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Eli strives to be a connector - the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He's been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically he'll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love. Currently he's the NetSquared Community Manager supporting a global volunteer network of 50 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 450 events per year.

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Slides + Video: Email Automation for Nonprofits

We snuck a second meetup into November because we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to feature a special guest from Montréal. Antoine Bonicalzi of Cyberimpact introduced our nonprofit members to the basic concepts of email automation and walked us through the flowcharting process. 

Watch the video to discover how to start making email automation work for your organization. In this video you will learn:

• How to communicate more often and more effectively with volunteers, supporters and partners
• How to promote events and other fundraising activities
• How to build stronger relationships while saving time and energy thanks to automation

PRESENTER

Antoine Bonicalzi has been involved in digital marketing since 2009. Occupying key roles in several agencies, he has helped hundreds of small businesses and organizations succeed with digital marketing.

Today, as the Marketing Director for Cyberimpact, a Canadian email marketing and marketing automation platform, Antoine has the responsibility of growing its user base across the country. His role involves communicating the secrets of email marketing and marketing automation to Canadian businesses and organizations through articles, training workshops and seminars.

Video + Slides: How to Maximize Data to Enhance Your Fundraising Programs and Campaigns

In this presentation campaigners and fundraisers from any size organization will learn to use big data in a way they haven’t before. They will learn how to better target their messaging to influence people within their organization’s community to encourage them to give a gift or volunteer.

Whether through a direct mail appeal, cross fundraising approach or a face to face ask, data can help.

PRESENTER
Allen Davidov is Director of Business Development at Environics Analytics in the not-for-profit practice. With nearly twenty years of experience, he is responsible for helping charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to attract and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers.

Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, annual giving, leadership giving and event initiatives at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation.

Allen is also an active member of the Canadian Marketing Association Not-For-Profit Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and a Creative Advertising diploma from Centennial College.

SOCIAL LOVE
Hosted by @elivdg
Presented by @net2van
Venue partner @hivevancouver

PRESENTER
@AllenDavidov of @EnvironicsA

SPONSORS
@iatspayments @VCN_Community @techsoupcanada @NTENorg

Digital Skills for Youth – Internship Program

Is your organization interest in hosting an internship focused on  using and/or gaining ICT skills/knowledge in a professional work environment? Then check out the Vancouver Community Network internship program

Intern salaries are matched to $12,000 and administered by the Vancouver Community Network (VCN) under the federally-funded DS4Y program. 

There is an additional $3000 accessible to each intern to pay for upskilling and learning new tech skills (online or in-person).

Registrations can begin immediately and intakes will be ongoing as we work to fill 160 positions across Western Canada over the next two years.

Digital Skills for Youth – Internship Program

Get details on eligibility.

Video: Donor Retention Best Practices with Janet Edmison, Principal at Fawkes + Holly

A strong fundraising program is an essential part of building a thriving non-profit. But when you have a small team and limited resources it can be hard to know where to focus.

At Net2van’s October 10 meetup Fawkes + Holly offered research and experience on how to retain the donors you’ve worked so hard to acquire. Viewers of these videos will emerge feeling encouraged, equipped and armed with practical tools you can start implementing immediately.

Here’s two video recordings of the presentation, focusing on the presenter or the slides. Take your pick! Or if you’re on the move listen to the podcast

Presenter Video

Webinar-Style Video

Janet Edmison, Principal at Fawkes + Holly

Janet is a strategic thinker with experience fundraising for small and mid-sized non-profits including Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Union Gospel Mission. Passionate about sharing the vision and mission of organizations making an impact around the world, Janet excels at developing strategies and materials that change the game for small teams with limited resources. As a consultant, Janet has worked with dozens of organizations facing challenges in building and maintaining a sustainable fundraising program.

HOSTS
Produced by Ashleigh Turner @SexWithAshleigh
Hosted by NetSquared Vancouver @net2van
Venue partner HiVE Vancouver @hivevancouver

PRESENTER
@fawkesandholly

SPONSORS
@iatspayments @VCN_Community @techsoupcanada @NTENorg

Video interviews: how do you successfully implement a CRM at your nonprofit?

CRM is hard! So before you choose a database why not learn from other organization’s difficulties? (and wins!)

Darren Barefoot interviewed Alexis Stoymenoff and Elena Iñurrategui. They’ve confronted all sides of the CRM question: from within orgs and as consultants to them. Viewers will gain wisdom about when to adopt a CRM and what questions to ask to make the right infrastructure decisions for their organizations.

Want more? Here’s the Q&A session featuring Brenton Walters (whose interview was, sadly, lost.)

Net2van’s free events are possible because of the consistent support of partners like iATS Payments, the Vancouver Community Network, Techsoup Canada, and NTEN.

Digital Fundraising Events From Net2van

What’s that in the air? It’s the smell of #Tech4Good!

CRM for Nonprofits – September 11

NetSquared Vancouver is really excited to bring you a trio of workshops this fall that focus on digital fundraising.

All the events are free, so RSVP now. And if you’re into podcasts subscribe to our feed of presenter recordings.

September 11: CRMs for Nonprofits – Abandoning Excel for a grown-up CRM

RSVP for this free event.

It can be difficult for smaller organizations to follow expert advice and best practices for adopting and optimizing supporter relationships with a customer relationship management (CRM) platform, like Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Netsuite, NationBuilder or Keela.

When is the right moment to make the leap from a spreadsheet or ad hoc system to a CRM solution? And, which platform is the right fit for your organization?

This session features on-stage interviews with people who have confronted all sides of the CRM question: from within orgs and as consultants to them. Attendees will gain wisdom about when to adopt a CRM and what questions to ask to make the right infrastructure decisions for their organizations.

October 10: Donor Retention Best Practices

RSVP for this free event.

A strong fundraising program is an essential part of building a thriving non-profit. But when you have a small team and limited resources it can be hard to know where to focus.

In this presentation, Fawkes + Holly will offer research and experience on how to retain the donors you’ve worked so hard to acquire. You’ll leave the sessions feeling encouraged, equipped and armed with practical tools you can start implementing first thing Monday morning.

November 6: How to Maximize Data to Enhance Your Fundraising Programs and Campaigns

RSVP for this free event.

In this session, campaigners and fundraisers from any size organization will learn to use big data in a way they haven’t before. They will learn how to better target their messaging to influence people within their organization’s community to encourage them to give a gift or volunteer.

Whether through a direct mail appeal, cross fundraising approach or a face to face ask, data can help.

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER FROM TORONTO!
Allen Davidov is Director of Business Development at Environics Analytics in the not-for-profit practice. With nearly twenty years of experience, he is responsible for helping charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to attract and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers. Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, annual giving, leadership giving and event initiatives at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation.

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

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

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Volunteer Futures Symposium 2018 | Conference for Volunteers, Non-profits & Charities!

Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2018 Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Low-cost event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.  

Everyone welcome! Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Digital Youth Engagement, Volunteer Management, Crowdfunding, Community Gaming Grants & more.

Keynote: Kris Archie, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Date: October 3 & 4, 2018
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, Richmond, BC
Fees: $225 (Member)/$325 (Non-member)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

For more info: Event Details

Get Google AdWords help from RED Academy

Did you know that Google gives nonprofits $10,000 in free Google AdWords credits every month?  It’s a hugely valuable resource to help drive traffic to your website, but administering your account can be tricky, especially at first.
Luckily our friends at RED Academy want to connect their marketing students with local nonprofits to help set up and administer a sustainable set of AdWords campaigns for your organization.
If you’re interested apply at https://goo.gl/forms/gYIVGM92G6K1zTt12
Chris (RED Academy) and Eli (net2van)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Truth and Reconciliation in a Digital Age – Net2van June 19, 2018

In acknowledgement of National Indigenous Peoples Day here’s the recording of our “Truth and Reconciliation in a Digital Age” panel hosted by the First Nations Technology Council at the HIVE.

The discussion was led by Denise Williams, Executive Director of First Nations Technology Council. Panelists include James Delorme, Jen Castro, Leena Minifie, Lauren Kelly, plus some surprise special guests!

Truth and Reconciliation in a Digital Age

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018, 5:30 PM

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

60 Members Went

We exist in an age of reconciliation, one in which an increasing number of Canadians are beginning to explore their role in meaningfully addressing historical and ongoing injustices and inequities. So where does one begin? And what will a sector in meaningful pursuit of reconciliation look and feel like?  Join the First Nations Technology Council f…

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We exist in an age of reconciliation, one in which an increasing number of Canadians are beginning to explore their role in meaningfully addressing historical and ongoing injustices and inequities. So where does one begin? And what will a sector in meaningful pursuit of reconciliation look and feel like?

Join the First Nations Technology Council for a discussion about how nonprofits and the technology industry can participate in reconciliation and adopt the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: http://www.trc.ca/

Please join us in thanking our loyal sponsors