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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.

Michael Johnston – How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact

Human centric technology use needs a structured approach that design thinking can help solve. Mike’s fast, fun session brings together how the Amish, Stanford Design School, and hjc use design thinking to help make the world a better place.

In this presentation, you’ll learn:

Michael Johnston, HJC

Mike has been a fundraiser for 30 years, and has worked with 100’s of social impact
and charitable organizations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia
Pacific. Mike is an expert in fundraising innovation and integrated fundraising –
especially in the use of digital technologies and their effective integration with
traditional and new fundraising methods. He had a hand in creating some of the first digital fundraising tools and campaigns in the late 1990’s.

He is the author of two books: The Fund Raiser’s Guide to the Internet and The
Nonprofit Guide to the Internet and the editor of two books: Internet Strategies: Best
Practices for Marketing, and Direct Response Fund Raising: Mastering New Trends for Results. Mike is also a contributor to numerous books and magazines.

Mike was a founding Board Member of the Washington-based e-Philanthropy
Foundation, and was its first chair of its Education Committee. In addition, Michael
was the founding Foundation Chair for the first global charity online lottery,
www.globelot.com. He has helped to found, and Chair, the industry leading Integrated Marketing Advisory Board, www.imabgroup.net – a collection of leading fundraising agencies
and other related industry associations.

He is a current board member of the global fundraising capacity building nonprofit,
The Resource Alliance and was the first Chair for the Resource Alliance’s Fundraising Online web conference.

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KEYNOTE: Beth Kanter – The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

KEYNOTE: Beth Kanter – The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Self-Care and Wellbeing to Organizational Impact

This keynote is about how and why it is important to treat self-care and a culture of well-being as an organizational strategy and cultural norm. When self-care initiatives are treated as “extras” instead of being built right into the fabric of an organization’s culture or leadership does not model the behavior, they often fall flat.

Beth will share the latest thinking on self-care and well-being in the nonprofit workplace based on the presenter’s book “The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” Going beyond a narrow focus on physical health and wellness, she will share examples and insights from nonprofits that have created and implemented a culture of well-being in the workplaces that supports results.

Takeaways

  • Learn about the big return on investment that happens when your organization prioritizes well-being in the workplace
  • Understand the influence and role that leadership, employee engagement, and organizational culture play in implementing initiatives to encourage employee wellbeing
  • Learn about simple and examples to activate a culture of wellbeing in your organization’s workplace that truly has impact

Beth Kanter

Master Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Blogger

Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, philanthropy, wellbeing in the workplace and training. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world. She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop leader.

Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013. She author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout (http://bit.ly/happyhealthynpbook) published by J.Wiley. She writes “Beth’s Blog,” one of the first nonprofit blogs. Her clients include foundations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

KEYNOTE: Vu Le – Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

Vu Le – Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector

Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector

Given everything happening in the world, the nonprofit/charitable sector continues to play an urgent and critical role. But we face many challenges to fulfilling our full potential. What does the ideal sector look like? How will we get there? What are sacred cows we must let go?

Join Vu for a no-BS presentation filled with pictures of baby animals.

Vu Le

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier ValleyCorps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a showabout nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at NonprofitAF.com, formerly nonprofitwithballs.com. 

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

CLOSED:Care2 Community Scholarships

NetSquared Vancouver has partnered with Care2 to provide five full scholarships to The Digital Nonprofit conference.

Care2 logo
Care2 is a network of millions of people around the globe, dedicated to building a better world. We use our cutting-edge technology and team of experienced campaigners to fuel the progressive movement by uniting our members with nonprofits and mission-based brands working on the causes they care about.

The sponsorship will be used to fund scholarships for nonprofit staffers unable to afford the conference fee of $150. The scholarships will prioritize people working for organizations serving marginalized people.

Application deadline: May 1. Successful applicants will be notified by May 15, 2019.

Limited Time $10,000 Nonprofit Training Grant – Apply now for Digital Marketing Skills Training

News from our friends at Digital Hospitality.

Great news for nonprofits who have wanted to provide your staff with better professional training but haven’t been able to because of lack of funding. We were notified by one of our partners and supporters, Digital Hospitality, that there is a limited time available training grant that nonprofits can take advantage of for skills training.

$10,000 Grant

Digital Marketing Skills Training

Only available while funding lasts, nonprofits can apply for a BC training grant that reimburses up to 100 percent of the cost associated with skills training programs. To take advantage of this, Digital Hospitality has a digital marketing training program redesigned for nonprofits which would be eligible for the training grant. This provides your staff access to digital marketing training used by large businesses and an opportunity where you can learn from top digital marketers recognized by google. 

If you are interested in learning more about the $10,000 training grant, fill out this form and you’ll receive follow up information regarding the details about eligibility and they can also answer any questions you might have.


Learn more about the training grant

How Young People Use Digital Technology – Hosted by Darren Barefoot

What’s the future of technology and social media? Let’s ask the next generation!

Darren Barefoot hosted a series of short on-stage interviews with three young people – a teenager, a college-student and a 20-something – about how they use technology and social channels.

Recorded live by NetSquared Vancouver at the HiVE in Vancouver, April 2 2019

Slides and Video: Introduction to Technology Planning for Nonprofits

The technology planning process can be overwhelming, especially for those without any technical background. Where do you start? What are your priorities? How do you fund them?

In this recording from Net2van’s March 5 meetup Fully Managed walks you through the process of building a technology plan and how to find a Managed Service Provider.

Slides

Video

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Call for Session Proposals for The Digital Nonprofit 2019

We are now accepting submissions for speakers at The Digital Nonprofit conference, a conference for Vancouver’s nonprofit leaders.

Who You Are

Our conference is targeted at nonprofit leaders, and our presenters will come from the same background. Specifically, we are looking for nonprofit employees, board members, or volunteers to present.

We encourage all to submit, especially those from under-represented groups. We want to showcase the full diversity of Vancouver.

Who Attends the Conference?

  • Nonprofit leaders who are responsible for their organization’s strategy. 62% are decision makers: EDs/CEOs/Directors/Managers
  • Digital staff and fundraisers who execute online campaigns
  • Program and support staff who want to engage their clients and members using technology

What We Want in a Session

The conference goal is to build the digital strategy expertise of nonprofit leaders. Sessions should focus on practical case studies sharing the stories of how nonprofits (especially your own organization!) implemented a technology-based solution and the impact it made on their operations and campaigns.

Topics could include (but aren’t limited to)

  • CRM (Constituent and fundraising databases)
  • Automation and workflows
  • Website development
  • Campaign innovations
  • Integrated fundraising
  • Volunteer management
  • Human Resources
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Change management and technology adoption
    • “Why IT projects fail, and what you can do about it”

Avoid these approaches

  • Product-specific sessions
  • Overly-technical sessions – most people will not come from an IT background.

Session Details

  • The conference is Tuesday, June 11. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The sessions are 25 minutes in length. We are recruiting for five sessions.
  • The conference is single track. All 225 attendees will be in the same room
  • A variety of formats are encouraged and audience interactivity is strongly recommended.
  • Submitting with a co-presenter is welcomed
  • The room is set up with a front stage, podium, projector screen, and PA.
  • No honorarium is offered to presenters, but we may be able to help cover travel costs.

How Will Conference Sessions be Determined?

Submissions are open until March 31, 2019.

The Digital Nonprofit team will review all proposals by April 5 and will get back to you with an update by April 15, 2019.
Questions? Email [email protected]

And finally the form!

Get Help With Your Digital Marketing Projects from RED Academy

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-PROFITS!

RED Academy students create websites, apps and digital marketing strategies for social impact organizations and entrepreneurs with a vision to make the world a better place! RED students have worked for over 600 partner organizations and generated over $4 million value in pro bono work.

 If you are interested in becoming a RED community partners, please contact [email protected] or submit an application through: https://redacademy.com/submit-a-project/

Digital Marketing Projects

Our Digital Marketing students will work with you to assess your goals, analyze your site performance and build a comprehensive multi-channel digital marketing strategy to achieve those goals. By the end of the project, you will receive the following: 

• Website audit
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO) audit and strategy
• Social Media audit and strategy
• Content strategy
• Google AdWords campaign ad strategy and forecasting 

• Social ad strategy and forecasting
• Final presentation
• Strategy report 

February 19: Maximize your free $10,000/month grant – Nonprofit Google Grant Workshop

Imagine what $10,000/month of Google Ads could do for your nonprofit.

With proper optimization and setup, this 10k in ads could help you recruit more volunteers, attract more donations and share your story with a wider audience by reaching people who are searching for nonprofits like yours.

Feb 19 – free workshop on Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

Join Digital Hospitality for an afternoon focused on helping you learn how to maximize your free $10,000/month Google Grant. You’ll not only learn what you need to know about Google Ads but you’ll also be able to ask questions and review your account with our certified Google Ads Account Strategist.

Additionally, the nonprofits in attendance will have a chance to be selected and provided with 2 free months of of Google Ads coaching & support.

During this workshop, you’ll receive one-on-one and group consulting to learn:

  • How to get started
  • How to structure ad campaigns
  • Which specific Google Ads tools to use
  • How to set up detailed tracking
  • How to use ads data to achieve your goals
  • How to maximize conversions over time

Date: February 19th 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Hotel Blu 2nd floor Conference Room
Address: 177 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8
What to bring:
This is a hands-on workshop. Bring your laptop and be sure you can log in to your Google Ads account (if you have one) & Google Analytics for your website.

About Digital Hospitality

Digital Hospitality specializes in helping organizations achieve their goals online through maximizing online conversions. The workshop will be run by our Google Ads Strategists who have managed more than 25 million in campaigns for the likes of Warner Music, CBC, Rogers Communications, Alpha and others.