Privacy Processes for Nonprofits Resources

Net2van’s November event focused on Privacy Processes for Nonprofits. We recorded a video of Ale Brown’s workshop in case you couldn’t make it.


 

Ale and Kirke Management Consulting have also generously shared some templates and key resources you can use as you build or revise your privacy policy.


Thanks for joining the Security and Privacy Processes for Non Profits. We hope the information shared was helpful for you and gave you a better understanding of what to do to be Privacy compliant.

We will appreciate if you spend 5 minutes filling out the following survey to give us your feedback and provide feedback so we can improve future Kirke events: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TJX8FGQ

Here are the resources we promised. We hope they help guide you through the process:

  1. Privacy Questionnaire and Privacy Program Checklist.
  2. Privacy Policy Checklist for NFP from Charity Central.
  3. Privacy and Data Concerns for NFP from Techsoup Canada.
  4. Minimizing the risk of a data breach: a guide for NFP organizations.

We thank you for the opportunity to share this interesting topic with you and we look forward to meeting again in the near future.

The Kirke Management Consulting group

November 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!

Security and Privacy Processes for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, November 7
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/242476477/

Privacy is all around us. In a hyper connected world where data insight gives organizations a competitive edge, the risks of managing and safeguarding that data – specifically personal data – have increased exponentially. How then, not-for-profit organizations, can influence the importance of privacy and security management while at the same time continue forging relationships with the communities they serve?

Join us for this event where we will explore the opportunities that lie ahead in terms of increasing trust, reputation and brand exposure through the management of Private information.

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.

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.

Giving Tuesday

When: Tuesday, November 28
RSVP: http://givingtuesday.ca/partners/17290

Capacity Conference

When: January 26, 2018
RSVP: http://capacityconference.co/

Capacity is a one day conference designed to empower small to medium sized non-profits and charities to do good better. Capacity building stands at the core of this conference leaving attendees ready to adapt and thrive in this fast-changing non-profit world. Our goal at Capacity is to help non-profit professionals develop and strengthen practical skills in order to maintain and grow a more efficient, innovative and impactful organization.

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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 AND RESOURCES

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.

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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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van or post to our free jobs board.
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Photojournalism for Nonprofits: 7 Shots for Storytelling

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.

Slides

Screencast: Slides and Audio

Livestream from Facebook

KURTIS STEWART

Kurtis has been a Freelance Photographer (kurtisstewart.com) since 2007. He photographs pretty much everything but kids and pets (…if he can help it). When he’s not hoisting a camera of his own, he’s teaching others to use theirs properly at Langara College and Vancouver Film School. It may seem like Kurtis is all work and no play but in between work and juggling many volunteer positions he enjoys coaching Ultimate frisbee and cycling around the city on his bike Clarence.

October 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!

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.

Security and Privacy Processes for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, November 7
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/242476477/

What do the latest changes in the legislation mean for your organization? We’ll talk about the law and the processes needed for compliance.

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.

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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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van or post to our free jobs board.
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Videos from #XlerateDay Vancouver

I went to the fabulous Xlerate Day conference on September 28 and recorded a few videos at the sessions.

Xlerate is an experience carefully curated by nonprofit marketers, fundraisers and agency professionals who are committed to advancing integrated marketing for nonprofits and charities. It was a relaxed day with other nonprofit leaders, designed to inspire your creativity and promote conversation and learning.

Marketing Automation: The Rumours Are True!

The initial period of engagement with new supporters is a make-it-or-break-it moment for a nonprofit. Get it right and it’s the start of a valuable long-term relationship, get it wrong and you risk alienating the supporter forever. Earlier this year, Human Rights campaign replaced its traditional welcome series with Marketing Automation to better engage with its supporters and free up valuable staff time. We’ll walk through the concept, implementation, and results of Marketing Automation and discuss uses beyond the welcome series including when web forms are abandoned, sending reminders to update credit card information for recurring donors, and emailing re-activation messages for supporters that have stopped listening.

Presenter: Lindsey Twombly, Human Rights Campaign

Deputy Director, Online Strategy & Social Media

Lindsey Twombly is the Deputy Director of Online Strategy and Social Media at the Human Rights Campaign, the largest non-profit in the US working to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Lindsey is a no-nonsense, goal-driven, practical fundraising strategist who has worked has been working to push the envelope with online giving for over a decade. She has overseen major multi-million dollar budgets, executed national news-making campaigns, and complex system migrations. Equality and non-profit fundraising are her key passions in life, as is being the mom to an adorable little boy, whose first words included “data”.

The Secret to Integrated Marketing: Data

While integrated marketing trends and technology come and go, one fundamental to success always remains: clean, centralized and integrated data. You can have the best technology in place, follow all the latest trends but without putting strict data policies, coding and procedures in place it will mean little. Chris will guide you through the 10 key rules to maintain data integrity and the steps that need to happen to ensure you realize your integrated marketing and fundraising goals.

Presenters

Chris Carter, Chris Carter Marketing, Inc
President

Chris Carter, President of Chris Carter Marketing, has a strong track record of success in integrated marketing. Chris has rapidly grown a flat direct marketing program at the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and boosted the number of donors by 50% at Mount Sinai Hospital. Chris is a fundraising innovator having launched Canada’s first long-form DRTV program for a land conservation charity and the first monthly door-to- door and street fundraising programs for an animal welfare organization, in fact one of the first for any charity in Canada.

Tino Zhang, Data Analyst, Chris Carter Marketing, Inc

Pearls of Wisdom: 10 Top Insights from Nonprofit Clients

What makes your donors and activists tick? And what do they truly want from you? HMA will share a number of their Top Ten insights from recent national and international donor audits – with special emphasis on the election-changing Anyone But Conservatives campaign.

Presenter: Lynne Boardman

Harvey McKinnon Associates, Managing Director

Lynne Boardman has been working in fundraising for nearly 20 years in both Canada and the UK, starting with an animal welfare charity in Vancouver who really did keep their donor records on recipe cards! She’s worked with a myriad of causes as a fundraiser and a consultant, from international aid to health care, environment, human rights, homelessness, and indigenous education. Lynne works as the Managing Director of Vancouver and Toronto – based consultancy Harvey McKinnon Association, where she oversees strategy for clients like Amnesty International, Oxfam Canada, Ecojustice, Indspire and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

Big Winners from 2016 (and How You Can Win This Year)

We’ve crunched the numbers for hundreds of our nonprofit clients to see how they performed last year in fundraising and advocacy. There was a huge variance in metrics related to donor retention, email engagement, page conversion, mobile conversion, and more. Why did some nonprofits excel and others falter? Let’s find out as we dive deep into the strategies and tactics of some top performers. See how your organization compares to these benchmarks and gain insights to improve your program

Presenter: Maureen McGregor

Engaging Networks, Marketing Manager

Maureen McGregor runs the marketing department at Engaging Networks, promoting the most flexible and innovative CRM on the market! A former online engagement professional at Greenpeace, Oceana and Women Thrive Worldwide, Maureen appreciates the role fundraising, advocacy and email marketing software can play in a nonprofit’s success. She lives in Seattle with her family.

It’s Always Too Soon to Go Home: Doing the Work of Fundraising, Campaigning and Advocacy

Presenter: Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians

Maude Barlow is the Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She serves on the executive of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Maude is the recipient of fourteen honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the 2005 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment

Awards, the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award, and the 2011 EarthCare Award, the highest international honour of the Sierra Club (US).

In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President ofthe United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 18 books, including her latest, Blue Future: Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever and Boiling Point, Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis.

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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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van or post to our free jobs board.
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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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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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