Category Archives: Event report

Storifys: The Digital Nonprofit

The Digital Nonprofit was connected. Our lead social media reporter David Gloyn-Cox has wrapped up the day’s conversation and key insights into a series of Storifys.

Thanks David! You’re the best!

Slides and Video: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

On April 28 NetSquared Vancouver partnered with Methodworks Consulting’s Jim Freer and Maanit Zemel, a lawyer from Miller Thomson LLP. The two of them provided a thorough introduction to what charities and nonprofits need to know about this legislation that goes into effect July 1, 2014.

NOTE: the event sold out, so we have scheduled an encore presentation on Tuesday, June 17.

Maanit’s Slides and Video

Jim’s Slides and Video

EVENT REPORT: Learning from a loss – digital lessons from the 2013 BC NDP Election campaign

It’s often said that we can learn more from failure than success. At Net2van’s April 1 meetup we took a look at the BC NDP’s 2013 election digital strategy. Michael Roy talked about successful tactics and tools, and the lessons he learned. Despite the failure of the campaign, the digital effort – online engagement, fundraising, and outreach – broke new ground in many areas.

We are happy to share video, slides and photos from the event.




Our thanks to Noah Ferguson for taking awesome event photos!


Michael Roy is the Director of Communications at the BC NDP. He oversees the party’s digital outreach and paid media, and had the pleasure of working with a talented team during the last campaign.
Michael Roy for Net2van

EVENT REPORT: Raiser’s Edge Therapy: Year-End Tax Receipts

It’s that time of year again – time to issue those year-end tax receipts. We recently hosted Kirk Schmidt, Director of Professional Services with Method Works Consulting. He went over some tax receipting best practices and offered some useful tips and tricks on how to do consolidated tax receipting using Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge.

VIDEO 1: Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Tax Receipting Guidelines

VIDEO 2: Consolidated Tax Receipting in The Raiser’s Edge


EVENT REPORT: What You Need to Know About Online Donations

Your kids will never write a cheque, and in a few short years neither will the majority of your donor base. While it used to be acceptable to collect money “any way possible” online, the data is telling us that donors want a donation experience that is easy to follow, on brand and connects the donor with the cause. How we accomplish these things without compromising security, CRA compliance and more is not always straightforward. This session will cover the basics of:

Compliance and Law with respect to donation processing and the CRA The 101’s of payment processing terms, security and must knows How you can get the most out of your online donation experience

Jeff has worked in one form or another of credit card based donation processing for Charity for around eight years on the charity side, for profit side and back again now on the charity side. Currently he works for Chimp Foundation an online tool that allows you to manage and amplify your charitable giving. His role there is to create a space where law, charity, money and trust come together in a way that inspires and motivates people to give.