Category Archives: Event report

Event Slides: What’s the Deal with Slack?

Slack is a team collaboration tool that has slowly begun to chip away at email’s dominance in the workplace. With over 4 million daily active users, it’s become an essential tool for thousands of organizations.

Slack’s David Fay offered an introduction to the tool for the unfamiliar, and shared some tips and tricks for the converted. Come and learn about this email-killer that’s changing the way we communicate at work.



Nonprofit Technology Show and Tell: #Net2van March 16, 2017

Chad Leaman’s notes and links from the March 16, 2017 NetSquared Vancouver event.

Tom – Makes software for Choirs


Hannah Wei

  • Shenomads – a community of remote workes
  • All on Slack
  • @herlifeinpixels
  • Mostly female
  • Made a typeform for people to sign up
  • Uses Zapier to feed the slack bot
  • Built engagemend campaign
  • Only been around since November
  • Looking for sponsors and mentors


  • TextExpander – make short codes to have full scripts
  • Cheap – $25
  • Works in cloud


  • Showing a CRM based in a Google Sheet
  • [email protected]


  • Periscope – Webstreaming – can reshare across networks
  • Trello for Project Management – lots of free powerups for plugins like DropBox
  • Slack – OpenDataBC


  • Software to enable easier volunteering
  • Skilled based philanthropy


  • – design software for non designers. Great for online > than print
  • Mostly free
  • Has great templates


  • Canadian Business Network – funding respurce
  • – cheap outsource designs
  • Fivrr – cheap outspurcing
  • Codeacademy
  • Chatbots – autochat robots
  • Steals competitors google keywords for facebook ads.
  • Kittysplit –

Ellen – – all in one nonprofit management

  • Contacts – can group them and message them in one
  • Campaigns
  • Projects
  • Tasks
  • Donations – with tax reciepts. They take 0
  • $35 a month for 1000 contacts and 10 users.


  • Tip one! Slack has voice chat
  • – gets online content to be offline, so a “library for less than price of a textbook”
  • Learncloud –
  • Rumie is a Google Canada


  • Lav mic – $15 for sound make the video sound professional. Wired. Amazon link.
    • Get a battery pack for phone.
  • Livestreaming multipoint video. Mevo camera. Streams right into your phone. Can set up multipoint hot spots. Does nice pan cams. Looks like multicamera setup. Can save to memory card or push to facebook.
  • Gillian says GoPro can do 2 people.



  • Video chatroom
  • Can creat a link and joint people

Event Report: Understanding the New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

The way web addresses work is in the midst of a revolution. After 20 years of .com, .org, .ca and a few others, there are now more than a thousand new top-level-domains available for use. Today you can register a web address at .vip, .ketchup or .swiss.

You may have seen a few of these domains in the wild already, but you can expect to see plenty more in the next few years. What does this shift mean for orgs? How can your organization explore the opportunities that all these new top-level domains represent? Why is .xyz so popular?

The co-founder of .ECO answers these questions and tells the story of their community-powered new domain.

Google Analytics for Nonprofits: Slides and Worksheet



Hands-on with Google Analytics Worksheet by Elijah van der Giessen on Scribd

We all have an idea of what Google Analytics can do, but do you know how to use it to help your organization? Do you know who your visitors are and what actions they’re completing on your website? Do you know how to best use all the data provided by Google Analytics?

We were very happy to welcome Nina Cruz and Elena Czubiak from the Google for Nonprofits team for an afternoon workshop with NetSquared Vancouver. They walked us through the latest version and features of Google Analytics, and then helped us roll up our sleeves to ensure you’re tracking clear goals for your organization. Learn what is working in your marketing efforts and on your site so you can make better decisions to further your mission.

Event Report: 7 Steps to Growing Your Nonprofit With Youtube Videos

7 Steps to Scaling Your Nonprofit or Business With Youtube Videos (Even if You Have Never Done Videos)

In this workshop we discussed 7 actionable steps that will allow to grow your organization on Youtube and show them in action! Participants learned how to:

• Find topics in demand

• Create content that mesmerizes your audience

• Make your videos easy to watch, listen and find

Julia Vorontsova is the founder of Kakadu Media and an SEO expert with over seven years’ experience in the marketing industry. She currently teaches how to create effective marketing videos for business through Langara College’s Continuing Education Department. She has learned video SEO from top industry experts in California and was awarded the Local Video Marketer competition prize as the most improved local video marketer in 2015. Julia has worked on projects in both China and Canada for small to medium-sized businesses. She has an MA from UBC in cognitive science and Asian studies and has researched conceptual metaphors, focusing on their use in successful national and international advertising. She is fluent in four languages, including Mandarin and Ukrainian, and is passionate about advertising and environmental sustainability.Julia’s vision is to help business owners achieve their dreams by offering exceptional expertise and value in online video marketing.