October Nonprofit & Tech Events

Most NetSquared events are free or by donation.

A Match Made in Heaven: Integrating Matching Donations into Your Campaigns

When: Tuesday, October 13
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/223657829/

A revealing case study of a matching donation campaign partnership between the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the Robert L. Conconi Foundation. Learn how they modeled a collaborative fundraising campaign that integrated the strengths of each partner. You’ll hear from the funder, from the major gifts manager and the communications team – all of whom came together to model best practices for matching campaigns.

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

When: Tuesday, October 20
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/224720477/

Hands-on, one-on-one help from Hootsuite’s expert coaches!

PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention in Nonprofits: Don’t Let the Bad Guys Win!

When: Thursday, November 5
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/224745787/

Are you trying to wrap your head around PCI security requirements, how to securely manage payment card data and what types of credit card fraud to watch out for? This session is for you!

Learn more about the implications of PCI-DSS requirements, best practices around securely storing credit card data and how to put tools in place to prevent costly (and frustrating) credit card fraud at your organization. Be prepared, get informed and don’t let the bad guys win!


Collaborate Effectively and Develop Your Work Flow

When: Thursday, October 29
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/224106216/

Needing to juggle teammates, project progress, donor appointments, and due dates? Swamped with dozens of emails every morning? ONLINE COLLABORATION IS KEY! Get your day to day organized to increase productivity and meet your goals successfully.

Social Media Surgery

When: Saturday, November 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/220443513/

Get answers and hands-on help for all your social media questions.

NGO HO HO: A holiday party for Victoria’s non-profits

When: Saturday, November 28
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ngo-ho-ho-tickets–18812970100

Because changing the world is hard work! On November 28th join Net2 Victoria for the annual NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Victoria’s non-profit community.


VNUG: Dreamforce Update and Introduction to Lightning for Non-Profits

When: Tuesday, October 6
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vnug-dreamforce-update-and-introduction-to-lightning-for-non-profits-tickets–18417548383

The Vancouver Non-Profit Salesforce User Group Meet-up is back! This session will focus on the exciting announcements and updates from Dreamforce as well as provide an introduction to Lightning. We will all get our hands dirty and complete a module or two of the Trailhead training for Lightning too!

Volunteer Management Training Series

When: September 30 – November 4 (6 consecutive Wednesdays)
RSVP: https://workshops.volunteerrichmond.ca/default.aspx

The Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) is a six-module introductory series ideal for professionals new to the field of administration of volunteer resources. Participants will learn the integral components of a successful volunteer program. This training series is an approved course by Red River College.

Law For Non-Profits Workshop Series – Contracts & Leasing

When: Tuesday, October 6
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-for-non-profits-workshop-series-contracts-leasing-tickets–17767720731

Everything you need to know about the new contracts and leasing. The objective of the workshop is to help participants to learn what they need to know about contracts and leasing for their organization.

Understanding Canada Revenue Agency Rules for Fundraising

When: Tuesday, October 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/225449530/

Fundraising may be one of the most emotionally satisfying careers, but it’s also full of legal rules, regulations and traps for the unwary. Help sharpen your technical knowledge by attending this AFP session. Vancouver charity lawyer Michael Blatchford will present a sampler of some of the tricky legal issues that arise in fundraising.

Law For Non-Profits Workshop Series – Governance & The New Societies Act

When: Wednesday, October 7
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-for-non-profits-workshop-series-governance-the-new-societies-act-tickets–17768036676

Everything you need to know about the new contracts and leasing. The objective of the workshop is to help participants to learn what they need to know about contracts and leasing for their organization.

Advanced Governance: Strategic & Generative Conversations

When: October 8
RSVP: http://thevantagepoint.ca/content/advanced-governance-strategic-generative-conversations

Drawing on the Governance as Leadership framework, this masterclass will provide you with a strong foundation to shift the focus of your board conversations toward the issues that really matter.

Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives

When: October 13 & 25
RSVP: http://groundswellcommunity.ca/category/event/

Do work that is in line with your values! Join our social enterprise training and mentoring community. Come to Groundswell’s Cafe & Clubhouse for a potluck, guest speaker, and Info Session if you are interested in joining the next cohort. We are currently accepting applications for November and January start dates.

Board Fundamentals: Strategic Board Recruitment

When: October 13
RSVP: http://thevantagepoint.ca/content/strategic-board-recruiting

Move beyond recruiting the usual suspects by creating a strategic framework to identify, recruit, and engage the “right” board members.

BOSS: BC’s Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference

When: October 15, 2015
RSVP: http://bossvancouver.com/

Vantage Point is launching this innovative one-day leadership conference to convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

AFP Vancouver: Five in 90 – Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion

When: Thursday, October 15
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/225757690/

AFP Vancouver Chapter is excited to announce that this year’s diversity event will feature a new interactive format at the Vancity Theatre. Please join us for a lively afternoon of ideas, discussion and learning about diversity and inclusion. Not to mention great food from The Reef and a drink included with your ticket!

Overview of The New Societies Act: What you need to know

When: Thursday, October 15
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/overview-of-the-new-societies-act-what-you-need-to-know-tickets–18802751536?aff=rss

Everything you need to know about the new Society Act. The objective of the workshop is to help participants to learn what they need to know to transition effectively under the new Act.

Luminate Online Discussion Group

When: Friday, October 16
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/225406068/

The format on Friday October 16, 2015 is a sharing workshop. Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss your organization’s perspective – before, during and after implementation.

During our conversation, we’ll figure out what content is most helpful to create a Luminate Online teaching session to share with our larger Blackbaud User Group.

Law For Non-Profits Workshop Series – Privacy

When: Wednesday, October 21
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-for-non-profits-workshop-series-privacy-tickets–17768143997

Everything you need to know about the privacy. The objective of the workshop is to help participants to learn what they need to know about privacy and privacy policies in their organization.

SAP Tech Talent Available to Not-for-Profits

When: October 23–24
RSVP: https://www.net2van.com/2015/09/sap-tech-talent-available-to-not-for-profits/

Have a technology project you can’t seem to get off the ground? Do you dream of having an app developed for your organization? Are you trying to make sense of program, donor or organizational data? Participate in SAP’s upcoming 24-hour charity hackathon! Get your submission in by the first week of October!

Understanding the BC Society Act

When: November 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/understanding-bc-society-act

This workshop reviews how this Act affects the ongoing work of your board and organization, focusing specifically on role and responsibilities of members, board and staff, as well as critical compliance such as Constitution, Bylaws, AGMs, board meetings, records-keeping, and filings.

National Philanthropy Day

When: Tuesday, November 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2015-vancouver-national-philanthropy-day-tickets–15397139258

Join us as we celebrate the 18th Annual National Philanthropy Day in Vancouver, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This year also features a full-day professional development opportunity for Fundraisers, the National Philanthropy Day Summit.

Knowledge Philanthropy: How to Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

When: November 18
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/knowledge-philanthropy-how-find-engage-skilled-volunteers

Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.

Board Fundamentals: Executive Director Development

When: November 27
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/evaluating-your-executive-director

Learn why, when and how to evaluate the executive director, and move towards developing a process and an assessment tool that works for your organization.

Human Resources: Navigating Performance Issues

When: December 9
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/human-resources-navigating-performance-issues

Focus on tools to develop or strengthen your discipline and termination policies and procedures.

Board Fundamentals: Fund Development

When: December 10
RSVP: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-fundamentals-fund-development

Learn best practices and concrete ideas to support your organization’s fundraising efforts. – See more at: http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/board-fundamentals-fund-development.

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