Category Archives: Net Tuesday

A monthly meetup in Vancouver that connects nonprofits and their allies with technical chops. http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-social-media-nonprofits-social-change/

VIDEO: The End of Slacktivism

OpenMedia.ca’s Vojtech Sedlak joined Net2van for our summer meetup to share their strategy for converting clicktivists to online activists. Find out how one of the leading Canadian online advocacy groups understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

Community Updates

Members of the Net2van community shared their latest projects and needs during our one-minute updates.

  • Nonprofit podcast on CITR: http://sectorpodcast.wordpress.com
  • Donate your old work clothes! http://www.dressforsuccess.org/supportdfs_donationdrives.aspx
  • Microsoft Users Group: http://www.vantug.com
  • Secure communications app. Free for nonprofits: http://www.securecommobile.com
  • Marijuana reform campaign: http://sensiblebc.ca
  • Looking for volunteers and event attendees: http://peacegeeks.org
  • Volunteer with Net2van: http://www.net2van.com/about/volunteer/
  • Vervet Monkey Foundation – Come volunteer with monkeys in South Africa: http://vervet.za.org

The End of Slacktivism: How to Understand, Facilitate and Deepen Online Engagement

slacktivism Charlie Brown

Liking a social media post, clicking a link, visiting a website and even reading an email or signing an online petition, all of the above may seem as trivial acts of engagement, when your organization strives to advance complicated social, political, environmental or cultural agendas. However when you envision these individual actions as parts of an individual’s journey up the mountain of engagement, you can start to see how even a single Facebook like, or one opened email, can constitute a crucial act of engagement for your organization.

But how do you visualize an engagement scheme that fits your organization? What tracking is needed and what it will cost you? Find out how one the leading Canadian online advocacy groups, OpenMedia, understands and facilitates online engagement and learn how you can can help your supporters find their way to deeper online engagement.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

PRESENTER

Vojtech Sedlak for The Digital Nonprofit

Vojtech Sedlak (@vojtechsedlak) is the Data Intelligence Coordinator for OpenMedia. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojtech has pursued both academic and professional opportunities in the areas of journalism, web development, communication and digital anthropology. A proud graduate of Pearson College UWC, Vojtech holds a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and is currently living in Vancouver, Canada.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap
  • 7:45 – 9:30 PM: Post-event social!

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van
Host: @Net2van
Presenter: @vojtechsedlak @TheOpenMedia

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.
Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Creating a Digital Community: The Adventures (and misadventures) of Fundraiser Grrl

Creating a Digital Community: The Adventures (and misadventures) of Fundraiser Grrl

In February 2013 Fundraiser Grrl was born, from a desire to bring together fundraisers from around the world – to commiserate, eye roll, sympathize and laugh out loud at the bizarre and amazing moments we all experience in our crazy wonderful careers. Since it began, over 200,000 fundraisers have visited the site, and it averages over 1,000 visitors per day.

Rory is a major gits fundraiser, who had little to no experience with the digital marketing, when she started the site. In this session, she will share what she has learned about using social media to build a community, what worked, and what didn’t, and how to apply this to your work in the non-profit sector.

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When: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

Rory Green
RORY GREEN

Rory Green has been in the philanthropic sector for over eight years and is currently the Associate Director, Advancement for the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University. Rory has also worked in major and corporate giving at BCIT and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rory has spoken at national and international fundraising conferences, most recently starring in the “Kaleidoscope of Philanthropy” Plenary Session at AFP International, San Antonio.

In her spare time Rory is the founder and editor of Fundraiser Grrl, the fundraising community’s go-to source for comic relief. http://fundraisergrrl.tumblr.com/

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @RoryJMGreen

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

September 2: $ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

$ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue event image

Ever heard it said “there’s no ‘$’ in social media. Just a plain old letter ‘s’?” Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.

Shoni Field will share the BC SPCA’s experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Using case studies that reference some of the BC SPCAs successful online campaigns including BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days she’ll explore:

  • Whether a shifting emphasis from transactional to relational fundraising fits better with the social media psyche.
  • How we move social media supporters out of their silo.
  • What role virtual peer2peer models can play in growing social media sourced revenue.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

PRESENTER

Shoni Field for Net2van Shoni Field
As Director of Fundraising Innovation at the BC SPCA, Shoni Field explores dynamic opportunities in micro-campaign and peer-to-peer fundraising that deeply engages their support base. Shoni has eighteen years of experience in direct response fundraising. She has worked with a range of non-profits including The Pembina Institute, Imagine1Day, EcoJustice, The Arthritis Society and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @motherhoodissue @BC_SPCA

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

EVENT REPORT: Learning from a loss – digital lessons from the 2013 BC NDP Election campaign

It’s often said that we can learn more from failure than success. At Net2van’s April 1 meetup we took a look at the BC NDP’s 2013 election digital strategy. Michael Roy talked about successful tactics and tools, and the lessons he learned. Despite the failure of the campaign, the digital effort – online engagement, fundraising, and outreach – broke new ground in many areas.

We are happy to share video, slides and photos from the event.

Video

Slides

Photos

Our thanks to Noah Ferguson for taking awesome event photos!

Presenter

Michael Roy is the Director of Communications at the BC NDP. He oversees the party’s digital outreach and paid media, and had the pleasure of working with a talented team during the last campaign.
Michael Roy for Net2van

APRIL 1: Learning from a loss – digital lessons from the 2013 BC NDP Election campaign

It’s often said that we can learn more from failure than success. We’ll be taking a look at the BC NDP 2013 election digital strategy, talking about successful tactics and tools, and the lessons we learned. Despite the failure of the campaign, the digital effort – online engagement, fundraising, and outreach – broke new ground in many areas.

This session is for:

  • Nonprofit Executives who want to develop digital campaign strategies
  • Nonprofit Staff looking to learn about the latest tactics and tools
  • Web and online staff who are delivering website and online products for their organization

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, April 1 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

RSVP on Meetup

PRESENTER

Michael Roy for Net2vanMichael Roy is the Director of Communications at the BC NDP. He oversees the party’s digital outreach and paid media, and had the pleasure of working with a talented team during the last campaign.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van
Host: @Net2van
Presenter: @mikelroy

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.
Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Lean Principles for Nonprofits: Because Your Annual Plan is a Fraud

Starting, building and operating a nonprofit organization is done under conditions of extreme uncertainty, but we plan with confidence. Enormous energy is put into Five Year Strategic Plans, Annual Plans and Quarterly plans, but then real life intrudes and the reality is that there’s only the vaguest resemblance between our plans and our actual work. So much wasted time! There’s got to be a better way.

Kayvon Khalilzadeh of Lean Startup Vancouver will introduce us to the concept of the lean startup

Lean Startup is a methodology that favors experimentation over elaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over traditional “big design up front” development. Although the methodology is just a few years old, its concepts—such as “minimum viable product” and “pivoting” have quickly taken root in the start-up world. Now it’s time for the nonprofit sector to adopt this innovative approach.

We are going to discuss topics like:

  • What is Lean Startup?
  • Why is Lean important? What is the point?
  • What is Lean for Nonprofit? Is it any different than for the private sector?
  • Learn about Lean processes
  • Discover Lean tools

Background Reading

This session is for:

  • Nonprofit Executives who want to manage their organizers more effectively
  • Nonprofit Staff need to increase the level of innovation so that they can meet their mission
  • Web and online staff who are delivering website and online products for their organization

RSVP on Meetup.com

When: Tuesday, March 4, 2013, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

RSVP on Meetup.com

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #Net2van
  • Host: @Net2van
  • Presenter: @kayvonk
  • Venue sponsor: @HiVEvancouver
  • Food sponsor: @iATSPayments
  • Social sponsor: @NTENorg

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Mo Money Mo Problems | What you need to know about collecting online donations

My kids will never write a cheque, and in a few short years neither will the majority of your donor base. While it used to be acceptable to collect money ‘any way possible’ online, the data is telling us that donors want a donation experience that is easy to follow, on brand and connects the donor with the cause. How we accomplish these things without compromising security, CRA compliance and more is not always straightforward. This session will cover the basics of:

  • Compliance and Law with respect to donation processing and the CRA
  • The 101’s of payment processing terms, security and must knows
  • How you can get the most out of your online donation experience

This session is for:

  • New fundraisers who want to learn the ropes of accepting money online
  • Experienced fundraisers who are looking for ways to make their program more successful
  • Web and online staff responsible for making all the online donation stuff work 🙂

RSVP on Meetup.com

When: Tuesday, January 7, 2013, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

RSVP on Meetup.com

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

JEFF GOLBY
Jeff has worked in one form or another of credit card based donation processing for Charity for around eight years on the charity side, for profit side and back again now on the charity side. Currently he works for Chimp Foundation an online tool that allows you to manage and amplify your charitable giving. His role there is to create a space where law, charity, money and trust come together in a way that inspires and motivates people to give.

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #Net2van
  • Host: @Net2van
  • Presenter: @jgolby
  • Venue sponsor: @HiVEvancouver

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.
Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.