March Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Spring time! Here’s the latest events we think will interest the nonprofit tech community.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18

RSVP: http://goo.gl/N8z89S

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Raiser’s Edge: Organizational contacts

When: Monday, March 2

RSVP: http://goo.gl/htPlWg

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge session on Organization Contacts & Mailing Lists.

Maker Education Salon, Spring Edition!

When: Tuesday, March 3

RSVP: http://goo.gl/YSWw1c

Join us to hear about inspiring projects facilitated by teachers, museum staff, programmers, librarians, artists, hackspace members and enthusiasts facilitating maker education programmes in the Vancouver area, followed by informal hanging out and drinks with the larger network.

GrantMix: How to Sell Your Vision of a Better World (with Jamie Chang)

When: Thursday, March 5

RSVP: http://goo.gl/F2oy2P

Learn from one of the most exciting thinkers on the border of Education and Technology as you learn to sell your vision in grant proposals.

Digital Storytelling Mini-Workshops at Kitsilano Community Centre

When: February 16 to March 9

RSVP: Search for “storytelling” at http://bit.ly/KeywordStorytelling

These 4 Digital storytelling workshops will offer tips and best practices for digital storytelling. I’ll free your imagination and help you engage.

You will learn the benefits of story marketing over an advertisement. We will use a simple formula for creating a memorable story around your message.

Natural SEO Lunch ‘n’ Learn

When: Friday, March 13

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-seo-lunch-n-learn-tickets–15425340609

The world’s most popular website helps people find things. So it’s no surprise that being found first on Google is a huge desire for most organizations. In this session, I’ll be sharing about Search Engine Optimization tactics that, well, aren’t really tactics at all. We’ll talk about the value of being yourself, communicating strategically, and trying new things!

Your Biz as a Vehicle for Positive Change: Fireside Chat w/ Mike Rowlands

When: Friday, March 27

RSVP: http://goo.gl/oCINP2

Join Mike Rowlands for this fireside chat on entrepreneurship, social venture, and the strategy to tie it all together. As the principal of Junxion Strategy and an executive producer of Social Venture Institute (SVI), Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading strategy for responsible enterprises. During this lunch hour session, Mike will talk about doing good through business, and ensuring that your mission and vision inform how you grow your business.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29

RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

Marketing for Hippies: The Niching Spiral

When: Saturday, 4 April

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-the-niching-spiral-tickets–15674626229

A day long, pay-what-you-want workshop to help conscious entrepreneurs figure out their niche from my friend the amazing Tad Hargrave.

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Introducing Hootsuite’s Social Media Tune-Up Coaches

Your Hootsuite Social Media Tune-Up Coaches

Owly Repair Man Mechanic from Hootsuite

When: Monday, February 23, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: HootSuite Headquarters, 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/MSTAFm

Scaling your social media within current resources is often a challenge for NGOs. How do you manage multiple social media platforms without budgeting more for a social media manager or a social team?

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

As part of Hootsuite’s HootGiving Program, our Social Media Tune-Up is available as a complimentary service for NGOs. After we take a look at how you’re currently using social media, we’ll make recommendations and work with you to improve your social presence.

Coaches

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

Alberto Cristoffanini – @HootAlberto

Alberto Cristoffanini from Linkedin

Social Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Social media in Latin America
  • Social Justice

Michelle Garrigo – @HootGarrigo

Michelle Garrigo from twitter

Social Media Coach

Expertise Includes

  • Social Media Strategy and Execution
  • Hootsuite Dashboard Ninja
  • Agency background, managing multiple clients in various industries

Andrea Johb – @HootAJ

Andrea Johb hootsuiteSocial Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • On-boarding with social networks
  • Hootsuite dashboard trainer
  • Social Media Strategy

Liz Lee – @ellielee194

Elizabeth Lee hootsuiteCustomer Success Manager

Expertise includes

  • Social Marketing
  • Social Customer Service
  • Social Selling

Leyla Morzan – @HootLeyla

Leyla Morzan hootsuite

Customer Success Manager, Enterprise

Expertise includes

  • Social Strategy
  • Building Meaningful Relationships
  • Social Customer Service

Maria Perez – @HootMP

Maria Perez hootsuiteSocial Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Social strategy
  • Engagement
  • Measuring social media efforts

Juan Ramos – @HootRamos

Juan Ramos from Linkedin

Customer Success Manager

  • Social and Digital Strategy
  • Social and Online Metrics
  • Increasing your online audience

Julia Shepherd – @msjuliashepherd

Julia Shepherd hootsuiteCustomer Success Associate

Expertise includes

  • Engaging with your Audience
  • Creating Compelling Content
  • Social Strategy

Tori Swanson – @ HootTori

Tori Swanson hootsuiteSocial Media Coach

Expertise includes

  • Brand Monitoring & Engagement
  • Social Strategizing
  • Goal Setting and Tracking Social Growth

Miriam Trotscha – @miriamtrot

Miriam Trotscha hootsuiteCustomer Success Manager

  • Social media strategy for NGOs
  • Creating your first strategy
  • Building out a team
  • Executive buy-in

Skyler Thompson – @thisseasonslove

Skyler Thompson hootsuiteSolutions Partner Coach

Expertise includes

  • Social Strategy
  • Measurable Social Goals
  • Social Best Practices (tips and tricks)

NetSquared Camp 2015 Was Awesome

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Hi Net2camp friends,

Gosh, that was fun. Thanks so much for coming out on a Saturday and partying #nptech-style with us!

We tried to capture some of the electrifying energy of the day in our storify. The summary includes the tweets, photos, videos and notes generated during the event.

A special thanks to McKay Savage to being dragooned into photography, Noah Ferguson for capturing a super-cool time-lapse video of the session pitches and Natalie Hill for taking notes during the CRM and database session. My thanks also to the entire volunteer team, with extra thanks to key collaborators Michelle Sklar and Chad Leaman. :-)

Bgenerus

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Events like Net2camp don’t happen by accident. A team of community champions come together to hold our events. We are proud to work with Michelle Sklar of Bgenerus, who has provided our ticketing and donation platform (plus marketing support!) for our last two events. Looking for a partner to help raise money online? Give her a shout!

Do you want to increase your donor base and make fundraising easy?

Charities & nonprofits engage your community to be generous!

What is Bgenerus? Bgenerus is a fundraising tool that allows you to manage your fundraising activities in one place! We help you partner with local and online businesses and allow your organization to offer great deals while making up to 25% off of every coupon sold. Give your donors something in return by offering them exclusive deals to support your cause! Bgenerus enables you to provide flexible options for your supporters to donate directly, or top up purchases they make. Running an event? With the Bgenerus event management tool you can sell tickets to events and manage your attendees all from the same campaign page.

With so little time and resources, Bgenerus makes it easy and efficient to run your comprehensive fundraising activities in one place! For more information or to arrange a demo contact michelle@bgenerus.com.

Sponsors

Why was the event so cheap? Because our sponsors are awesome! Give it up for HiVE Vancouver, Bgenerus, Constructive Public Engagement, and Erika Rathje Design.

Additional love goes to our community partners Fundraiser Grr, Changemakers Vancouver, and Rise Kombucha. Plus our sustaining monthly partners iATS Payments and NTEN.

See you next year!

The NetSquared Vancouver team

Wanna be a Community Manager?

UBC is now offering an Award of Achievement in Community Management  <cstudies.ubc.ca/cm>

The first two courses are scheduled:

Please tell your friends, clients, partners, colleagues, students, or anyone you think will be interested.  If you are tweeting please be sure to include @UBCCSDigital

Bgenerus logo

Have You Met Our Sponsor Bgenerus?

Events like NetSquared Camp don’t happen by accident. A team of community champions come together to hold Net2van’s events. We are proud to have worked with Michelle Sklar of Bgenerus, who has provided our ticketing and donation platform (plus marketing support!) for our last two events.

Looking for a partner to help raise money online? Give her a shout!

Bgenerus

Do you want to increase your donor base and make fundraising easy?

Charities & nonprofits engage your community to be generous!

What is Bgenerus? Bgenerus is a fundraising tool that allows you to manage your fundraising activities in one place! We help you partner with local and online businesses and allow your organization to offer great deals while making up to 25% off of every coupon sold. Give your donors something in return by offering them exclusive deals to support your cause! Bgenerus enables you to provide flexible options for your supporters to donate directly, or top up purchases they make. Running an event? With the Bgenerus event management tool you can sell tickets to events and manage your attendees all from the same campaign page.

With so little time and resources, Bgenerus makes it easy and efficient to run your comprehensive fundraising activities in one place! For more information or to arrange a demo contact michelle@bgenerus.com.

February Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

February. It’s the month of loooove! I bet you’ll love these awesome events.

UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

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

Owly Repair Man Mechanic from HootsuiteWhen: Monday, February 23

RSVP: http://goo.gl/MSTAFm

A special event for Social Media Week. Hootsuite’s coaches will provide free one-on-one training for nonprofits.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18

RSVP: http://goo.gl/N8z89S

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

AFP Presents: Social Media 101

When: Thursday, February 5

Tickets: http://goo.gl/96zfaj

No fundraiser should be in the dark on how to use social media. Save the date for this informative workshop led by experts in the field! Your registration includes a full buffet breakfast and the opportunity to network with peers in the fundraising sector.

Vertality 5

When: Thursday, February 5

Tickets: http://goo.gl/617QY0

Board of Change’s annual celebration of green vitality – Vertality – is back! Now in its fifth year, Vertality5 will be held on Thursday, February 5, at a new location – CBC Vancouver. Vertality is the quintessential meeting place and annual party for the sustainability business community to mix, connect and launch the New Year in style. Click here for more information and to buy your tickets!

Imagination Dialogue: Leadership Surrey Series

When: Wednesday, February 11

RSVP: http://goo.gl/eFafhN

Panel includes: Andrew Petter (President, SFU), Anita Huberman (CEO, Surrey Board of Trade), Barinder Rasode (Community Leader).

Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas For A Better Future

When: Friday, February 13

RSVP: http://goo.gl/52mpSS

We have asked five influential thought leaders to share the biggest challenges they face in their respective fields and ask them to share ideas and opportunities to realize a better future.

Digital Storytelling Mini-Workshops at Kitsilano Community Centre

When: February 16 to March 9

RSVP: Search for “storytelling” at http://bit.ly/KeywordStorytelling

These 4 Digital storytelling workshops will offer tips and best practices for digital storytelling. I’ll free your imagination and help you engage.

You will learn the benefits of story marketing over an advertisement. We will use a simple formula for creating a memorable story around your message.

Tributes module in Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, February 19

RSVP: http://goo.gl/ZyItI4

What is a Tribute gift? Its a special type of donation made In Honour, In Memorial and In Celebration of an individual or organization. Our mid-February session will focus RE’s optional Tributes module.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29

RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver January 2015

Welcome to 2015. This is the year that the nonprofit sector masters technology so that we can be more effective in changing the world. I promise! To that end we’ve planned unconferences, meetups, and conferences. Read on for news on Net2van’s upcoming events, and a calendar of upcoming meetups from our friends.

NetSquared Camp: A Nonprofit Tech Unconference

When: Saturday, January 31

Tickets: $10 at http://goo.gl/QYaina

NetSquared Camp is a one day unconference. Wanna chat about how to use technology for good? This is the place! We will bring together web innovators with social changemakers and nonprofits to discover emerging tools, trends, and best practices.

This is the fourth annual unconference. The first three NetSquared Camps sold out quickly, so register early.

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

When: Monday, February 23

RSVP: http://goo.gl/MSTAFm

A special event for Social Media Week. Hootsuite’s coaches will provide free one-on-one training for nonprofits.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18

RSVP: http://goo.gl/N8z89S

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Salesforce: Introduction to NPSP 3.0 & Reporting, reporting, reporting

When: Thursday, January 29

RSVP: http://goo.gl/ZR3YcM

Our next VNUG meet-up on January 29th and will be focused on giving an overview on the Non-Profit Starter Pack 3.0 and help you understand what’s new, why you might want to transition and how to! We will also be doing a mini reporting session – come with your questions, we will work together to find answers.

GrantMix: How to Think Like a Grant Jury

When: Saturday, January 31

RSVP: http://goo.gl/tA1Jv4

Do you want to apply for government and private grants? Then RSVP for this limited-attendance workshop. You’ll learn answers to these questions:

  • what do successful grants look like?
  • should you play it safe or take risks?
  • how can thinking like a jury help you win grants?

This talk will be given by Dr. Ray Hsu, who has juried for the Canada Council for the Arts, the CBC, the National Magazine Awards, and the YMCA’s Youth Mean Business. He is founder of Grantmix.

AFP Presents: Social Media 101

When: Thursday, February 5

Tickets: http://goo.gl/96zfaj

No fundraiser should be in the dark on how to use social media. Save the date for this informative workshop led by experts in the field! Your registration includes a full buffet breakfast and the opportunity to network with peers in the fundraising sector.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29

RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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Cook for Good with #dinnerpartyYVR

Show off your cooking skills at Vancouver’s largest simultaneous dinner party supporting charities you care about! #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey, now in Vol. 3, has to date raised over $15,000 for Canadian charities and is back on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

The idea is simple: 50 hobby chefs (people who love to cook & entertain) host a dinner party in their own Vancouver homes for old and new friends to raise funds for their favourite charity. 100% of ticket sales go to selected charities. Tickets are available in February for a min. donation of $40. After dinner, hobby chefs, dinner guests and often charity representatives gather at a rousing after party featuring live entertainment, sweet treats and other surprises.

If you love cooking, entertaining, and meeting interesting Vancouverites, apply to become a hobby chef.

Hobby chefs choose the meal they want to serve and host a min. of four dinner guests on the event night. Thanks to generous partners such as Serendipity Winery and Howe Sound Brewery, each hobby chef receives gifts valued at up to $200 as a thank you. The application deadline is January 17, 2015 but if you apply and get approved by the end of the year, you will also entered to win one of the following prizes:

  • $25 gift certificate for Craft Beer Market;
  • A ticket to #dinnerpartyYVR for a friend/family (2 available)
  • 2 tickets to Serendipity Winery’s summer movie night, a bottle of their delicious wine AND a private tour with the winemaker (date TBD).

Apply now and cook for good on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

If you have any questions, send a note to event organizer, Annika Reinhardt.

Awesome December Events

Hey friends,

Net2van isn’t holding any meetups in December, but we’re highlighting two exciting upcoming events. Check these out!

Stop Networking | Start Netwerking: A Mega Holiday Party for Changemakers

When: Friday, December 5

RSVP: http://goo.gl/2yMIeK Use code “netsquaredparty”

Did you miss the NGO Ho Ho? Or still want to PARTY? Then check out this multi-org party extravaganza. What if we attempted to combine multiple holiday parties into one mega holiday party for changemaking organizations? Well we did. And you are invited.

Handmade Savoury Pies, Matte, Dancing, Cocktails, Tea Ceremony, Friends. #stopnetworking

Fundraiser Grrl Presents: 50 Pearls of Wisdom Every Fundraiser Needs

When: Friday, January 30

Free RSVP: http://goo.gl/cwwgVm

What makes donors tick? What do donors want? How do donors make decisions? Fraser Green wants to share with you 50 pearls of wisdom that every fundraiser needs to know.

Fraser has been a student of human behavior pretty much all his life. Over that time he has been collecting pearls of wisdom that he believes everyone can use as tools to both professional and personal success. As a self-proclaimed smartypants, Fraser will – for the first time ever! – open his wisdom treasure box and share his smartest secrets with you.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Could San Francisco-style culture wars come to Vancouver?

When: Tuesday, December 2

RSVP: http://goo.gl/b0Hned

As more tech companies take root in our city, how do we reap the rewards of a booming tech scene and avoid the pitfalls that have plagued San Francisco. Learn from social impact leaders from Vancouver to discuss the role tech companies have to play in contributing to the well being of the communities they are part of.

The Giving Tuesday Holiday Mingler

When: Tuesday, December 2

RSVP: http://goo.gl/aurBam

Join us to celebrate Giving Tuesday and network with friends and colleagues before the season gets too crazy! Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date with our sector. Admission to the event is free but attendees must pay for their own food and beverages. Space is limited, so please register today and we’ll see you there!

Blackbaud Users Group: Raiser’s Edge Email

When: Thursday, December 4

RSVP: http://goo.gl/pVz47l

Our December 4th meeting features local Raiser’s Edge talent with presentations on Seasonal Campaigns to share experience and insights. Both presenters are with organizations that recently implemented Luminate online, enhancing the fundraising experience from all sides.

OpenData BC: Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, December 4

RSVP: http://goo.gl/LywJAo

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29

RSVP: http://goo.gl/lUqSjZ Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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