Category Archives: Monthly Updates

March Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Nonprofit Technology Show and Tell

When: Thursday, March 16
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/236276934/

This is a crowdsourced session, where participants are given up to five minutes to share a tool they use in their non-profit tech life. Learn from the best – each other.

Share anything that helps you do the amazing work you do. It can be a CRM, communication tool, fundraising platform, some social media magic-sauce, automation or other clever web genius that helps you further your mission or cause or execute your work. We only ask that you can show the solution and say what and why you use it.

How to Manage a Scattered Nonprofit Team

When: Tuesday, May 2
RSVP: https://techsoup.nationbuilder.com/managing-teams

Do you work with remote volunteers and/or staff? Are you having trouble working effectively? Or perhaps you have a routine that works, but would like to improve the experience? Nejeed Kassam, Founder and CEO of Keela.co, will cover the best practices that make remote team management effortless!

FREE TECH HELP

Free Tech Work at RED Academy

RED Academy is looking for suitable organizations to get free digital work done by our students! Our students specialize in digital marketing, user experience design, user interface design, front-end web, and application development. If you have a project that needs RED’s help apply here: https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects or email andee@redacademy.com for more information.

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects.

Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Volunteer Newsletter & Social Media Curator

Apply: http://bccic.ca/volunteer-newsletter-social-media-curator/

BCCIC is seeking a volunteer curator to be responsible for the design and development of the monthly e-newsletter as well as the regular maintenance and monitoring of our social media content. This is a flexible position, with location and hours that can vary over time. Your time can be split between the BCCIC office and home, with regular contact by phone and email in-between.

The Changemaker Summer Potluck BBQ returns this July and Eli and Ajay need your help!
We are looking for committee members who want to help lead the following roles:

  • Wrangling the musicians and BBQ DJ
  • Facilitating games! Start the group in a game of frisbee or bocce ball.
  • Communications – drafting social media and email invitations to our communities. We have the lists, but we need a writer!

If you’re interested please email eli@net2van.com or schedule me for a 15 call.
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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van or post to our free jobs board.
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EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at info@net2van.com.

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Jim Green Memorial Lecture 2017: Cooperative Social Innovation

When: Wednesday, March 1
RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2017-2018-Spring/JimGreenMemorial2017.html

For the fifth annual Jim Green Memorial Lecture, Ashley Proctor explores the cultural impact and complexity of collaboration between residents, activists, artists and entrepreneurs as the coworking movement expands around the globe.

Attend to learn more about the 312 Main Social Innovation space.

Peacetalk: Women’s Human Rights at Risk

When: Thursday, March 2
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1294786107240235/

This talk aims to uncover how women and girls around the world are disproportionately impacted by mega-projects and resource extraction. Too often, the economic development model adopted by government violates Indigenous land rights, threatens Indigenous cultures, and heightens the risk that Indigenous women and girls will experience violence.

Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon

When: March 4
RSVP: https://www.opendatabc.ca/pages/2017-vodday-vancouver-open-data-day

Celebrate International Open Data Day by participating in Vancouver’s Open Data Day Hackathon on March 4, 2017! Mashing up one or more Open Data sets, teams will create meaningful open data apps or visualization that help address challenges we face, creating a prototype to be demoed at the end of the day. A competition panel will vote for the best prototypes that help address challenges on a local or global scale.

HTML 500

When: Saturday, March 11
RSVP: http://www.thehtml500.com/en/cities/vancouver

Interested in trying your hand at HTML and CSS? Learn to code along with 499 other Vancouverites at the HTML500, Canada’s largest learn to code event, on March 11th presented by Lighthouse Labs and TELUS Digital. RSVP here http://www.thehtml500.com

Vancouver Nonprofit Salesforce User Group

When: Thursday, March 16
RSVP: https://vnugmeetupmarch162017.splashthat.com/

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 14-15, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

Over two days, you will learn the most mission critical lessons in digital psychology, and gain mastery in recognizing and applying over 40 principles of persuasive design psychology. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to reverse-engineer the psychological patterns behind the world’s most successful websites, apps, ads and social media. You will also know how to translate psychological strategies into creative content, and understand how to optimize impacts over time.

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 16-17, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

This 2-day workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of emotional design, by covering the essential lessons in the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, motivation, cognition, and behavior. This workshop focuses on interactive design and content strategies aimed at evoking positive emotions, and design patterns that will help you avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions. By the end of this workshop, you will know how to build emotionally rewarding websites, mobile apps and digital campaigns. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of emotional design strategies that will help you win your users’ trust, shape their habits, and form long-term relationships with your brand.

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

#Tech4Good Events in Vancouver: February Edition!

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Design for Non-Designers

When: Tuesday, February 14. 1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/236669226/

Join us for a free Design for Non-Designers hands-on workshop. We’ll have a presentation on basic fundamentals for good design as well as demonstrations of some easy tools to use. Then bring your laptop and create some images and graphics on the spot to get assistance and guidance from an experienced designer!

Nonprofit Technology Show and Tell

When: Thursday, March 16
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/236276934/

This is a crowdsourced session, where participants are given up to five minutes to share a tool they use in their non-profit tech life. Learn from the best – each other.

Share anything that helps you do the amazing work you do. It can be a CRM, communication tool, fundraising platform, some social media magic-sauce, automation or other clever web genius that helps you further your mission or cause or execute your work. We only ask that you can show the solution and say what and why you use it.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, February 18
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234607555/

On hand to help answer your questions will be several of the NetSquared Victoria team who have experience using platforms and tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Bit.ly, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, WordPress, NationBuilder, and Google Apps.

FREE TECH HELP

Free Tech Work at RED Academy

RED Academy is looking for suitable organizations to get free digital work done by our students! Our students specialize in digital marketing, user experience design, user interface design, front-end web, and application development.

If you have a project that needs RED’s help apply here: https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects or email andee@redacademy.com for more information.

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects.

Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Join Groundswell on Granville Island

Groundswell offers Social Venture BUILD, a 4-month intensive program that takes budding entrepreneurs with developed ideas and early stage ventures to the next BIG step with socially conscious curriculum, mentoring and hands on business development, plus access to the Groundswell Marketplace on GRANVILLE ISLAND, providing:

  • Access to market for exposure and product/service testing
  • Space / real estate
  • Investment / funding opportunities

Learn more and apply today.

CIRA Community Investment Program application period is open

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will be investing $1,000,000 back into the community in 2017 on projects that help build a better online Canada. CIRA’s Community Investment Program has awarded more than three million dollars to over 78 diverse projects in these key areas: infrastructure, community access to the Internet, Internet security, online services, research and digital literacy. This funding opportunity is open to registered charities, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions. Apply today!

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. The typical grant will be approximately $25,000 – $50,000, to a maximum of $100,000. Information about applicant eligibility and the application process is available on CIRA’s website.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van or post to our free jobs board.
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The Changemaker Summer Potluck BBQ returns this July and Eli and Ajay need your help!
We are looking for committee members who want to help lead the following roles:

  • Wrangling the musicians and BBQ DJ
  • Facilitating games! Start the group in a game of frisbee or bocce ball.
  • Communications – drafting social media and email invitations to our communities. We have the lists, but we need a writer!

If you’re interested please email eli@net2van.com or schedule me for a 15 call.

EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at info@net2van.com.

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

BC Society Act Transition Workshop (Revelstoke)

When: Wednesday, February 1
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-revelstoke-transition-workshop-tickets-31296154641

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed.

Peacetalk #34 Talking About Racism in Canada

When: Wednesday, February 8
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1112675548787193/

How do we talk about racism in Canada to affect positive change? On February 8, Peace Talks explores this question with a panel of speakers who have deep experience in confronting racism. Guest moderator Robert Daum – Fellow for Diversity & Innovation at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue – will facilitate a conversation with Seemi Ghazi, Kory Wilson and Hope Sealy.

Squamish: Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Friday, February 10
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-29879785242?aff=rss

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know

When: Friday, February 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-tickets-31294399391

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed.

Tableau Training: Telling stories with data

When: February 22 – 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tableau-training-telling-stories-with-data-tickets-29682050813

This two-day, hands-on workshop with award-winning data journalist Chad Skelton will teach you the fundamentals of Tableau, the world’s leading data visualization software, as well as the principles of data storytelling. You’ll learn the technical skills you need to use Tableau effectively to analyze and visualize your data. And you’ll also learn the art of telling stories with data — from how to choose the right chart type to designing engaging Dashboards — from someone with years of experience building popular interactive maps and charts.

10 Secrets to Success as a Fundraiser!

When: Thursday, February 23
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/236884358/

Presented by Diane Lloyd, AAC, CFRE, and Past President AFP Vancouver Island Chapter.

The Art & Science of Storytelling (Victoria)

When: Thursday, February 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-art-science-of-storytelling-victoria-tickets-28903468051

Join Mike Rowlands, CEO, Junxion Strategy for this practical, hands-on workshop on storytelling. You’ll walk away with insights into the art and science of effective stories, an appreciation for this important and valuable skill, and the concrete ways to make your stories more compelling, persuasive and effective.

BC Society Act Transition Workshop (Free) (Valemont)

When: Tuesday, February 28
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-valemount-transition-workshop-tickets-31296233878

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed.

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 14-15, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

Over two days, you will learn the most mission critical lessons in digital psychology, and gain mastery in recognizing and applying over 40 principles of persuasive design psychology. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to reverse-engineer the psychological patterns behind the world’s most successful websites, apps, ads and social media. You will also know how to translate psychological strategies into creative content, and understand how to optimize impacts over time.

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 16-17, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

This 2-day workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of emotional design, by covering the essential lessons in the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, motivation, cognition, and behavior. This workshop focuses on interactive design and content strategies aimed at evoking positive emotions, and design patterns that will help you avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions. By the end of this workshop, you will know how to build emotionally rewarding websites, mobile apps and digital campaigns. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of emotional design strategies that will help you win your users’ trust, shape their habits, and form long-term relationships with your brand.

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

January 2017 Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Understanding the New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

When: Tuesday, January 10
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/233917175/

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. What does this shift mean for orgs? How can your organization explore the opportunities that all these new top-level domains represent?

Get Hands-On Help to Reclaim Your Domain

When: Monday, January 16; 3:00 – 5:00 PM
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/114816772/

Join us for our free “Reclaim Your Domain” office hours and get personal 1:1 or small group support for any of your domain-related questions.

Get help with:

  • Selecting a domain name (if you don’t already have one)
  • Determining the best free option for creating email address on your own domain
  • Transitioning your website to your own name like MyCharityName.Ca

Nonprofit Technology Show and Tell

When: Thursday, March 16
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/236276934/

This is a crowdsourced session, where participants are given up to five minutes to share a tool they use in their non-profit tech life. Learn from the best – each other.

Share anything that helps you do the amazing work you do. It can be a CRM, communication tool, fundraising platform, some social media magic-sauce, automation or other clever web genius that helps you further your mission or cause or execute your work. We only ask that you can show the solution and say what and why you use it.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, January 14
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234607555/

The basic idea of a Social Media Surgery is that it’s an informal event where anyone in the community with questions about how to use social media (“patients”) can come and sit down with someone who is more experienced in that area (“surgeons”, aka “doctors” as we would say) and get friendly, personal advice.

Creating Integrated Campaigns – Multi-Channel Marketing in a Multi-Faceted World

When: Tuesday, January 24
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/235131286/

There are SO many channels to market your organization online and offline. Where do you start? What’s good strategy? How do you put a campaign together? Learn about a holistic, integrated approach to non-profit campaigns that tie it all together: Direct Mail, Direct Email, Online Advertising, SEO, and Out of Home Ads. Create a smooth donor experience and maximize your brand exposure!

FREE TECH HELP

Free Tech Work at RED Academy

RED Academy is looking for suitable organizations to get free digital work done by our students!

RED Academy is a leading-edge tech school for the designers, developers, disruptors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Our students specialize in digital marketing, user experience design, front-end web, and application development. A huge contributor to our student’s success is that they have the opportunity to work with real clients through our Community Partnership Program. It’s through these projects that our students gain real world experience which allows them to leave our programs ready to enter the tech industry.

If you have a project that needs RED’s help apply here: https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects or email andee@redacademy.com.

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects. The program is completely free and since its start has matched thousands of nonprofits and schools with skilled tech volunteers that have improved the technology capacity of these organizations.

The type of tech help the volunteers can provide ranges from training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. Best of all tech help from The Community Corps is free. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van or post to our free jobs board.
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EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at info@net2van.com.

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Access Makeathon

When: January 27 – 29
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-makeathon-vancouver-2016-tickets-3473530423

The Access Makeathon is a 48 hour event that connects a person with a disability to a team of makers. Makers will build an open source assistive technology that directly addresses a need of the person they are paired with. It is an opportunity for makers to apply their knowledge and skills to address a real world need of a person. The goal is each team will help a person leave the event with a working prototype that improves their quality of life.

Squamish: Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Friday, February 10
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-29879785242?aff=rss

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Non-Profit leaders to the practice of project management. You will learn how project management can assist you in successfully planning and completing initiatives through the use of basic project management tools and processes.

Tableau Training: Telling stories with data

When: February 22 – 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tableau-training-telling-stories-with-data-tickets-29682050813

This two-day, hands-on workshop with award-winning data journalist Chad Skelton will teach you the fundamentals of Tableau, the world’s leading data visualization software, as well as the principles of data storytelling. You’ll learn the technical skills you need to use Tableau effectively to analyze and visualize your data. And you’ll also learn the art of telling stories with data — from how to choose the right chart type to designing engaging Dashboards — from someone with years of experience building popular interactive maps and charts.

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 14-15, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

Over two days, you will learn the most mission critical lessons in digital psychology, and gain mastery in recognizing and applying over 40 principles of persuasive design psychology. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to reverse-engineer the psychological patterns behind the world’s most successful websites, apps, ads and social media. You will also know how to translate psychological strategies into creative content, and understand how to optimize impacts over time.

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

When: November 16-17, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-for-digital-behavior-change-training-week-vancouver-registration-30143121889

This 2-day workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of emotional design, by covering the essential lessons in the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, motivation, cognition, and behavior. This workshop focuses on interactive design and content strategies aimed at evoking positive emotions, and design patterns that will help you avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions. By the end of this workshop, you will know how to build emotionally rewarding websites, mobile apps and digital campaigns. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of emotional design strategies that will help you win your users’ trust, shape their habits, and form long-term relationships with your brand.

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

December Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Better Data Visualization Using Excel: Hands-On Workshop

When: Tuesday, December 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/230100347/

Better data visualization (using some of the more advanced features in Excel to create graphs and charts that are easy to interpret. We get hands-on, so bring your laptop. We’ll be working together with a shared phony data set.

Understanding the New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

When: Tuesday, January 10
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/233917175/

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. What does this shift mean for orgs? How can your organization explore the opportunities that all these new top-level domains represent?

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

NGO HO HO: A holiday party for Victoria’s non-profits

When: Friday, December 2
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234851539/

On December 2nd join us for the annual NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Victoria’s non-profit community. There will be live music by the Reuben Wier Quartet, drinks, late night bites, face painting, photo booth with Xavier Photography, and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Victoria such an awesome city.

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, January 14
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234607555/

The basic idea of a Social Media Surgery is that it’s an informal event where anyone in the community with questions about how to use social media (“patients”) can come and sit down with someone who is more experienced in that area (“surgeons”, aka “doctors” as we would say) and get friendly, personal advice.

Creating Integrated Campaigns – Multi-Channel Marketing in a Multi-Faceted World

When: Tuesday, January 24
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/235131286/

There are SO many channels to market your organization online and offline. Where do you start? What’s good strategy? How do you put a campaign together? Learn about a holistic, integrated approach to non-profit campaigns that tie it all together: Direct Mail, Direct Email, Online Advertising, SEO, and Out of Home Ads. Create a smooth donor experience and maximize your brand exposure!

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Ladies Learning Code: Vancouver Chapter Lead (Full-Time)

http://jobs.ladieslearningcode.com/job_posts/570

As the Vancouver Manager, you will help shape and significantly grow the Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code programs in Vancouver. You will be expected to work hard to reach the goals and objectives set out below. This will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. Because this is a new role, you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done.

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.
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Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let us know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.

November Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Hands on with Google Analytics

When: Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/235083910/

We are very happy to welcome Nina Cruz and Elena Czubiak from the Google for Nonprofits team for an afternoon workshop with NetSquared Vancouver. They will walk through the latest version and features of Google Analytics, and then get you to roll up your sleeves to ensure you’re tracking clear goals for your organization.

Better Data Visualization Using Excel: Hands-On Workshop

When: Tuesday, December 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/230100347/

Better data visualization (using some of the more advanced features in Excel to create graphs and charts that are easy to interpret. We get hands-on, so bring your laptop. We’ll be working together with a shared phony data set.

Understanding the New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

When: Tuesday, January 10
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/233917175/

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. What does this shift mean for orgs? How can your organization explore the opportunities that all these new top-level domains represent?

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

The Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy

When: Tuesday, November 22
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234607601/

Denise Williams will be sharing information about the First Nations Technology Council and the strategies underway to ensure Indigenous inclusion in the technology and innovation sector.

NGO HO HO: A holiday party for Victoria’s non-profits

When: Friday, December 2
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234851539/

On December 2nd join us for the annual NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Victoria’s non-profit community. There will be live music by the Reuben Wier Quartet, drinks, late night bites, face painting, photo booth with Xavier Photography, and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Victoria such an awesome city.

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Sunday, December 4
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/234607555/

The basic idea of a Social Media Surgery is that it’s an informal event where anyone in the community with questions about how to use social media (“patients”) can come and sit down with someone who is more experienced in that area (“surgeons”, aka “doctors” as we would say) and get friendly, personal advice.

THINGS OF INTEREST

If you are a non-profit working in tech in B.C. employing less than 99 employees and hiring for a tech role, you can receive a BC Tech Co-op Grant of $2700 and employers will pay the remainder." http://bcic.ca/programs_initiatives/current/bc-tech-co-op-grants-program/

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Ladies Learning Code: Vancouver Chapter Lead (Full-Time)

http://jobs.ladieslearningcode.com/job_posts/570

As the Vancouver Manager, you will help shape and significantly grow the Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code programs in Vancouver. You will be expected to work hard to reach the goals and objectives set out below. This will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. Because this is a new role, you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done.

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.
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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

BC Blackbaud Users Group: RE 7.95 upgrade and UGM Holiday Mailing case study

When: Tuesday, November 1
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/234973591/

Cathy Michitsch will share her experience with the update process to RE 7.95, providing key recommendations on what’s required before and after. If your organization is considering making this move, please invite your colleagues.

Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack Day

When: November 9
RSVP: http://www.npspday.org/events/vancouver

Tool up and show your love for the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) in a day of festivities with your fellow nonprofit Salesforce community members. This day will combine presentations, panels, training, speed-geeking, community contributing and of course networking!

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (1-day workshop)

When: November 14
RSVP: http://www.alterspark.com/register/175n1van-vancouver-neurochemistry-for-interactive-design-and-marketing

In this workshop, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of human-centered design, by learning the neurochemical factors that shape your users’ emotions, motivation, cognition, and behavior. After studying your users’ neurochemical reward and punishment systems, you’ll learn how to use interactive design and content strategies to avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and resentment; and instead learn how to evoke positive emotions like trust, loyalty, and pride.

SociaLIGHT conference: The Ultimate Entrepreneur & Leadership Event

When: November 19 – 20
RSVP: http://www.socialightconference.com/vancouver/

Use the code "NET2VANVIP" and save $100

A day designed to empower and inspire YOU – the dreamer and actioneer. This high energy, fun-filled, edutaining event like no other. Acclaimed speakers, meaningful connections, booths and a tribe committed to positive global impact.Thanks to incredible community partners and sponsors, this is a very affordable investment for anyone with a mind and heart to lead, innovate or build our economy and use their dreams and business as a force of good. This is no ordinary conference and called the "Mecca for Emerging Entrepreneurs" by You Inc.

Community Knowledge Exchange

When: Tuesday, November 22
RSVP: http://communityfoundations.ca/events/ckx-city-series-vancouver/

Taking the best elements from our CKX Summit – engaging speakers, inspiring spaces, catalytic networking and CultureShock moments – we’re hitting the road this fall with the CKX City Series – bringing together leaders and changemakers from the public, private and philanthropic sectors for a unique and inspired evening experience in three cities across Canada.

2016 Vancouver National Philanthropy Day

When: Wednesday, November 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2016-vancouver-national-philanthropy-day-tickets-19851364967

Join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual National Philanthropy Day in Vancouver, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This year’s National Philanthropy Day also includes a full-day professional development opportunity for Fundraisers, the National Philanthropy Day Summit. We will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Giving Hearts Awards!

Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

When: Thursday, November 24
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/executive-director-pro-d-day-conference-tickets-5714189294

This exciting day-long event will consist of eight workshops led by fellow Executive Directors, a dynamic keynote address by Vu Le (ED of Rainier Valley Corps and author of Non-Profits with Balls blog), lunch, networking opportunities, and a post-conference publication encapsulating a Top 5 list for each workshop topic.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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

October Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

How to Use Domain Names to Build and Protect your Brand Online

When: Monday, October 24
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/230551601/

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand your nonprofit online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.

Better Data Visualization Using Excel: Hands-On Workshop

When: Tuesday, December 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/230100347/

Better data visualization (using some of the more advanced features in Excel to create graphs and charts that are easy to interpret. We get hands-on, so bring your laptop. We’ll be working together with a shared phony data set.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

How to Develop and Own your Brand Online

When: Tuesday, October 25
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/230564077/

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand yourself online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.

THINGS OF INTEREST

If you are a non-profit working in tech in B.C. employing less than 99 employees and hiring for a tech role, you can receive a BC Tech Co-op Grant of $2700 and employers will pay the remainder."

BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Ladies Learning Code: Vancouver Chapter Lead (Full-Time)

http://jobs.ladieslearningcode.com/job_posts/570

As the Vancouver Manager, you will help shape and significantly grow the Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code programs in Vancouver. You will be expected to work hard to reach the goals and objectives set out below. This will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. Because this is a new role, you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done.

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.
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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know

When: Wednesday, October 5
RSVP: http://www.allianceforarts.com/alliance-workshops/?mc_cid=dfbffc446f&mc_eid=43d6fcb76a

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed.

Ladies Learning Code: Digital Skills for Beginners Part-Time Program

When: October 11th to November 24th (Tuesday & Thursday Evenings for 7 Weeks)
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-digital-skills-for-beginners-part-time-program-october-11th-to-november-24th-tuesday-tickets-26552966638

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, this part-time 7 week program will give you the opportunity to learn directly from industry leading designers and developers and upgrade your skills, explore your desire to make a career switch or start your own business or just learn something new! Scroll down to see the full curriculum!

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

UP Conference for Solopreneurs

When: October 13, 2016
RSVP: http://bit.ly/UPConf2016

Sometimes running a solo business can be lonely. UP Conference is changing that. On October 13, join freelancers and solopreneurs in Vancouver for a day of peer learning to help take your business to the next level. And we are pleased to gift you $80 towards your ticket. Just use promo code: net2van when registering at upconference.ca.

Imagine Canada Sector Social Discussion

When: October 18
RSVP: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/ic-events/sector-social-vancouver

Join Vancouver’s leaders and changemakers from nonprofits, foundations, and corporations of every size for an evening of drinks, dessert and discussion as we explore the Future of Philanthropy.

The event will feature a panel discussion, “The Future of Philanthropy”. Come ready to engage with our panelists as they give you their take on what’s next for the charitable sector in Canada and we open the floor for a thought provoking Q&A.

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (1-day workshop)

When: November 14
RSVP: http://www.alterspark.com/register/175n1van-vancouver-neurochemistry-for-interactive-design-and-marketing

In this workshop, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of human-centered design, by learning the neurochemical factors that shape your users’ emotions, motivation, cognition, and behavior. After studying your users’ neurochemical reward and punishment systems, you’ll learn how to use interactive design and content strategies to avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and resentment; and instead learn how to evoke positive emotions like trust, loyalty, and pride.

SociaLIGHT conference: The Ultimate Entrepreneur & Leadership Event

When: November 19 – 20
RSVP: http://www.socialightconference.com/vancouver/

Use the code "NET2VANVIP" and save $100

A day designed to empower and inspire YOU – the dreamer and actioneer. This high energy, fun-filled, edutaining event like no other. Acclaimed speakers, meaningful connections, booths and a tribe committed to positive global impact.Thanks to incredible community partners and sponsors, this is a very affordable investment for anyone with a mind and heart to lead, innovate or build our economy and use their dreams and business as a force of good. This is no ordinary conference and called the "Mecca for Emerging Entrepreneurs" by You Inc.

Community Knowledge Exchange

When: Tuesday, November 22
RSVP: http://communityfoundations.ca/events/ckx-city-series-vancouver/

Taking the best elements from our CKX Summit – engaging speakers, inspiring spaces, catalytic networking and CultureShock moments – we’re hitting the road this fall with the CKX City Series – bringing together leaders and changemakers from the public, private and philanthropic sectors for a unique and inspired evening experience in three cities across Canada.

2016 Vancouver National Philanthropy Day

When: Wednesday, November 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2016-vancouver-national-philanthropy-day-tickets-19851364967

Join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual National Philanthropy Day in Vancouver, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This year’s National Philanthropy Day also includes a full-day professional development opportunity for Fundraisers, the National Philanthropy Day Summit. We will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Giving Hearts Awards!

Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

When: Thursday, November 24
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/executive-director-pro-d-day-conference-tickets-5714189294

This exciting day-long event will consist of eight workshops led by fellow Executive Directors, a dynamic keynote address by Vu Le (ED of Rainier Valley Corps and author of Non-Profits with Balls blog), lunch, networking opportunities, and a post-conference publication encapsulating a Top 5 list for each workshop topic.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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

September Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

7 Steps to Growing Your Nonprofit With Youtube Videos

When: Tuesday, September 13
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/231018982/

In this workshop we are going to discuss 7 actionable steps that will allow to grow your organization on Youtube and show them in action! You will learn how to:

  • Find topics in demand
  • Create content that mesmerizes your audience
  • Make your videos easy to watch, listen and find

An Evening with Hootsuite’s Social Media Experts

When: Wednesday, September 20
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/232598112/

Join us for an evening of training with Hootsuite’s top social media experts! New to social? We are here to get your started with the following:

  • a basic social media strategy
  • understanding the importance of social listening
  • where to find the kind of content your followers will love

Also get the chance to chat 1 to 1 with a Hootsuite social media expert to answer your questions!

How to Use Domain Names to Build and Protect your Brand Online

When: Monday, October 24
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/230551601/

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand yourself online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

How to Develop and Own your Brand Online

When: Tuesday, October 25
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/230564077/

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand yourself online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Ladies Learning Code

The Vancouver Chapter of Ladies Learning Code was the first-ever Chapter to launch outside of Toronto in 2012, and has been a cornerstone of our national Chapter community ever since. Today, the Vancouver Chapter is a thriving hub offering workshops and part-time technology education programs to hundreds of women and youth each and every year. In 2016, the Vancouver Chapter is expanding their lineup of programming to include our Digital Skills Part-Time program, a 7-week course designed to equip women with key technical skills to help advance their careers — and this is only the beginning of many big and exciting growth opportunities coming up for Ladies Learning Code Vancouver!

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If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.
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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

WEBINAR: Tableau Software: How Data Visualization can Empower your Nonprofit

When: September 8
RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7441260877460089346?mc_cid=4a43f330ea

Tableau, the world’s leading data visualization software, is an incredibly powerful tool for helping you understand and present your data. And now eligible nonprofits can finally take advantage of it through TechSoup Canada. Chad Skelton, an award-winning data journalist and Tableau expert, will show you how nonprofits can use Tableau to make sense of their data and create interactive maps and charts to share their data with others.

Founders: Building Your Team Of Champions

When: September 14
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/founders-building-your-team-champions

Vantage Point’s new Founders: Building Your Team of Champions workshop focuses on ways for Not-For-Profit Founders to share their leadership by boosting active participation from board and staff and delegating work to others. Using Susan Kenny Steven’s Nonprofit Lifecycles model, participants assess their organization’s current lifecycle stage and identify relevant and concrete steps to increase engagement from others in key areas of leadership, governance, and management.

Black Boys CODE Presents – Learn to Build a Web Page in a Day

When: Saturday, September 17
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-boys-code-presents-learn-to-build-a-web-page-in-a-day-tickets-27233158109

Designed for boys age 8-17 and a pre-requiste for follow on titles our workshop will provide instruction on how to design and build a website. The workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. No prior programming experience is required to attend this class.

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

Progress Summit BC

When: September 22-23
RSVP: http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/bcsummit

Bringing leading thinkers, policy experts and organizers together for Progress Summit BC to chart a path forward for a progressive BC.

National Learn To Code Day

When: September 24, 2016
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-national-learn-to-code-day-2016-interactive-stories-game-making-with-html-css-on-tickets-26414959856

On September 24th, 2016, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its fourth annual National Learn to Code Day — the first and only event of its kind in Canada. On that day, over 1,500 Canadians will gather together in over 25 communities to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: interactive storytelling and game making using HTML & CSS.

Tableau Training: Telling stories with data

When: September 24-25
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tableau-training-telling-stories-with-data-tickets-25800950337?aff=es2

This two-day, hands-on workshop with award-winning data journalist Chad Skelton will teach you the fundamentals of Tableau, the world’s leading data visualization software, as well as the principles of good data storytelling. You’ll learn the technical skills you need to use Tableau effectively to analyze and visualize your data. And you’ll also learn the art of telling stories with data — from how to choose the right chart type to designing engaging Dashboards — from someone with years of experience building popular interactive maps and charts.

VOLUNTEER FUTURES: Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities

When: September 28-30, 2016
RSVP: http://goo.gl/vaGiF1

Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES. Find out what’s happening around volunteerism across BC. Network, learn best practices, re-visit the basics and build new skills. Let’s look forward by looking back.

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

VanFutures Hackathon

When: Friday, September 30 – October 2
RSVPhttp://vanfutures.ca/

A 48-hour crunch tackling the city’s most pressing problems. Collaborate with builders, architects & communicators to shape your future.

Ladies Learning Code: Digital Skills for Beginners Part-Time Program

When: October 11th to November 24th (Tuesday & Thursday Evenings for 7 Weeks)
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-digital-skills-for-beginners-part-time-program-october-11th-to-november-24th-tuesday-tickets-26552966638

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, this part-time 7 week program will give you the opportunity to learn directly from industry leading designers and developers and upgrade your skills, explore your desire to make a career switch or start your own business or just learn something new! Scroll down to see the full curriculum!

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

Imagine Canada Sector Social Discussion

When: October 18
RSVP: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/ic-events/sector-social-vancouver

Join Vancouver’s leaders and changemakers from nonprofits, foundations, and corporations of every size for an evening of drinks, dessert and discussion as we explore the Future of Philanthropy.

The event will feature a panel discussion, “The Future of Philanthropy”. Come ready to engage with our panelists as they give you their take on what’s next for the charitable sector in Canada and we open the floor for a thought provoking Q&A.

2016 Vancouver National Philanthropy Day

When: Wednesday, November 23
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2016-vancouver-national-philanthropy-day-tickets-19851364967

Join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual National Philanthropy Day in Vancouver, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This year’s National Philanthropy Day also includes a full-day professional development opportunity for Fundraisers, the National Philanthropy Day Summit. We will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Giving Hearts Awards!

Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

When: Thursday, November 24
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/executive-director-pro-d-day-conference-tickets-5714189294

This exciting day-long event will consist of eight workshops led by fellow Executive Directors, a dynamic keynote address by Vu Le (ED of Rainier Valley Corps and author of Non-Profits with Balls blog), lunch, networking opportunities, and a post-conference publication encapsulating a Top 5 list for each workshop topic.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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

Google Adwords Grants

Google Adwords Grants Hands-On Workshop and August #Tech4Good Events

This August NetSquared Vancouver is presenting a series of two Google Adwords Grants events. All nonprofits are eligible for $10,000 per month in free advertising on Google.com – but most organizations aren’t taking advantage of the program. We’ll show you how with an evening presentation and an afternoon hands-on workshop.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Introduction to Setting Up Your Free Google Adwords Account

When: Tuesday, August 16 , 6:00 – 7:30 PM
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/231971039/

All Canadian nonprofits and charties can receive $10,000 of free Google Adwords EVERY MONTH with Google Grants. Drive traffic to your website and do more good! But you won’t get the grant if you don’t fill out the form and create your first ad campaign.

We’ll show you how to apply for the program and give a demonstration of how to create an ad in the system. Don’t leave this huge donation on the table!

We will follow-up the demonstration with a free three hour Google Adwords workshop on August 31…

Hands-On Google Adwords Workshop: Creating Your First Ad

When: Wednesday, August 31, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/232896852/

Bring your laptop for this AFTERNOON hands-on workshop. Our expert coaches will help you set up your first Adwords campaign. Free registration is mandatory. 🙂

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

How to Develop and Own your Brand Online

When: Tuesday, October 25
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/230564077/

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand yourself online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

General Manager- CityStudio Vancouver

Details: http://citystudiovancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/CityStudioGeneralManagerJOBPOSTINGJuly2016.pdf
CityStudio is an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where staff, students and community members design and launch projects on the ground. CityStudio aims to create social innovators and change makers who will contribute on the ground in Vancouver and around the world. Projects are co-created, designed and implemented by teams of students, city staff and community members. CityStudio is seeking an experienced, adaptable and skilled General Manager to execute the daily operational needs of CityStudio in Vancouver. This full-time contract position is approximately 40 hours per week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOON AUGUST 12th, 2016

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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

Drupal 8 Accessibility and Why We Care About It

When: Thursday, August 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Drupal-Users-Group/events/232545322/

By attending this presentation you’ll get an understanding of the challenges of web accessibility, Drupal 8’s new features, and how the new capabilities benefit the web.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Salesforce Certifications: Why, what and how! (plus a little show and tell….

When: Wednesday, August 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/salesforce-certifications-why-what-and-how-plus-a-little-show-and-tell-tickets-26522736218?aff=Traction

This two part session will include a review and discussion of Salesforce Certifications and a Show and Tell amongst friends 🙂

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

VOLUNTEER FUTURES: Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities

When: September 28-30, 2016
RSVP: http://goo.gl/vaGiF1

Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES. Find out what’s happening around volunteerism across BC. Network, learn best practices, re-visit the basics and build new skills. Let’s look forward by looking back.

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

VanFutures Hackathon

When: Friday, September 30 – October 2
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14682765199190

A 48-hour crunch tackling the city’s most pressing problems. Collaborate with builders, architects & communicators to shape your future.

Ladies Learning Code: Digital Skills for Beginners Part-Time Program

When: October 11th to November 24th (Tuesday & Thursday Evenings for 7 Weeks)
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-digital-skills-for-beginners-part-time-program-october-11th-to-november-24th-tuesday-tickets-26552966638

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, this part-time 7 week program will give you the opportunity to learn directly from industry leading designers and developers and upgrade your skills, explore your desire to make a career switch or start your own business or just learn something new! Scroll down to see the full curriculum!

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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

July Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Changing the world is hard work, so let’s get together to take a moment to celebrate the strides we’ve made thus far! Join us on July 6th for the Changemakers Summer Potluck in Stanley Park – it’ll be an enjoyable and open event to all so we can hang out with our friends, colleagues and families.

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to assess your organization’s brand and digital footprint, look at case studies of leading digital experience organizations, and learn how to help your organization stand out, connect with people, and stay ahead of the curve.

Hands-On Workshop: Setting Up Your Free Google Adwords Account

When: Tuesday, August 16
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/231971039/

Get $10,000 of FREE advertising with the Google Grants – we’ll show you how and help you set up your first Adwords campaign.

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

NGO Summer Social

When: Tuesday, July 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547950/

Because changing the world is hard work! This July 5th, join the Net2Vic community and local NGO friends for a fun summer social at The Drake Eatery. We’ll provide lots of delicious food and you can buy a drink from over 25 craft beers and ciders (and some wine too).

THINGS OF INTEREST

Want to learn the salary and compensation landscape in your corner of the nonprofit sector?

Complete the first Metro Vancouver Nonprofit Sector Salary Survey by July 31. Organizations who participate will receive 40% off the final report. The more organizations that participate, the better the data to inform our future salaries and benefits. For more information and to complete the survey, visit http://bit.ly/296bAqv.

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

React.js developer – DreamRider Productions

DreamRide Productions is an award-winning youth engagement charity with a mission to inspire a generation of environmental superheroes through live theatre and interactive multimedia. Full details about the opportunity can be found at http://dreamriderproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Platform-v2-contractor-advert.pdf

Database Consultant/Knowledge Philanthropist & Inventory Management Consultant – Opt

Sex Sense is currently seeking a Database Consultant/Knowledge Philanthropist. Click here for details. Opt is also recruiting a Inventory Management Consultant. Click here for details.
For more information, or to express your interest, please email hpalmqvist@optbc.org

BC NDP – Digital Coordinator – Video Producer

http://www.bcndp.ca/jobs/6691
The BC NDP is seeking a qualified individual to produce, shoot and edit video projects as part of our growing digital team for the 2017 BC Provincial Election.
The successful applicant will execute projects ranging from short web videos to live broadcasts. Responsibilities will also include participation in concept creation.

Megaphone – COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

http://www.megaphonemagazine.com/work_with_megaphone
This is a new position for Megaphone. What that means is that we want to find a person who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit with our team and culture. This also means you’ll be part of creating what the role looks like.

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EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

THE NEW SOCIETIES ACT @ ALLIANCE FOR ARTS + CULTURE

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/7/6/the-new-societies-act-alliance-for-arts-culture

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, is set for important changes. The official proclamation of the new Societies Act will likely take place in fall 2016, and there will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act.

THE NEW SOCIETIES ACT @ PAL THEATRE, VANCOUVER

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/7/6/the-new-societies-act-pal-theatre-vancouver

MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and PLEO invite you to join Debbie Turner, Deputy Registrar along with representatives from the Ministry of Finance who will guide us through the critical changes being introduced through the new Societies Act. Learn what the new Act will mean to your Society’s current corporate and governance practices, highlight significant changes from the current legislation, and provide tips on how to prepare your board and your organization for the transition to the new Act.

Event Management in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/231894554/

At our next session, we plan to cover Event Management in the Raiser’s Edge.

The first presentation will showcase how Signature Events and Independent Community events are handled at VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, from overall Event record set-up with a focus on important things to track to guest list responses, attendees, donations, sponsorships & payments, gift summaries and expenses.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence. This session’s ask experts will be confirmed later this spring.

AFP 2016 Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, and Mingler

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

AFP Vancouver would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 16. In addition to reviewing the past year’s activities, in the hour preceding the AGM, the AFP Mentorship Committee will be hosting roundtable discussions led by experts in the field.

This event is intended to bring together our community of fundraisers, inspire dialogue, and provide the opportunity to learn from expert fundraisers. While you must be an AFP member to vote in the AGM, you do not have to be an AFP member to participate in the roundtable discussions.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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June Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.

NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS

Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

Net2van/Changemaker’s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/

NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Saturday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547954/

Back by popular demand, we’re planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?

NGO Summer Social

When: Tuesday, July 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228547950/

Because changing the world is hard work! This July 5th, join the Net2Vic community and local NGO friends for a fun summer social at The Drake Eatery. We’ll provide lots of delicious food and you can buy a drink from over 25 craft beers and ciders (and some wine too).

EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS

Salesforce User Group: Data Migration and Manipulation

When: Thursday, June 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vnug-data-migration-and-manipulation-tickets-25466949331

The need to manipulate a group of records – whether to update all records with a new set of information, or to add to a big group, the ability to use Salesforce Data Loader to its full extent in an important skill for any Salesforce Administrator.
This session will focus on two key tools:

  1. Salesforce Dataloader
  2. NPSP Data Importer

Creating Genius: How to do good and make money at the same time

When: Thursday, June 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-genius-tickets-25391545797?aff=eac2

How to do good and make money at the same time? How to grow your SAAS or startup company? Join for two panel discussions.

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

When: June 9 & 10, 2016
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

This intensive 2-day course provides a complete overview of fundraising for individuals with 0 to 4 years fundraising experience. It is also a great review of fundamentals theory if you are studying for the CFRE exam! The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals.

STARTUP CITY: IMPACT

When: June 6 – 11
RSVP: http://www.vancouvereconomic.com/startupcityimpact

VANCOUVER STARTUP CITY: IMPACT, brought to you by the Vancouver Economic Commission in close partnership with Spring, is a series of events designed to celebrate and support the local impact ecosystem in three ways:

  1. SHOWCASE businesses that are already operating with impact
  2. EDUCATE startups that who are looking to ramp up and take advantage of their impact potential
  3. CONNECT like-minded entrepreneurs around the common belief that any business can be an impact business

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 7
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Boards have a critical role to play in fund development, yet many board members don’t feel they have the experience or confidence to be effective in promoting their organization.

TractionForce 2016

When: Wednesday, June 9
Free ticket: http://info.tractionsm.com/tf-16?ref=jlangelaan

If every company should be a technology company, then every non-profit’s mission can be driven by technology.

Tractionforce’s non-profit stream focuses on the importance of technology in driving your mission. The morning roundtable will be co-hosted by Traction and Salesforce.org and will bring non-profit leaders from Engineers Without Borders, Down Syndrome Research Foundation and St. James Music Academy, who are leveraging technology to be more efficient. We will see how they are using Salesforce, third-party tools and internal resources to make a difference and grow their impact.

IMPACT Career Fair

When: Wednesday, June 9
RSVP: https://www.picatic.com/event14630024690738244

Meet do-good businesses who are actively recruiting and explore what it might be like to start up your own impact business!

Freelance Friday, The Impact Edition

When: Friday, June 10
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/515162525344093/

It’s the impact edition of Freelance Friday.
(As part of Vancouver Economic Commission and Spring Activator STARTUP CITY: IMPACT)

Come join Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt from Talent Collective, fellow independents, creatives and entrepreneurs at Suite Genius!

We’ll work in sprints — first getting sh*t done, then mixing and mingling x3

ProtoHack Vancouver: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

When: Saturday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.protohack.org/events/cbcf-vancouver/

Mission: Support technological innovation in breast cancer awareness and preventative care.

Goal: Produce new and innovative ways to remind people to get mammographies.

ProtoHack is the code-free hackathon for aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, and designers. Either flying solo or in a team (up to 4), you’ll go from an idea to an interactive prototype in one day.

ProtoHack exists to show non-coders that they can create something amazing from nothing. We empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge and connections that will help bring their idea to life and visually communicate it through prototyping. You have 9 hours to prototype your idea and then present it on stage to a panel of expert judges.

Law for Nonprofits: The New Societies Act (Richmond)

When: June 13
RSVP: http://lawfornonprofits.ca/workshop-events/2016/6/13/the-new-societies-act-richmond

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in British Columbia. All of these organizations must “transition” to BC’s new Societies Act following its proclamation likely November 28, 2016.

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act should be planning to complete their “transition application,” and make any changes to their constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition.

Understanding The Societies Act II: Deep Dive Into Legal Issues In Governance And Legislative Changes

When: June 16
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/understanding-societies-act-ii-deep-dive-legal-issues-governance-legislative

Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.

The Rise of the Sharing Economy in Vancouver

When: Thursday, June 16
RSVP: https://www.boardofchange.com/activities/#!event/2016/6/17/the-rise-of-the-sharing-economy-in-vancouver

How can progressive businesses use this new business model to foster a just and sustainable economy. Come and meet the sharing economy entrepreneurs who are driving the sharing economy in Vancouver and engage in a discussion about how we can ensure that we grow the sharing economy in a way that benefits everyone and protects the environment.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How To Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: June 21
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/events/workshops/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-volunteer-talent

Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, June 25
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-9471191589

This one day workshop was designed especially for Nonprofits and charities. You will review project management approaches and language, and leave with practical tools and techniques to help you and your organization manage and deliver projects successfully.

AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence. This session’s ask experts will be confirmed later this spring.

AFP 2016 Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, and Mingler

When: July 21
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

AFP Vancouver would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 16. In addition to reviewing the past year’s activities, in the hour preceding the AGM, the AFP Mentorship Committee will be hosting roundtable discussions led by experts in the field.

This event is intended to bring together our community of fundraisers, inspire dialogue, and provide the opportunity to learn from expert fundraisers. While you must be an AFP member to vote in the AGM, you do not have to be an AFP member to participate in the roundtable discussions.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18
RSVP: http://lumohacks.com/

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016
RSVP: http://www.vanimpact.com/

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!

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