuite social media expert to answer your questions!

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Hootsuite Headquarters, 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:15 PM: Doors open. Networking and snacks
  • 6:15 – 8:00 PM: Presentation and 1:1 Q&A with Hootsuite experts

TWITTER
Event hashtag: #Net2van and #HootSmallBiz
Host: @HootBrooke @hootsuite

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue is 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.

Google Adwords Grants

Google Adwords Grants Hands-On Workshop and August #Tech4Good Events

This August NetSquared Vancouver is presenting a series of two Google Adwords Grants events. All nonprofits are eligible for $10,000 per month in free advertising on Google.com – but most organizations aren’t taking advantage of the program. We’ll show you how with an evening presentation and an afternoon hands-on workshop.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

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

Introduction to Setting Up Your Free Google Adwords Account

When: Tuesday, August 16 , 6:00 – 7:30 PM
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/231971039/

All Canadian nonprofits and charties can receive $10,000 of free Google Adwords EVERY MONTH with Google Grants. Drive traffic to your website and do more good! But you won’t get the grant if you don’t fill out the form and create your first ad campaign.

We’ll show you how to apply for the program and give a demonstration of how to create an ad in the system. Don’t leave this huge donation on the table!

We will follow-up the demonstration with a free three hour Google Adwords workshop on August 31…

Hands-On Google Adwords Workshop: Creating Your First Ad

When: Wednesday, August 31, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/232896852/

Bring your laptop for this AFTERNOON hands-on workshop. Our expert coaches will help you set up your first Adwords campaign. Free registration is mandatory. 🙂

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

How to Develop and Own your Brand Online

When: Tuesday, October 25
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/230564077/

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand yourself online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

General Manager- CityStudio Vancouver

Details: http://citystudiovancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/CityStudioGeneralManagerJOBPOSTINGJuly2016.pdf
CityStudio is an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where staff, students and community members design and launch projects on the ground. CityStudio aims to create social innovators and change makers who will contribute on the ground in Vancouver and around the world. Projects are co-created, designed and implemented by teams of students, city staff and community members. CityStudio is seeking an experienced, adaptable and skilled General Manager to execute the daily operational needs of CityStudio in Vancouver. This full-time contract position is approximately 40 hours per week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOON AUGUST 12th, 2016

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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

Drupal 8 Accessibility and Why We Care About It

When: Thursday, August 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Drupal-Users-Group/events/232545322/

By attending this presentation you’ll get an understanding of the challenges of web accessibility, Drupal 8’s new features, and how the new capabilities benefit the web.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Salesforce Certifications: Why, what and how! (plus a little show and tell….

When: Wednesday, August 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/salesforce-certifications-why-what-and-how-plus-a-little-show-and-tell-tickets-26522736218?aff=Traction

This two part session will include a review and discussion of Salesforce Certifications and a Show and Tell amongst friends 🙂

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

VOLUNTEER FUTURES: Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities

When: September 28-30, 2016
RSVP: http://goo.gl/vaGiF1

Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES. Find out what’s happening around volunteerism across BC. Network, learn best practices, re-visit the basics and build new skills. Let’s look forward by looking back.

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

VanFutures Hackathon

When: Friday, September 30 – October 2
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14682765199190

A 48-hour crunch tackling the city’s most pressing problems. Collaborate with builders, architects & communicators to shape your future.

Ladies Learning Code: Digital Skills for Beginners Part-Time Program

When: October 11th to November 24th (Tuesday & Thursday Evenings for 7 Weeks)
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-digital-skills-for-beginners-part-time-program-october-11th-to-november-24th-tuesday-tickets-26552966638

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, this part-time 7 week program will give you the opportunity to learn directly from industry leading designers and developers and upgrade your skills, explore your desire to make a career switch or start your own business or just learn something new! Scroll down to see the full curriculum!

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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July 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 or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

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

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Changing the world is hard work, so let’s get together to take a moment to celebrate the strides we’ve made thus far! Join us on July 6th for the Changemakers Summer Potluck in Stanley Park – it’ll be an enjoyable and open event to all so we can hang out with our friends, colleagues and families.

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to assess your organization’s brand and digital footprint, look at case studies of leading digital experience organizations, and learn how to help your organization stand out, connect with people, and stay ahead of the curve.

Hands-On Workshop: Setting Up Your Free Google Adwords Account

When: Tuesday, August 16
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/231971039/

Get $10,000 of FREE advertising with the Google Grants – we’ll show you how and help you set up your first Adwords campaign.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

NGO Summer Social

When: Tuesday, July 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547950/

Because changing the world is hard work! This July 5th, join the Net2Vic community and local NGO friends for a fun summer social at The Drake Eatery. We’ll provide lots of delicious food and you can buy a drink from over 25 craft beers and ciders (and some wine too).

THINGS OF INTEREST

Want to learn the salary and compensation landscape in your corner of the nonprofit sector?

Complete the first Metro Vancouver Nonprofit Sector Salary Survey by July 31. Organizations who participate will receive 40% off the final report. The more organizations that participate, the better the data to inform our future salaries and benefits. For more information and to complete the survey, visit http://bit.ly/296bAqv.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

React.js developer – DreamRider Productions

DreamRide Productions is an award-winning youth engagement charity with a mission to inspire a generation of environmental superheroes through live theatre and interactive multimedia. Full details about the opportunity can be found at http://dreamriderproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Platform-v2-contractor-advert.pdf

Database Consultant/Knowledge Philanthropist & Inventory Management Consultant – Opt

Sex Sense is currently seeking a Database Consultant/Knowledge Philanthropist. Click here for details. Opt is also recruiting a Inventory Management Consultant. Click here for details.
For more information, or to express your interest, please email hpalmqvist@optbc.org

BC NDP – Digital Coordinator – Video Producer

http://www.bcndp.ca/jobs/6691
The BC NDP is seeking a qualified individual to produce, shoot and edit video projects as part of our growing digital team for the 2017 BC Provincial Election.
The successful applicant will execute projects ranging from short web videos to live broadcasts. Responsibilities will also include participation in concept creation.

Megaphone – COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

http://www.megaphonemagazine.com/work_with_megaphone
This is a new position for Megaphone. What that means is that we want to find a person who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit with our team and culture. This also means you’ll be part of creating what the role looks like.

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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

THE NEW SOCIETIES ACT @ ALLIANCE FOR ARTS + CULTURE

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/7/6/the-new-societies-act-alliance-for-arts-culture

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, is set for important changes. The official proclamation of the new Societies Act will likely take place in fall 2016, and there will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act.

THE NEW SOCIETIES ACT @ PAL THEATRE, VANCOUVER

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/7/6/the-new-societies-act-pal-theatre-vancouver

MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and PLEO invite you to join Debbie Turner, Deputy Registrar along with representatives from the Ministry of Finance who will guide us through the critical changes being introduced through the new Societies Act. Learn what the new Act will mean to your Society’s current corporate and governance practices, highlight significant changes from the current legislation, and provide tips on how to prepare your board and your organization for the transition to the new Act.

Event Management in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/231894554/

At our next session, we plan to cover Event Management in the Raiser’s Edge.

The first presentation will showcase how Signature Events and Independent Community events are handled at VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, from overall Event record set-up with a focus on important things to track to guest list responses, attendees, donations, sponsorships & payments, gift summaries and expenses.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence. This session’s ask experts will be confirmed later this spring.

AFP 2016 Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, and Mingler

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

AFP Vancouver would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 16. In addition to reviewing the past year’s activities, in the hour preceding the AGM, the AFP Mentorship Committee will be hosting roundtable discussions led by experts in the field.

This event is intended to bring together our community of fundraisers, inspire dialogue, and provide the opportunity to learn from expert fundraisers. While you must be an AFP member to vote in the AGM, you do not have to be an AFP member to participate in the roundtable discussions.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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June 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 or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

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

Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547954/

Back by popular demand, we’re planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?

NGO Summer Social

When: Tuesday, July 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547950/

Because changing the world is hard work! This July 5th, join the Net2Vic community and local NGO friends for a fun summer social at The Drake Eatery. We’ll provide lots of delicious food and you can buy a drink from over 25 craft beers and ciders (and some wine too).

EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

Salesforce User Group: Data Migration and Manipulation

When: Thursday, June 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vnug-data-migration-and-manipulation-tickets-25466949331

The need to manipulate a group of records – whether to update all records with a new set of information, or to add to a big group, the ability to use Salesforce Data Loader to its full extent in an important skill for any Salesforce Administrator.
This session will focus on two key tools:

  1. Salesforce Dataloader
  2. NPSP Data Importer

Creating Genius: How to do good and make money at the same time

When: Thursday, June 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-genius-tickets-25391545797?aff=eac2

How to do good and make money at the same time? How to grow your SAAS or startup company? Join for two panel discussions.

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

When: June 9 & 10, 2016
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

This intensive 2-day course provides a complete overview of fundraising for individuals with 0 to 4 years fundraising experience. It is also a great review of fundamentals theory if you are studying for the CFRE exam! The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals.

STARTUP CITY: IMPACT

When: June 6 – 11
RSVP: http://www.vancouvereconomic.com/startupcityimpact

VANCOUVER STARTUP CITY: IMPACT, brought to you by the Vancouver Economic Commission in close partnership with Spring, is a series of events designed to celebrate and support the local impact ecosystem in three ways:

  1. SHOWCASE businesses that are already operating with impact
  2. EDUCATE startups that who are looking to ramp up and take advantage of their impact potential
  3. CONNECT like-minded entrepreneurs around the common belief that any business can be an impact business

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 7
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Boards have a critical role to play in fund development, yet many board members don’t feel they have the experience or confidence to be effective in promoting their organization.

TractionForce 2016

When: Wednesday, June 9
Free ticket: http://info.tractionsm.com/tf-16?ref=jlangelaan

If every company should be a technology company, then every non-profit’s mission can be driven by technology.

Tractionforce’s non-profit stream focuses on the importance of technology in driving your mission. The morning roundtable will be co-hosted by Traction and Salesforce.org and will bring non-profit leaders from Engineers Without Borders, Down Syndrome Research Foundation and St. James Music Academy, who are leveraging technology to be more efficient. We will see how they are using Salesforce, third-party tools and internal resources to make a difference and grow their impact.

IMPACT Career Fair

When: Wednesday, June 9
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14630024690738244

Meet do-good businesses who are actively recruiting and explore what it might be like to start up your own impact business!

Freelance Friday, The Impact Edition

When: Friday, June 10
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/515162525344093/

It’s the impact edition of Freelance Friday.
(As part of Vancouver Economic Commission and Spring Activator STARTUP CITY: IMPACT)

Come join Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt from Talent Collective, fellow independents, creatives and entrepreneurs at Suite Genius!

We’ll work in sprints — first getting sh*t done, then mixing and mingling x3

ProtoHack Vancouver: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

When: Saturday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.protohack.org/events/cbcf-vancouver/

Mission: Support technological innovation in breast cancer awareness and preventative care.

Goal: Produce new and innovative ways to remind people to get mammographies.

ProtoHack is the code-free hackathon for aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, and designers. Either flying solo or in a team (up to 4), you’ll go from an idea to an interactive prototype in one day.

ProtoHack exists to show non-coders that they can create something amazing from nothing. We empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge and connections that will help bring their idea to life and visually communicate it through prototyping. You have 9 hours to prototype your idea and then present it on stage to a panel of expert judges.

Law for Nonprofits: The New Societies Act (Richmond)

When: June 13
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/6/13/the-new-societies-act-richmond

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in British Columbia. All of these organizations must “transition” to BC’s new Societies Act following its proclamation likely November 28, 2016.

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act should be planning to complete their “transition application,” and make any changes to their constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition.

Understanding The Societies Act II: Deep Dive Into Legal Issues In Governance And Legislative Changes

When: June 16
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/understanding-societies-act-ii-deep-dive-legal-issues-governance-legislative

Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.

The Rise of the Sharing Economy in Vancouver

When: Thursday, June 16
RSVP: https://www.boardofchange.com/activities/#!event/2016/6/17/the-rise-of-the-sharing-economy-in-vancouver

How can progressive businesses use this new business model to foster a just and sustainable economy. Come and meet the sharing economy entrepreneurs who are driving the sharing economy in Vancouver and engage in a discussion about how we can ensure that we grow the sharing economy in a way that benefits everyone and protects the environment.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How To Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: June 21
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-volunteer-talent

Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, June 25
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-9471191589

This one day workshop was designed especially for Nonprofits and charities. You will review project management approaches and language, and leave with practical tools and techniques to help you and your organization manage and deliver projects successfully.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence. This session’s ask experts will be confirmed later this spring.

AFP 2016 Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, and Mingler

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

AFP Vancouver would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 16. In addition to reviewing the past year’s activities, in the hour preceding the AGM, the AFP Mentorship Committee will be hosting roundtable discussions led by experts in the field.

This event is intended to bring together our community of fundraisers, inspire dialogue, and provide the opportunity to learn from expert fundraisers. While you must be an AFP member to vote in the AGM, you do not have to be an AFP member to participate in the roundtable discussions.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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

May 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 or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

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

Office 365 for Nonprofits

When: Monday, May 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228982315/

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you.

Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Branding As a Non-Profit: Putting Your Brand to Work for You

When: Thursday, May 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/230001407/

Explore the importance for brand and brand strategies in the non-profit sector. Join Dan Dagg for an engaging discussion about how to manage your brand to create a greater impact.

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547954/

Back by popular demand, we’re planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?

THINGS OF INTEREST

There’s a new Education Technology group for all of you who live and breathe at the intersection of education and technology. Whether you are based in a university, a startup, a nonprofit, a private school, a coding school, if you’re interested exploring the future of education and meeting others who will inspire it, then join them on meetup for the first event announcement.

JOBS

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EVENTS AND TRAININGS FOR NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS VIA OUR ALLIES

Social Media Camp (Victoria)

When: May 5-7
RSVP: https://smc.eventbrite.ca/?discount=NetSquared

Net2van members get $150 off any ticket with the code NetSquared

Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you’re responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company’s online brand.

Salesforce Trailhead Beer

When: May 6
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-salesforce-user-group-may-16-meeting-registration-24794885169

This is a casual Salesforce meetup for some tinker-time, trailheading, and socializing, so we hope everyone can make it to get to know some of our newest members and get some badges under our belts. Haven’t gotten started with Trailhead yet? Here’s your chance! Come on down and we’ll get you all set up and get your first badge…or two!

How to Break Through Online and Win Campaigns with Karl Hardin

When: Saturday, May 7
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-break-through-online-and-win-campaigns-with-karl-hardin-tickets-22937620039

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and workshop your campaign or issue, as digital strategist Karl Hardin walks you through digital campaigning in this intensive one-day Tyee Master Class. You’ll cover the basics, do a deep dive on strategy and get your hands dirty by workshopping your story and writing copy for e-mail and the web.
You’ll come away with a better appreciation of how storytelling can make people click things online and how that can be the first step towards a meaningful and impactful relationship. And how these relationships, at scale, can change the world.

Open Data Drinks and CivicTech Show & Tell Night

When: Tuesday, May 10
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/OpenDataBC-Vancouver/events/230892552/

Join us for for a fun pub (and Whiskey Bar) evening and chat with a crowd of awesome people on all things #OpenData, #OpenGov and #CivicTech!

Exploring Leadership: The Next Generation

When: May 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/exploring-leadership-next-generation

The Exploring Leadership: The Next Generation workshop is designed to empower you (up-and-coming not-for-profit staff, board members and volunteers) with tools to explore your own leadership strengths, embrace leadership opportunities and cultivate a network of support as you take the first steps on your personal leadership path.

Rhetoric Rules! Dos and Don’ts for Crafting a Killer Commentary

When: Saturday, May 14
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rhetoric-rules-dos-and-donts-for-crafting-a-killer-commentary-with-james-boothroyd-tickets-22937720339

In this Tyee Master Class, you’ll learn the enduring value of an op-ed (or digital commentary) and how these can validate your campaign in the eyes of decision-makers and other key audiences, including funders. In a series of structured exercises, with feedback, you’ll learn the building blocks of a solid op-ed, and draft and polish your own piece. You’ll also learn strategies for pitching media and getting your piece published.

HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a One Page Website From Scratch

When: Saturday, May 14
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-html-css-for-beginners-learn-to-build-a-one-page-website-from-scratch-on-may-14th-tickets-19878797017

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging!

HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a Multi Page Website From Scratch (Two Evenings)

When: May 16 + 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-html-css-for-beginners-learn-to-build-a-multi-page-website-from-scratch-two-evenings-on-tickets-20037496692

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging!

The Road to Self Employment: The Secrets No One Shares about Being a Consultant

When: Tuesday, May 24
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14600386713643

Self-employed, consultant, solo-preneur, freelancer, contractor — whatever you call yourself — what unites us is wanting to find freedom from the 9-5. But this never comes easy. In order to thrive, you need to survive the first years of running your own business.

Tech for Good, Blackbaud is coming

When: Tuesday, May 24
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/230525973/

Rub shoulders. Share insight. Learn from nonprofit doers, table-turners, and thought leaders as they discuss everything from online and peer-to-peer fundraising to email and donor data in an interactive setting.

CODE Documentary Screening

When: Thursday, May 26
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-code-documentary-screening-on-may-26th-tickets-24578028545

Join us for a community screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary. We’ll serve snacks and drinks and there will be a chance to discuss the documentary after!
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

Human Resources: Developing High Performers

When: May 31
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/human-resources-developing-high-performers

Human Resources: Developing High Performers will provide hands-on tools to set SMART goals for your employees and volunteers, prepare for and conduct effective performance reviews, provide timely and constructive feedback, and have those crucial conversations when someone may no longer fit the role or organization.

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 7
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Boards have a critical role to play in fund development, yet many board members don’t feel they have the experience or confidence to be effective in promoting their organization.

TractionForce 2016

When: Wednesday, June 9
Free ticket: http://info.tractionsm.com/tf-16?ref=jlangelaan

If every company should be a technology company, then every non-profit’s mission can be driven by technology.

Tractionforce’s non-profit stream focuses on the importance of technology in driving your mission. The morning roundtable will be co-hosted by Traction and Salesforce.org and will bring non-profit leaders from Engineers Without Borders, Down Syndrome Research Foundation and St. James Music Academy, who are leveraging technology to be more efficient. We will see how they are using Salesforce, third-party tools and internal resources to make a difference and grow their impact.

Understanding The Societies Act Ii: Deep Dive Into Legal Issues In Governance And Legislative Changes

When: June 16
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/understanding-societies-act-ii-deep-dive-legal-issues-governance-legislative

Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How To Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: June 21
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-volunteer-talent

Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

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