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TechSoup has partnered with AirBNB to offer a new ways for nonprofits to build awareness and raise Funds. Learn more at http://info.techsoup.org/airbnb/

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.


Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

You choose where your social impact experience takes place and who leads it — be it a staff member, a board member, or a volunteer.

 

Your Price

You have complete control over how much your social impact experience costs, and you can change the price whenever you want.

Experiences can take place on a single afternoon or over the course of a few days. What experience you offer is entirely up to you.

Airbnb Social Impact Experiences

Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/social-impact

What Could You Do with a Social Impact Experience?

Experiences can take place on a single afternoon or over the course of a few days. What experience you offer is entirely up to you.

Get Your Supporters Involved

From urban farming to dog walking, engage guests with a hands-on experience that benefits your organization.

Educate, Inform, and Enlighten

Arts workshops, collaborative projects, and behind-the-scenes tours give guests a chance to learn something new and gain a greater appreciation for your cause.

Do Something Fun!

Outings and city explorations are a great way to connect guests to your cause in a social setting while introducing them to the broader community.

Case Studies

NetSquared Camp 2013

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When: Saturday, June 1. 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, 210 – 128 W Hastings St.

What is NetSquared Camp?

NetSquared Camp is a daylong unconference put on by the friendly folks that host the monthly Net Tuesday meetups in Vancouver.  Net Tuesday brings together web innovators with social change makers and nonprofits to swap stories, mix ideas, and build new relationships. We aim to empower non-profits with emerging tools, trends, and best practices, enabling them to fulfill their mission statements in new and innovative ways.

This is the third annual conference. The first two NetSquared Camps sold out quickly, so be sure to register early.

Who should come?

  • Non-profit people: learn more about utilizing technology to further your cause.
  • Web designers and developers: share your best practices and find organizations that need your help.
  • Marketing people: assist non-profits in building strategic connections between their causes and their audiences.

Topics

This is an unconference, so you decide what want you want to discuss, share, explore, and learn.  Topics that Net Tuesday has covered over the last year include:

  • Digital storytelling
  • Tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones: gadgets for good?
  • Visualizing data using maps and other tools
  • A/B testing
  • Crowdfunding
  • IT project management
  • The science of Facebook pages

When, Where, and How Much?

NetSquared Camp 2013 will be held at The HiVE in downtown Vancouver, on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Early bird tickets cost $25; regular tickets are $30.  Register now on Eventbrite!

 

Sponsor

HiVE logoHome to artists, designers, small social enterprises, mid-size NGOs, green businesses, IT experts, self employed, start ups, independent contractors… the HiVE is a shared workspace with a dynamic cafe-like studio culture. They facilitate creativity, collaboration and social innovation!

[April 2, 2013] Digital Storytelling Panel

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When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Where: SAP Executive Briefing Centre, 910 Mainland Street, between Smith and Nelson, Vancouver, BC.

About the event:

Digital storytelling is “using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve our lives” (Center for Digital Storytelling).  Non-profit organizations can now leverage an ever growing number of tools to harness their stories, communicate with stakeholders, and further their mission.

This panel discussion will showcase some digital storytelling tools with examples of them at work, providing attendees with new mediums and skills in conveying your organization’s message.

The twitter hashtag for Net Tuesday is #ntvan and our account is @NetTuesday

Phillip DjwaAgentic Digital Media@phillipdjwa – Phillip is a certified Internet Marketing specialist and strategist with more than 18 years experience in the high-technology industry. During this time, Phillip has worked on a wide range of technology and web-integrated communications projects for Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-ups, and not-for-profit organizations.

 

Jason Toalhttp://www.jasontoal.ca@draggin – By day, Jason works in an educational support unit that delivers e-learning solutions to the teaching community.  By night, he participates (and DJs) in an open Digital Storytelling course (DS 106) out of the University of Mary Washington.  DS 106 explores the web as a culture, as a media source, and as a place to publish in the open.

 

 

Vanessa ChasePhilanthropy for All@vanessaechaseVanessa is a writer, non-profit collaborator and philanthropy advocate. Her interest in storytelling and donor relations drives her work.  She has worked for several non-profits in Vancouver, Canada as a fundraiser and communications specialist.  Vanessa utilizes stories to emotionally connect donors to the organization’s mission in a way that inspires their involvement.

 

 

Andrew NguyenLemongrass Films@andrew_directorAndrew has worked with numerous organizations to make films that move people and influence thinking. He focuses on projects that contribute to social value and affect positive social change.  Working closely with clients, he develops story ideas that respond to a client’s communications objectives and resonate with the intended audience.

BONUS – 5:55-6:00pm: #StruttaCares promo by Tina Hoang.

TWITTER

  • Hashtag for Net Tuesday is #ntvan
  • Official account is @NetTuesday

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When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Where: SAP Executive Briefing Centre, 910 Mainland Street, between Smith and Nelson, Vancouver, BC.

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Agenda

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: schmoozing and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Digital Storytelling panel
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Q&A

Random Hacks of Kindness Vancouver

Net Tuesday pals PeaceGeeks are organizing a Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon this fall. If you’re a developer or a nonprofit with a project idea you should go. RSVP with PeaceGeeks.

RANDOM HACKS OF KINDNESS VANCOUVER, PRESENTED BY EMC

November 30, 2012 – 5:00pm to December 2, 2012 – 5:00pm
116 West Hastings, 2nd floor
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6B 1G8

Canada

   

What is Random Hacks of Kindness?

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a global movement that connects developers from around the world with local non-profit organizations to help solve technological challenges. This year, PeaceGeeks is excited to host the first RHoK event in Vancouver, presented by EMC.

The Vancouver event will open the evning of November 30th with a reception and project presentation. This will be followed by a two-day hackathon on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2. We expect to have between 80 and 100 developers, designers and project participants helping on up to 10 different projects that help to solve technology and communciations challenges for non-profit organization both in Vancouver and around the world.

What is a Global Event?

The Vancouver event will occur in tandem with events in over 20 cities around the world with more than 1000 participants working on different projects.

Who should participate in RHoK?

You should participate in RHoK Vancouver if you are passionate about using technology to help solve real world problems and if you have the following skills:

  • developer/ programmer (games, websites, software, mobile apps, etc.)
  • designer (web, games, apps, user interface, user experience expert, etc.)
  • project analysts (project managers, quality assurance testers, process mappers, etc.)
  • communications experts (copy writers, social media gurus, etc.)
  • other skills that might help to create awesome projects

 

How it will work

  • Project submissions: Starting in November, the RHoK Vancouver team will be recruiting potential projects for the event on December. A projects team will work with partners to clearly defining and refining both the problem and potential solution.
  • Project presentations: On Friday November 30, participants will be invited to the opening event reception. During the reception, representatives from up to 10 non-profit organizations will present their organization, problem and proposed project to participants. Following the presentations, participants will decide which project they will work on over the course of the weekend.
  • Project execution: On Saturday and Sunday (December 1st and 2nd), participants will work on the project they have chosen until 5pm on Sunday evening. We will then give each team 5 minutes to present their project to the group. A panel of judges will award prizes to the top 3 teams.

 

Who are our event sponsors (so far)?

We are very grateful to the following sponsors for helping us to make this event possible:

Global RHoKstar — Title Sponsor: EMC

RHoKstar Extraordinaire: Informatica

RHoK & Roller: GrowLab (Venue Sponsor)

Little RHoKers:

     

Get Tickets for the 5th Vancouver Timeraiser!

Are you ready for the most dynamic volunteer-focused art events of the year?The 5th Vancouver Timeraiser is November 8th at the Roundhouse Community Center, 181 Roundhouse Mews. At the Timeraiser you bid volunteer time for incredible works of art purchased from local artists. We call it facilitated simultaneous giving and getting. Ok, maybe we don’t call it that, but it’s a great night where everyone wins. Register soon before tickets sell out and help us raise thousands of volunteer hours for Vancouver nonprofits!


Net Tuesday Members get DISCOUNT Tickets!

As a Net Tuesday member you can get tickets for only $10!

Just go to www.timeraiser.ca and enter the following promotional code to get your half-price tickets: Discount Code = net2012

Timeraiser Details:

Thursday November 8th
Doors open at 7:00pm
at Roundhouse Community Center

Tickets
Tickets are normally $20 and can be purchased online at timeraiser.ca

No paper ticket necessary.

Timeraiser 101
The Timeraiser is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. Throughout the evening meet with different agencies and match your skills to their needs. Once you have made your matches, you are eligible to bid on artwork. The big twist is rather than bid money, you bid volunteer hours. If you have the winning bid you have 12 months to complete your pledge before bringing the artwork home as a reminder of your goodwill.
Agenda
7:00 pm – Doors Open
8:00 pm – Welcoming Remarks
8:30 pm – Silent Art Auction Begins
9:30 pm – Silent Art Auction Ends
10:00 pm – Final announcements
See our FAQs for complete art bidding rules/what happens if you have a winning art bid.
*cash bar and light catering
*dress is Evening Casual
*max art bid is 100 hours
Connect
Please contact Amanda Grainger-Munday if you have any questions. You can also follow updates on Twitter,  FacebookLinkedIn.

[meetup] My digital toolkit with Ben Johnson – November 6 2012

How do you launch half a dozen corporate websites, send dozens of eblasts, direct mailings and newsletters to raise millions without an office (or employees). Ben Johnson goes through his favourite tools for project management, testing, databases, email service providers to show how you can scale your work to be a digital-first organization.

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When: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM
Where: W2 Media Cafe, 111 W Hastings, Vancouver, BC

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ABOUT BEN JOHNSON Benjamin Johnson Ben is the Managing Director of Frontier Consulting. His background includes founding a startup to promote micro-volunteering to altruistic tech-savvy Millenials right out of university, later holding marketing positions with Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver and Island Savings in Victoria, picking up his CMA designation on the way. Ben lives in Victoria and has been tackling the responsibilities of fatherhood for over three years now. You can find Ben on Twitter at @mrbenjohnson.

OUR SPONSOR
Net Tuesday is thrilled to have the W2 Media Cafe as our venue sponsor for the 2012-2013 season.

They do cool things. Check them out!

NetSquared Camp 2012

What is NetSquared Camp?

NetSquared Camp is a daylong unconference put on by the friendly folks that host the monthly Net Tuesday meetups in Vancouver.  Net Tuesday brings together social media users and web innovators with social change makers and nonprofits to swap stories, mix ideas, and build new relationships.  The aim is to empower non-profits with emerging tools, trends, and best-practices, allowing them to fulfill their mission statements in new and innovative ways.

The first NetSquared Camp had over 160 people in attendance.  The space at this event is limited to 80, so register early.

Who should come?

  • Non-profit people: learn more about utilizing technology to further your cause.
  • Web developers and social media people: share your best practices and find organizations that need your help.
  • Marketing people: assist non-profits in building strategic connections between their causes and their audiences.

Topics

This is an unconference, so you decide what want you want to discuss, share, explore, and learn.  Topics that Net Tuesday has covered over the last year include:

  • Should your nonprofit be selling merchandise?
  • Applications of location-based technology services
  • Managing volunteers with software and soft skills
  • How nonprofits win with word-of-mouth marketing
  • Redesigning your website: what you need to know
  • Flexing Facebook’s civic muscles
  • Delivering services through e-Learning
  • Google Analytics
  • Network organizations create better online campaigns

When, Where, and How Much?

NetSquared Camp 2012 will be held at The HiVE in downtown Vancouver, on Saturday, April 28 2012.  Early bird tickets cost $20; regular tickets are $25.  Register now on Eventbrite!

A video taste of the 2010 NetSquared Camp

NetSquared Camp 2012: April 28 at The HiVE

NetSquared logoI’m excited to announce NetSquared Camp 2012, an intimate gathering of Vancouver’s online campaigners. This unconference will be a chance for our community to gather and share our hard-won best practices, war stories, and victories!

The event will be held at The Hive on Saturday, April 28 and admission is $20.

There are just 80 spots available, so please RSVP soon to ensure you get a ticket.

Tickets and more informationhttp://netsquared2012.eventbrite.ca/

Hope to see you there!

NetSquared Camp 2012: April 28 at The HiVE

NetSquared logoNet Tuesday is excited to announce NetSquared Camp 2012, an intimate gathering of Vancouver’s online campaigners. This unconference will be a chance for our community to gather and share our hard-won best practices, war stories, and victories!

The event will be held at The Hive on Saturday, April 28 and admission is $20.

There are just 80 spots available, so please RSVP soon to ensure you get a ticket.

Tickets and more informationhttp://netsquared2012.eventbrite.ca/

Hope to see you there!

NetSquared Camp 2012 – date conflict?

NetSquared Camp logoUPDATE

NetSquared Camp 2012 will be held on April 28.

More information: http://netsquared2012.eventbrite.ca/

 

I’d like to do another NetSquared Camp/unconference this spring. It’ll be fun and another way to connect the nonprofit community in Vancouver.

The Hive has offered to be our venue. Yay!

They currently have the following three Saturdays free:

I’ve googled those dates and don’t immediately see any conflicting events… but did I miss something?

Please let me know in the comments if any of these dates are at the same time as another event with a similar audience of nonprofits, online technology folks and marketers.

Oh, and my preferred date is March 31 2012.

What is NetSquared Camp?

This video offers a good summary of the last event.