November Nonprofit Tech Events in Vancouver

Hey friends, there’s lots of great events for the nonprofit tech community. Check ’em out! Or for the latest updates join our group on Facebook and follow us on twitter at #Net2van.


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

Hands on with Google Analytics

When: Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We are very happy to welcome Nina Cruz and Elena Czubiak from the Google for Nonprofits team for an afternoon workshop with NetSquared Vancouver. They will walk through the latest version and features of Google Analytics, and then get you to roll up your sleeves to ensure you’re tracking clear goals for your organization.

Better Data Visualization Using Excel: Hands-On Workshop

When: Tuesday, December 6

Better data visualization (using some of the more advanced features in Excel to create graphs and charts that are easy to interpret. We get hands-on, so bring your laptop. We’ll be working together with a shared phony data set.

Understanding the New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

When: Tuesday, January 10

The way web addresses work is in the midst of a revolution. After 20 years of .com, .org, .ca and a few others, there are now more than a thousand new top-level-domains available for use. Today you can register a web address at .vip, .ketchup or .swiss. What does this shift mean for orgs? How can your organization explore the opportunities that all these new top-level domains represent?


The Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy

When: Tuesday, November 22

Denise Williams will be sharing information about the First Nations Technology Council and the strategies underway to ensure Indigenous inclusion in the technology and innovation sector.

NGO HO HO: A holiday party for Victoria’s non-profits

When: Friday, December 2

On December 2nd join us for the annual NGO HO HO – the holiday party for Victoria’s non-profit community. There will be live music by the Reuben Wier Quartet, drinks, late night bites, face painting, photo booth with Xavier Photography, and best of all – a room full of people who are involved with making Victoria such an awesome city.

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

When: Sunday, December 4

The basic idea of a Social Media Surgery is that it’s an informal event where anyone in the community with questions about how to use social media (“patients”) can come and sit down with someone who is more experienced in that area (“surgeons”, aka “doctors” as we would say) and get friendly, personal advice.


If you are a non-profit working in tech in B.C. employing less than 99 employees and hiring for a tech role, you can receive a BC Tech Co-op Grant of $2700 and employers will pay the remainder."


Ladies Learning Code: Vancouver Chapter Lead (Full-Time)

As the Vancouver Manager, you will help shape and significantly grow the Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code programs in Vancouver. You will be expected to work hard to reach the goals and objectives set out below. This will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. Because this is a new role, you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done.

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


BC Blackbaud Users Group: RE 7.95 upgrade and UGM Holiday Mailing case study

When: Tuesday, November 1

Cathy Michitsch will share her experience with the update process to RE 7.95, providing key recommendations on what’s required before and after. If your organization is considering making this move, please invite your colleagues.

Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack Day

When: November 9

Tool up and show your love for the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) in a day of festivities with your fellow nonprofit Salesforce community members. This day will combine presentations, panels, training, speed-geeking, community contributing and of course networking!

Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (1-day workshop)

When: November 14

In this workshop, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of human-centered design, by learning the neurochemical factors that shape your users’ emotions, motivation, cognition, and behavior. After studying your users’ neurochemical reward and punishment systems, you’ll learn how to use interactive design and content strategies to avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and resentment; and instead learn how to evoke positive emotions like trust, loyalty, and pride.

SociaLIGHT conference: The Ultimate Entrepreneur & Leadership Event

When: November 19 – 20

Use the code "NET2VANVIP" and save $100

A day designed to empower and inspire YOU – the dreamer and actioneer. This high energy, fun-filled, edutaining event like no other. Acclaimed speakers, meaningful connections, booths and a tribe committed to positive global impact.Thanks to incredible community partners and sponsors, this is a very affordable investment for anyone with a mind and heart to lead, innovate or build our economy and use their dreams and business as a force of good. This is no ordinary conference and called the "Mecca for Emerging Entrepreneurs" by You Inc.

Community Knowledge Exchange

When: Tuesday, November 22

Taking the best elements from our CKX Summit – engaging speakers, inspiring spaces, catalytic networking and CultureShock moments – we’re hitting the road this fall with the CKX City Series – bringing together leaders and changemakers from the public, private and philanthropic sectors for a unique and inspired evening experience in three cities across Canada.

2016 Vancouver National Philanthropy Day

When: Wednesday, November 23

Join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual National Philanthropy Day in Vancouver, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This year’s National Philanthropy Day also includes a full-day professional development opportunity for Fundraisers, the National Philanthropy Day Summit. We will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Giving Hearts Awards!

Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

When: Thursday, November 24

This exciting day-long event will consist of eight workshops led by fellow Executive Directors, a dynamic keynote address by Vu Le (ED of Rainier Valley Corps and author of Non-Profits with Balls blog), lunch, networking opportunities, and a post-conference publication encapsulating a Top 5 list for each workshop topic.

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!


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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.