INVITATION: Scotiabank Philanthropic Advisory Forum

Scotiabank is once again pleased to be hosting its annual Philanthropic Advisory Forum on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Scotiabank Theatre.

Kindly RSVP to yvonne.lee@scotiabank.com by September 14; and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all. Please also feel free to share this invitation with members of your team, board, or other organizations that may benefit from the forum.

Listening to Your Community: Using Social (Media) Intelligence

Listening to Your Community: Using Social (Media) Intelligence

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015, 6:00 PM

Hive Vancouver
#210 – 128 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC

23 Net2Van friends Attending

Produced by Emira Mears of Raised Eyebrow, with Rodrigo Samayoa (formerly of Lead Now) and Charly Jarrett (BCSPCA)Learn how you can use social media to not just broadcast messaging but also listen to your community. Find out how to better serve your community of supporters and deepen connections through listening to what people have to say online….

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Produced by Emira Mears of Raised Eyebrow, with Rodrigo Samayoa (formerly of Lead Now) and Charly Jarrett (BCSPCA)

Learn how you can use social media to not just broadcast messaging but also listen to your community. Find out how to better serve your community of supporters and deepen connections through listening to what people have to say online.

This moderated conversation with two social media managers will use real life examples to uncover how these organizations have used social media to deepen engagement with supporters, adjust tactics and put new ideas into practice. We’ll be talking about how you can use both analytics and intelligence, but also storytelling from within your community to increase impact.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, September 8 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: The HiVE, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap
  • 7:45 – 9:30 PM: Post-event social!

PRESENTERS

Emira Mears is a Digital Strategist who specializes in working with the non-profit sector to ensure they’re getting the most out of their digital tools.

Rodrigo Samayoa is the former social media coordinator at Leadnow.ca. In that role he managed a social media community of over 50,000 people and had to find innovative ways of engaging it with the campaigns of the wider 450,000+ Leadnow community.

Charly Jarrett is currently the Online Fundraising Coordinator at the BC SPCA. She has worked in nonprofit in various capacities for nearly a decade, but now specializes in online giving and ecommerce.

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Producer: @emiramears
Panelists: @jorosafi and Charly Jarrett

Host: @Net2van

Venue Sponsor: @HiveVancouver

Event Sponsors: @iATSPayments @bgenerus @TechSoup @NTENorg @onedaywebsite

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Net2van The Digital Nonprofit

August Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out!

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

Most NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Listening to Your Members: Using Social (Media) Intelligence

When: Tuesday, September 8
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/223657747/

Learn how to develop a social media listening strategy. Find out what your members want… They’re already telling you!

Community Manager Camping Trip

When: Saturday, September 12- Sunday, September 13
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/cmcamping

Camping. For Community Managers! Chill and gossip with your peers at the campfire.

We’re planning a very loosely organized overnight camping trip with your Community Manager pals. Wanna come? We’ll drink, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry and we’ll eat s’mores around a campfire.

A Match Made in Heaven: Integrating Matching Donations into Your Campaigns

When: Tuesday, October 13
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/223657829/

A revealing case study of a matching donation campaign partnership between the Canuck Place Hospice and the Conconi Foundation. Learn how they modeled a collaborative fundraising campaign that integrated the strengths of each partner. You’ll hear from the funder, from the major gifts manager and the communications team – all of whom came together to model best practices for matching campaigns.

VIDEOS FROM THE DIGITAL NONPROFIT CONFERENCE NOW AVAILABLE FROM SPARXC

Disappointed that you missed the 2015 The Digital Non-Profit Conference?

You can still learn from the great presentations because SPARXC recorded the entire event. So it is possible to hear the sage advice of leaders and experts on:

  • How to structure your organizations to make them more effective online
  • How to embed the power of the internet into our daily operations
  • How to use data to make better decisions and be more effective in executing your missions

Very positive feedback from the attendees

Listen to this 3 minute video and the comments from attendees about the presentations.

NET2 Digital NonProfit Conference and Attendee’s Response

If you are a Non-Profit leader, Fundraiser or a Digital Program/Support Staff who wants to more effectively engage your donors and promote your cause, contact Henry Urion at SPARXC, 604 442 6947 or Henry@SPARXC.ca to obtain video recordings of the presentations.

More info about the speakers and their presentations

Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps
“The role of data in equity and social justice”
The nonprofit sector has seen an increased focus on data, metrics, outcomes, etc. Some of this is due to the complex nature of our work and the difficulty of defining success. The focus on data is an attempt to tame the chaos. However, data can be both very helpful, or very detrimental to the work. The narrow definitions of what constitutes good data and outcomes, for example, can leave many marginalized communities behind. We need to understand how and when to use data, who uses it, and how to apply the lens of equity in looking at data.

Peter Wrinch, Lead Organizer, NationBuilder and former Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society
“Building the Culture to Win: A Deep Look at Non-profit Culture, Structure & Tech – You Always Need to Be Selling”
When Peter Wrinch took over the leadership at Pivot in 2010 the organization was struggling. Despite an incredible vision, a strong community of support, and a great team, the bank accounts were empty, people worked in silos, and the organization was suffering from mission drift. At his first staff retreat as Executive Director, he asked the staff to work with a new style of leadership – one that put each of them at the centre of their own respective areas of expertise. As Executive Director he would supply the tools for their success, but the responsibility for growth, movement, and ultimately Pivot-style social change rested with them. And it worked! Listen to his sage advice on how to sell your organization.

Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director, Frontier Marketing Company
“55 ways to love your donor”
Frontier has recently conducted a study of online fundraising practices among Canadian Christian Charities. They’ll present their findings, which lay out a series of best-practices that can be used to evaluate any charity website, as well as actionable steps to make some of the most critical changes.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Ideas Vancouver

When: Tuesday, August 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Tech-Co-Founders/events/224380591/

We discuss ideas over drinks; business ideas, ideas on how to improve ourselves, how to make Vancouver more awesome, or any ideas, really.

Board Fundamentals: Critical role of the Chair

When: August 6
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/critical-role-board-chair–0

Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission by: gaining a better understanding of the board chair’s role;
exploring how to move your board towards a governance model; and
generating ideas for a Board Chair leadership action plan.

OpenDataBC: Come discuss ideas and actions for open data

When: Thursday, August 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/OpenDataBC-Vancouver/events/219372410/

Don’t forget to share any ideas and topics you would like to hear about from us!

Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities

When: August 11
RSVP: http://thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-basics-roles-and-responsibilities

Engage your board and align their work with organizational values and vision.

Ideas Vancouver @ Creative Coworkers

When: Tuesday, August 11
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Tech-Co-Founders/events/224401180/

We discuss ideas over drinks; business ideas, ideas on how to improve ourselves, how to make Vancouver more awesome, or any ideas, really.

Board Fundamentals: Critical role of the Chair

When: August 12
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/critical-role-board-chair–0

Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission.

WordCamp Vancouver 2015

When: Saturday, August 15
RSVP: https://vancouver.wordcamp.org/2015/

WordCamp Vancouver 2015 is our conference that focuses on everything WordPress! It will take place at BCIT downtown on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 from 8am to 5pm. The day will be jam-packed with talks for WordPress developers, content-creators, and more.

This year we will also have a Training Track for those who are new to WordPress.

GoodsSwap & Good to Know Sessions

When: Saturday, August 15

GoodsSwap is a fundraiser for our non-profit and the Shanti Uganda Society. It is a clothing sale with educational session to organized by Median Fundraising. Median provides support to local charities who can’t hire salaried event planners/fundraisers.

An Introduction to Social Return on Investment

When: September 15
RSVP: http://www.sroi-canada.ca/accreditation/an-introduction-to-sroi

This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting. A typical course participant is a social impact investor, program planner, program manager or evaluator, from any sector.

Exploring Leadership: The Next Generation

When: September 22
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/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.

Van IMPACT 2015 Conference: Good Growth

When: Wednesday, September 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/van-impact–2015-conference-good-growth-tickets–17790487828

VanIMPACT15 focuses on the intersection between Purpose + Profit + Technology, and how together they become a powerful force for change. This year’s theme is Good Growth: as the founder of a startup or NPO leader, how do you grow your organization while keeping your core values and vision at the heart of this growth?

Volunteer Futures Conference

When: September 24 + 25
RSVP: http://volunteerfutures.org/

September 24 & 25, 2015 is Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES

Volunteer and Non-Profit Sectors strengthen and build communities. In order to succeed and make an impact, we must nurture our networks – share our goals and work together. High-impact organizations build networks of allies, share their expertise and talent with their peers. As we progress in the information age,the savvier our stakeholders become – non-profits must also focus on technology to increase their impact.

This is the event to share the voices of your community, find out what’s happening across the province and collaborate with like-minded partners and learn! Anyone from the general public interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

Advanced Governance: Strategic & Generative Conversations

When: October 8
RSVP: http://thevantagepoint.ca/content/advanced-governance-strategic-generative-conversations

Drawing on the Governance as Leadership framework, this masterclass will provide you with a strong foundation to shift the focus of your board conversations toward the issues that really matter.

Board Fundamentals: Strategic Board Recruitment

When: October 13
RSVP: http://thevantagepoint.ca/content/strategic-board-recruiting

Move beyond recruiting the usual suspects by creating a strategic framework to identify, recruit, and engage the “right” board members.

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

When: October 15, 2015
RSVP: http://bossvancouver.com/

Vantage Point is launching this innovative one-day leadership conference to convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

Understanding the BC Society Act

When: November 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/understanding-bc-society-act

This workshop reviews how this Act affects the ongoing work of your board and organization, focusing specifically on role and responsibilities of members, board and staff, as well as critical compliance such as Constitution, Bylaws, AGMs, board meetings, records-keeping, and filings.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How to Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: November 18
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-skilled-volunteers

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.

Board Fundamentals: Executive Director Development

When: November 27
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/evaluating-your-executive-director

Learn why, when and how to evaluate the executive director, and move towards developing a process and an assessment tool that works for your organization.

Human Resources: Navigating Performance Issues

When: December 9
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/human-resources-navigating-performance-issues

Focus on tools to develop or strengthen your discipline and termination policies and procedures.

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: December 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Learn best practices and concrete ideas to support your organization’s fundraising efforts. – See more at: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-fundamentals-fund-development.

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July Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out!

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

Most NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Digital Storytelling – Production to Distribution

When: Tuesday, July 7
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/222488397/

Join Michael and the SPARXC team for an overview of Digital Storytelling – from Production to Distribution.

PLUS, learn about the satellite information device and service Outernet. Project member Ben Ennis will show off the service from 5:45 – 6:00 PM.

Digital Makeover: Apply Now for Help From Our Experts

When: Saturday, July 25
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/222488352/

Are you a super-small charity or nonprofit? Our team of dedicated volunteers wants to make you look professional and awesome! We’re seeking small organizations (5 or less staff) who have a very minimal digital presence who will join us to perform an intensive, free one-day makeover of your charity or nonprofit’s online presence.

Apply at http://www.net2van.com/2015/06/digital-makeover-applications-now-open/

Community Manager Camping Trip

When: Saturday, September 12- Sunday, September 13
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/cmcamping

Camping. For Community Managers! Chill and gossip with your peers at the campfire.

We’re planning a very loosely organized overnight camping trip with your Community Manager pals. Wanna come? We’ll drink, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry and we’ll eat s’mores around a campfire.

VIDEOS FROM THE DIGITAL NONPROFIT CONFERENCE NOW AVAILABLE FROM SPARXC

Disappointed that you missed the 2015 The Digital Non-Profit Conference?

You can still learn from the great presentations because SPARXC recorded the entire event. So it is possible to hear the sage advice of leaders and experts on:

  • How to structure your organizations to make them more effective online
  • How to embed the power of the internet into our daily operations
  • How to use data to make better decisions and be more effective in executing your missions

Very positive feedback from the attendees

Listen to this 3 minute video and the comments from attendees about the presentations.

NET2 Digital NonProfit Conference and Attendee’s Response

If you are a Non-Profit leader, Fundraiser or a Digital Program/Support Staff who wants to more effectively engage your donors and promote your cause, contact Henry Urion at SPARXC, 604 442 6947 or Henry@SPARXC.ca to obtain video recordings of the presentations.

More info about the speakers and their presentations

Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps
“The role of data in equity and social justice”
The nonprofit sector has seen an increased focus on data, metrics, outcomes, etc. Some of this is due to the complex nature of our work and the difficulty of defining success. The focus on data is an attempt to tame the chaos. However, data can be both very helpful, or very detrimental to the work. The narrow definitions of what constitutes good data and outcomes, for example, can leave many marginalized communities behind. We need to understand how and when to use data, who uses it, and how to apply the lens of equity in looking at data.

Peter Wrinch, Lead Organizer, NationBuilder and former Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society
“Building the Culture to Win: A Deep Look at Non-profit Culture, Structure & Tech – You Always Need to Be Selling”
When Peter Wrinch took over the leadership at Pivot in 2010 the organization was struggling. Despite an incredible vision, a strong community of support, and a great team, the bank accounts were empty, people worked in silos, and the organization was suffering from mission drift. At his first staff retreat as Executive Director, he asked the staff to work with a new style of leadership – one that put each of them at the centre of their own respective areas of expertise. As Executive Director he would supply the tools for their success, but the responsibility for growth, movement, and ultimately Pivot-style social change rested with them. And it worked! Listen to his sage advice on how to sell your organization.

Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director, Frontier Marketing Company
“55 ways to love your donor”
Frontier has recently conducted a study of online fundraising practices among Canadian Christian Charities. They’ll present their findings, which lay out a series of best-practices that can be used to evaluate any charity website, as well as actionable steps to make some of the most critical changes.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Ideas Vancouver – Project #1 – Create a social enterprise

When: Sunday, July 5
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033669733340510/

We will create a social good. It will be a repeating hackathon. It will be a fun project that builds community. We’ll learn, share, and create. Bring some ideas on what we can create, and what you might be able to contribute. It can be nothing to do with your regular job at all. Want to try your hand at marketing? graphic design? programming? customer discovery? The more, the merrier! Everyone is welcome, creativity encouraged.

Board Fundamentals: Not-For-Profit Financial Essentials

When: July 7
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/financial-essentials

The role boards and employees play in not-for-profit financial management is not always fully understood or appreciated. This half-day session will introduce you to a wide variety of financial management strategies and discuss ways to implement financial management tools effectively.

Strategies for Attracting High Performers

When: July 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/recruiting-keeps-intensive

In Recruiting for Keeps Intensive you will explore best practices in developing job descriptions, screening resumes, developing interview questions, and conducting reference checks to proactively attract and recruit high performers to your employee and volunteer roles.

Gala Do’s & Don’t’s!

When: Thursday, July 16
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/223418719/

The esteemed “Gala”. Many organizations have one, and some have even called it their signature event. A sparkling room filled with glitz, glamour and capacity, all coordinated with impeccable attention to detail.

But with every event, large or small, come successes and challenges. It’s now time to uncover the “Do’s & Don’t’s of Gala Fundraising”! An experienced panel of experts to share their Do’s & Don’t’s when it comes to gala fundraising and coordination!

The Vancouver ExpressionEngine Meetup

When: Wednesday, July 29
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/expressionengine/events/223320504/

Our informal and friendly Meetup offers an exchange of news, tips and techniques for using the ExpressionEngine CMS platform over good food and beer.

Attendees range from brand-new to very well-versed in EE. We also welcome users of other CMSs, such as Craft and Drupal. Even WordPress, sometimes.

Flipside Createathon Application Deadline

When: Friday, July 31
Apply: http://flip-side.ca/apply-for-createathon/

The Flipside team will work 24 hours straight from 8am on Thursday October 22 to 8am on Friday, October 23 to design, write, strategize, develop, etc. for charities who need a bit of marketing support. It’s free. No catch.

Board Fundamentals: Critical role of the Chair

When: August 6
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/critical-role-board-chair–0

Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission by: gaining a better understanding of the board chair’s role;
exploring how to move your board towards a governance model; and
generating ideas for a Board Chair leadership action plan.

Volunteer Futures Conference

When: September 24 + 25
RSVP: http://volunteerfutures.org/

September 24 & 25, 2015 is Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES

Volunteer and Non-Profit Sectors strengthen and build communities. In order to succeed and make an impact, we must nurture our networks – share our goals and work together. High-impact organizations build networks of allies, share their expertise and talent with their peers. As we progress in the information age,the savvier our stakeholders become – non-profits must also focus on technology to increase their impact.

This is the event to share the voices of your community, find out what’s happening across the province and collaborate with like-minded partners and learn! Anyone from the general public interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

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Digital Makeover: Applications Now Open

Application deadline: 5pm, Wednesday, July 8

Website Makeover

Are you a super-small charity or nonprofit? Our team of dedicated volunteers wants to make you look professional and awesome! We’re seeking small organizations (5 or less staff) who have a very minimal digital presence who will join us to perform an intensive, free one-day makeover of your charity or nonprofit’s online presence.

Does this describe you?

  • A registered charity or nonprofit
    • That’s either all-volunteer or has less than 5 staff
  • Have no website
    • Or have a website that you’re embarrassed about?
  • Own your own domain name (ie. YourOrg.com)
    • But you’re still using your personal email address?

We will be giving three to five organizations free digital makeovers on Saturday, July 25 consisting of these services:

Services

  • Website makeover – We’ll make your existing WordPress website better! Or we’ll help you build a new, effective WordPress website in a day. These will be easy to keep updated with your most current information yourself.
  • Set up hosted email – We’ll help you set up email addresses with your domain in them so your organization looks professional. We’ll be using donated Google for Nonprofits accounts or the Office 365 system (available with free TechSoup account).
  • Marketing and Copy – We’ll help you write good marketing copy for your website with some starter SEO info to start you on the right foot for good google rankings.

Only need help with one of these things? No worries. Apply and we’ll try to help as many people as we can.

Details

  • When: Saturday, July 25. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Where: The HiVE in gastown
  • How much: free (but you got to apply to be chosen!)

June Nonprofit & Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out!

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

Most NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Tuesday, June 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/222167146/

Get one-on-one help from Hootsuite’s coaches. They can show you how it’s possible to scale your social media, connect with more supporters and increase the organic reach of your communications.

Digital Storytelling – Production to Distribution

When: Tuesday, July 7
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/222488397/

Your guide to making video happen!

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Getting Started: Your First WordPress Site

When: Thursday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-WordPress-Meetup-Group/events/222653999/

Thinking about using WordPress? Wondering how the heck you even get started? Our June 4th meet-up is a great place to begin. We’ll walk you through the essentials – from installing WP, to picking themes, organizing content and publishing your new site.

Breakfast Event: How to Fundraise with Board & Leadership Volunteers

When: Thursday, June 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

An informative panel presentation addressing the challenge of how best to involve board members and leadership volunteers in a charity’s fundraising efforts.

Fundamentals of Fundraising 2-day course

When: Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12
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.

Blackbaud is coming to town

When: Thursday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/222404969/

Highlights from the BBcon conference.

Board Fundamentals: Awesome Board Meetings

When: Thursday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/making-board-meetings-effective

What does a great governance conversation look like in a board meeting? Governance happens in board meetings. It’s time to make them engaging and effective.

Vancouver Accessibility and Inclusive Design Social

When: Wednesday, June 17
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/a11yYVR/events/222772788/

Let’s get together in a bit more of a social setting. Steam Works has set aside a spot for us on the evening of June 17th, which they assure me is accessible on the ground floor. The reservation is under Robert Pearson and it’s best to enter off Water Street,

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 18
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Learn best practices and concrete ideas to support your organization’s fundraising efforts. 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.

Change Leadership: Getting Change Done

When: June 24
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/change-leadership-getting-change-done

This workshop will provide you with a strong foundation for implementing change leadership practices. Learn practical tools to embrace the human dynamics that lead to success or failure in implementing change.

Volunteer Futures Conference

When: September 24 + 25
RSVP: http://volunteerfutures.org/

September 24 & 25, 2015 is Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES

Volunteer and Non-Profit Sectors strengthen and build communities. In order to succeed and make an impact, we must nurture our networks – share our goals and work together. High-impact organizations build networks of allies, share their expertise and talent with their peers. As we progress in the information age,the savvier our stakeholders become – non-profits must also focus on technology to increase their impact.

This is the event to share the voices of your community, find out what’s happening across the province and collaborate with like-minded partners and learn! Anyone from the general public interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

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Slides and Photos: The Digital Nonprofit

So, that was awesome, eh? Thanks for being part of the second annual The Digital Nonprofit! We’ll be posting videos in the next few weeks, but for now here’s slides from our presenters.

Photos


My thanks to Noah Ferguson for documenting the event.

Slides and Screencasts

We don’t have slides and screencasts for every presentation, but here’s what we’ve got for now. :-)

The Role of Data in Equity and Social Justice With Vu Le of Nonprofit with Balls

You Are In Sales – The Digital Nonprofit with Peter Wrinch of Nationbuilder

iATS Payments Intro To Mobile Donations

55 ways to love your donors – The Digital Nonprofit with Benjamin Johnson

AGENDA: The Digital Nonprofit 2015

The conference is almost here! What’s the day going to look like? Like this!

AGENDA

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Registration, coffee and snacks

  • 9:30 – 9:40 AM: Introduction and welcome
  • 9:45 – 10:45 AM “The role of data in equity and social justice” with Vu Le

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Coffee break

  • 11:00 – 11:20 AM: “Mobile donation testing “with iATS Payments
  • 11:20 – 11:50 AM “Building the Culture to Win: A Deep Look at Non-profit Culture, Structure & Tech” with Peter Wrinch

12:00 – 1:15 PM: Lunch

  • 1:20 – 1:50 PM “55 ways to love your donor” with Benjamin Johnson
  • 1:50 – 2:10 PM Website reviews

2:10 – 2:25 PM: Coffee break

  • 2:25 – 2:55 PM: Panel discussion: Emerging Trends in Online Giving
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM: “Telling Stories with Data” with Alexandra Samuel
  • 4:00 PM: Wrap

 

May Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out!

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

Most NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

CRM for Nonprofits: Salesforce

When: Tuesday, May 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/221057249/

We’ll take a look at the Salesforce platform and explore how it can help your nonprofit deliver better on its mission through constituent management, donor management, volunteer management, program management, and more.

The Digital Nonprofit

When: Friday, May 22
RSVP: https://register.canbook.me/digital-nonprofit

Join us for the second annual The Digital Nonprofit to hear from leaders and experts on:

  • How to structure our organizations to make them more effective online
  • How to embed the power of the internet into our daily operations
  • How to use data to make better decisions and be more effective in executing our missions

CRM for Nonprofits: CiviCRM

When: Tuesday, June 2
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/221045212/

Kevin Harding of Incipe Cooperative will talk about CiviCRM, the open source nonprofit-focused CRM. He’ll share stories of how nonprofits are using CiviCRM to be more effective and outline your next steps in starting a CRM implementation.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

YVR Fundraiser’s Connect: Dealing with Difficult People

When: Wednesday, May 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/YVR-Funraisers-Connect/events/222049332/

When You Face Difficult People, What Do You Do? Join us as Sophia facilitates our discussion on how to deal with difficult people. Because, we all want to be treated as people.

Groundswell: The 2015 Showcase Gala

When: Wednesday, May 6
RSVP: http://groundswellcommunity.ca/2015-showcase-gala/

We are very excited to present this year’s ventures, and the amazing group of participants making them happen, at Groundswell’s 2015 Showcase Gala! This is our chance to invite you to support our projects, learn about our work and contribute to the building of a community around an emerging, human centered economy.

Raiser’s Edge: Donor Wall Updates

When: Thursday, May 7
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/216592332/

Donor Walls and other recognition platforms/spaces, presention by Tovah & Kim – Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation.

Groundswell Info Session

When: Monday, May 11
RSVP: http://groundswellcommunity.ca/info_session_may_11/

Interested in joining an inclusive community of doers making positive change through social ventures and community projects? Check out what Groundswell is doing with young people in the city to rebuild an economy where people and the planet are put before profits.

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