Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver January 2015

Welcome to 2015. This is the year that the nonprofit sector masters technology so that we can be more effective in changing the world. I promise! To that end we’ve planned unconferences, meetups, and conferences. Read on for news on Net2van’s upcoming events, and a calendar of upcoming meetups from our friends.

NetSquared Camp: A Nonprofit Tech Unconference

When: Saturday, January 31
Tickets: $10 at

NetSquared Camp is a one day unconference. Wanna chat about how to use technology for good? This is the place! We will bring together web innovators with social changemakers and nonprofits to discover emerging tools, trends, and best practices.

This is the fourth annual unconference. The first three NetSquared Camps sold out quickly, so register early.

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

When: Monday, February 23

A special event for Social Media Week. Hootsuite’s coaches will provide free one-on-one training for nonprofits.

Open Data for Nonprofits

When: Wednesday, March 18

How can nonprofits use open data for good? A panel event held in partnership with Open Data BC.


Salesforce: Introduction to NPSP 3.0 & Reporting, reporting, reporting

When: Thursday, January 29

Our next VNUG meet-up on January 29th and will be focused on giving an overview on the Non-Profit Starter Pack 3.0 and help you understand what’s new, why you might want to transition and how to! We will also be doing a mini reporting session – come with your questions, we will work together to find answers.

GrantMix: How to Think Like a Grant Jury

When: Saturday, January 31

Do you want to apply for government and private grants? Then RSVP for this limited-attendance workshop. You’ll learn answers to these questions:

  • what do successful grants look like?
  • should you play it safe or take risks?
  • how can thinking like a jury help you win grants?

This talk will be given by Dr. Ray Hsu, who has juried for the Canada Council for the Arts, the CBC, the National Magazine Awards, and the YMCA’s Youth Mean Business. He is founder of Grantmix.

AFP Presents: Social Media 101

When: Thursday, February 5

No fundraiser should be in the dark on how to use social media. Save the date for this informative workshop led by experts in the field! Your registration includes a full buffet breakfast and the opportunity to network with peers in the fundraising sector.

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

When: March 28+29
RSVP: Use “Charity15” for 20% discount

22 World-Class Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities, $10,000 Dragon Den style contest, workshops, parties and much more. Tweet-to-Fly Helicopter contest.

Leave the city behind and come join us in the beautiful mountain town of Squamish, BC for two days of inspirational talks on Internet Marketing. Get inspired and learn from industry leaders within digital marketing. Leave refreshed and full of action points for your business.

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