Mid October Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup


All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Wednesday, October 15
RSVP: http://goo.gl/yvwgnm

Scaling your social media within current resources is often a challenge for NGOs. How do you manage multiple social media platforms without budgeting more for a social media manager or a social team? Hootsuite’s coaches will show you how it’s possible to scale your social media, connect with more supporters and increase the organic reach of your communications. Each attendee will get a 30 minute one-on-one consultation with a Hootsuite coach and get group help from topic-themed table discussions.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 5 Strategies to Ensure Fundraising Success

When: Tuesday, November 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/B3tKGl

As non-profits and charitable organizations gear up for the holiday season, are you getting the most out of your fundraising and campaign efforts?

Join Briteweb’s CEO and Lead Strategist, Steve Rio, as he shares 5 essential strategies to maximize your holidays efforts. Steve will draw from experiences and present case studies from working with clients such as Acumen, Obakki Foundation and Possible Healthcare.


NetSquared Vancouver isn’t the organizer of these events, but we think they’re worth checking out.

The Art of the Major Gift Ask

When Thursday, October 16
RSVP: http://goo.gl/S6y0aV

This panel discussion will focus on the anatomy of a major gift and how to market these gifts properly. You will learn strategies for prospecting, getting a meeting, closing and stewardship. Our panelists will share their expertise on the necessary elements for a successful major gift relationship.

Astra Taylor | The Future of Creativity

When: Thursday, October 16
RSVP: http://goo.gl/G9lSqN

A Conversation with author Astra Taylor, The People’s Platform
Astra Taylor, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, drawing from her recent work on the nature of the digital economy and its impact on creators and creative industries.

BC Association of Social Workers Conference

When: Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18
RSVP: http://goo.gl/t09OCL

Participate in a panel discussion on ethics, workshops on ethics, advocacy, strategies for families and mental health service providers, leadership with seniors, community collaboration, trauma-informed practice, child protection research, building resilience, mediation, field supervision and more.

Young Innovators Crawl

When: Sunday, October 19
RSVP: http://goo.gl/RB7VBh

Vancouver is home to many talented young people who are passionately innovative. On October 19, join us on a lively and interactive journey, as we travel together through the creative hubs of the city exploring studios, workshops, installations, dialogues, and exhibits. Enjoy a sneak peak and be inspired as we showcase our brightest and best young innovators!

Job Fair for People with Disabilities

When: Thursday, October 23
RSVP: http://goo.gl/AiyRdb

This Job Fair is exclusively for job seekers living with a disability. It will feature employers committed to a representative workforce, as well as service providers.

Vancouver Changecamp 2014

When: Saturday, October 25
RSVP: http://goo.gl/31TKrS

We’re prototyping change, starting with ourselves. Join this full day unconference to find support and inspiration for your initiatives and learn about projects or ideas you can get involved in.

Surrey WorkBC Centres – Non-Profit Hiring Fair

When: Thursday, October 30
RSVP: http://goo.gl/8EHe89

Discover jobs and volunteer opportunities in the Non-Profit sector. Learn about local organizations and employers that do meaningful work. Bring a resume, dress to impress and come ready with questions for the organizations. We recommend research on the organizations before the event and come prepared with questions!


When: November 3–9
RSVP: http://goo.gl/p8uRb8

DevFest.ca is a week-long workshop-series and hackathon about bleeding-edge technologies for experienced developers

OpenData BC: Inaugural Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, November 6
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LlXyKX

Come discuss ideas and actions for open data at this inugural Vancouver meetup

17th Annual National Philanthropy Day – Luncheon, Keynote & Interactive Dialogue

When: Friday, November 14
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx
Giving Hearts Awards and Keynote Speech by Craig Kielburger, Activist, Co-founder of Free the Children and Co-founder of Me to We.

OpenData BC: Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, December 4
RSVP: http://goo.gl/LywJAo

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