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The Digital Nonprofit 2016

Please join us April 13 for NetSquared Vancouver’s annual conference!

The Digital Nonprofit Conference is ready to take you and your organization to the next level of tech success. This year’s line up of presenters includes experts in the tech, nonprofit and private sectors, delivering deep dive discussions on topics ranging from:

  • Capacity planning in the digital world
  • Choosing the right tech tools to suit your organization’s values
  • Cultivating digital talent
  • Digital fundraising & donor engagement
  • Building community engagement strategies with corporate partners

We will mix big-picture thinking with practical, hands-on sessions during an inspiring day at the beautiful Creekside Community Centre. Enjoy an amazing menu with meals from Vancouver’s best food trucks and a complimentary on-site espresso cart.

Our first two conferences sold out, so please get your ticket before February 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2016
This year we are adding a free post-event cocktail hour (seats are limited, so RSVP now) and breakout lunch & learn sessions so that you can get more one-on-one time with our presenters.

When: Wednesday, April 13. 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver BC
Price: $75.00 (plus fees) early bird before February 15
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-digital-nonprofit-conference-tickets–21227669531

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

PRESENTERS
Here’s our initial lineup of experts. We will continue to update the event agenda weekly with additional presenters.

  • Rory Green, Fundraiser Grrl and Associate Director, Advancement, SFU: Keeping the Digital Donor Love Alive & Thriving
  • Darren Barefoot, Capulet Communications: What Nonprofits Can Learn from the Paris Climate Talks
  • Jane Zhang, Executive Director, TechSoup Canada: Technology Planning
  • Ryan Saxby-Hill, Communications Manager, Canadian Internet Registry Authority: How Your Values & Technology Work Together
  • Destin Jones, Head of Community, Change Heroes

Plus, expert panels on Corporate Community Engagement and Digital Fundraising.

SPONSORS

A huge thanks to our sponsors. They make The Digital Nonprofit possible!

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June Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547954/

Back by popular demand, we’re planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?

NGO Summer Social

When: Tuesday, July 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547950/

Because changing the world is hard work! This July 5th, join the Net2Vic community and local NGO friends for a fun summer social at The Drake Eatery. We’ll provide lots of delicious food and you can buy a drink from over 25 craft beers and ciders (and some wine too).

EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

Salesforce User Group: Data Migration and Manipulation

When: Thursday, June 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vnug-data-migration-and-manipulation-tickets-25466949331

The need to manipulate a group of records – whether to update all records with a new set of information, or to add to a big group, the ability to use Salesforce Data Loader to its full extent in an important skill for any Salesforce Administrator.
This session will focus on two key tools:

  1. Salesforce Dataloader
  2. NPSP Data Importer

Creating Genius: How to do good and make money at the same time

When: Thursday, June 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-genius-tickets-25391545797?aff=eac2

How to do good and make money at the same time? How to grow your SAAS or startup company? Join for two panel discussions.

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

When: June 9 & 10, 2016
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.

STARTUP CITY: IMPACT

When: June 6 – 11
RSVP: http://www.vancouvereconomic.com/startupcityimpact

VANCOUVER STARTUP CITY: IMPACT, brought to you by the Vancouver Economic Commission in close partnership with Spring, is a series of events designed to celebrate and support the local impact ecosystem in three ways:

  1. SHOWCASE businesses that are already operating with impact
  2. EDUCATE startups that who are looking to ramp up and take advantage of their impact potential
  3. CONNECT like-minded entrepreneurs around the common belief that any business can be an impact business

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 7
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/board-fundamentals-fund-development

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.

TractionForce 2016

When: Wednesday, June 9
Free ticket: http://info.tractionsm.com/tf-16?ref=jlangelaan

If every company should be a technology company, then every non-profit’s mission can be driven by technology.

Tractionforce’s non-profit stream focuses on the importance of technology in driving your mission. The morning roundtable will be co-hosted by Traction and Salesforce.org and will bring non-profit leaders from Engineers Without Borders, Down Syndrome Research Foundation and St. James Music Academy, who are leveraging technology to be more efficient. We will see how they are using Salesforce, third-party tools and internal resources to make a difference and grow their impact.

IMPACT Career Fair

When: Wednesday, June 9
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14630024690738244

Meet do-good businesses who are actively recruiting and explore what it might be like to start up your own impact business!

Freelance Friday, The Impact Edition

When: Friday, June 10
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/515162525344093/

It’s the impact edition of Freelance Friday.
(As part of Vancouver Economic Commission and Spring Activator STARTUP CITY: IMPACT)

Come join Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt from Talent Collective, fellow independents, creatives and entrepreneurs at Suite Genius!

We’ll work in sprints — first getting sh*t done, then mixing and mingling x3

ProtoHack Vancouver: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

When: Saturday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.protohack.org/events/cbcf-vancouver/

Mission: Support technological innovation in breast cancer awareness and preventative care.

Goal: Produce new and innovative ways to remind people to get mammographies.

ProtoHack is the code-free hackathon for aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, and designers. Either flying solo or in a team (up to 4), you’ll go from an idea to an interactive prototype in one day.

ProtoHack exists to show non-coders that they can create something amazing from nothing. We empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge and connections that will help bring their idea to life and visually communicate it through prototyping. You have 9 hours to prototype your idea and then present it on stage to a panel of expert judges.

Law for Nonprofits: The New Societies Act (Richmond)

When: June 13
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/6/13/the-new-societies-act-richmond

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in British Columbia. All of these organizations must “transition” to BC’s new Societies Act following its proclamation likely November 28, 2016.

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act should be planning to complete their “transition application,” and make any changes to their constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition.

Understanding The Societies Act II: Deep Dive Into Legal Issues In Governance And Legislative Changes

When: June 16
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/understanding-societies-act-ii-deep-dive-legal-issues-governance-legislative

Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.

The Rise of the Sharing Economy in Vancouver

When: Thursday, June 16
RSVP: https://www.boardofchange.com/activities/#!event/2016/6/17/the-rise-of-the-sharing-economy-in-vancouver

How can progressive businesses use this new business model to foster a just and sustainable economy. Come and meet the sharing economy entrepreneurs who are driving the sharing economy in Vancouver and engage in a discussion about how we can ensure that we grow the sharing economy in a way that benefits everyone and protects the environment.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How To Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: June 21
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-volunteer-talent

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.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, June 25
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-9471191589

This one day workshop was designed especially for Nonprofits and charities. You will review project management approaches and language, and leave with practical tools and techniques to help you and your organization manage and deliver projects successfully.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence. This session’s ask experts will be confirmed later this spring.

AFP 2016 Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, and Mingler

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

AFP Vancouver would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 16. In addition to reviewing the past year’s activities, in the hour preceding the AGM, the AFP Mentorship Committee will be hosting roundtable discussions led by experts in the field.

This event is intended to bring together our community of fundraisers, inspire dialogue, and provide the opportunity to learn from expert fundraisers. While you must be an AFP member to vote in the AGM, you do not have to be an AFP member to participate in the roundtable discussions.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let me know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.

May Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Office 365 for Nonprofits

When: Monday, May 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228982315/

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you.

Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Branding As a Non-Profit: Putting Your Brand to Work for You

When: Thursday, May 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/230001407/

Explore the importance for brand and brand strategies in the non-profit sector. Join Dan Dagg for an engaging discussion about how to manage your brand to create a greater impact.

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547954/

Back by popular demand, we’re planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?

THINGS OF INTEREST

There’s a new Education Technology group for all of you who live and breathe at the intersection of education and technology. Whether you are based in a university, a startup, a nonprofit, a private school, a coding school, if you’re interested exploring the future of education and meeting others who will inspire it, then join them on meetup for the first event announcement.

JOBS

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.
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EVENTS AND TRAININGS FOR NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS VIA OUR ALLIES

Social Media Camp (Victoria)

When: May 5-7
RSVP: https://smc.eventbrite.ca/?discount=NetSquared

Net2van members get $150 off any ticket with the code NetSquared

Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you’re responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company’s online brand.

Salesforce Trailhead Beer

When: May 6
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-salesforce-user-group-may-16-meeting-registration-24794885169

This is a casual Salesforce meetup for some tinker-time, trailheading, and socializing, so we hope everyone can make it to get to know some of our newest members and get some badges under our belts. Haven’t gotten started with Trailhead yet? Here’s your chance! Come on down and we’ll get you all set up and get your first badge…or two!

How to Break Through Online and Win Campaigns with Karl Hardin

When: Saturday, May 7
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-break-through-online-and-win-campaigns-with-karl-hardin-tickets-22937620039

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and workshop your campaign or issue, as digital strategist Karl Hardin walks you through digital campaigning in this intensive one-day Tyee Master Class. You’ll cover the basics, do a deep dive on strategy and get your hands dirty by workshopping your story and writing copy for e-mail and the web.
You’ll come away with a better appreciation of how storytelling can make people click things online and how that can be the first step towards a meaningful and impactful relationship. And how these relationships, at scale, can change the world.

Open Data Drinks and CivicTech Show & Tell Night

When: Tuesday, May 10
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/OpenDataBC-Vancouver/events/230892552/

Join us for for a fun pub (and Whiskey Bar) evening and chat with a crowd of awesome people on all things #OpenData, #OpenGov and #CivicTech!

Exploring Leadership: The Next Generation

When: May 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/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.

Rhetoric Rules! Dos and Don’ts for Crafting a Killer Commentary

When: Saturday, May 14
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rhetoric-rules-dos-and-donts-for-crafting-a-killer-commentary-with-james-boothroyd-tickets-22937720339

In this Tyee Master Class, you’ll learn the enduring value of an op-ed (or digital commentary) and how these can validate your campaign in the eyes of decision-makers and other key audiences, including funders. In a series of structured exercises, with feedback, you’ll learn the building blocks of a solid op-ed, and draft and polish your own piece. You’ll also learn strategies for pitching media and getting your piece published.

HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a One Page Website From Scratch

When: Saturday, May 14
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-html-css-for-beginners-learn-to-build-a-one-page-website-from-scratch-on-may-14th-tickets-19878797017

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging!

HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a Multi Page Website From Scratch (Two Evenings)

When: May 16 + 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-html-css-for-beginners-learn-to-build-a-multi-page-website-from-scratch-two-evenings-on-tickets-20037496692

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging!

The Road to Self Employment: The Secrets No One Shares about Being a Consultant

When: Tuesday, May 24
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14600386713643

Self-employed, consultant, solo-preneur, freelancer, contractor — whatever you call yourself — what unites us is wanting to find freedom from the 9-5. But this never comes easy. In order to thrive, you need to survive the first years of running your own business.

Tech for Good, Blackbaud is coming

When: Tuesday, May 24
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/230525973/

Rub shoulders. Share insight. Learn from nonprofit doers, table-turners, and thought leaders as they discuss everything from online and peer-to-peer fundraising to email and donor data in an interactive setting.

CODE Documentary Screening

When: Thursday, May 26
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-code-documentary-screening-on-may-26th-tickets-24578028545

Join us for a community screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary. We’ll serve snacks and drinks and there will be a chance to discuss the documentary after!
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

Human Resources: Developing High Performers

When: May 31
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/human-resources-developing-high-performers

Human Resources: Developing High Performers will provide hands-on tools to set SMART goals for your employees and volunteers, prepare for and conduct effective performance reviews, provide timely and constructive feedback, and have those crucial conversations when someone may no longer fit the role or organization.

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 7
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/board-fundamentals-fund-development

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.

TractionForce 2016

When: Wednesday, June 9
Free ticket: http://info.tractionsm.com/tf-16?ref=jlangelaan

If every company should be a technology company, then every non-profit’s mission can be driven by technology.

Tractionforce’s non-profit stream focuses on the importance of technology in driving your mission. The morning roundtable will be co-hosted by Traction and Salesforce.org and will bring non-profit leaders from Engineers Without Borders, Down Syndrome Research Foundation and St. James Music Academy, who are leveraging technology to be more efficient. We will see how they are using Salesforce, third-party tools and internal resources to make a difference and grow their impact.

Understanding The Societies Act Ii: Deep Dive Into Legal Issues In Governance And Legislative Changes

When: June 16
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/understanding-societies-act-ii-deep-dive-legal-issues-governance-legislative

Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How To Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: June 21
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-volunteer-talent

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.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

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Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let me know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.

June 14: Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, June 14, 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 – 8:45 PM: Post-event social!

PRESENTER
Michael Roy headshot
For the past two years, Michael Roy served as the first National Digital Director for Canada’s NDP. Under his leadership, the Digital department raised $7.25 million from 63,000 donors, mobilized 65,000 people to attend events across the country, and recruited over 13,000 volunteers. Michael is now a Principal at Point Blank Creative in Vancouver.

Twitter: @mikleory
Instagram: @mikelroy

TWITTER
Event hashtag: #Net2van
Speaker: @mikleory
Host: @Net2van
Venue Sponsor: @HiveVancouver
Event Sponsors: @TechSoup @NTENorg @iATSPayments @CIRAnews @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.

AGENDA: The Digital Nonprofit 2016

Now in its 3rd year, The Digital Nonprofit Conference is ready to take you to the next level of tech success in your organization. Here’s our agenda for Wednesday, April 13.

AGENDA

8:45 – 9:15 AM: Registration, coffee and snacks

  • 9:15 – 9:22 AM: Introduction and welcome

  • 9:25 – 9:32 AM: “Why my nonprofit invests Iin technology” with Chad Leaman of Neil Squire Society

  • 9:35 – 10:15 AM: “Corporate Community Engagement: How Can Nonprofits build a Corporate Community Engagement Strategy?” with Jason Mogus of Communicopia

  • 10:20 – 11:05: “Corporate Community Engagement” panel featuring

  • Moderator: Michelle Sklar

  • Stefanie Grieser, Unbounce

  • Destin Jones, Change Heroes

  • Tracey Kliesch, Vancity

  • Nicole MacLellan, TELUS

11:05 – 11:12 AM: Coffee break

  • 11:15 – 12:00 PM: “Technology Planning” with Jane Zhang of TechSoup Canada

12:05 – 12:45 PM: Lunch

12:45 – 1:25 PM: Lunchtime discussion groups (sign up at event)

  • “Activating your online brand” with Ryan Hill of CIRA
  • “Online fundraising and payment processing” with iATS Payments
  • “Project management Q&A” with Shawn Hawkins of Project Management Volunteers
  • “Technology planning” with Jane Zhang of TechSoup Canada
  • “Old Power/New Power campaigning” with Jason Mogus of Communicopia

1:30 PM: Afternoon sessions start

  • 1:30 – 2:22 PM: “When the Circus Came to Paris: What Nonprofits Can Learn from the Climate Talks” with Darren Barefoot of Capulet
  • 2:25 – 2:55 PM: “How Your Values & Technology Work Together” with Ryan Saxby Hill of CIRA

2:55 – 3:05 PM: Coffee break

  • 3:05 – 3:50 PM Online fundraising panel featuring
    • Moderator: Brady Josephson, Shift Charity
    • Chris Brandt, Music Heals
    • Stephen Bestbier, iATS Payments
    • Daryl Hatton, FundRazr
    • Shelley Milstein , Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • 3:55 – 4:50 PM: “Keeping the Digital Donor Love Alive & Thriving” with Rory Green, Fundraiser Grrl

  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-event social at Craft Beer Market

April Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook or join us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Office 365 for Nonprofits

When: Monday, May 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228982315/

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you.

A/B Testing your Email Campaigns

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

Net2van/Changemaker­s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

How to Have Fun with Facebook Ads

When: Wednesday, April 20
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228979468/

Karl Hardin will lead a hands-on workshop where you will learn about how to write a good ad, test it, target different audiences and learn along the way so you are better poised to increase: traffic to your website, sign ups for your e-mail list and engagement with and the reach of your brand and story.

JOBS

OpenMedia – Digital Strategist

There are few more important roles in any campaigning group than that of Digital Strategist. And, guess what, OpenMedia is on the hunt for someone who can rock this position. Check it out, consider applying yourself, and please help us spread the word!

Posting here: https://openmedia.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=4

Neil Squire Society: Fundraising and Communications Intern

The Fundraising and Communications Assistant will work directly with our Fundraising and Communications Team at the National Head office of the Neil Squire Society. The successful Summer Jobs student will directly assist in implementing and furthering the Fundraising Plan and Communications strategy for the Neil Squire Society. They will play a key role in identifying, prioritizing, researching and applying for funding to increase the sustainability and ability of Neil Squire Society to support services for people with disabilities. As well, they will assist in creating content and supporting the distribution of information related to the services and opportunities available through the Neil Squire Society.

Posting here: http://www.neilsquire.ca/involved/job-opportunities/fundraising-communications-intern/

BC SPCA: Social Media Specialist

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about great customer service and skilled in social media to take on the full-time role of Social Media Specialist working at our provincial office in Vancouver. This position is responsible for all social media channels of the BC SPCA and works in conjunction with the Online Marketing Manager to create and implement an overall social media strategy to promote the mission of the society. This position also provides social media advice and support for program departments and for SPCA branches across the province to highlight adoptions, education, advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Posting here: http://www.spca.bc.ca/about/careers/social-media-specialist.html

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OTHER COOL STUFF

DinnerPartyYVR

When: Saturday, April 9
RSVP: http://dinnerpartyyvr.com/

Take part in this a one-of-a-kind simultaneous dinner party event!

Here’s how it works: Hobby chefs — aka people who love to cook and entertain — host dinner parties across Vancouver in support of their favourite charities. Diners (aka you!) select a meal to attend and have an awesome night out, meeting new friends, and then joining up with all of the other dinner party guests, Hobby Chefs, charity representatives and partners at the after party.

Stewardship – It’s Easier than Asking for Money (Langley)

When: Thursday, April 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/229770192/

The donor relationship is extremely complex. It can be fraught with personal passions, family issues, financial successes and failures and people’s legacies.

We all seek to help our donors connect their gifts with the importance their support can make to our organizations. Using real-life scenarios and examples of best practice, fundraising veterans Judy Savage and Rose Terzariol make a compelling case for why and how a commitment to donor stewardship will help you reach your fundraising goals.

The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (Squamish)

When: April 14–15, Squamish BC
Tickets: http://www.digitalbuzz.ca

Net2van members get 40% off with the code 40NET2VAN

Join hundreds of business owners and marketing professionals at the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in 2016. It is your chance to learn and connect with the biggest names in marketing and leave transformed with practical ways to harness the power of digital in your business.

Enjoy information from speakers from eBay, Google, Canada Post, Telus, Warner Music, WestJet, Yahoo, Shopfiy, Mediative, Jelly Marketing, Richway Tech and many more.

Prospect Management in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, April 21
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/229792250/

BCIT recently created new coding and documentation for a detailed system of Prospect Management using the Raiser’s Edge Prospect Module. BCIT Prospect Researcher, Robert Aucoin, will present the rationale and development of this system, with a specific technical focus toward the additional coding applied to Proposals, Actions, Attributes, and Notes to make the entire thing function.

Cecilia Tupper from Parkinson Society British Columbia will share her perspective specifically on Planned Giving Prospect Management and how her organization tracks PG legacy gifts through Notes and Attributes.

Social Media Camp (Victoria)

When: May 5–7
RSVP: https://smc.eventbrite.ca/?discount=NetSquared

Net2van members get $150 off any ticket with the code NetSquared

Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you’re responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company’s online brand.

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Nonprofit Tech Event Roundup for March and April 2016

The Digital Nonprofit conference is sold out (sorry if you missed getting tickets – we’ve secured a bigger venue for 2017), but there’s other great conferences in BC this spring. We have exclusive discount codes available for The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (Squamish) and Social Media Camp (Victoria).

The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: April 14–15, Squamish BC
Tickets: http://www.digitalbuzz.ca

Net2van members get 40% off with the code 40NET2VAN

Join hundreds of business owners and marketing professionals at the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in 2016. It is your chance to learn and connect with the biggest names in marketing and leave transformed with practical ways to harness the power of digital in your business.

Enjoy information from speakers from eBay, Google, Canada Post, Telus, Warner Music, WestJet, Yahoo, Shopfiy, Mediative, Jelly Marketing, Richway Tech and many more.

Social Media Camp

When: May 5–7
RSVP: https://smc.eventbrite.ca/?discount=NetSquared

Net2van members get $150 off any ticket with the code NetSquared

Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you’re responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company’s online brand.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Office 365 for Nonprofits

When: Monday, May 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228982315/

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Driving Growth and Social Impact w/ Public Sector & Tech Community Collaboration

When: Thursday, March 10
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228985014/

Can collaborations between the BC public sector and the BC tech community accelerate economic growth and social impact? The B.C. Developers’ Exchange (http://bcdevexchange.org) is an initiative of the B.C. Government that’s adopted lean startup methodology to find out. Join David Hume, one of the co-founders of the DevExchange, in a discussion about the experiment and how your participation can take it to the next level.

How to Have Fun with Facebook Ads

When: Thursday, April 21
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228979468/

Karl Hardin will lead a hands-on workshop where you will learn about how to write a good ad, test it, target different audiences and learn along the way so you are better poised to increase: traffic to your website, sign ups for your e-mail list and engagement with and the reach of your brand and story.

EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Beyond the Grant: Advanced Grant Writing, and Alternative Funding, Financing, Enterprise & Investment Options

When: Wednesday, March 16
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-amp-workshop-series-amp-up-your-impact-tickets–19937842624

In recent years, many go-to sources of grant funding for non and for profit organizations alike have either dwindled or become increasingly difficult to compete for. In this workshop we will cover:

  • Efficient and effective grant writing skills
  • Unconventional sources of grant funding
  • The funding landscape beyond the grant.

You will learn how to research other sources of funding and financing, and how to think creatively about how your or your organization’s projects could be funded.

Non-Profit Law Matters: Governance Best Practices and Preparing for New Legal Changes

When: Thursday, March 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/non-profit-law-matters-governance-best-practices-and-preparing-for-new-legal-changes-tickets–21494094415

The session will cover some of the following:

  • Running a non-profit association or society – drafting by-laws, constitution, and new laws that will impact all societies across the province and the transition which will be required of existing societies;
  • Good-governance practices and board management topics;
  • Management of volunteers and creating and following appropriate policies for governing board of directors and members of the society;

Salesforce Nonprofit User Group: New Features!

When: Thursday, March 31
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vnug-npsp–3-new-functionality-tickets–22478643227?aff=es2

The Vancouver Non-Profit Salesforce User Group is gearing up for the next 2016 meet-up. For everyone running NPSP 3 or exploring the benefit of upgrading, this session will highlight some of the new functionality that has been released in the last six months.

  • Grants
  • Soft Credits
  • Matching Gifts
  • In Honour/In Memory

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day + Advanced 3rd day)

When: April 6–8
RSVP: http://www.alterspark.com/training/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change

On days 1–2, you’ll learn how to apply the same psychological strategies that drive the world’s most successful websites, mobile apps, and social media campaigns. You’ll obtain exclusive psychological design resources and develop the ability to recognize and apply over 50 principles of persuasive psychology. Day 3 will teach you how to build psychological architectures – the winning design patterns that drive influential campaigns and technologies.

DinnerPartyYVR

When: Saturday, April 9
RSVP: http://dinnerpartyyvr.com/

Take part in this a one-of-a-kind simultaneous dinner party event!

Here’s how it works: Hobby chefs — aka people who love to cook and entertain — host dinner parties across Vancouver in support of their favourite charities. Diners (aka you!) select a meal to attend and have an awesome night out, meeting new friends, and then joining up with all of the other dinner party guests, Hobby Chefs, charity representatives and partners at the after party.

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July 12: Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

With more ways to communicate with people than ever before, how do you know if you’re making the right impact? How do you get real engagement?

We’re in an interesting time where marketing is changing from the hands of companies to the hands of the people, and not enough organizations are using it strategically yet. The companies that have built themselves around innovating how they connect with people and a deep appreciation of human-centred design have gone on to create lasting relationships.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to assess your organization’s brand and digital footprint, look at case studies of leading digital experience organizations, and learn how to help your organization stand out, connect with people, and stay ahead of the curve.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, July 12, 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 – 9:00 PM: Post-event social!

PRESENTERS

Arpy Dragffy, PH1 Media, Founder & Director of Strategy
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A strategist and educator who has been working in technology and web for thirteen years. He strives to find new ways to create exceptional digital experiences and his approach is based on a hybrid education in architecture, communication, creative writing, and interaction design. During that time he’s been an educator, designer, UX strategist, marketing manager, startup advisor, writer for companies like Red Bull, Hootsuite, Bodog, Sage Software, Blueprint, and Monster.

Brittany Hobbs, PH1 Media, Branding & Agency Director
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An award-winning advertising agency veteran who has led traditional and digital campaigns for multi-billion dollar corporations and government agencies. She has a dedication to research, ethnographic study, and adds play into all her client work. She has worked with brands like Honda, United Nations, Government of Canada, Tourism British Columbia, and TELUS.

TWITTER
Event hashtag: #Net2van
Presenters: @arpyd
Venue Sponsor: @HiveVancouver
Event Sponsors: @iATSpayments @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.

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JASON MOGUS: How to win in the 21st Century

The Digital Nonprofit Conference is ready to take you and your organization to the next level of tech success. This year’s line up of presenters includes experts in the tech, nonprofit and private sectors, delivering deep dive discussions on topics ranging from:

  • Capacity planning in the digital world
  • Choosing the right tech tools to suit your organization’s values
  • Cultivating digital talent
  • Digital fundraising & donor engagement
  • Building community engagement strategies with corporate partners

Discover our full line-up of experts in the conference agenda .

How to win in the 21st Century

Non-profits, governments, and civil society groups are not immune from the disruption digital networks have wrought in every other aspect of society. Jason and his team recently studied 40 campaigns, companies, and organizations that have recently won substantial social change efforts, and analyzed the common principles underlying their success. The results lined up with a career spent studying (and living) digital networks and movements.

Jason will be sharing the results of this research in Vancouver for the first time – a month before its official international launch. These principles of 21st Century campaigns will be combined with stories that bring them to live, and approaches to make them practical for organizations of all sizes and stripes.

Jason Mogus

Jason Mogus
Twitter: @MogusMoves

Jason is the principal strategist at Communicopia, a strategy consultancy that helps social change institutions become more like movements. With more than twenty years of digital transformation and campaign experience, he has led projects for some of the world’s most recognized social change brands including Human Rights Watch, the Tar Sands Solutions Network, NRDC, Consumer Reports, the UN Foundation, and the David Suzuki Foundation. Jason is the founder of the 15 year old Web of Change conference and he created the world’s first research report on the state of digital teams in non-profits. A recognized thought leader in the fields of network campaigns, digital teams, and organizational change catalyzed by technology, in 2014 Jason was named a Leadership Fellow at the Broadbent Institute.