June 6: Audience Research: Save Time And Effort With Your Communications

Discover three low-cost, high-rewarding ways your comms team can create content and campaigns that your ideal audience will love. No matter your team size or capabilities!

This event features Alison Knott, who is quickly becoming TechSoup Connect Western Canada’s good luck charm!

🗓️ Tuesday, June 6, 12:00 PM pacific
🎟️ https://events.techsoup.org/e/m6vstb/

April 11: Indigenous Protocols For Nonprofits

What is a territorial acknowledgement? How does it differ from a traditional welcome? If you are asking yourself these types of questions, we are here to help.

This online workshop from TechSoup Connect Western Canada will discuss the importance of understanding Indigenous protocols in Canada and how this relates to the non-profit industry.

🗓️ April 11, 12:00 p.m. PT
🎟️ https://events.techsoup.org/e/mmjubh/

This event is held with the support of the New School of Fundraising.

REPLAY: The Fundraising Drivers that Raise You More

Here is the video replay from our March 7, 2023 event “The Fundraising Drivers that Raise You More”, presented by the TechSoup Connect Western Canada Chapter. We hope that you found the session informative and helpful in your efforts to raise more money for your organization.

📃 View the slides

We would like to thank our expert speaker, Rebecca Alfred, who shared her knowledge and experience to help you with your fundraising. Connect with the Trellis team: bit.ly/techsoup-van-trellis

Free Guide: The Fundraising Drivers that Raise You More

Organizations that are raising more for their causes are approaching fundraising differently, and it’s working. As you read this guide, you’ll learn the secrets from organizations that are raising more so you can do the same.

Download: bit.ly/techsoup-trellis

What to expect:

  • An introduction to donation augmented fundraising techniques
  • A deep dive into each fundraising driver
  • Data insights from a study of over 1000 fundraisers
  • A one-pager for your board
  • Actionable next steps to help you succeed

Download the free guide: bit.ly/techsoup-trellis

REPLAY: Maximizing Your Website for Nonprofit Success

Here is the video replay from our February 28, 2023 event “Maximizing Your Website for Nonprofit Success”, presented by the TechSoup Connect Western Canada Chapter. We hope that you found the session informative and helpful in your efforts to optimize your nonprofit website.

📃 View the slides

We would like to express our gratitude to our expert speaker, David Pisarek, who shared his knowledge and experience to help nonprofits in their website optimization efforts.

Message from David Pisarek

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for joining me in the recent webinar about how non-profit organizations can improve their website to attract more traffic and increase their impact. It was truly a pleasure to share my insights with such a passionate and dedicated audience.

As someone who has spent over 20 years working in, and with, NPOs from a technology standpoint, I know just how important it is to have a website that looks great and is easy to navigate and use. I’m thrilled that I provided you with some actionable tips and resources that you can use to improve your website and take your organization to the next level.

Please take advantage of the website audit, free help to get analytics on your website, and/or getting up and running with MightyNPO.com.

I firmly believe that non-profits and charities play an essential role in our society, and I commend all of you for the vital work that you do. I hope that the information I shared during the webinar will help you better communicate your mission and engage more people in your cause.

Thank you once again for your time and attention, and I look forward to continuing to support TechSoup and its community in any way that I can.

Links and Resources


We look forward to seeing you at our future events.

Oct 13 & 14: Volunteer BC & BCACG CONFERENCE for Nonprofits, Charities & Volunteers

Join BC Association for Charitable Gaming (BCACG) & Volunteer BC . This conference is for individuals around BC interested in learning more about volunteerism, non-profits, charities & Community Gaming Grants.   Attend our event aimed at helping you move forward and adapt to a post-pandemic world. Everyone is welcome! 

Keynote: Crystal Flaman founder of Inspiring Success Services – Inspiration, Collaboration and Creating You Extraordinary Future.

Sessions: Attracting & Engaging Youth Volunteers, Governance as Leadership, Community Gaming Grant & Funding Updates, Tech Trends for Non-Profits, Impactful Storytelling and more.

Date: October 13 & 14, 2022
Location: Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond
Fees: $200/2 days(member) – $300/2days(non-member)

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

For more info: Event Details (https://bit.ly/VBCACG22)

The Top Digital + Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2022

What are the top emerging trends in digital and how will nonprofits be impacted? Where should we focus our attention (and resources) in 2022?

TechSoup Connect Western Canada hosted a fast-paced hour of 5-minute mini-presentations on the trends, tools, and techniques nonprofits should use to create more impact.


  • Cryptocurrency trends to watch in 2022 with Jason Shim
  • Quantifying Your Desired Outcomes from Investments in SaaS/Cloud with Kevin Christopher-George
  • AI, Ethics, and Nonprofits with Kirk Schmidt
  • The triple threat of cheap and cheerful market research with Darren Barefoot
  • How to grow awareness by leveraging the audiences of others with Alison Knott
  • Video marketing: easier, cheaper, more effective with David Phu
  • How mobile and express payment options impact online giving with Salvatore Salpietro
  • Building donor relationships in 2022 with Sara Hoshooley
  • Automated Personalization with John Bromley
  • Learning the latest trends in individual giving and donor stewardship with Shelina Dilgir
  • Ransomware, Spyware, and Malware with Charles Buchanan
  • Investing in Your Fundraising Skills with Rowena Veylan
  • User Experience FTW with Jai Djwa

Event Resources

Alison K’s article

Links from Salvatore Salpietro on Mobile Payments: Impact On Giving


Handouts – Beth Kanter’s Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategy Workshop

Handouts from Beth Kanter’s Nonprofit Digital marketing Strategy workshop at The Digital Nonprofit. This workshop was made possible through the special support of our friends at Harvey McKinnon Associates.




Photos from the workshop, including group photo and worksheets.

Digital Marketing – The Secret Sauce workshop at #DNP2019


Digital Strategy Links

Social Media Trends and Research for 2019

Care2 Digital Outlook Strategy


Social Media Research Studies


The Bots Are Here: Nonprofits in the Age of Automation


Nonprofit Guide for Personas

How To Use Personas


Best Practices to Develop Donor Personas


How To Create Personas


Empathy Maps

How To Use Empathy Maps To Make Your Messaging Relevant to Donors

What is An Empathy Map?



Fox Valley Humane Association: Example

Nonprofit Storytelling Best Practices


Transmedia Storytelling


Social Media Strategy

Social Media Plan


Social Media Audit



10 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Content Calendar

Repurpose Your Content

Content Creation Process

Writing Good Headlines




Visual Content Tools




Social Media Optimization

How To Craft the Perfect Social Media Post


Facebook Video


Facebook Live


Facebook Messenger Bots

Creative Ways To Share Your Content


Best Times to Post on Social Media Channels




Twitter Chats

Social Media Management



Leading on Social Media for Staff/Board

How Your CEO Can Use Social for Thought Leadership

Influencer Strategy

Message Amplification



Social Media Metrics and Measurement


AGENDA: The Digital Nonprofit 2019

We can’t wait to see you June 11 at the Roundhouse. If you don’t have your ticket yet go to https://eventchain.io/event-details/156/The_Digital_Nonprofit

8:45 AM: Doors. Coffee and snacks.

9:15 AM: Event starts

9:45 AM: KEYNOTE: Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector with Vu Le

10:50 AM: Coffee break

11:10 AM:
⚡️Talk 1: 5 Ways to Boost Email Engagement Through Personalization with Megan McCaffery
⚡️Talk 2: How to Regularly – and Without a Lot of Extra Effort – Find, Capture and Share Good Stories About Your Organization with Nicole Jones

11:25 AM: How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact with Michael Johnston

12:00 PM: Lunch and partner exhibition

  • Three food trucks: Super Thai, Chickpea, and Mr. Bannock
  • Two espresso coffee carts
  • Sundae stand with Earnest Ice Cream

1:00 PM:
⚡️Talk 3: Why Embark on a Technology Project with Jack Mercer
⚡️Talk 4: Donor Data Strategies with Dino Bassanese

1:20 PM: KEYNOTE: The leadership that Digital Demands with Shoni Field and Ryann Miller

2:15 PM:
⚡️Talk 5: Small Data for Big Change with Sarah Schulman
⚡️Talk 6: Website Best Practices: How to Effectively Engage Your Online Visitors with Tamara Rahmani

2:25 PM: Coffee break

2:45 PM: Social Media from the Top with Chris Brandt

3:15 PM:
⚡️Talk 7: The Agile Approach To Creating Better Audience Engagement with Mack Hardy
⚡️Talk 8: Best Practices for Collecting Member Feedback with Kathryn Svobodny

3:30 PM: 3 Keys to Rocking Your Next Integrated Campaign with Kimberly Shearon

4:00 PM: KEYNOTE: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit with Beth Kanter

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-event social with open bar and snacks