June Nonprofit & Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out!


Most NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

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

When: Tuesday, June 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/222167146/

Get one-on-one help from Hootsuite’s coaches. They can show you how it’s possible to scale your social media, connect with more supporters and increase the organic reach of your communications.

Digital Storytelling – Production to Distribution

When: Tuesday, July 7
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/222488397/

Your guide to making video happen!


Getting Started: Your First WordPress Site

When: Thursday, June 4
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-WordPress-Meetup-Group/events/222653999/

Thinking about using WordPress? Wondering how the heck you even get started? Our June 4th meet-up is a great place to begin. We’ll walk you through the essentials – from installing WP, to picking themes, organizing content and publishing your new site.

Breakfast Event: How to Fundraise with Board & Leadership Volunteers

When: Thursday, June 11
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

An informative panel presentation addressing the challenge of how best to involve board members and leadership volunteers in a charity’s fundraising efforts.

Fundamentals of Fundraising 2-day course

When: Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12
RSVP: http://afpvancouver.org/Upcoming-Events.aspx

This intensive 2-day course provides a complete overview of fundraising for individuals with 0 to 4 years fundraising experience. It is also a great review of fundamentals theory if you are studying for the CFRE exam! The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals.

Blackbaud is coming to town

When: Thursday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/222404969/

Highlights from the BBcon conference.

Board Fundamentals: Awesome Board Meetings

When: Thursday, June 11
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/making-board-meetings-effective

What does a great governance conversation look like in a board meeting? Governance happens in board meetings. It’s time to make them engaging and effective.

Vancouver Accessibility and Inclusive Design Social

When: Wednesday, June 17
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/a11yYVR/events/222772788/

Let’s get together in a bit more of a social setting. Steam Works has set aside a spot for us on the evening of June 17th, which they assure me is accessible on the ground floor. The reservation is under Robert Pearson and it’s best to enter off Water Street,

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: June 18
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Learn best practices and concrete ideas to support your organization’s fundraising efforts. Boards have a critical role to play in fund development, yet many board members don’t feel they have the experience or confidence to be effective in promoting their organization.

Change Leadership: Getting Change Done

When: June 24
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/change-leadership-getting-change-done

This workshop will provide you with a strong foundation for implementing change leadership practices. Learn practical tools to embrace the human dynamics that lead to success or failure in implementing change.

Volunteer Futures Conference

When: September 24 + 25
RSVP: http://volunteerfutures.org/

September 24 & 25, 2015 is Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES

Volunteer and Non-Profit Sectors strengthen and build communities. In order to succeed and make an impact, we must nurture our networks – share our goals and work together. High-impact organizations build networks of allies, share their expertise and talent with their peers. As we progress in the information age,the savvier our stakeholders become – non-profits must also focus on technology to increase their impact.

This is the event to share the voices of your community, find out what’s happening across the province and collaborate with like-minded partners and learn! Anyone from the general public interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

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