The ABC’s of Creating Partnerships with Your Local Business Neighbours

How to build engaging & sustainable partnerships with the businesses in your community.

Local businesses and nonprofits have a great many reasons to partner up, such strengthening community relationships, creating new business opportunities and building awareness around the needs of great causes. Hear from our panel of experts on what they are doing to connect nonprofits with local businesses and the successful engagement strategies they are using to create wins for all.


5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation

7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

7:45 – 9:30 PM: Post-event social!


Michelle Sklar

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Marketing Maven & Entrepreneur in the Emerging Technology, Digital Media and Nonprofit industries.

My expertise is in marketing, PR, growth strategies and community building. I thrive in startups and faced paced environments, where culture and vision match the desire to be transformative.


Event hashtag: #Net2van

Speakers: Crystal Henrickson, Community Engagement Strategist & Career Matchmaker (@marketing_girl); Caroline Macgillivray, Executive Director, Beauty Night Society @BeautyNight

Moderator: @michelle_sklar

Venue Sponsor: @HiveVancouver

Event Sponsors: @iATSpayments @TechSoup @NTENorg @onedaywebsite


Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.