November Nonprofit Tech Events Roundup


All NetSquared Vancouver events are free or by donation.

Charities Under Threat: Responding to federal charity-bashing and CRA Audits

When: Thursday, November 13

Federal cabinet ministers have called registered charities criminal organizations and terrorist organizations and the government has set aside $13 million for stepped up audits of charity activities by Canada Revenue Agency. This panel explores the effects on charities and their ability to pursue their societal Missions, the “best practices” that charities can pursue to minimize their risk of losing their charitable status, and the implications for society and democracy of the government’s actions.

NGO Ho Ho! The holiday party for Vancouver’s nonprofit community

When: Saturday, November 29
Cost: $20 for 1 ticket, $35 for 2 tickets

On November 29th, join us for the annual NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Vancouver’s activists, changemakers and nonprofit community!

There will be live jazz, The Fresh Princess will spin old and new soul, funk and r&b drinks, late night bites, photo booth, and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Vancouver such an awesome city. Tickets are $20 – get your ticket here.


NetSquared Vancouver isn’t the organizer of these events, but we think they’re worth checking out.

When: November 3-9
RSVP: is a week-long workshop-series and hackathon about bleeding-edge technologies for experienced developers

OpenData BC: Inaugural Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, November 6

Come discuss ideas and actions for open data at this inugural Vancouver meetup

HiVE Talks: Denise Taschereau

When: Thursday, November 6

Join Denise Taschereau, CEO and Co-Founder of Fairware, for a discussion on the role of business leaders and entrepreneurs in political advocacy. Denise will share a roadmap for engagement in both issues based campaigns and partisan politics and outline the potential and the pitfalls of taking your mission to the next level.

Media Democracy Days 2014

When: November 7+8

Two days of interactive panel discussions, hands-on workshops & a Media Fair with over two dozen alternative media and social change organizations.

3D Printing Forum: Idea to Prototype

When: Thursday, November 13

17th Annual National Philanthropy Day – Luncheon, Keynote & Interactive Dialogue

When: Friday, November 14
Giving Hearts Awards and Keynote Speech by Craig Kielburger, Activist, Co-founder of Free the Children and Co-founder of Me to We.

Vancouver IMPACT 2014

When: Wednesday, November 19

#VanIMPACT14 will be a collision of purpose and profit, giving impact entrepreneurs and NPOs access to important startup advice and resources, while conversely helping more tech-centric entrepreneurs discover their own impact potential.

BC Blackbaud Users Group

When: Thursday, December 4

Our December 4th meeting features local Raiser’s Edge talent with presentations on Seasonal Campaigns to share experience and insights. Both presenters are with organizations that recently implemented Luminate online, enhancing the fundraising experience from all sides.

OpenData BC: Vancouver meetup

When: Thursday, December 4

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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.