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NETSQUARED VANCOUVER EVENTS
Most NetSquared events are free, so don’t be shy – come join us!
Testing Makes Perfect – How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing
When: Tuesday, June 14
During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.
When: Wednesday, July 6
Design an Exceptional Digital Experience
When: Tuesday, July 12
NETSQUARED VICTORIA EVENTS
Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help
When: Saturday, June 4
Back by popular demand, we’re planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?
NGO Summer Social
When: Tuesday, July 5
Because changing the world is hard work! This July 5th, join the Net2Vic community and local NGO friends for a fun summer social at The Drake Eatery. We’ll provide lots of delicious food and you can buy a drink from over 25 craft beers and ciders (and some wine too).
EVENTS FOR NONPROFITS PLANNED BY OUR FRIENDS
Salesforce User Group: Data Migration and Manipulation
When: Thursday, June 2
The need to manipulate a group of records – whether to update all records with a new set of information, or to add to a big group, the ability to use Salesforce Data Loader to its full extent in an important skill for any Salesforce Administrator.
This session will focus on two key tools:
- Salesforce Dataloader
- NPSP Data Importer
Creating Genius: How to do good and make money at the same time
When: Thursday, June 2
How to do good and make money at the same time? How to grow your SAAS or startup company? Join for two panel discussions.
AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
When: June 9 & 10, 2016
This intensive 2-day course provides a complete overview of fundraising for individuals with 0 to 4 years fundraising experience. It is also a great review of fundamentals theory if you are studying for the CFRE exam! The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals.
STARTUP CITY: IMPACT
When: June 6 – 11
VANCOUVER STARTUP CITY: IMPACT, brought to you by the Vancouver Economic Commission in close partnership with Spring, is a series of events designed to celebrate and support the local impact ecosystem in three ways:
- SHOWCASE businesses that are already operating with impact
- EDUCATE startups that who are looking to ramp up and take advantage of their impact potential
- CONNECT like-minded entrepreneurs around the common belief that any business can be an impact business
Board Fundamentals: Fund Development
When: June 7
Boards have a critical role to play in fund development, yet many board members don’t feel they have the experience or confidence to be effective in promoting their organization.
When: Wednesday, June 9
Free ticket: http://info.tractionsm.com/tf-16?ref=jlangelaan
If every company should be a technology company, then every non-profit’s mission can be driven by technology.
Tractionforce’s non-profit stream focuses on the importance of technology in driving your mission. The morning roundtable will be co-hosted by Traction and Salesforce.org and will bring non-profit leaders from Engineers Without Borders, Down Syndrome Research Foundation and St. James Music Academy, who are leveraging technology to be more efficient. We will see how they are using Salesforce, third-party tools and internal resources to make a difference and grow their impact.
IMPACT Career Fair
When: Wednesday, June 9
Meet do-good businesses who are actively recruiting and explore what it might be like to start up your own impact business!
Freelance Friday, The Impact Edition
When: Friday, June 10
It’s the impact edition of Freelance Friday.
(As part of Vancouver Economic Commission and Spring Activator STARTUP CITY: IMPACT)
Come join Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt from Talent Collective, fellow independents, creatives and entrepreneurs at Suite Genius!
We’ll work in sprints — first getting sh*t done, then mixing and mingling x3
ProtoHack Vancouver: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
When: Saturday, June 11
Mission: Support technological innovation in breast cancer awareness and preventative care.
Goal: Produce new and innovative ways to remind people to get mammographies.
ProtoHack is the code-free hackathon for aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, and designers. Either flying solo or in a team (up to 4), you’ll go from an idea to an interactive prototype in one day.
ProtoHack exists to show non-coders that they can create something amazing from nothing. We empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge and connections that will help bring their idea to life and visually communicate it through prototyping. You have 9 hours to prototype your idea and then present it on stage to a panel of expert judges.
Law for Nonprofits: The New Societies Act (Richmond)
When: June 13
There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in British Columbia. All of these organizations must “transition” to BC’s new Societies Act following its proclamation likely November 28, 2016.
All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act should be planning to complete their “transition application,” and make any changes to their constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition.
Understanding The Societies Act II: Deep Dive Into Legal Issues In Governance And Legislative Changes
When: June 16
Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.
The Rise of the Sharing Economy in Vancouver
When: Thursday, June 16
How can progressive businesses use this new business model to foster a just and sustainable economy. Come and meet the sharing economy entrepreneurs who are driving the sharing economy in Vancouver and engage in a discussion about how we can ensure that we grow the sharing economy in a way that benefits everyone and protects the environment.
Knowledge Philanthropy: How To Find & Engage Volunteer Talent
When: June 21
Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.
Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits
When: Saturday, June 25
This one day workshop was designed especially for Nonprofits and charities. You will review project management approaches and language, and leave with practical tools and techniques to help you and your organization manage and deliver projects successfully.
AFP Breakfast Event: The Art of the Ask
When: July 21
Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop will help hone your face-to-face asking skills. Expert fundraisers will lead each table in different ask scenarios to guide your approach and build your confidence. This session’s ask experts will be confirmed later this spring.
AFP 2016 Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, and Mingler
When: July 21
AFP Vancouver would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 16. In addition to reviewing the past year’s activities, in the hour preceding the AGM, the AFP Mentorship Committee will be hosting roundtable discussions led by experts in the field.
This event is intended to bring together our community of fundraisers, inspire dialogue, and provide the opportunity to learn from expert fundraisers. While you must be an AFP member to vote in the AGM, you do not have to be an AFP member to participate in the roundtable discussions.
AFP Summer Networking Mingler
When: August 11
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.
Lumohack: a hackathon for cancer patients
When: September 17th-18
lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of cancer patients! There will be mentors in Healthcare / Tech, and 3D Printers–don’t forget the Food, Fun, and Prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend.
Van IMPACT 2016
When: September 21 and 22, 2016
Learn from and be inspired by amazing speakers, with topics ranging from measuring
social impact, to building a values aligned corporate culture, to staying sane as the
founder of a high-growth startup.
Learn business boosting tactics you can implement immediately, during the roundtable
Surround yourself with 500+ like minded change makers in an intimate setting, with plenty
of opportunities to have those invaluable “hallway conversations”
AFP Breakfast Event: How to Find Your Next BIG Donor
When: October 13
Information and tips for finding new individual, corporate and foundation donors with low-cost and no-cost options for smaller shops.
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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