Money and Parties

This Net2van update is awesome. It features two ways your charity can bring in money and one opportunity to help create the best holiday party ever. :-)

  1. Storymakers Video Contest – enter now.
  2. Donation Matching Offer – apply here.
  3. Net2van Holiday Party – [get involved](http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/](http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/).

Storymakers Video Contest

StoryMakers 2014 – TechSoup Global’s annual nonprofit video contest is accepting applications until September 26. Enter for a chance to win $13,000 in prizes, to have your video showcased across the TechSoup Global network and to build a great fundraising tool along the way. Learn how to make stories that stand out! http://j.mp/1ys2wgZ

Last year’s winner came from Vancouver… Let’s show that Vancouver rules nonprofit video.

Donation Matching from Chimp

Fighting Poverty? Double Every Charitable Donation this Fall. Ignite Giving supports BC charities working to alleviate poverty – including

those in homelessness, mental health, and related services.

Starting September 1, campaign sponsors are offering over $125,000 in matching

dollars to participating charities. Donations will be matched via Chimp up to a

maximum of $1000 per donor. Apply here.

Net2van Holiday Party

“Because changing the world is hard work!”

We’re planning an NGO HOHOHO – the holiday party for Vancouver’s non-profit community. There will be music, drinks, door prizes and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Victoria an awesome city.

But we need your help to make it happen. Interested in learning more and helping us plan? Fill out the form at http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/

This event is inspired by Net2 Victoria.

SLIDES AND VIDEO: $ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

Slides

Ever heard it said “there’s no ‘$’ in social media. Just a plain old letter ‘s’?” Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.

Shoni Field shares the BC SPCA’s experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue. This video was recorded at NetSquared Vancouver’s September 2, 2014 meetup.

Video: Shoni’s Presentation

Video: Needs Parade Community Updates

PRESENTER

Shoni Field for Net2van

Shoni Field

As Director of Fundraising Innovation at the BC SPCA, Shoni Field explores dynamic opportunities in micro-campaign and peer-to-peer fundraising that deeply engages their support base. Shoni has eighteen years of experience in direct response fundraising. She has worked with a range of non-profits including The Pembina Institute, Imagine1Day, EcoJustice, The Arthritis Society and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

Net2van September News

Net2van September Update

Fall is coming, which means it’s almost fundraising season! To help you Net2van and our community partners have scheduled a trio of events to help you raise more money online.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

$ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

When: Tuesday, September 2

RSVP: http://goo.gl/7ZXBQ7

Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.The BC SPCA’s Shoni Field will share their experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Case studies include: BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days.

Best Practices for Online Donations

When: Tuesday, October 7

RSVP: http://goo.gl/JVzprm

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

When: Wednesday, October 15

RSVP: http://goo.gl/yvwgnm

Prepare for #GivingTuesday with online fundraising tips from Hootsuite’s expert coaches.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 10 Tips to Ensure Fundraising Success

When: Tuesday, November 4

RSVP: http://goo.gl/B3tKGl

Join Briteweb’s Creative Director, Samantha Langdorf, as she shares 10 essential tips to maximize your holidays efforts. Samantha will draw from experiences and present case studies from working with clients such as Acumen, Obakki Foundation and Possible Healthcare.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Storymakers

StoryMakers 2014 – TechSoup Global’s annual digital storytelling campaign combining webinars, global tweet- chats, and meet-ups – opens for submissions August 26, 2014. Enter for a chance to win $13,000 in prizes, to have your video showcased across the TechSoup Global network and to build a great fundraising tool along the way. Learn how to make stories that stand out! http://j.mp/1ys2wgZ

Importing & Global Change in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, September 18

RSVP: http://goo.gl/I73o7G

This event will cover the topics of Importing and Global Change, Add & Delete inThe Raiser’s Edge. Baird Hall from O-matic Software will be presenting on Import-o-matic, an advanced and flexible import utility for The Raiser’s Edge that saves organizations countless hours by streamlining and standardizing imports.

Scotiabank Philanthropic Forum

When: Wednesday, Sept 24

More info: http://goo.gl/Ss1bfL

Industry leaders will share insights into philanthropic trends, best practices and the charitable giving climate in British Columbia.

Salesforce Nonprofit user group: Talking about data maintenance

When: Thursday Sept 25; 2–4pm at salesforce office in gastown.

RSVP: email bbreisnes@davidsuzuki.org

Mining the Potential of Special Events with special guest presenter Chris Lowe

When: Thursday, September 25

RSVP: http://bit.ly/ubdtRk

Chris Lowe knows all there is to know about special events and he’s willing to share it with us at this exciting breakfast event!

Volunteer Futures conference

When: Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26

RSVP: http://goo.gl/cnvkSU

Learn from one another and make connections at Volunteer Futures. The 2-day conference is filled with inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and plenty of opportunities to network with non-profit colleagues from across BC.

British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming Symposium

When: Tuesday September 30 and Wednesday October 1

RSVP: http://goo.gl/VhEDji

The 2014 Symposium is themed around Public Policy and Communications with some time spent talking about the Community Gaming Grant program.

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VIDEO: The End of Slacktivism

OpenMedia.ca’s Vojtech Sedlak joined Net2van for our summer meetup to share their strategy for converting clicktivists to online activists. Find out how one of the leading Canadian online advocacy groups understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

Community Updates

Members of the Net2van community shared their latest projects and needs during our one-minute updates.

Awesome August Events

Net2van and our community partners have some great events scheduled for the next two months. Keep reading for our August and September lineup.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

The End of Slacktivism: How to Understand, Facilitate & Deepen Online Engagement

slacktivism Charlie BrownWhen: Tuesday, August 5

RSVP: http://goo.gl/LQHZU1

How do you visualize an engagement scheme that fits your organization? What tracking is needed and what it will cost you? Find out how one the leading Canadian online advocacy groups, OpenMedia, understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

$ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

When: Tuesday, September 2

RSVP: http://goo.gl/7ZXBQ7

Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.The BC SPCA’s Shoni Field will share their experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Case studies include: BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Groundswell Open House

When: Monday, August 11

RSVP: http://groundswellcommunity.ca/next-open-house/

Come if you’re interested in applying, checking us out, learning more, volunteering and/or just wondering what we’re up to. Groundswell offers three intensive alternatives-to-business programs bringing together 30 youth under the age of 35 to work individually and together to rethink economic logics and build new projects.

Creating Your Digital Strategy – An Evening with Matt Toner

When: Wednesday, August 20

RSVP http://goo.gl/xwnIzL

Matt will share his personal experience in developing digital media strategies for film, TV, gaming and interactive media. This is an opportunity to learn and connect with Matt in an intimate, workshop style setting.

Importing & Global Change in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, September 18

RSVP: http://goo.gl/I73o7G

This event will cover the topics of Importing and Global Change, Add & Delete inThe Raiser’s Edge.

Baird Hall from O-matic Software will be presenting on Import-o-matic, an advanced and flexible import utility for The Raiser’s Edge that saves organizations countless hours by streamlining and standardizing imports.

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VIDEO: Creating a Digital Community: The Adventures (and misadventures) of Fundraiser Grrl

In February 2013 Fundraiser Grrl was born, from a desire to bring together fundraisers from around the world – to commiserate, eye roll, sympathize and laugh out loud at the bizarre and amazing moments we all experience in our crazy wonderful careers. Since it began, over 200,000 fundraisers have visited the site, and it averages over 1,000 visitors per day.

On July 8 Major Gifts fundraiser Rory Green shared what she has learned about using social media to build a community, what worked, and what didn’t, and how to apply this to your work in the non-profit sector.

Your Hootsuite Social Media Surgeons

When: Monday, July 21. 6:00 PM Eventbrite - Social Media Surgery for Nonprofits with Hootsuite

Where: Hootsuite Headquarters

Does your nonprofit need help getting its social media strategy to a healthy place? Join NetSquared and Hootsuite for personalized and hands-on assistance with your organization’s social media strategy. It’s one-on-one office hours for all your social media questions!

Surgeons

Hootsuite’s expert social media and marketing coaches will be there to guide you!

Chandra Brun – @cb_devonshire Chandra Brun from Hootsuite

Customer Success Manager

Expertise includes

  • Over all Hootsuite functionality/training
  • Analytics
  • Campaign Management

Name: Carla Cristoffanini – @HootCarla Carla Cristoffanini from Hootsuite

Social Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Analytics expert: Setting up URL parameters for shortened links, analyzing engagment and analytics best practices
  • Hootsuite apps – using youtube, instagram, iconosquare, tumblr to expand reach
  • Monitoring and search expert

Name: Karolina Nowak – @HootKaro Karolina Nowak from Hootsuite

Social Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Twitter and Facebook best practices
  • Social Media Strategy Planning
  • Importance of Content Strategy

Ada Juristovski – @adajuri Ada Juristovski from Hootsuite

Social Media Coach Team Lead

Expertise includes

  • Proactive Listening on social media
  • Curating interesting content
  • Collaborating with your team on social!

Name: Rob Feduk – @rfeduk Rob Feduk from Hootsuite

Sr Solution Delivery Manager

Expertise includes

  • Social Strategy (particularly for larger orgs but i’ve worked SME a lot, too)
  • Analytics
  • Content management & security

Kemp Edmonds – @kempedmonds Kemp Edmonds from Hootsuite

Solutions Consultant

Expertise includes

  • Engaging Content and Creating Value for your Target Audience
  • Advocacy Programs
  • Conversion Tracking and Measurement

Facebook event cover Social Media Surgery with Hootsuite

The End of Slacktivism: How to Understand, Facilitate and Deepen Online Engagement

slacktivism Charlie Brown

Liking a social media post, clicking a link, visiting a website and even reading an email or signing an online petition, all of the above may seem as trivial acts of engagement, when your organization strives to advance complicated social, political, environmental or cultural agendas. However when you envision these individual actions as parts of an individual’s journey up the mountain of engagement, you can start to see how even a single Facebook like, or one opened email, can constitute a crucial act of engagement for your organization.

But how do you visualize an engagement scheme that fits your organization? What tracking is needed and what it will cost you? Find out how one the leading Canadian online advocacy groups, OpenMedia, understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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

PRESENTER

Vojtech Sedlak for The Digital Nonprofit

Vojtech Sedlak (@vojtechsedlak) is the Data Intelligence Coordinator for OpenMedia. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojtech has pursued both academic and professional opportunities in the areas of journalism, web development, communication and digital anthropology. A proud graduate of Pearson College UWC, Vojtech holds a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and is currently living in Vancouver, Canada.

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!

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @vojtechsedlak @TheOpenMedia

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.

July Nonprofit Tech Events

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Creating a Digital Community: The Misadventures of Fundraiser Grrl

When: Tuesday, July 8

RSVP: http://goo.gl/vXBjdS

In February 2013 Fundraiser Grrl was born, from a desire to bring together fundraisers from around the world – to commiserate, eye roll, sympathize and laugh out loud at the bizarre and amazing moments we all experience in our crazy wonderful careers. Since it began, over 200,000 fundraisers have visited the site, and it averages over 1,000 visitors per day.

Rory is a major gifts fundraiser, who had little to no experience with the digital marketing, when she started the site. In this session, she will share what she has learned about using social media to build a community, what worked, and what didn’t, and how to apply this to your work in the non-profit sector.

Social Media Surgery for Nonprofits with Hootsuite

When: Monday, July 21

RSVP: http://goo.gl/8H972W

Join Net2van and Hootsuite for free personalized and hands-on assistance with your organization’s social media strategy. It’s one-on-one office hours for all your social media questions!

NOTE: we’ve recently added more seats, but RSVP now because this quarterly event fills up fast!

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

The Non-Dilutive Roundup: Funding Alternatives to Balance Your Capital Needs

When: Tuesday, July 15th

RSVP: http://goo.gl/1HolVo

Attendees can expect to learn the best applications of various non-dilutive sources (including SR&ED, FuturPreneur grant programs, IRAP, and countless government grants) plus how to maximize their chances of successful funding.

Social Innovation Summer Accelerator

When: July 15 – August 26, 2014

RSVP: http://goo.gl/9tmm6Y

Are you a Radical Doer? You do things differently. You may or may not think of yourself as a social entrepreneur, but you’re purposefully building a better world for yourself and those around you. Become one of a hand-selected group of entrepreneurs to receive the support you need to launch confidently.

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That’s it for now. See you soon!