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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/

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Slides + Video: The Digital Nonprofit 2018

We created The Digital Nonprofit conference because after 10 years of meetups our members asked us for an event that was more “boss friendly”. A place where we could talk about digital strategy and transformation, not just practical hands-on technology implementation. But we didn’t anticipate the hunger for a community-driven #Tech4Good conference. Even as we grew over four events from 80 attendees to 225 we’ve continued to sell out every year. So thank you for your support! It means so much because as volunteers your encouragement is what motivates us to keep going!

The expert presenters have generously allowed us to share their slides – along with video recordings from each session.

Enjoy! We hope to see you at the 2019 edition of the conference and at our free monthly meetups.

The Technology Strategy of Love – Tracy Kronzak of Salesforce.org

How Do You Attract Tech Literate Talent? – Crystal Henrickson of Talent Collective

Building Systems To Help Our Orchestra Scale – Steve Coombs of Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

Discover Your Hidden Engagement Pyramid – Barbara Christensen, Percolator Consulting

Truth and Reconciliation in the Digital Age – Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council

Crash Report, Or “Sorry For Breaking Your Nonprofit” – Rob Cottingham, Social Signal

Digital Teams in 2018: The New Landscape of Digital Engagement – Jason Mogus

How Your Online Fundraising Stacks Up With 152 Canadian Charities – Brady Josephson, NextAfter

From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatian, Green Teams of Canada

Test, Fail, Adapt, Win: Increase Your Chances of a Successful Campaign – Shoni Field + Charly Jarrett, BC SPCA

The Technology of Solidarity – Matt Price

Sponsor Love

Conferences don’t happen without a crew. We are grateful to our volunteers for running the show. We are in debt to the presenters who contributed their expertise. And we can’t thank the sponsors who underwrote the event enough, since they enabled us to create an accessible event for you, our #Tech4Good community.

Our sponsors are investing in our community because they share our conviction that nonprofits need the power of technology to do more good. Give them your attention and $$!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Traction on Demand + Salesforce.org

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

Thank you all! With gratitude,

The Digital Nonprofit Team + NetSquared Vancouver

Constellation of tools for nonprofits

Technology Show and Tell: Productivity Tools Speed Dating for Nonprofits – Video Clips from #Tech4Good Meetup in Vancouver

What’s your productivity secret? What tools make you look like a magician to your coworkers?

At the May 8 NetSquared Vancouver meetup Chad Leaman hosted our annual Technology Show and Tell – it’s your chance to share the gadgets inside your toolshed.

Our guest presenters each got up to five minutes to showcase a wide range of low-cost or free online tools available to nonprofits today. Each tip had the goal of helping us communicate better with workers, volunteers and stakeholders, and work more efficiently.

Check out the videos. You’re bound to learn a few things that change the way you work.

Slides and Video: Using QuickBooks to Ensure Your Nonprofit Is Audit-Proof – Accounting for NGOs

Net2van is delighted to share the slides and video from our April 3 meetup. The workshop featured guest presenters from Legacy Advantage, a local team of accountants and bookkeepers with nonprofit expertise.

Nonprofits have it tough. Not only are you working with a limited budget, you are also required meet a high level of compliance. Concerns and confusion around compliance can eat up precious resources and distract you from achieving your mission.

If your nonprofit doesn’t have its books in order, then ensuring you are compliant with tax regulations can be a real drain on resources. Accounting software can help, but only if you know how to use it effectively. In this workshop, Bob Wang and Jean Elwell of Legacy Advantage share some guidance on how to run an audit-proof nonprofit. In the presentation they focus specifically on QuickBooks (desktop version available through TechSoup Canada’s product catalogue), but many of their insights and best practices are applicable to any accounting system.

Slides and Video: How Delivering Webinars Can Benefit Your Mission

Webinars can be your secret tool for scaling your service delivery, training, and recruitment.

Local webinar experts Tonya Hyde and Chad Leaman presented case studies at the March 6 Net2van meetup on why their organizations pursued webinars as part of fulfilling their mission.

Why Webinars

Tonya Hyde covers the pros and cons of the medium, best practices and things learned the hard way, benchmark webinar platforms, and walk you through the process of delivering a successful webinar: planning, recruiting speakers, marketing, delivery techniques, and follow-up.

Case Study: How the Neil Squire Society Uses Webinars to Deliver Programs

Presented by Chad Leaman, who has delivered thousands of hours of training!

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Event Report: 📚 Modern Annual Reports for Nonprofits: New Formats, New Tools 📹 💻 🛰

What makes for a good annual report? What makes a modern annual report?
We recruited some of Vancouver’s top reporting experts to share tips for creating effective annual reports quickly and cheaply! Here’s the video and slides from the February 6, 2018 Net2van event.

Facebook Live Video

Love video? Watch the livestream of the event.

Introduction with Event Host Stephanie Butler @writingquirky

The Planning Cycle with Maya Pankalla, Communications Lead, ISC BC @mayapankalla

Sourcing Content for Your Annual Repot with Chad Leaman, Director of Innovation, Neil Squire Society @chadleaman

Quick and Dirty Reporting Using Adobe Spark Video, with Eli van der Giessen, Community Manager, NetSquared @elivdg

Better Ways to Present Financial Data with Andrea Robertson of @Hypsypops

Un-Boring Financial Statements with Dene Paquin of Enkel Backoffice Solutions @DenePaquin

Question and Answers

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#NPtech Trend: Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofits with @cqwww

Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofits With Kris Constable

Trend or Fad? What do nonprofits need to do to stay current? NetSquared Vancouver invited five local experts to share their predictions for the most important technology developments for nonprofits in 2018.

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#NPtech Trend: Virtual Reality for Nonprofits with @leenaminifie

Virtual Reality for Nonprofits With Leena Minifie

 Trend or Fad? What do nonprofits need to do to stay current? NetSquared Vancouver invited five local experts to share their predictions for the most important technology developments for nonprofits in 2018.

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#NPtech Trend: Practical Security for Nonprofits: Spectre and Meltdown with @cqwww

Practical Security for Nonprofits: Spectre and Meltdown With Kris Constable

Trend or Fad? What do nonprofits need to do to stay current? NetSquared Vancouver invited five local experts to share their predictions for the most important technology developments for nonprofits in 2018.

Please join us in thanking our loyal sponsors, too.

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#NPtech Trend: Dark Social and Dark Posts with @sexwithashleigh

Dark Social and Dark Posts with Ashleigh Turner

Trend or Fad? What do nonprofits need to do to stay current? NetSquared Vancouver invited five local experts to share their predictions for the most important technology developments for nonprofits in 2018.

Please join us in thanking our loyal sponsors, too.