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KEYNOTE: Vu Le – Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

Vu Le – Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector

Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector

Given everything happening in the world, the nonprofit/charitable sector continues to play an urgent and critical role. But we face many challenges to fulfilling our full potential. What does the ideal sector look like? How will we get there? What are sacred cows we must let go?

Join Vu for a no-BS presentation filled with pictures of baby animals.

Vu Le

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier ValleyCorps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a showabout nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at NonprofitAF.com, formerly nonprofitwithballs.com. 

SPONSORS

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Care2 Community Scholarships

NetSquared Vancouver has partnered with Care2 to provide five full scholarships to The Digital Nonprofit conference.

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Care2 is a network of millions of people around the globe, dedicated to building a better world. We use our cutting-edge technology and team of experienced campaigners to fuel the progressive movement by uniting our members with nonprofits and mission-based brands working on the causes they care about.

The sponsorship will be used to fund scholarships for nonprofit staffers unable to afford the conference fee of $150. The scholarships will prioritize people working for organizations serving marginalized people.

Application deadline: May 1. Successful applicants will be notified by May 15, 2019.

Doesn’t have to be exact. HINT: this is in your last annual report.
Give us three sentences on the clientele your organization serves. Reminder: this scholarship is for nonprofits serving marginalized people.
Two sentences maximum.

Limited Time $10,000 Nonprofit Training Grant – Apply now for Digital Marketing Skills Training

News from our friends at Digital Hospitality.

Great news for nonprofits who have wanted to provide your staff with better professional training but haven’t been able to because of lack of funding. We were notified by one of our partners and supporters, Digital Hospitality, that there is a limited time available training grant that nonprofits can take advantage of for skills training.

$10,000 Grant

Digital Marketing Skills Training

Only available while funding lasts, nonprofits can apply for a BC training grant that reimburses up to 100 percent of the cost associated with skills training programs. To take advantage of this, Digital Hospitality has a digital marketing training program redesigned for nonprofits which would be eligible for the training grant. This provides your staff access to digital marketing training used by large businesses and an opportunity where you can learn from top digital marketers recognized by google. 

If you are interested in learning more about the $10,000 training grant, fill out this form and you’ll receive follow up information regarding the details about eligibility and they can also answer any questions you might have.


Learn more about the training grant

How Young People Use Digital Technology – Hosted by Darren Barefoot

What’s the future of technology and social media? Let’s ask the next generation!

Darren Barefoot hosted a series of short on-stage interviews with three young people – a teenager, a college-student and a 20-something – about how they use technology and social channels.

Recorded live by NetSquared Vancouver at the HiVE in Vancouver, April 2 2019

Slides and Video: Introduction to Technology Planning for Nonprofits

The technology planning process can be overwhelming, especially for those without any technical background. Where do you start? What are your priorities? How do you fund them?

In this recording from Net2van’s March 5 meetup Fully Managed walks you through the process of building a technology plan and how to find a Managed Service Provider.

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Video

Sponsors

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Get Help With Your Digital Marketing Projects from RED Academy

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-PROFITS!

RED Academy students create websites, apps and digital marketing strategies for social impact organizations and entrepreneurs with a vision to make the world a better place! RED students have worked for over 600 partner organizations and generated over $4 million value in pro bono work.

 If you are interested in becoming a RED community partners, please contact [email protected] or submit an application through: https://redacademy.com/submit-a-project/

Digital Marketing Projects

Our Digital Marketing students will work with you to assess your goals, analyze your site performance and build a comprehensive multi-channel digital marketing strategy to achieve those goals. By the end of the project, you will receive the following: 

• Website audit
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO) audit and strategy
• Social Media audit and strategy
• Content strategy
• Google AdWords campaign ad strategy and forecasting 

• Social ad strategy and forecasting
• Final presentation
• Strategy report 

April 12: Donation & Landing Page Certification Workshop

April 12: Donation & Landing Page
Certification Workshop

Net2van friend Brady Josephson is bringing a Donation & Landing Page Certification Workshop to Vancouver!If you’re wanting to raise more money online, asked if your donation page is good or could be better, or wondered how you can grow your email list then this workshop is for you. Through this full-day workshop, you will…

  • Know how to craft, implement, and optimize the 3 essential types of donation pages
  • Be able to create a high converting landing page for email acquisition offers to grow your email list
  • Get a workshop binder with notes to take home and reference
  • Have the chance to get your donation and landing pages optimized by the workshop instructors
  • Learn what other nonprofit fundraisers and digital marketers are doing, struggling, having success, etc.
  • Receive a NextAfter certification seal
  • Be eligible for 4 CFRE points/credits

What makes these workshops unique is that every single idea you’ll hear has been tested and proven with major nonprofit organizations, and is backed up by data and research from our library of over 1,300 experiments. You can learn more at bit.ly/vancouver-workshop and be sure to use the discount code NET2VAN to save $100.

Nonprofit Tech Trends for Vancouver Nonprofits

Where should nonprofits focus their attention in 2019?

Net2van’s January meetup was a smörgåsbord sampler of #Tech4Good trends. This fast-paced evening of Ignite-style 5 minute mini-presentations shared the trends, tools, and techniques charities should explore to create more impact.

Rob Cottingham – Trust as the Killer App in the Age of Fake

Brady Josephson – Third Party Giving

 

Kyle Thom – Video and Chat Tools to Advance Your Engagement Cycle

 

Shoni Field – Blurring of the Lines Between Phone and Online; Getting Serious About Digital Lead Generation

 

Jeff Harrison – AI and Machine Learning Trends for Nonprofits

 

Jessica Macleod – How to Effectively Use Instagram Stories

 

Matthew Pattinson – Uncovering Big Ideas That Matter With the Lean Canvas

 

Daryl Hatton – the Market Shift From Major Donations to Micro-Donations and From Macro-Projects to Micro-Projects

 

Ash Kumar – Explore Micro-Communities in 2019

Sponsors

A HUGE thanks to our amazing community partners and sponsors. Give them love! Spend 💵with them!

Digital Skills for Youth – Internship Program

Is your organization interest in hosting an internship focused on  using and/or gaining ICT skills/knowledge in a professional work environment? Then check out the Vancouver Community Network internship program

Intern salaries are matched to $12,000 and administered by the Vancouver Community Network (VCN) under the federally-funded DS4Y program. 

There is an additional $3000 accessible to each intern to pay for upskilling and learning new tech skills (online or in-person).

Registrations can begin immediately and intakes will be ongoing as we work to fill 160 positions across Western Canada over the next two years.

Digital Skills for Youth – Internship Program

Get details on eligibility.