Google Adwords Grants Hands-On Workshop and August #Tech4Good Events

This August NetSquared Vancouver is presenting a series of two Google Adwords Grants events. All nonprofits are eligible for $10,000 per month in free advertising on – but most organizations aren’t taking advantage of the program. We’ll show you how with an evening presentation and an afternoon hands-on workshop.


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

Introduction to Setting Up Your Free Google Adwords Account

When: Tuesday, August 16 , 6:00 – 7:30 PM

All Canadian nonprofits and charties can receive $10,000 of free Google Adwords EVERY MONTH with Google Grants. Drive traffic to your website and do more good! But you won’t get the grant if you don’t fill out the form and create your first ad campaign.

We’ll show you how to apply for the program and give a demonstration of how to create an ad in the system. Don’t leave this huge donation on the table!

We will follow-up the demonstration with a free three hour Google Adwords workshop on August 31…

Hands-On Google Adwords Workshop: Creating Your First Ad

When: Wednesday, August 31, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Bring your laptop for this AFTERNOON hands-on workshop. Our expert coaches will help you set up your first Adwords campaign. Free registration is mandatory. ?


How to Develop and Own your Brand Online

When: Tuesday, October 25

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right domain name and brand yourself online. We’ll tackle the tough questions about choosing a domain name, getting your website up running, hosting email on your domain, and more.


General Manager- CityStudio Vancouver

CityStudio is an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where staff, students and community members design and launch projects on the ground. CityStudio aims to create social innovators and change makers who will contribute on the ground in Vancouver and around the world. Projects are co-created, designed and implemented by teams of students, city staff and community members. CityStudio is seeking an experienced, adaptable and skilled General Manager to execute the daily operational needs of CityStudio in Vancouver. This full-time contract position is approximately 40 hours per week.


If you have a job to share reach out on Twitter using the hashtag #net2van.


Drupal 8 Accessibility and Why We Care About It

When: Thursday, August 4

By attending this presentation you’ll get an understanding of the challenges of web accessibility, Drupal 8’s new features, and how the new capabilities benefit the web.

AFP Summer Networking Mingler

When: August 11

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make
connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.
Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages.

Salesforce Certifications: Why, what and how! (plus a little show and tell….

When: Wednesday, August 17

This two part session will include a review and discussion of Salesforce Certifications and a Show and Tell amongst friends ?

Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients

When: September 17th-18

lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Van IMPACT 2016

When: September 21 and 22, 2016

Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values­ aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high­-growth startup.

Learn business­ boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
flash workshops

Surround yourself with 500+ like ­minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”

VOLUNTEER FUTURES: Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities

When: September 28-30, 2016

Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES. Find out what’s happening around volunteerism across BC. Network, learn best practices, re-visit the basics and build new skills. Let’s look forward by looking back.

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!

VanFutures Hackathon

When: Friday, September 30 – October 2

A 48-hour crunch tackling the city’s most pressing problems. Collaborate with builders, architects & communicators to shape your future.

Ladies Learning Code: Digital Skills for Beginners Part-Time Program

When: October 11th to November 24th (Tuesday & Thursday Evenings for 7 Weeks)

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, this part-time 7 week program will give you the opportunity to learn directly from industry leading designers and developers and upgrade your skills, explore your desire to make a career switch or start your own business or just learn something new! Scroll down to see the full curriculum!

AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor

When: October 13

Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.

AFP Giving Tuesday Networking Mingler

When: November 29

Meet other fundraisers and non-profit professionals in an informal and fun setting. Make connections and stay up-to-date on our sector.

Admission to the event is free but guests must pay for their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards and we’ll see you there!


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

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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.