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Slides and Video: How Delivering Webinars Can Benefit Your Mission

Webinars can be your secret tool for scaling your service delivery, training, and recruitment.

Local webinar experts Tonya Hyde and Chad Leaman presented case studies at the March 6 Net2van meetup on why their organizations pursued webinars as part of fulfilling their mission.

Why Webinars

Tonya Hyde covers the pros and cons of the medium, best practices and things learned the hard way, benchmark webinar platforms, and walk you through the process of delivering a successful webinar: planning, recruiting speakers, marketing, delivery techniques, and follow-up.

Case Study: How the Neil Squire Society Uses Webinars to Deliver Programs

Presented by Chad Leaman, who has delivered thousands of hours of training!

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Google Adwords workshop in Vancouver

Hey Vancouver folk,

Google’s offering some training on Adwords.

Do you work for or with a charitable nonprofit? Then you’re eligible for $10,000/month in free adwords advertising. This workshop could be a good opportunity to learn how to use your grant more effectively.


Google Engage is Coming to Canada!

Agencies, Webmasters and SEM experts: You are invited to the exclusive launch conference for Google Engage Canada.
If you’re managing Analytics accounts for friends and customers, you’re always looking for new ways to drive website traffic. Now you can learn how to improve your online presence by joining Google Engage, a new partner program for web professionals who want to expand their online marketing services and help their clients do more with Google AdWords. The program provides training, tools and client incentives to help you succeed with Google advertising products.

We’re excited to announce that Google Engage will be hosting kick-off events in Vancouver and Toronto this August! Join us for an inspiring day of exciting Google product demos, AdWords workshops, and an exclusive keynote by Chris O’Neill, Director of Google Canada.

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Google Engage in Toronto
Tuesday, August 9th 2011
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: The Carlu
444 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Google Engage in Vancouver
Thursday, August 16th 2011
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Click here to register by 6pm Monday, August 1st.
Space is limited.
For more information on the program, please visit Google Engage

Call for applications: Google Mapping Technology for Nonprofits training

Google is going to hold a training workshop for nonprofit technologists who have experience or an interest in mapping and data visualization. It sounds pretty groovy.


What: Google Mapping Technology for Nonprofits

When: September 26-28, 2011, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Morris J Wosk Centre for Public Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia

Who should attend?: This workshop is intended for nonprofit technology specialists. Ideal participants will meet one or more of the following


  • Are employed at a nonprofit or consult for nonprofits; or work in a capacity that serves First Nations or other indigenous groups
  • Demonstrate ability to implement and make effective use of Google mapping technology within their organization.
  • Are currently working on mapping projects, or have datasets they want to map.
  • Possess training experience and intend to train others within their organization or in the larger nonprofit community on Google mapping technology.

Have intermediate-to-advanced technical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Google Earth, Maps or Fusion Tables
  • GIS experience
  • Web/multimedia development
  • Programming for Google Geo APIs

This hands-on workshop is limited to 60 participants.

Due to limited space, no more than 2 representatives from each organization will be accepted.
Apply for Workshop: Attendance is free, pending approval through Google’s application process. Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the requirements stated above.

To apply, visit vancouver.earthoutreach.org.

Deadline for application is August 5, 2011.

You will be notified of your acceptance on or before August 19, 2011.

Due to limited space, we will not be able to accommodate drop-ins.

Lodging: More details forthcoming

Note: Breakfast and lunch on the workshop days are provided free to participants.

Tentative Agenda:
Monday, September 26th

  • Morning – Introduction to Google Earth Outreach. Case Studies & Demos of nonprofit mapping projects. Higher-level overview of the Google mapping tools (Google Earth, Maps, and Fusion Tables).
  • Afternoon – Hands-on training in the above tools. Participants may be separated into 2-3 tracks based on skill level.

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Morning – 3-4 concurrent breakout sessions on tools. Topics TBA
  • Afternoon – Unconference sessions. Topics to be suggested by participants and selected through popular vote.

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Project Work Day – Participants bring in their datasets for a day of project work with Google Earth Outreach team members, who will be on hand to consult and answer questions.

More details about workshop sessions found at vancouver.earthoutreach.org