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Calendar of #Tech4Good events in May 2017

May #Tech4Good 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 Manage a Scattered Nonprofit Team

When: Tuesday, May 2
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/237887095/

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!

Changemakers Summer Potluck

When: Tuesday, June 20
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/237861519/

Full Spectrum Civic Engagement

When: Tuesday, July 11
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239111794/

In these turbulent times those of us working to make the world a better place need to ensure our civic engagement work is as effective and impactful as possible. We need to empower our supporters to make change like never before and in the process rejuvenate democracy.

In this session award winning civic engagement specialist Steve Anderson will go through what he calls “Full Spectrum Engagement” through tangible case studies and essential best practices you can implement in your next campaign. Steve will talk about how leading digital rights organization OpenMedia and others have used this sophisticated form of civic engagement to grow and deepen communities leading to tangible campaign victories.

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 [email protected]

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.

The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know

When: Wednesday, May 10
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-vancouver-tickets-33914198280

This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act.

Tractionforce 2017

When: May 11
RSVP: http://www.tractionforce.ca/

TractionForce is back for a fifth year! We’ve been doing this long enough now to know what you’re looking for in a cloud technology and business transformation conference. For months, we’ve been thinking about how we can make this the most informative – and valuable – experience for you.

EXPANDED NON-PROFIT TRACK
Supporting non-profits is a huge part of what we do. That’s why we’ve built out the non-profit portion of TractionForce. Non-profits will enjoy keynote and customer panel sessions specifically geared toward them.

Kelowna: Societies Act Transition Workshop

When: Thursday, May 11
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/societies-act-transition-workshop-kelowna-tickets-33973922918

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. All pre-existing BC societies need to transition to the new BC Societies Act. The Act includes many significant changes. There is a two-year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to have filed a transition application. This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act. This workshop is organized for societies in the Central Okanagan who have registered with the Central Okanagan Transtion Hub. It is delivered by one of our trained mentors, and is free to registrants.

A free day of learning: Data Intelligence and Online Transaction Best Practices

When: Tuesday, May 16
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/239341669/

We are pleased to welcome Omatic Software and iATS Payments to share expertise on Data Intelligence and Fraud Prevention. Bring your most challenging questions to a Wildcard Session with Cathy Michitsch & Sandy Fiddis.

Our May 16th event is open to all non-profit organizations, as this learning opportunity goes far beyond Blackbaud products – please extend this widely among your non-profit peers & bring a guest!

Quesnel: The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know

When: Friday, May 19
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-quesnel-tickets-34094911799

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. All pre-existing BC societies need to transition to the new BC Societies Act. The Act includes many significant changes. There is a two-year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to have filed a transition application. This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act.

Stewardship Across Demographics (Professional Development Breakfast)

When: Thursday, May 24
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/239132542/

Are you stewarding Millennials differently than Baby Boomers? Join us for a panel discussion featuring donor relations experts from WE Charity, BC Cancer Foundation and David Suzuki Foundation, who will share how they are re-thinking their stewardship practices now and for the future. You’ll walk away from our session with a better understanding of how donors from different generational cohorts engage in philanthropy, and how you can steward their gifts accordingly.

The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know – Vancouver

When: Wednesday, June 7
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-vancouver-tickets-33914626561

This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act.

Kelowna: Societies Act Transition Workshop

When: Thursday, June 8
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/societies-act-transition-workshop-kelowna-tickets-34011086074

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. All pre-existing BC societies need to transition to the new BC Societies Act. The Act includes many significant changes. There is a two-year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to have filed a transition application. This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act. This workshop is organized for societies in the Central Okanagan who have registered with the Central Okanagan Transtion Hub. It is delivered by one of our trained mentors, and is free to registrants.

Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

When: Saturday, June 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-project-management-for-nonprofits-tickets-33514797662

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.

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.

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. Apply at https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects or email [email protected]

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

Free Geek Vancouver

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization located in East Van that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. We’ve got electronics at the same price as Craigslist, but with a warranty. http://freegeekvancouver.org

AirBNB Social Impact Experiences

TechSoup has partnered with AirBNB to offer a new ways for nonprofits to build awareness and raise Funds. Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

AirBNB is looking for Vancouver nonprofits to pilot their new experiences fundraising program. If you know a nonprofit that would be a good fit let me know and I’ll make an intro to the Vancouver AirBNB rep. Nonprofits can list social impact experiences and receive 100% of the funds.

Learn more about the opportunity here: http://info.techsoup.org/airbnb/

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

Digital Engagement Specialist at Ecojustice

Full details are here: https://ecojustice.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Changemaker Summer Potluck BBQ

The event 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 [email protected] 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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Vancouver’s Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup for April 2017

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 Manage a Scattered Nonprofit Team

When: Tuesday, May 2
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/237887095/

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!

Changemakers Summer Potluck

When: Tuesday, June 20
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/237861519/

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 [email protected]

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.

Nanaimo: The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know

When: Thursday, April 6
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-nanaimo-tickets-32893874464

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.

Imagineering ~ a kudoz #openexperience

When: Friday, April 7
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/openexperience-imagineering-bring-the-craft-of-magic-into-the-everyday-tickets-33122454152

Have you ever watched in wonder as a magician seemed to do the impossible? Were you delighted? Unsettled? Curious how the illusion was constructed?

Come join us for an evening with world-renowned mentalist and Kudoz host, Christopher Taylor. You’ll learn some simple illusions. You’ll meet and mingle with some fantastic folks over food and beverages.

But more than that, you’ll discover how magic is as much about creating a narrative as it is about sleight-of-hand. You’ll learn how this craft can be more than entertainment – how it can be brought into the day-to-day and impact how you experience your life, and how it can become a dimension of seeing that opens new possibilities.

Not-A-Party Election Party Presented by the Urban Worker Project

When: Saturday, April 8
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/not-a-party-election-party-presented-by-the-urban-worker-project-tickets-32970733351

Join Gen Why Media and the Urban Worker Project for a celebratory event that explores the connections between precarious work, affordability, and a stronger social safety net ahead of the 2017 provincial election. We’ll explore the issues through music, art installations, and lightning talks from community leaders.

Revelstoke: Societies Act Transition Workshop

When: Wednesday, April 10
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/societies-act-transition-workshop-revelstoke-tickets-33126229444

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.

SVI Vancouver

When: April 19-21st
RSVP: http://hollyhockleadershipinstitute.org/sviv/apply-to-attend/

Join business leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Social Venture Institute (SVI) Vancouver for an intensive, interactive inquiry into how to face the day-to-day challenges of running a socially conscious enterprise. Join social change business leaders to fine tune your strategies, learn best practices for solving problems and build long lasting relationships with business peers and mentors.

Salesforce Nonprofit User Group

When: Thursday April 20, 2017; 12pm – 3pm (PDT)
Where: Salesforce Vancouver Offices Office #710 – 375 Water Street (Gastown) Vancouver BC V6B 5C6

Timeraiser Vancouver

When: April 27
RSVP: http://www.timeraiser.ca/vancouver

Timeraiser is a party for social good, supporting artists and nonprofits. Here’s your chance to kickstart your art collection by giving back to your community. Bid volunteer time, not dollars, for original art by emerging Canadian artists. Bidding starts at 25 hours and maxes out at 150 hours. If a piece you love reaches 150 hours, anyone can match that bid and we’ll draw a winner at random from the max bids once the auction ends.
If you win, you have one year to finish volunteer hours and claim your piece of art. The best part? Volunteer with any nonprofit(s) you choose! Download the Timeraiser app to keep track of all your volunteer hours and send them directly to us!

Surrey: Black Boys Code Spring 2017 Hackathon

When: Saturday, April 29
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-boys-code-spring-2017-hackathon-tickets-32930167016

Black Boys Code robotics hackathon to take place at the Surrey City Centre Library on Saturday April 29th 2017. Participants will be asked to develop the best, smartest, and most creative solution they can over the course of the BlackBoysCode Spring 2017 Hackathon Challenge. By the end of the workshop they will have programmed a physical robot to traverse obstacles. The boys will have also learned skills such as collaboration (working in teams), critical thinking (programming), and communication (presentation skills)…

Tractionforce 2017

When: May 11
RSVP: http://www.tractionforce.ca/

TractionForce is back for a fifth year! We’ve been doing this long enough now to know what you’re looking for in a cloud technology and business transformation conference. For months, we’ve been thinking about how we can make this the most informative – and valuable – experience for you.

EXPANDED NON-PROFIT TRACK
Supporting non-profits is a huge part of what we do. That’s why we’ve built out the non-profit portion of TractionForce. Non-profits will enjoy keynote and customer panel sessions specifically geared toward them.

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.

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. Apply at https://www.redacademy.com/community-projects or email [email protected]

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

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 [email protected] 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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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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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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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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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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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