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.
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 operationsand campaigns.
Topics could include (but aren’t limited to)
CRM (Constituent and fundraising databases)
Automation and workflows
Digital marketing and social media
Change management and technology adoption
“Why IT projects fail, and what you can do about it”
Avoid these approaches
Overly-technical sessions – most people will not come from an IT background.
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]
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.
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
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.
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.
April 12: Donation & Landing Page Certification Workshop
Net2van friend Brady Josephson is bringing a Donation & Landing Page Certification Workshop to Vancouver!If you’re wanting to raise more money online, asked if your donation page is good or could be better, or wondered how you can grow your email list then this workshop is for you. Through this full-day workshop, you will…
Know how to craft, implement, and optimize the 3 essential types of donation pages
Be able to create a high converting landing page for email acquisition offers to grow your email list
Get a workshop binder with notes to take home and reference
Have the chance to get your donation and landing pages optimized by the workshop instructors
Learn what other nonprofit fundraisers and digital marketers are doing, struggling, having success, etc.
Receive a NextAfter certification seal
Be eligible for 4 CFRE points/credits
What makes these workshops unique is that every single idea you’ll hear has been tested and proven with major nonprofit organizations, and is backed up by data and research from our library of over 1,300 experiments. You can learn more at bit.ly/vancouver-workshop and be sure to use the discount code NET2VAN to save $100.
Vancouver’s Online Strategy Conference for Nonprofit Leaders
Whether you’re in the midst of digital transformation, struggling to keep up with new tech in online communications, or are looking for strategies that work today to grow your nonprofit, The Digital Nonprofit is the place for you to be this June.
This all-day conference is Vancouver’s premier event for nonprofit and charity leaders, where over 200 local professionals come together to discuss how we can all learn and support each other to fulfill our missions.
Build new relationships with over 200 other nonprofit and charity professionals
Learn digital strategies and tactics through 7 speaker presentations that you can bring back to your nonprofit teams
Learn from practical case studies from nonprofit leaders who will share the tactics they’re using to truly engage online with their members (an increasingly difficult task)
Expand your thinking through a series of short “Lightning Talks” throughout the day
Enjoy a fully-catered lunch and drink as much coffee as you want!
Network at our after-party immediately following the conference (drinks included!)
BONUS, attend a hands-on digital marketing workshop by Beth Kanter the following day (space is limited, reserve now).
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 is the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a Seattle nonprofit that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Known for his pointed observations delivered with a sense of humor, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts, found at NonprofitAF.com, formerly NonprofitWithBalls.com
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 her 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.
Beth Kanter is an 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.
How to Create a Tech Plan for Your Nonprofit and Win OVer Your Board
Does your nonprofit need major upgrades in tech? Where do you start and how do you get your tech infrastructure up to date on a tight timeline and budget? This presentation will show you the steps you can take to develop a tech plan for your nonprofit, so that your nonprofit can better identify its organizational needs, make the most of the tech already available, and plan for future tech investments.
We’ll show you how with the right tech plan, you can make effective use of tech to impact your nonprofit’s mission and increase transparency in your achieving your strategic goals. Best of all, we’ll share tips on how to get your board on board with investing in your tech pan.
Yasmine Abu-Ayyash is the Communications Coordinator at TechSoup Canada and is responsible for crafting resources and materials that support nonprofits in using tech to more effectively pursue their missions.
Social Media from the Top: Why nonprofit leaders need an online voice
Chris Brandt, former ED of Music Heals, shares best practices for stewarding relationships and raising money with social media.
Social Media isn’t just your first point of contact with current and prospective donors, volunteers, and the media – it’s often the only one. The risk of not talking is that no one knows that you exist. How would you evaluate your organization’s presence on social media? Are you involved in the conversation, either through the org’s channels or your own? You can’t be seen until you learn how to see.
Chris Brandt is the founder of Charity Agency, which helps businesses increase their charitable impact and helps charities improve their business. His background includes over 20 years in the music industry and 6 years as a nonprofit Executive Director, where he built a foundation from conception to directing over $1m in program funding in under 5 years.
The Tao of Integrated Campaigns
It seems that integrated campaigns are all the buzz these days. But what does “integration” even mean, how do you do it, and why bother with it? Ecojustice’s Kimberly Shearon shares three big lessons her team learned (the hard way) from its foray into the world of integrated campaigns. Also, pop culture references.
Kimberly is Director of Strategic Communications at Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity. She was born and raised on Vancouver’s North Shore, where she dreamed of becoming a journalist and changing the world. After a five-year foray out east for university and bouncing around some of the country’s top newsrooms, she turned in her media pass and joined the Ecojustice team. It has proven to be the perfect home for her and her love of em dashes, bicycles and wandering through the woods.
With so much packed into one day, have you wondered about how you’ll be able to capture all your learnings? Don’t worry, we have something special planned to help you capture insights, and use them when you get back to work. Join us this year and find out.
THE DAY-AFTER BONUS WORKSHOP
Beth Kanter – Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategy: The Secret Sauce
Beth Kanter will be hosting a workshop for organizations wanting to invest in improving their digital strategy. This hands-on workshop will be limited to 75 attendees.
Social media, mobile phone adoption, new digital payment methods, bots … there are so many digital channels for nonprofit markers to engage and connect with people, and convert them to live long supporters. But with so many free and low-cost tools out there, how do you decide where to invest your time and resources for the most impact? How do you quickly and easily test those decisions to improve results?
This interactive workshop will help nonprofit markers boost their digital strategy using a simple canvas, “Ready, Set, Go,” that will allow them to quickly develop and test a strategy that connects with your audience. This workshop is highly participatory, using hands-on methods and will draw from design thinking methods. It will focus on strategy, not tactics.
We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!
Where should nonprofits focus their attention in 2019?
Net2van’s January meetup was a smörgåsbord sampler of #Tech4Good trends. This fast-paced evening of Ignite-style 5 minute mini-presentations shared the trends, tools, and techniques charities should explore to create more impact.
Rob Cottingham – Trust as the Killer App in the Age of Fake
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
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.
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.
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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.
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