March Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Spring time! Here’s the latest events we think will interest the nonprofit tech community.


All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

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.


Raiser’s Edge: Organizational contacts

When: Monday, March 2

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge session on Organization Contacts & Mailing Lists.

Maker Education Salon, Spring Edition!

When: Tuesday, March 3

Join us to hear about inspiring projects facilitated by teachers, museum staff, programmers, librarians, artists, hackspace members and enthusiasts facilitating maker education programmes in the Vancouver area, followed by informal hanging out and drinks with the larger network.

GrantMix: How to Sell Your Vision of a Better World (with Jamie Chang)

When: Thursday, March 5

Learn from one of the most exciting thinkers on the border of Education and Technology as you learn to sell your vision in grant proposals.

Digital Storytelling Mini-Workshops at Kitsilano Community Centre

When: February 16 to March 9
RSVP: Search for “storytelling” at

These 4 Digital storytelling workshops will offer tips and best practices for digital storytelling. I’ll free your imagination and help you engage.
You will learn the benefits of story marketing over an advertisement. We will use a simple formula for creating a memorable story around your message.

Natural SEO Lunch ‘n’ Learn

When: Friday, March 13

The world’s most popular website helps people find things. So it’s no surprise that being found first on Google is a huge desire for most organizations. In this session, I’ll be sharing about Search Engine Optimization tactics that, well, aren’t really tactics at all. We’ll talk about the value of being yourself, communicating strategically, and trying new things!

Your Biz as a Vehicle for Positive Change: Fireside Chat w/ Mike Rowlands

When: Friday, March 27

Join Mike Rowlands for this fireside chat on entrepreneurship, social venture, and the strategy to tie it all together. As the principal of Junxion Strategy and an executive producer of Social Venture Institute (SVI), Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading strategy for responsible enterprises. During this lunch hour session, Mike will talk about doing good through business, and ensuring that your mission and vision inform how you grow your business.

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.

Marketing for Hippies: The Niching Spiral

When: Saturday, 4 April

A day long, pay-what-you-want workshop to help conscious entrepreneurs figure out their niche from my friend the amazing Tad Hargrave.

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