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Digital Fundraising Events From Net2van

What’s that in the air? It’s the smell of #Tech4Good!

CRM for Nonprofits – September 11

NetSquared Vancouver is really excited to bring you a trio of workshops this fall that focus on digital fundraising.

All the events are free, so RSVP now. And if you’re into podcasts subscribe to our feed of presenter recordings.

September 11: CRMs for Nonprofits – Abandoning Excel for a grown-up CRM

RSVP for this free event.

It can be difficult for smaller organizations to follow expert advice and best practices for adopting and optimizing supporter relationships with a customer relationship management (CRM) platform, like Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Netsuite, NationBuilder or Keela.

When is the right moment to make the leap from a spreadsheet or ad hoc system to a CRM solution? And, which platform is the right fit for your organization?

This session features on-stage interviews with people who have confronted all sides of the CRM question: from within orgs and as consultants to them. Attendees will gain wisdom about when to adopt a CRM and what questions to ask to make the right infrastructure decisions for their organizations.

October 10: Donor Retention Best Practices

RSVP for this free event.

A strong fundraising program is an essential part of building a thriving non-profit. But when you have a small team and limited resources it can be hard to know where to focus.

In this presentation, Fawkes + Holly will offer research and experience on how to retain the donors you’ve worked so hard to acquire. You’ll leave the sessions feeling encouraged, equipped and armed with practical tools you can start implementing first thing Monday morning.

November 6: How to Maximize Data to Enhance Your Fundraising Programs and Campaigns

RSVP for this free event.

In this session, campaigners and fundraisers from any size organization will learn to use big data in a way they haven’t before. They will learn how to better target their messaging to influence people within their organization’s community to encourage them to give a gift or volunteer.

Whether through a direct mail appeal, cross fundraising approach or a face to face ask, data can help.

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER FROM TORONTO!
Allen Davidov is Director of Business Development at Environics Analytics in the not-for-profit practice. With nearly twenty years of experience, he is responsible for helping charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to attract and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers. Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, annual giving, leadership giving and event initiatives at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation.

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Volunteer Futures Symposium 2018 | Conference for Volunteers, Non-profits & Charities!

Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2018 Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Low-cost event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.  

Everyone welcome! Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Digital Youth Engagement, Volunteer Management, Crowdfunding, Community Gaming Grants & more.

Keynote: Kris Archie, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Date: October 3 & 4, 2018
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, Richmond, BC
Fees: $225 (Member)/$325 (Non-member)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

For more info: Event Details

Get Google AdWords help from RED Academy

Did you know that Google gives nonprofits $10,000 in free Google AdWords credits every month?  It’s a hugely valuable resource to help drive traffic to your website, but administering your account can be tricky, especially at first.
Luckily our friends at RED Academy want to connect their marketing students with local nonprofits to help set up and administer a sustainable set of AdWords campaigns for your organization.
If you’re interested apply at https://goo.gl/forms/gYIVGM92G6K1zTt12
Chris (RED Academy) and Eli (net2van)

Rose Charities 20th Anniversary Weekend Conference

Our friends at Rose Charities invite Net2van members to attend their upcoming conference.

As you can see, they have some wonderful keynote speakers with lots​ of experience.

​​​Plus ​Saturday afternoon, there will be four ​interactive ​workshops:

  • Fundraising: Making the Heart-Head-Wallet Connection –  Joy Hayden
  • Leveraging Social Media – John Hamilton, Blackbaud
  • ​How do we know we’re making a Difference?​ – Dr. Andrew Macnab           ​
  • Cultural Competency in a Multicultural World – Morgan Wienberg,​ Dr Diana Carter

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ROSE CHARITIES 20TH ANNIVERSARY  WEEKEND CONFERENCE AND PROJECT FORUM:   

           Saturday  21ST and Sunday 22ND APRIL 2018 Vancouver

INVITATION

 

We at Rose Charities Canada would like to invite you (and parters / friends ),  to all or any  of our Rose Charities Anniversary events (see below) for  the weekend of Sat/Sun 21st/22nd April 2018.  Some are free, some require registration/payment   We are very proud of our track record and would love to share our celebrations with you as well as appreciating any thoughts, ideas or discussion you might like to contribute to the networking sessions.

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Saturday 21st April 2018:   CONFERENCE:  Executive Hotel Vintage Park. 1379 Howe St: Corner Pacific Blvd. 9.30am – 4.30pm.   Registration please at www.rosecanada.info/conference  $25 registration fee which includes lunch and afternoon tea.   Parking available, access from alley behind hotel

MAINTAINING COMPASSION IN A FRACTURED WORLD’     Keynote guest speakers. Peter Robinson (Ex CEO David Suzuki Foundation and M.E.C.) / Morgan Wienberg (Founder Little Footprints Big Steps, Haiti)

Conference will include other individual and panel speakers from Rose programs in Afghanistan, Nepal, Uganda as well as workshops on project development, operational and support issues.    Lunch is provided (covered in the $25 registration)

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Sunday 22n April  2018 (afternoon) :  PROJECT PRESENTATION FORUM:  Olympic Village Community Center. Athletes Way,  S.E. False Creek. (Parking below)   12.30-4.30pm  Finger-food lunch provided.    Admission free. Registration at door.

HELP AROUND THE WORLD:  IDEAS, PROGRAMS AND SUSTAINING THE MOMENTUM : A project presentation forum with discussion.

The program will include panels on Health, Safe Motherhood/Birthing, Health, and Community Programs (micro-credit, youth, aged, youth, disability etc) which will involve experienced Rose Charities and partner organizers and founders of effective programs from four continents.

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Sunday 22nd Evening:     ROSE CHARITIES 20TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER.   Floata Seafood Restaurant, 180 Keefer Street, Chinatown     6pm -8pm (parking available below restaurant:  Food appx  $40 (pay when there does not included drinks) in advance or at the door .  Relaxed-casual-formal and..

..Will include  ‘open stage’ for words, presentations etc. .. please..   and  awarding of Charity-Rose Awards for 2016 and 2017.    20 years family dinner of the ‘Rose Family’ . Please let us know if you might  like to come to this so we get an approximate  idea of numbers.

Hope you can join !   ..   Best wishes..   Will Grut MD,    Rose Charities Canada.

 

Two Free Nonprofit Accounting and Quickbooks Workshops

🎶la la la wait till i get my money right 🎤

Where’s your nonprofit’s money at? NetSquared Vancouver wants to help!

We have two FREE nonprofit accounting events coming up:

Kanye wants you to RSVP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E58qLXBfLrs

Net2van webinars March 6

Event preview: How Delivering Webinars Can Benefit Your Mission​


Our March 6 NetSquared Vancouver meetup will be co-hosted by Tonya Hyde​, Professional Development Coordinator with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and Chad Leaman​ of the Neil Squire Society.

RSVP for free at https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/245927418/

Tonya answers common questions like:

  • What are the top two ways nonprofits can use webinars as part of their programs?
  • What questions should you consider when choosing your webinar platform?
  • What are the top two ways nonprofits can use webinars as part of their programs?

 

Community Summit: Brave New Work Events

The  Community Summit: Brave New Work is coming soon.  Our community members get 25% off using the promo code ‘Net2Van’.
This event will feature high profile panelists talking about everything from AI/automation, diversity in HR practices, addressing the skills gap, and alternative business models.
What are some of the trends currently defining the new world of work in Canada, and what does our future look like? What opportunities can be seized to build more competitive, prosperous, and inclusive organizations?
This mini-conference, presented in partnership with Deloitte Canada, will feature panel discussions and presentations by representatives from Deloitte, Brookfield, BC Federation of Labour, LinkedIn, Futurpreneur, Vancity, RBC, Briteweb, Wavefront, and more.
Seating is limited! Lunch is included!
As part of its 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work, SFU Public Square is proud to present, in partnership with Vancity, an evening with Van Jones and Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Automation, artificial intelligence, and globalization are changing the nature of work and what we do to earn a living. While some look to these changes to improve our quality of life, others foresee worker displacement and increased inequality. Many of us are struggling to understand what actions we can take as individuals and as a society to thrive, or at least survive, in the new world of work.
CBC’s Laura Lynch will moderate a conversation with Van Jones and Anne-Marie Slaughter, two leading commentators on the American economy, discussing the role that citizens, governments and civil society can play in shaping the future of work. They will explore the challenges ahead, as well as how these challenges might be addressed through green jobs, emergent industries, education and public policy.
A full listing of events can be found here.
LinkedInLocal: February 19 at Science World

LinkedIn Local Meetup: Blockchain and the Role of Failure

Vancouver’s 2nd LinkedIn Local meet-up is officially happening at Science World on Monday 19th February 6:30pm-10:30pm!

If you’ve not heard of a LinkedIn Local before, it’s a movement that has spread like wildfire over the last 9 months with LinkedIn users organising their own get-togethers with the intention of “meeting the person behind the profile”. Now, this movement has reached over 150 cities round the world, including our own Vancouver.

At the Science World meet-up, there will be a range of speakers focusing on two key topics: Firstly, “The Role of Failure in Entrepreneurial Success” and secondly, “Ways Blockchain Technology Will Change The World”.

A light finger-food buffet is included within the ticket price (currently $10 for the early-bird rate) and there’ll be plenty of opportunity for networking with the other 200 attendees. There’ll even be a series of “Meet The Experts” stations with inspirational leaders to chat with about subjects like branding, making waves in the corporate world and how to hustle on LinkedIn and in business as a student.

For more details and to get your tickets, use the link below:

https://www.picatic.com/LinkedinLocalVancouver

Grant Opportunity: CIRA’s Community Investment Program

CIRA’s Community Investment Program provides funding for projects that help build a better online Canada, specifically in the areas of infrastructure and access, online services, digital literacy, and research.

In 2018, $1,000,000 will be invested back into the community. The typical grant will be approximately $25,000 – $50,000, to a maximum of $100,000, and the application period will be open from January 15 to February 28.

Learn more about the Community Investment Program and how to apply.