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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.

Slides and Video: The Digital Nonprofit 2019 Conference Report

Thanks for being a part of our fifth The Digital Nonprofit conference! Our speakers have kindly permitted us to share their slides and session videos so that you can relive the Tech4Good goodness.

How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact with Michael Johnston

The leadership that Digital Demands with Shoni Field and Ryann Miller

Social Media from the Top with Chris Brandt

3 Keys to Rocking Your Next Integrated Campaign with Kimberly Shearon

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit with Beth Kanter

⚡️⚡️⚡️ LIGHTNING TALKS!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

5 Ways to Boost Email Engagement Through Personalization with Megan McCaffery

How to Regularly – and Without a Lot of Extra Effort – Find, Capture and Share Good Stories About Your Organization with Nicole Jones

Why Embark on a Technology Project with Jack Mercer

Small Data for Big Change with Sarah Schulman

Website Best Practices: How to Effectively Engage Your Online Visitors with Tamara Rahmani

The Agile Approach To Creating Better Audience Engagement with Mack Hardy

Best Practices for Collecting Member Feedback with Kathryn Svobodny

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

July 8: The Connected Nonprofit – How to prepare for the Next Generation of Giving

hjc is hosting a FREE event for fundraisers in Vancouver on July 8.

RSVP: https://secure3.convio.net/hjcnm/site/SPageNavigator/Vancouver_Event.html

FIRST SESSION: Precision Fundraising How Chatbots, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning can help you prepare for the Next Generation of Giving

SECOND SESSION: Omni-channel Fundraising: How the next generation of giving organizations need to use as many channels as possible and leverage technology to help make it happen!

THIRD SESSION: Design Thinking and Personas: How next generation of giving organizations need to leverage persona development and design thinking to guide their next generation of giving

Handouts – Beth Kanter’s Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategy Workshop

Handouts from Beth Kanter’s Nonprofit Digital marketing Strategy workshop at The Digital Nonprofit. This workshop was made possible through the special support of our friends at Harvey McKinnon Associates.

SLIDES

HANDOUTS

PHOTOS

Photos from the workshop, including group photo and worksheets.

Digital Marketing – The Secret Sauce workshop at #DNP2019

RESOURCES

Digital Strategy Links

Social Media Trends and Research for 2019

Care2 Digital Outlook Strategy

http://www.care2services.com/2019-digital-outlook-report

Social Media Research Studies

https://buffer.com/state-of-social-2019

The Bots Are Here: Nonprofits in the Age of Automation

Personas

Nonprofit Guide for Personas
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/a-nonprofits-guide-to-building-audience-personas#sm.00017mih1cka5f1bzqi1gfppa52kb

How To Use Personas

https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2013/jul/29/marketing-personas-nonprofits-fundraisers

Best Practices to Develop Donor Personas

How To Create Personas

https://www.brandwatch.com/blog/buyer-personas-wrong

Empathy Maps

How To Use Empathy Maps To Make Your Messaging Relevant to Donors
https://www.causevox.com/blog/making-your-message-relevant-empathy-maps/

What is An Empathy Map?

Storytelling

Fox Valley Humane Association: Example

Nonprofit Storytelling Best Practices

Transmedia Storytelling

http://www.howtostory.be/transmedia-storytelling-whats-in-a-name

Social Media Strategy

Social Media Plan

https://blog.bufferapp.com/social-media-marketing-plan

Social Media Audit

https://blog.bufferapp.com/social-media-audit

Content

10 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Content Calendar
https://nptechforgood.com/2019/01/17/10-steps-to-improve-your-nonprofits-social-media-content-calendar-in-2019/

Repurpose Your Content

Content Creation Process

Writing Good Headlines

http://socialmediaslant.com/emotional-marketing-value-headlines

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/headline-writing-tips#sm.00017mih1cka5f1bzqi1gfppa52kb

https://www.poynter.org/2014/top-8-secrets-of-how-to-write-an-upworthy-headline/255886/

Visual Content Tools

https://blog.bufferapp.com/a-complete-guide-to-creating-awesome-visual-content

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/visual-content-creation-social-media

Social Media Optimization

How To Craft the Perfect Social Media Post

https://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-craft-the-perfect-post-on-facebook-twitter-and-instagram

Facebook Video

Facebook Live

Facebook Messenger Bots

Creative Ways To Share Your Content

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Best Times to Post on Social Media Channels

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/best-times-post-pin-tweet-social-media-infographic

Engagement

https://blog.bufferapp.com/engage-quickly-authentically

Twitter Chats
http://www.bethkanter.org/twitter-chat/

Social Media Management

https://blog.bufferapp.com/social-media-management-tools

Champions

Leading on Social Media for Staff/Board

How Your CEO Can Use Social for Thought Leadership

Influencer Strategy

Message Amplification

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/08/message-amplification-isnt-linear.html

Measurement

Social Media Metrics and Measurement

https://blog.bufferapp.com/learn-social-media-analytics

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

AGENDA: The Digital Nonprofit 2019

We can’t wait to see you June 11 at the Roundhouse. If you don’t have your ticket yet go to https://eventchain.io/event-details/156/The_Digital_Nonprofit

8:45 AM: Doors. Coffee and snacks.

9:15 AM: Event starts

9:45 AM: KEYNOTE: Envisioning the Future Charitable Sector with Vu Le

10:50 AM: Coffee break

11:10 AM:
⚡️Talk 1: 5 Ways to Boost Email Engagement Through Personalization with Megan McCaffery
⚡️Talk 2: How to Regularly – and Without a Lot of Extra Effort – Find, Capture and Share Good Stories About Your Organization with Nicole Jones

11:25 AM: How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact with Michael Johnston

12:00 PM: Lunch and partner exhibition

  • Three food trucks: Super Thai, Chickpea, and Mr. Bannock
  • Two espresso coffee carts
  • Sundae stand with Earnest Ice Cream

1:00 PM:
⚡️Talk 3: Why Embark on a Technology Project with Jack Mercer
⚡️Talk 4: Donor Data Strategies with Dino Bassanese

1:20 PM: KEYNOTE: The leadership that Digital Demands with Shoni Field and Ryann Miller

2:15 PM:
⚡️Talk 5: Small Data for Big Change with Sarah Schulman
⚡️Talk 6: Website Best Practices: How to Effectively Engage Your Online Visitors with Tamara Rahmani

2:25 PM: Coffee break

2:45 PM: Social Media from the Top with Chris Brandt

3:15 PM:
⚡️Talk 7: The Agile Approach To Creating Better Audience Engagement with Mack Hardy
⚡️Talk 8: Best Practices for Collecting Member Feedback with Kathryn Svobodny

3:30 PM: 3 Keys to Rocking Your Next Integrated Campaign with Kimberly Shearon

4:00 PM: KEYNOTE: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit with Beth Kanter

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-event social with open bar and snacks

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

Slides and Video: Setting Marketing Goals for Nonprofits – Using the Marketing Canvas

Slides from Lida Tohidi’s presentation for NetSquared Vancouver, May 7 201

Video – Presenter View

Slides

Marketing Canvas

Video – Webinar-Style

Prefer to see the presentation with the slides emphasized? We got you covered!

Creating a marketing plan for your nonprofit organization will move you from where you are to where you want to be. Learn real tips and trick to starting out right this year with a plan that you can explain to your team and board.

Learn how to identify the ideal donor you’d like to acquire, map out your acquisition plan, and engage with donors on the appropriate channels.

Our Guest Expert

Lida Tohidi has 11 years of experience in digital marketing, program management, and strategic planning in the tech sector and has utilized her talents for nonprofits as well. She is very passionate about mindfulness, as well as diversity and inclusion, and in 2018 alone, she spoke at 25 tech conferences and events. You can contact Lida through LinkedIn and on Twitter at @lidatohidi

#Tech4Good Events for Nonprofits – May + June 2019

Here’s your summary of events and opportunities for nonprofits who are tech-curious. And if you’re into podcasts subscribe to our feed of presenter recordings.

May 7: Setting Marketing Goals for Your Nonprofit

RSVP for this free event.

Creating a marketing plan for your nonprofit organization will move you from where you are to where you want to be. Learn real tips and trick to starting out right this year with a plan that you can explain to your team and board.

June 11: The Digital Nonprofit

Tickets to our annual digital strategy conference are already 70% sold, so register now.

There are also tuition scholarships – apply before midnight May 1 (that’s today!)

Upcoming Events

News from our Friends

Tractionforce

Now in its seventh year, TractionForce is Western Canada’s largest cloud technology and digital transformation event. Serving both nonprofit and commercial organizations, TractionForce aligns investments in people, process and technology to drive your mission, impact and purpose. This year’s keynote line-up includes Alex Honnold, renowned rock climber, star of Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo and founder of the Honnold Foundation, Pam Iorio, CEO & President of Big Brothers Big Sisters America, Aaron Zifkin, Managing Director at Lyft and more.

Join us May 23rd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for TractionForce 2019. Learn more and secure your spot at www.tractionforce.ca.

Digital Skills for Youth program

Is your organization interested in hosting an internship focused on using and/or gaining ICT skills/knowledge in a professional work environment? Then check out the Vancouver Community Network internship program. 

Intern salaries are matched to $12,000 and are administered by the Vancouver Community Network (VCN) under the federally-funded DS4Y program. Learn more today.

DigiHospitality Training Grant

Only available while funding lasts, nonprofits can apply for a BC training grant that reimburses up to 100 percent of the cost associated with skills training programs. To take advantage of this, Digital Hospitality has a digital marketing training program redesigned for nonprofits which would be eligible for the training grant. This provides your staff access to digital marketing training used by large businesses and an opportunity where you can learn from top digital marketers recognized by google. Learn more.

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

Keynote – The Leadership That Digital Demands

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

The leadership digital demands

The Leadership That Digital Demands

Digital touches every aspect of an organization, so it needs strategic, next-level leadership if its truly going to thrive. Because it’s not just the work itself; it’s also about the best ways to get the work done. You’ll learn how to structure digital teams, and what to ask for and expect from them. You’ll also understand the importance of silo busting, iterative processes, collaboration frameworks and how the customer experience (CX) demands of digital can change organizational culture. From strategic culture through leadership, and talent Shoni and Ryann will walk you through the requirements of a thriving digital environment.

Shoni Field

Shoni is Chief Development Officer at the BC SPCA, overseeing a full spectrum fundraising program raising $30+ million annually. She has been fundraising for 21 years, specializing in direct response. She presents on digital fundraising nationally and internationally. When not fundraising she advocates for voting reform and bakes fancy cakes.

Ryann Miller

Hi I’m Ryann Miller, Director of Partnership at Grassriots, a boundaries-pushing global strategic and creative agency based in Toronto, that serves the social profit sector. I help social profits use digital and integrated strategies for fundraising, marketing, advocacy and engagement. I’ve been doing and learning digital for 13 years: most recently at Care2 for 8 years, where I helped to build the Canadian market. I’m big on sector growth, big on building relationships, and big on leveraging digital maturity to help organizations level up. I have two little boys and one big dog, and they’re the focus of much of my non-working hours.

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

WORKSHOP with Beth Kanter – Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategy: The Secret Sauce

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

  • When: Wednesday, June 12. 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Where: Creekside Community Centre
  • Price: $50 / $25 with a ticket to The Digital Nonprofit
WORKSHOP with Beth Kanter – Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategy: The Secret Sauce

WORKSHOP: Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategy – The Secret Sauce

Beth Kanter will be hosting a workshop for organizations wanting to invest in improving their digital strategy. This hands-on workshop will be limited to 75 attendees.

Social media, mobile phone adoption, new digital payment methods, bots … there are so many digital channels for nonprofit marketers to engage and connect with people, and convert them to live long supporters. But with so many free and low-cost tools out there, how do you decide where to invest your time and resources for the most impact? How do you quickly and easily test those decisions to improve results?

This interactive workshop will help nonprofit marketers boost their digital strategy using a simple canvas, “Ready, Set, Go,” that will allow them to quickly develop and test a strategy that connects with your audience. This workshop is highly participatory, using hands-on methods and will draw from design thinking methods. It will focus on strategy, not tactics.

Beth Kanter

Master Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Blogger

Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, philanthropy, wellbeing in the workplace and training. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world. She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop leader.

Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013. She author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout (http://bit.ly/happyhealthynpbook) published by J.Wiley. She writes “Beth’s Blog,” one of the first nonprofit blogs. Her clients include foundations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!

Kimberly Shearon – 3 Keys to Rocking Your Next Integrated Campaign

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

Kimberly Shearon – The Tao of Integrated Campaigns

3 Keys to Rocking Your Next Integrated Campaign

It seems that integrated campaigns are all the buzz these days. But what does “integration” even mean, how do you do it, and why bother with it? Ecojustice’s Kimberly Shearon shares three big lessons her team learned (the hard way) from its foray into the world of integrated campaigns. Also, pop culture references.

Kimberly Shearon, Ecojustice

Kimberly is Director of Strategic Communications at Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity. She was born and raised on Vancouver’s North Shore, where she dreamed of becoming a journalist and changing the world. After a five-year foray out east for university and bouncing around some of the country’s top newsrooms, she turned in her media pass and joined the Ecojustice team. It has proven to be the perfect home for her and her love of em dashes, bicycles and wandering through the woods.

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our community partners for their support. Give them your love and spend money with them!