Video + Slides: How to Maximize Data to Enhance Your Fundraising Programs and Campaigns

In this presentation campaigners and fundraisers from any size organization will learn to use big data in a way they haven’t before. They will learn how to better target their messaging to influence people within their organization’s community to encourage them to give a gift or volunteer.

Whether through a direct mail appeal, cross fundraising approach or a face to face ask, data can help.

Allen Davidov is Director of Business Development at Environics Analytics in the not-for-profit practice. With nearly twenty years of experience, he is responsible for helping charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to attract and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers.

Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, annual giving, leadership giving and event initiatives at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation.

Allen is also an active member of the Canadian Marketing Association Not-For-Profit Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and a Creative Advertising diploma from Centennial College.

Hosted by @elivdg
Presented by @net2van
Venue partner @hivevancouver

@AllenDavidov of @EnvironicsA

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Mapping Your Data + QGIS Slides

January’s NetSquared Vancouver meetup featured a free-flowing discussion about how data can be mapped and visualized. Event host Noah Ferguson shared his experience working in the political realm and we received an overview of GQIS, an open source GIS program, from Jim O’Leary and Rick Davidson. They’ve generously shared their slides.


If you’d like to learn more about QGIS and Geospatial technology Rick and Jim are also offering a course at Langara.

Langara Qgis Course

Starting with Introduction to Geospatial Technology on Tuesday January 19, 2016, our new program offers five courses that can be taken individually or combined to qualify for the GIS Certificate.
Geographers, cartographers, environmental activists, urban planners, data visualizers, health policy researchers: whether you are looking for a way to access GIS software to
  • map climate change or traffic patterns,
  • supplement expensive proprietary software or use it in the field, or
  • enable your constituents to test various choices from different data sets,
GIS is a great addition to your skill set.
Using open source software loaded on your own laptop, you will build knowledge, skills and a portfolio of mapping projects to enhance your career, advance your cause or communicate your research.
In demand in a world increasingly focussed on visual representation of data to explain, persuade and project, a foundation in GIS principles and hands-on, practical experience with open source freely available software gives you a technological advantage with employers. And a powerful tool for making effective use of Open Data.
For course details, go to
To Register, call 604.323.522 today.

[February 5, 2013] Visualizing data using maps and other tools


About the event:

Mack will be talking about maps and putting large amounts of data onto web-based maps, how to get more information onto maps, and some other ways we can dynamically visualize data using opensource javascript libraries like and Mack will demonstrate how you can to build a simple map from open data sources using Google Fusion Tables. Mack will also show some examples of using maps to tell stories and communicate information.

Whether using data created by your own organization, or external sources, its very important to create a context for the message you are communicating.

The twitter hashtag for Net Tuesday is #ntvan and our account is @NetTuesday


When: Tuesday, February 5, 2012, 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, 210 – 128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC.



  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: schmoozing and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Mack presents
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Q&A

Hack Hardy

Mack Hardy
Mack Hardy is the director of Affinity Bridge a technology company in Vancouver focused on enabling non-profits and social mission organizations to use technology to amplify their message and meet their goals.

Follow Mack and Affinity Bridge on twitter

  • @mackaffinity
  • @affinitybridge

Our sponsor

Net Tuesday is thrilled to have the HiVE Vancouver as our venue sponsor.

HiVe Vancouver is a shared workspace with a dynamic cafe-like studio culture. They are home to artists, designers, small social enterprises, mid-size NGOs, green businesses, IT experts, self employed, start ups, independent contractors… and you?