#Net2van: February Nonprofit & Tech Events

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook or follow us on twitter at #Net2van.


Most NetSquared events are free or by donation.

Nonprofit Technology Show and Tell

When: Tuesday, February 2
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/227347166/

This is a crowdsourced session, where participants are given up to five minutes to share a tool they use in their non-profit tech life. Learn from the best – each other. Share anything that helps you do the amazing work you do. It can be a CRM, communication tool, fundraising platform, some social media magic-sauce, automation or other clever web genius that helps you further your mission or cause or execute your work. We only ask that you can show the solution and say what and why you use it.

Creating Opportunities with Your Neighborhood Business

When: Tuesday, March 8
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228113298/

Building Engaging Partnerships To Help With Next Level of Organizational Growth

Local businesses and nonprofits have a great many reasons to partner up, such strengthening community relationships, creating new business opportunities and building awareness around the needs of great causes. Hear from community managers on what they are doing to connect with local nonprofits and the successful engagement strategies they are using to create wins for all.


Women in Technology Panel

When: Tuesday, February 23
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/225147729/

Join us to be inspired, and hear real stories of regular women who found something in technology that delighted them, which sparked them to launch their careers in a predominantly male industry. With only 7% of top IT industry positions held by women, these are rare sightings, and they have extraordinary stories to tell – you won’t want to miss them!


Qmunity: Engagement Coordinator

Do you know how to use communications and design to inspire others? Are you passionate about amplifying queer and trans stories? Is your gif game on-point? You should apply to be our next Engagement Coordinator!

Working with the Communications and Development manager, the Engagement Coordinator will support the execution of our Organizational Communication Strategy, with particular focus on attracting and retaining program clients.

Apply: http://qmunity.ca/news/engagement/

If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.


Web of Change Canada

When: May 22 – 26
Applications open until February 22: http://www.webofchange.com/canada

Web of Change Canada is where diverse leaders working at the frontiers of technology and social change come to up their game. Over five days, we candidly share front-line campaign experiences, reflect deeply on our impact and find the network and meaning we need to do transformational work. Web of Change balances professional development and technical skills sharing with relationship building.

.CA Community Investment Grants now available

Deadline: March 4
More info: https://cira.ca/cip

Need support for a project that helps to build a better online Canada? Apply for a .CA Community Investment Program grant starting on January 20.

The .CA Community Investment Program gives back by funding innovative community projects and research to build a stronger, safer and more accessible Internet for all Canadians. .CA has supported 54 innovative projects across Canada to date, for a total of $2.2 million

Apply to be a Timeraiser Nonprofit

Timeraiser helps nonprofit organizations, large and small, connect with potential volunteers. Recruit skilled volunteers at Timeraiser who are committed to volunteering 25 – 100 hours over a 12 month period.

Deadline: February 19, 2016
Application form: http://www.timeraiser.ca/im-a-nonprofit.html

Webinar: How Creative Digital Media Campaigns can Win Attention, Inspire Donors and Increase Supporters

When: Thursday, February 4
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spot-the-purple-cow-how-creative-digital-media-campaigns-can-win-attention-inspire-donors-and-tickets–19941183617

In an increasingly busy world of social media and endless websites, nonprofits need to be able to cut through the noise. Join Agentic principal Phillip Djwa in an informative 60 minute webinar on examples of nonprofits that have successfully created highly shareable digital media campaigns that speak to the new kind of interactivity. You’ll learn the key concepts, processes and see examples of successful and, to use Seth Godin’s term,“remarkable,” digital media campaigns. Look forward to special guest presentations from Julie Szabo and Darren Barefoot of Capulet Communications.

Science World Presents: Science of Cocktails

When: Thursday, February 4
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1PegFWV

Science of Cocktails is the ultimate cocktail event where guests will celebrate the artistry behind the mixology and science behind the craft. Guests will take an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, and engage in an exploration of their favourite drinks in ways that they have never experienced before. This is a fundraising event in support of Science World’s class field trip program for underserved schools.


Happier At Work: Story as a Tool for Personal & Organizational Development

When: Wednesday, February 3

An immersive 2.5 hour workshop where participants tell their own stories, connect these to their organization’s stories, listen deeply to the stories of others, and analyze how impactful stories can inform our work and vice versa.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-amp-workshop-series-amp-up-your-impact-tickets–19937842624

AFP Vancouver: Keeping the Donor Love Alive & Thriving

When: Thursday, February 11
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/227486463/

Spend an hour with Rory Green and Beth Ann Locke as they explore real life #DonorLove examples and creative ideas with one purpose: helping you keep the relationship with donors alive and thriving. Be inspired to make #DonorLove a priority in your daily work and walk away with practical tips to help donors keep that loving feeling.

Salesforce Nonprofit User Group: Learn about the NPSP 3 upgrade process

When: Tuesday, February 16
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vnug-upgrade-month-special-learn-about-the-npsp–3-upgrade-process-tickets–21047947979

If your Salesforce org is still running on Nonprofit Starter Pack 2 (if you’ve been on Salesforce since before Fall 2014 and haven’t yet upgraded to Nonprofit Starter Pack v3), this is the meeting for YOU! We will cover all things NPSP 3 UPGRADE!

  • WHY you should upgrade
  • WHERE you should upgrade (hint: it involves a Sandbox!)
  • HOW to upgrade
  • WHEN you should upgrade (spoiler alert: ASAP!)

Good Graph, Bad Graph: Data visualization for broad audience appeal

When: Wednesday, February 17
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-amp-workshop-series-amp-up-your-impact-tickets–19937842624

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Science and art? That last one may not be a classic combination yet, but we’re on our way there. Organizations large and small are embracing data visualization as a way to make complex information more accessible.

Towards Financial Sustainability: Social Based Pricing

When: Wednesday, March 2
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-amp-workshop-series-amp-up-your-impact-tickets–19937842624

Social Based Pricing is a pricing service designed and tested for non-profit organizations. The service is centered around designing and implementing new pricing structures in organizations. Does your non-profit offer a fee for service? Are you wondering how to increase your earned income without compromising your social purpose? This 1.5 hour workshop will go over the steps organizations can take to evaluate the current pricing structure of your services.

Beyond the Grant: Advanced Grant Writing, and Alternative Funding, Financing, Enterprise & Investment Options

When: Wednesday, March 16
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-amp-workshop-series-amp-up-your-impact-tickets–19937842624

In recent years, many go-to sources of grant funding for non and for profit organizations alike have either dwindled or become increasingly difficult to compete for. In this workshop we will cover:

  • Efficient and effective grant writing skills
  • Unconventional sources of grant funding
  • The funding landscape beyond the grant.

You will learn how to research other sources of funding and financing, and how to think creatively about how your or your organization’s projects could be funded.


When: Saturday, April 9
RSVP: http://dinnerpartyyvr.com/

Take part in this a one-of-a-kind simultaneous dinner party event!

Here’s how it works: Hobby chefs — aka people who love to cook and entertain — host dinner parties across Vancouver in support of their favourite charities. Diners (aka you!) select a meal to attend and have an awesome night out, meeting new friends, and then joining up with all of the other dinner party guests, Hobby Chefs, charity representatives and partners at the after party.


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