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St. Hack-trick’s Day: A DemocracyLab Partner (virtual) Event

An opportunity to use our diverse talents and perspectives to create better tech-for-good solutions.

*RSVP HERE* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-2021-tickets-136104282573

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us online on March 13th for a convening of our tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help.

Open Seattle, Code for PDX and DemocracyLab are partnering to create this virtual hackathon event focused on helping tech-for-good projects make incremental progress toward their long-term goals. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, test users, and just ordinary people. Bring your creativity, your collaborative spirit, and a smile to share.

*RSVP HERE* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-2021-tickets-136104282573

Check out the projects we’re recruiting on DemocracyLab (https://democracylab.org/index/?section=FindProjects), and feel free to reach out to project leaders now to start preparing for the event.

This hackathon will continue the momentum from our previous fifteen events. Check out these stories (https://blog.democracylab.org/) to get a sense of what to expect.

AGENDA (all times Pacific):

8:30 Join and Explore the Meeting Space

9:00 Welcome and Overview

9:15 Project Pitches and Team Formation

10:00 Teamwork

12:00 Lunch and Learn with All of Us from the National Institutes of Health

4:00 Project Presentations

5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn

*RSVP HERE* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-2021-tickets-136104282573

EVENT POLICIES

Special Requests: We will strive to address all accommodations for participants with special needs, including accessibility requirements, dietary restrictions, or other requests within reason. Please contact [email protected] with your request.

Recording Disclosure: Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken in the online event space for educational and promotional purposes. If you would prefer to not be included in photos or videos, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Open Seattle – Learn About Active Projects with City and State Government

Details

Please register here on Meetup, and for the Zoom call at the link below:
https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdu2sqjsrGtbMZJvY_bW3WW8_lI_35Em9

MEETING AGENDA:

6:30: Announcements and Intros

6:35-7:30: Speaker presentations – Learn about opportunities to get involved and make an impact through two exciting government projects:

– Gerardo Capiel from Google.org will discuss CiviForm (https://democracylab.org/projects/698), Google’s collaboration with the City of Seattle to create a universal application tool to streamline benefit applications.

– Ben Meredith from Social Impact Analytics Institute will describe SimpleForm (https://democracylab.org/projects/697), a project to streamline reporting for clients of the State of Washington’s Community Economic Revitalization Board.

7:30-8:00: Q&A and Open Discussion

Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement, government, and technology to make a positive impact in the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!!

Open Seattle’s mission is to engage an inclusive, multi-disciplinary group of Seattleites, sharing knowledge and working together to improve our communities through civic innovation. “Civic innovation” broadly defined is collaborating to solve civic problems and building solutions for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network.

Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Thursday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects.

*Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup if you would like to add a discussion topic to the agenda. However, you don’t need to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events.

HOW TO CONNECT:
We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack.
Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here:

https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNzczMjg5MzYyNzg4LTgwZDExYmE2MWQ4N2ZiN2VmNDllMmU3ODI0YWFkMTQ5ODY4MGMwNDBhOTQwNTU3OGJmYTI5ZTE3YWQ2NTdjYWY

St. Hack-trick’s Day: A DemocracyLab Partner (virtual) Event

An opportunity to use our diverse talents and perspectives to create better tech-for-good solutions.

*RSVP HERE* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-2021-tickets-136104282573

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us online on March 13th for a convening of our tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help.

Open Seattle, Code for PDX and DemocracyLab are partnering to create this virtual hackathon event focused on helping tech-for-good projects make incremental progress toward their long-term goals. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, test users, and just ordinary people. Bring your creativity, your collaborative spirit, and a smile to share.

*RSVP HERE* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-2021-tickets-136104282573

Check out the projects we’re recruiting on DemocracyLab (https://democracylab.org/index/?section=FindProjects), and feel free to reach out to project leaders now to start preparing for the event.

This hackathon will continue the momentum from our previous fifteen events. Check out these stories (https://blog.democracylab.org/) to get a sense of what to expect.

AGENDA (all times Pacific):

8:30 Join and Explore the Meeting Space

9:00 Welcome and Overview

9:15 Project Pitches and Team Formation

10:00 Teamwork

12:00 Lunch and Learn with All of Us from the National Institutes of Health

4:00 Project Presentations

5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn

*RSVP HERE* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-2021-tickets-136104282573

EVENT POLICIES

Special Requests: We will strive to address all accommodations for participants with special needs, including accessibility requirements, dietary restrictions, or other requests within reason. Please contact [email protected] with your request.

Recording Disclosure: Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken in the online event space for educational and promotional purposes. If you would prefer to not be included in photos or videos, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Graphic Recording: Building Equity & Community in a Virtual Age

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-graphic-recording-building-equity-community-in-a-virtual-age/

&lt;p&gt;As a community builder, has this past year left you feeling disconnected and Zoomed out? What if there was something that could help us reconnect in a meaningful way? Graphic recording, or visual notetaking, is a powerful tool that puts people and their voices at the center of every conversation.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Maggie Miland uses her skills as a graphic recorder to capture stories and reveal sustainable solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges. She will share her unique approach to community development through her work with refugee youth, women seeking liberation from domestic violence, and communities addressing systemic racism to name a few. Learn how graphic recording enables you to make the people you serve a leading role in the story.&lt;br&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Agenda<br/>

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Speaker<br/>

Maggie Miland – Realize Strategies (Community Activation &amp; Facilitation Lead)<br/>

Maggie Miland uses her skills as a graphic recorder to capture stories and reveal sustainable solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges.<br/>

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Hosted By<br/>

Elijah van der Giessen, Chapter Host<br/>

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 works for TechSoup as the NetSquared Community Manager.<br/>

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Partners<br/>

iATS Payments (https://home.iatspayments.com/)<br/&gt;
Your integrated payment processing partner, designed and built exclusively to meet the needs of nonprofits.<br/>
<br/>

TechSoup Canada (https://www.techsoupcanada.ca/en)<br/&gt;
TechSoup's partner in Canada. Thanks for your promotional support!<br/>
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One Day Website (https://onedaywebsite.ca/)<br/&gt;
NetSquared Vancouver's web hosting partner.<br/>
<br/>

Elevate – BC Social Impact Hub (https://elevatehub.ca/?utm_source=techsoup&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=sponsorship)<br/&gt;
Elevate is working to create a world where the majority of organizations care for people and the planet first. Our platform connects the BC community of social and environmentally-focused organizations to build awareness and attract high-quality employees, volunteers, partners, and customers. Elevate members are featured in our social impact news as well as the Impact Ecosystem Map, a directory of social impact events, job listings, social enterprises and nonprofits. Join for free today.<br/>
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THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-graphic-recording-building-equity-community-in-a-virtual-age/

Virtual Galas – Engage More People While Raising More Money

Register at https://events.techsoup.org/e/m6xqx7/

Using best practices and learning from past virtual and live Galas, this session will provide attendees with tangible take aways that they can implement within their 2021 Gala planning. Learn from a recent case study where a charity raised 230% over their fundraising goal and had more attendees than ever before.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

— How to prepare for your Gala – preparation is everything!
— How to ensure the maximum number of attendees and donors
— How to create an effective, fun and engaging event that your guests will love!

Virtual Galas – Engage More People While Raising More Money

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-virtual-galas-engage-more-people-while-raising-more-money/

&lt;p&gt;Using best practices and learning from past virtual and live Galas, this session will provide attendees with tangible takeaways that they can implement within their 2021 Gala planning. Learn from a recent case study where a charity raised 230% over their fundraising goal and had more attendees than ever before. We'll also hear from the Executive Director of an organization that was one of the first Lower Mainland organizations to successfully move their in-person Gala to a virtual one in April 2020.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;What You'll Learn&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to prepare for your Gala – preparation is everything!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to ensure the maximum number of attendees and donors&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to create an effective, fun and engaging event that your guests will love!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;</p>

Agenda<br/>

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Speaker<br/>

Sara Hoshooley – Charity Shift (Fundraising Consultant)<br/>

Charity Shift helps charities and non-profit organizations raise more money using best practices and proven fundraising strategies. Based in Vancouver BC, Charity Shift is led by Sara Hoshooley who has helped organizations raise millions of dollars to further their programs and causes.<br/>

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<br/>
Panelist<br/>

Ine Van Aken – One Girl Can (Executive Director)<br/>

Ine Van Aken is the Executive Director of One Girl Can – a Canadian and Kenyan registered charitable organization on a mission to break the cycle of poverty and achieve gender equality through education and mentorship.<br/>

<br/>

<br/>
Hosted By<br/>

Elijah van der Giessen, Chapter Host<br/>

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 works for TechSoup as the NetSquared Community Manager. He supports a global volunteer network of 120 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 800 events per year.<br/>

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<br/>—<br/>

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Partners<br/>

iATS Payments (https://home.iatspayments.com/)<br/&gt;
Your integrated payment processing partner, designed and built exclusively to meet the needs of nonprofits.<br/>
<br/>

One Day Website (https://onedaywebsite.ca/)<br/&gt;
NetSquared Vancouver's web hosting partner.<br/>
<br/>

TechSoup Canada (https://www.techsoupcanada.ca/en)<br/&gt;
TechSoup's partner in Canada. Thanks for your promotional support!<br/>
<br/>

Elevate – BC Social Impact Hub (https://elevatehub.ca/?utm_source=techsoup&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=sponsorship)<br/&gt;
Elevate is working to create a world where the majority of organizations care for people and the planet first. Our platform connects the BC community of social and environmentally-focused organizations to build awareness and attract high-quality employees, volunteers, partners, and customers. Elevate members are featured in our social impact news as well as the Impact Ecosystem Map, a directory of social impact events, job listings, social enterprises and nonprofits. Join for free today.<br/>
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THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-virtual-galas-engage-more-people-while-raising-more-money/

Virtual Galas – Engage More People While Raising More Money

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-virtual-galas-engage-more-people-while-raising-more-money/

&lt;p&gt;Using best practices and learning from past virtual and live Galas, this session will provide attendees with tangible takeaways that they can implement within their 2021 Gala planning. Learn from a recent case study where a charity raised 230% over their fundraising goal and had more attendees than ever before. We'll also hear from the Executive Director of an organization that was one of the first Lower Mainland organizations to successfully move their in-person Gala to a virtual one in April 2020.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;What You'll Learn&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to prepare for your Gala – preparation is everything!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to ensure the maximum number of attendees and donors&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to create an effective, fun and engaging event that your guests will love!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;</p>

Agenda<br/>

<br/>

<br/>—<br/>

<br/>
Speaker<br/>

Sara Hoshooley – Charity Shift (Fundraising Consultant)<br/>

Charity Shift helps charities and non-profit organizations raise more money using best practices and proven fundraising strategies. Based in Vancouver BC, Charity Shift is led by Sara Hoshooley who has helped organizations raise millions of dollars to further their programs and causes.<br/>

<br/>

<br/>
Panelist<br/>

Ine Van Aken – One Girl Can (Executive Director)<br/>

Ine Van Aken is the Executive Director of One Girl Can – a Canadian and Kenyan registered charitable organization on a mission to break the cycle of poverty and achieve gender equality through education and mentorship.<br/>

<br/>

<br/>
Hosted By<br/>

Elijah van der Giessen, Chapter Host<br/>

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 works for TechSoup as the NetSquared Community Manager. He supports a global volunteer network of 120 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 800 events per year.<br/>

<br/>

<br/>—<br/>

<br/>
Partners<br/>

iATS Payments (https://home.iatspayments.com/)<br/&gt;
Your integrated payment processing partner, designed and built exclusively to meet the needs of nonprofits.<br/>
<br/>

One Day Website (https://onedaywebsite.ca/)<br/&gt;
NetSquared Vancouver's web hosting partner.<br/>
<br/>

TechSoup Canada (https://www.techsoupcanada.ca/en)<br/&gt;
TechSoup's partner in Canada. Thanks for your promotional support!<br/>
<br/>

Elevate – BC Social Impact Hub (https://elevatehub.ca/?utm_source=techsoup&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=sponsorship)<br/&gt;
Elevate is working to create a world where the majority of organizations care for people and the planet first. Our platform connects the BC community of social and environmentally-focused organizations to build awareness and attract high-quality employees, volunteers, partners, and customers. Elevate members are featured in our social impact news as well as the Impact Ecosystem Map, a directory of social impact events, job listings, social enterprises and nonprofits. Join for free today.<br/>
<br/>

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<br/>

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-virtual-galas-engage-more-people-while-raising-more-money/

Graphic Recording: Building Equity & Community in a Virtual Age

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-graphic-recording-building-equity-community-in-a-virtual-age/

&lt;p&gt;As a community builder, has this past year left you feeling disconnected and Zoomed out? What if there was something that could help us reconnect in a meaningful way? Graphic recording, or visual notetaking, is a powerful tool that puts people and their voices at the center of every conversation.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Maggie Miland uses her skills as a graphic recorder to capture stories and reveal sustainable solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges. She will share her unique approach to community development through her work with refugee youth, women seeking liberation from domestic violence, and communities addressing systemic racism to name a few. Learn how graphic recording enables you to make the people you serve a leading role in the story.&lt;br&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Agenda<br/>

<br/>

<br/>—<br/>

<br/>
Speaker<br/>

Maggie Miland – Realize Strategies (Community Activation &amp; Facilitation Lead)<br/>

Maggie Miland uses her skills as a graphic recorder to capture stories and reveal sustainable solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges.<br/>

<br/>

<br/>
Hosted By<br/>

Elijah van der Giessen, Chapter Host<br/>

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 works for TechSoup as the NetSquared Community Manager. He supports a global volunteer network of 120 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 800 events per year.<br/>

<br/>

<br/>—<br/>

<br/>
Partners<br/>

iATS Payments (https://home.iatspayments.com/)<br/&gt;
Your integrated payment processing partner, designed and built exclusively to meet the needs of nonprofits.<br/>
<br/>

TechSoup Canada (https://www.techsoupcanada.ca/en)<br/&gt;
TechSoup's partner in Canada. Thanks for your promotional support!<br/>
<br/>

One Day Website (https://onedaywebsite.ca/)<br/&gt;
NetSquared Vancouver's web hosting partner.<br/>
<br/>

Elevate – BC Social Impact Hub (https://elevatehub.ca/?utm_source=techsoup&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=sponsorship)<br/&gt;
Elevate is working to create a world where the majority of organizations care for people and the planet first. Our platform connects the BC community of social and environmentally-focused organizations to build awareness and attract high-quality employees, volunteers, partners, and customers. Elevate members are featured in our social impact news as well as the Impact Ecosystem Map, a directory of social impact events, job listings, social enterprises and nonprofits. Join for free today.<br/>
<br/>

<br/>

<br/>—<br/>

<br/>

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-vancouver-presents-graphic-recording-building-equity-community-in-a-virtual-age/

Virtual Galas – Engage More People While Raising More Money

Register at https://events.techsoup.org/e/m6xqx7/

Using best practices and learning from past virtual and live Galas, this session will provide attendees with tangible take aways that they can implement within their 2021 Gala planning. Learn from a recent case study where a charity raised 230% over their fundraising goal and had more attendees than ever before.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

— How to prepare for your Gala – preparation is everything!
— How to ensure the maximum number of attendees and donors
— How to create an effective, fun and engaging event that your guests will love!

Web Traffic Growth for Nonprofits

REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT https://events.techsoup.org/e/mn242n/

An online workshop for nonprofits who want to attract prospects who are already thinking about their services. Participants will leave with:

1. A strategy to nurture captured leads into donations. Lead generation doesn’t stop at the signup, after all…

2. Complete workflow: from content to setup to promotion. No need to start from scratch.

3. Tips, tricks, and treats to help generate new content ideas

Hosted by Alison Knott of Alison K Consulting.
Follow her on Twitter at @AlisonK_Consult