July Roundup of 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 and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.


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

Full Spectrum Civic Engagement

When: Tuesday, July 11
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239111794/

In these turbulent times those of us working to make the world a better place need to ensure our civic engagement work is as effective and impactful as possible. We need to empower our supporters to make change like never before and in the process rejuvenate democracy.

In this session award winning civic engagement specialist Steve Anderson will go through what he calls “Full Spectrum Engagement” through tangible case studies and essential best practices you can implement in your next campaign. Steve will talk about how leading digital rights organization OpenMedia and others have used this sophisticated form of civic engagement to grow and deepen communities leading to tangible campaign victories.

Agile Practice for Nonprofits

When: Tuesday, September 12
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/239462366/

Agile coach Helga Breuer shows can nonprofits can be more effective by using agile planning and project management techniques.


Here’s a selection of upcoming learning opportunities specifically for nonprofits. If you have a suggestion for our next monthly event email us at info@net2van.com.

We also recommend you check out the workshops from our friends at Vantage Point and Ladies Learning Code, Camp Tech, Red Academy, Groundswell, and Spring.

Volunteer Futures Symposium

When: October 4 + 5
Registration: https://volunteerbc.silkstart.com/events/volunteer-futures-symposium-2017
Join BCACG & Volunteer BC – at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2017 – WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY. Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Cost-effective event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.

Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics: Technology for non-profits, engaging youth, volunteer management, diversity in leadership & more.

Keynotes: Bill Walters, DiverseCity onBoard & David Battey, Founder of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

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

When: October 13
RSVP: http://bossvancouver.com/

Vantage Point’s innovative one-day leadership conference will once again convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.


Got a nonprofit tech event that should be in the next newsletter? Let us know! Tweet at us using the hashtag #net2van.


RED Academy Community Partner Projects

Are you involved in an organization that could use some tech help? Do you have a secret side-hustle, and it’s time to explore making it your full-time hustle? Do you have a great idea that could have a huge impact? Apply to RED Academy’s Community Partner Program to receive tech projects from their students. You get free, deserving work, and the students graduate with impactful portfolios. Ready?

Deadline to apply for our Summer Cohort is June 2nd. Apply now at redacademy.com/community-projects. More information first? Email andee@redacademy.com.

Free Consulting with The Community Corps

The Community Corps connects nonprofits and schools to free online help from skilled tech volunteers from top companies who can assist with technology related projects. Volunteers can help with training on software like Excel and Salesforce to updating websites, or providing unbiased advice on a hardware or software purchase. To get started create your account and post a request for tech help.


Free Geek Vancouver

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization located in East Van that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. We’ve got electronics at the same price as Craigslist, but with a warranty. http://freegeekvancouver.org

AirBNB Social Impact Experiences

TechSoup has partnered with AirBNB to offer a new ways for nonprofits to build awareness and raise Funds. Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

AirBNB is looking for Vancouver nonprofits to pilot their new experiences fundraising program. If you know a nonprofit that would be a good fit let me know and I’ll make an intro to the Vancouver AirBNB rep. Nonprofits can list social impact experiences and receive 100% of the funds.

Learn more about the opportunity here: http://info.techsoup.org/airbnb/


Code for Canada Fellowship

The Code for Canada Fellowship supports digital professionals for ten month placements with hosting government teams. We match developers, designers, and product managers with government teams to rapidly deploy technology that is easy to use, grounded in user research, and refined through iterative prototyping.

  • Ten month, full-time fellowship located in Toronto starting in October 2017
  • Fellows earn a salary equivalent to $75,000 per year.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the fellowship.

Apply: http://codefor.ca/fellowship/apply/

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