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The Digital Nonprofit Conference: May 9 2014

Dear Net2van friends,

Guess what? We’re holding our 4th annual NetSquared conference on May 9th 2014!

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Learn about innovative approaches to digital engagement from local experts during this full-day event at the Creekside Community Centre at Vancouver’s Athlete’s Village.

This is an ideal opportunity for our members and their organization’s leaders to learn how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy. We’ll hear from some of the Pacific Northwest’s top digital strategists who will share their vision of the future of the digital non-profit.

Here’s a sampling of the speakers in our fantastic line-up:

  • Lee Lefever of Seattle’s Common Craft – “The Art of Explanation”
  • Reilly Yeo and Vojtech Sedlak of OpenMedia.ca – “The Engagement Pyramid: Keeping supporters engaged for the long haul”
  • Lynda Gerty of Vantage Point – “The Abundant Not-for-Profit: linking engagement and technology”
  • Meriko Kubota of Telus Public Affairs – “Corporate Community Investment: How Technology is Improving Social Impact”
  • John Bromley of Chimp.net – “What Does Charity Look Like in 2020?”
  • Monique Sherrett of Boxcar Marketing – “The Multi-Screen World”
  • Crystal Henrickson of Invoke Labs – “Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits”

Have we convinced you to RSVP? If not read on!

Your full day will include:

  • Focused and informative sessions from the nonprofit sector’s top thinkers
  • Networking opportunities including round-table group discussions and optional post-conference drinks.
  • Lee LeFever, our keynote speaker from Common Craft in Seattle – author of The Art of Explanation
  • A continental breakfast and lunch provided by some of Vancouver’s famous food trucks and a mobile espresso bar

Over 75% sold! Get your tickets now: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

Who should attend?

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

This is going to be an amazing day. Register today: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

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Our Friends & Us Are Planning Nonprofit Tech Events

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

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UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

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

When: Monday, April 28. 2:00 – 4:30 PM.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/E9bxRP

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

Connecting Your Community Through the Art of Crowdsourcing

When: Tuesday, April 29.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/mOa35O

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

The Digital Nonprofit: Net2van’s Annual Conference

When: Friday, May 9

RSVP: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

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

A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

When: Tuesday, June 10

RSVP: http://goo.gl/H3395M

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

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY Friends

Web of Change Vancouver Information Meetup (and Reunion)

When: Wednesday, April 23

RSVP: http://goo.gl/xpkiw5

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

Spring into Blackbaud

When: Tuesday, May 6

RSVP: http://goo.gl/RFAfa6

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

Vancouver Timeraiser

When: Thursday, May 8

RSVP: http://goo.gl/6XppMB

CanRoots

When: May 23 and 24

RSVP: http://goo.gl/vEWXD5

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

The Crisis Conscious Community Manager

When: Wednesday, June 11

RSVP: http://goo.gl/AxLbsc

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

Community Manager CampAway

When: June 25 – 27

RSVP: http://goo.gl/JCDcbD

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

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

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That’s it for now. See you soon!

Connecting Your Community Through the Art of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing calls on people who are otherwise not connected to contribute in a small way toward a common goal. We see this on the web all the time, from Kickstarter to Threadless T-shirt design competitions. Like a donation, asking an online community member to contribute in some form to a larger project better connects them to your project outcomes and your organization’s mission. Apply a cultural or artist lens to crowdsourcing and you have the potential to build something beautiful, meaningful, using many hands and a collective hive mind.

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

AGENDA

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Networking
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM: The main event!
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM: Q&A and Wrap

RSVP on eventbrite

When: Tuesday, April 29. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Invoke Labs, #313 – 1 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC

Admission: Donations at the door are encouraged to help offset event expenses. (suggested $5)

PRESENTERS

Theodora Lamb | @theolamb

Theo LambTheodora’s passion for community organizing connects her social change values to her experience engaging online audiences. She’s worked with non-profit organizations including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation as an on-air host and digital producer for their annual Miracle Weekend Telethon. She’s also developed online communities for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s TheBigWild.org, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, the BC Mental Health & Addictions Services, the Women’s Health and Research Institute and the Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium of British Columbia.

As a producer with the Hollyhock Leadership Institute, she is devoted to building networks, inspiring a younger generation of leaders and providing skills to a variety of social change and social venture communities across BC. Theodora recently wrapped up her campaign for the Vancity Board of Directors. Her mantra? “Go Vote, Go Run, Go Lead, Go Girl!”

Samantha Langdorf

Samantha LangdorfSamantha is the Creative Director at Briteweb, a digital agency that delivers values-driven communications and digital solutions that engage audiences and build team culture. As Briteweb’s Creative Director, Samantha works with game-changing organizations to help them discover original and impactful ways to speak about themselves and their work so they can stand out, achieve their conversion goals and gain a following of both quality and quantity. Samantha is a lover of storytelling and devours stories in every form, from Ayn Rand to This American Life. In her free time, she teaches children creative writing with the Vancouver non-profit Writers’ Exchange, dances flamenco and daydreams about her next trip to Paris.

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #vanCM
  • Hosts: @Net2van and @marketing_girl
  • Presenters: @theolamb
  • Venue sponsor: @invokelabs

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue has ramps and elevators and 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.

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

Balancing Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and Constituent Communication, Legal and Technical

A free two hour workshop on what you need to know before the new Canadian Anti-Spam Act goes into effect July 1 2014.

Learn how mass emails could, should or are supposed to work under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

This presentation will be delivered in partnership with Methodworks Consulting and include both Lawyers and Implementation Specialists.

Speakers: Maanit Zemel, Miller Thomson LLP​ and Jim Freer, Method Works Consulting

NOTE: this workshop is limited to 30 participants.

RSVP on Meetup.com

When: Monday, April 28, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street, Vancouver.

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #Net2van
  • Host: @Net2van
  • Presenters: @maanitzemel + @methodworks + @Salsalito
  • Venue sponsor: @ubc_le

PRESENTERS

Maanit Zemel is a Partner with the law firm of Miller Thomson LLP, practicing out of the Toronto office, where she advises businesses, non-profit organizations, charities and individuals on a variety of legal issues. Ms. Zemel has substantial experience and expertise in internet and social media law, including Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), online privacy, online defamation, cyberbullying and cyber-security. As a member of Miller Thomson’s CASL Advisory Group, she assists her clients with developing and implementing practical policies and procedures for complying with CASL.

Jim Freer

Non-Profit Systems Consultant | Method Works Consulting

Jim is Method Works’ data guru. He is proficient with the range of Blackbaud’s web and fundraising product and has been professionally programming for over a decade. Today he’s here to speak about CASL (the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) and the importance of process, workflows, and systems in ensuring compliance with the new legislation.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Mobility Access: This venue is NOT wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will NOT 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.

KEYNOTE: The Art of Explanation

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Art of Explanation

With Lee Lefever.

Professionals explain ideas every day, but we rarely take a step back and consider how to make ourselves more understandable. Lee LeFever will help you take a fresh look at what makes explanations work (or not), how to solve explanation problems and put explanations to work in creating positive change.

Speaker Bio

Lee LeFever (@LeeLefever) is the Founder of Common Craft (@CommonCraft) and author of The Art of Explanation. Since 2007 Common Craft has won numerous awards, created explanations for the world’s most respected brands and earned over 50 million online video views. Today, Common Craft’s mission is to make the world a more understandable place by inspiring professionals to become better explainers.

Lee LeFever of Common Craft

Our Presenters

The Multi-Screen World

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Multi-Screen World

With Monique Sherrett.

More than 60 per cent of North Americans own smartphones. Add desktop computers, tablets and laptops to the mix and there are more Internet-connected devices on the continent than there are people.

Get a tour of future-friendly best practices, tips and tricks for successfully running communications and social media channels in a multi-screen world.

From mobile web design trends to key lessons for writing for a small screen, you’ll come away with communication strategies that work in the age of mobile.f

Speaker Bio

Monique Sherrett (@somisguided) has a passion for all things digital, in particular how mobile is affecting marketing communications. She began her career as the web marketing manager at Raincoast Books, where she spearheaded the online marketing strategies for various Harry Potter campaigns, as well as launched Raincoast’s podcast series and blog in 2005. She founded Boxcar Marketing (@boxcarmarketing) in 2007 and has continued to help organizations drive traffic to their sites, analyze the impact that traffic has on the bottom line, and craft actionable meaning from reams of data. Her 1-minute marketing tips can be found at YouTube.com/boxcarmarketing and her online marketing advice is available at Boxcarmarketing.com/blog

Monique Sherrett for Net2van

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The Secret Social (Media) Lives of Successful Non-Profits

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Secret Social (Media) Lives of Successful Non-Profits

Producing interesting relevant content that sparks sharing and dialogue, painting a story of your cause with every mention, identifying and connecting with supporters, all the while proving validity through measurement…Building an actionable plan is as much a vital step as actually executing it. In this workshop, we’ll discuss what makes a social media strategy strong at the core, and how to keep it fresh, interesting and engaging for your community.

Presenter

Crystal Henrickson (@marketing_girl)

After leading the city expansion of Yelp Canada and laying the foundation for the community at Chimp, the Charitable Impact Foundation, I now spend my days at the helm of Community and Culture for Invoke Labs (@InvokeLabs). Helping our resident tech startups as well as socially-savvy businesses and non-profits build, grow and nurture their own communities while training and mentoring community managers is where I find my joy. When not collaborating, I’m likely cooking, cocktailing and crafting.
Crystal Henrickson Headshot Square for Net2van

 

Our Presenters

Digital Philanthropy: What Does Charity Look Like in 2020?

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

Details coming soon.

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Corporate Community Investment: How Technology is Improving Social Impact

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

Corporate Community Investment: How Technology is Improving Social Impact

With Meriko Kubota.

Corporations have a vital role to play in society as contributors to the economy and to the social well-being of their team members and communities they serve. Non-profit organizations with constrained organizational capacity lag in adoption of new technologies and may miss opportunities in utilizing technology as part of community-based programs and projects. Increasing societal expectations of corporations have supported an evolution from Corporate Social Responsibility to triple bottom lines and corporate community investment. Now, with greater movement towards the practice of shared value, there are social innovation examples globally and across Canada. This presentation will further explore opportunities to develop new models for corporate community investment to directly utilize technology for greater social impact.

Speaker Bio

Meriko Kubota (@MerikoK) works with Telus (@telus) in the Community Affairs department.

Experienced professional in managing projects, establishing strategic partnerships and business opportunities, and conducting community engagement in Vancouver and internationally. Skilled at facilitation and building relationships of value and respect with leaders and stakeholders. Innovative thinker who excels at providing solutions and delivering on metrics and targets to demonstrate ROI. Collaborative leader who encourages diversity of thought and thrives on building supportive team members.

Meriko Kubota from Telus Community Affairs

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The Abundant Not-for-Profit: linking engagement and technology

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Abundant Not-for-Profit: linking engagement and technology

With Lynda Gerty.

Imagine if an abundance of talented people were suddenly willing to contribute their knowledge and expertise to your organization – without increasing your budget. What would that make possible? Join us to discover a growing movement of leaders across North America who are blazing a new path to abundance through engagement and technology.

Speaker Bio

Lynda Gerty (@thegert) is the Engagement Director at Vantage Point (@vantagepnt), and the co-author of The Abundant Not-for-Profit, which outlines Vantage Point’s philosophy of engaging the abundance of talent within communities to positively impact social change. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, she feels lucky to spend her days working with community leaders to achieve their missions. Lynda currently serves as the President of the Board at ArtStarts in Schools and on the weekends enjoys painting in her studio and getting dirty in her community garden.

Lynda Gerty

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The Engagement Pyramid: Keeping supporters engaged for the long haul

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Engagement Pyramid: Keeping supporters engaged for the long haul

With Reilly Yeo and Vojtech Sedlak of OpenMedia.ca.

Many organizations know how to get supporters in the door. But what do you do in order to keep them engaged, and make sure their actions lead to change? In this peer-learning session, we’ll contribute stories about how OpenMedia has effectively fought online surveillance and Internet censorship by going beyond petitions, bringing in other online and offline tactics to deepen supporters’ engagement. We’ll show you how we track engagement, our work to bridge supporters from one issue to another, and also share some of our ongoing challenges and pitfalls. Bring stories and questions and be prepared to share!

Speaker Bios

Reilly Yeo (@Reillyreads) is the Managing Director of OpenMedia (@openmedia_ca), an award-winning organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet by activating an email list of over 600,000 supporters. Reilly’s experience in the social change sector includes work with Amnesty International, The Walrus magazine, Rights & Democracy, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the SFU Centre for Dialogue. Currently, she also works as a facilitator with Groundswell, a youth-led project to transform the economy.

Reilly Yeo for Net2van

Vojtech Sedlak (@vojtechsedlak) is the Data Intelligence Coordinator at OpenMedia.ca. Originally from the Czech Republic and now settling on the West Coast, Vojtech has pursued educational, as well as professional experiences in the areas of digital anthropology, political economy of new media and data management.
Vojtech Sedlak for The Digital Nonprofit

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