Net2van September News

Net2van September Update

Fall is coming, which means it’s almost fundraising season! To help you Net2van and our community partners have scheduled a trio of events to help you raise more money online.


All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

$ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

When: Tuesday, September 2


Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.The BC SPCA’s Shoni Field will share their experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Case studies include: BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days.

Best Practices for Online Donations

When: Tuesday, October 7


Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)

When: Wednesday, October 15


Prepare for #GivingTuesday with online fundraising tips from Hootsuite’s expert coaches.

Holiday Fundraising Bootcamp: 10 Tips to Ensure Fundraising Success

When: Tuesday, November 4


Join Briteweb’s Creative Director, Samantha Langdorf, as she shares 10 essential tips to maximize your holidays efforts. Samantha will draw from experiences and present case studies from working with clients such as Acumen, Obakki Foundation and Possible Healthcare.



StoryMakers 2014 – TechSoup Global’s annual digital storytelling campaign combining webinars, global tweet- chats, and meet-ups – opens for submissions August 26, 2014. Enter for a chance to win $13,000 in prizes, to have your video showcased across the TechSoup Global network and to build a great fundraising tool along the way. Learn how to make stories that stand out!

Importing & Global Change in the Raiser’s Edge

When: Thursday, September 18


This event will cover the topics of Importing and Global Change, Add & Delete inThe Raiser’s Edge. Baird Hall from O-matic Software will be presenting on Import-o-matic, an advanced and flexible import utility for The Raiser’s Edge that saves organizations countless hours by streamlining and standardizing imports.

Scotiabank Philanthropic Forum

When: Wednesday, Sept 24

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Industry leaders will share insights into philanthropic trends, best practices and the charitable giving climate in British Columbia.

Salesforce Nonprofit user group: Talking about data maintenance

When: Thursday Sept 25; 2–4pm at salesforce office in gastown.

RSVP: email [email protected]

Mining the Potential of Special Events with special guest presenter Chris Lowe

When: Thursday, September 25


Chris Lowe knows all there is to know about special events and he’s willing to share it with us at this exciting breakfast event!

Volunteer Futures conference

When: Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26


Learn from one another and make connections at Volunteer Futures. The 2-day conference is filled with inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and plenty of opportunities to network with non-profit colleagues from across BC.

British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming Symposium

When: Tuesday September 30 and Wednesday October 1


The 2014 Symposium is themed around Public Policy and Communications with some time spent talking about the Community Gaming Grant program.


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Eli strives to be a connector – the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He’s been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically he’ll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love. Currently he’s the NetSquared Community Manager supporting a global volunteer network of 50 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 450 events per year.