April 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 join us on twitter at #Net2van.


Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!

Office 365 for Nonprofits

When: Monday, May 9
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228982315/

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you.

A/B Testing your Email Campaigns

When: Tuesday, June 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/229639306/

Net2van/Changemaker­s Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 6
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228902821/

Design an Exceptional Digital Experience

When: Tuesday, July 12
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/228948710/


How to Have Fun with Facebook Ads

When: Wednesday, April 20
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Vic/events/228979468/

Karl Hardin will lead a hands-on workshop where you will learn about how to write a good ad, test it, target different audiences and learn along the way so you are better poised to increase: traffic to your website, sign ups for your e-mail list and engagement with and the reach of your brand and story.


OpenMedia – Digital Strategist

There are few more important roles in any campaigning group than that of Digital Strategist. And, guess what, OpenMedia is on the hunt for someone who can rock this position. Check it out, consider applying yourself, and please help us spread the word!

Posting here: https://openmedia.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=4

Neil Squire Society: Fundraising and Communications Intern

The Fundraising and Communications Assistant will work directly with our Fundraising and Communications Team at the National Head office of the Neil Squire Society. The successful Summer Jobs student will directly assist in implementing and furthering the Fundraising Plan and Communications strategy for the Neil Squire Society. They will play a key role in identifying, prioritizing, researching and applying for funding to increase the sustainability and ability of Neil Squire Society to support services for people with disabilities. As well, they will assist in creating content and supporting the distribution of information related to the services and opportunities available through the Neil Squire Society.

Posting here: http://www.neilsquire.ca/involved/job-opportunities/fundraising-communications-intern/

BC SPCA: Social Media Specialist

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about great customer service and skilled in social media to take on the full-time role of Social Media Specialist working at our provincial office in Vancouver. This position is responsible for all social media channels of the BC SPCA and works in conjunction with the Online Marketing Manager to create and implement an overall social media strategy to promote the mission of the society. This position also provides social media advice and support for program departments and for SPCA branches across the province to highlight adoptions, education, advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Posting here: http://www.spca.bc.ca/about/careers/social-media-specialist.html

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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.

Stewardship – It’s Easier than Asking for Money (Langley)

When: Thursday, April 14
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Vancouver-area/events/229770192/

The donor relationship is extremely complex. It can be fraught with personal passions, family issues, financial successes and failures and people’s legacies.

We all seek to help our donors connect their gifts with the importance their support can make to our organizations. Using real-life scenarios and examples of best practice, fundraising veterans Judy Savage and Rose Terzariol make a compelling case for why and how a commitment to donor stewardship will help you reach your fundraising goals.

The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (Squamish)

When: April 14–15, Squamish BC
Tickets: http://www.digitalbuzz.ca

Net2van members get 40% off with the code 40NET2VAN

Join hundreds of business owners and marketing professionals at the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in 2016. It is your chance to learn and connect with the biggest names in marketing and leave transformed with practical ways to harness the power of digital in your business.

Enjoy information from speakers from eBay, Google, Canada Post, Telus, Warner Music, WestJet, Yahoo, Shopfiy, Mediative, Jelly Marketing, Richway Tech and many more.

Prospect Management in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, April 21
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BCBlackbaudUsers/events/229792250/

BCIT recently created new coding and documentation for a detailed system of Prospect Management using the Raiser’s Edge Prospect Module. BCIT Prospect Researcher, Robert Aucoin, will present the rationale and development of this system, with a specific technical focus toward the additional coding applied to Proposals, Actions, Attributes, and Notes to make the entire thing function.

Cecilia Tupper from Parkinson Society British Columbia will share her perspective specifically on Planned Giving Prospect Management and how her organization tracks PG legacy gifts through Notes and Attributes.

Social Media Camp (Victoria)

When: May 5–7
RSVP: https://smc.eventbrite.ca/?discount=NetSquared

Net2van members get $150 off any ticket with the code NetSquared

Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you’re responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company’s online brand.


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