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NetSquared Camp 2012 – date conflict?

NetSquared Camp logoUPDATE

NetSquared Camp 2012 will be held on April 28.

More information: http://netsquared2012.eventbrite.ca/

 

I’d like to do another NetSquared Camp/unconference this spring. It’ll be fun and another way to connect the nonprofit community in Vancouver.

The Hive has offered to be our venue. Yay!

They currently have the following three Saturdays free:

I’ve googled those dates and don’t immediately see any conflicting events… but did I miss something?

Please let me know in the comments if any of these dates are at the same time as another event with a similar audience of nonprofits, online technology folks and marketers.

Oh, and my preferred date is March 31 2012.

What is NetSquared Camp?

This video offers a good summary of the last event.

Vancouver Salesforce Nonprofit User Group: Processing credit cards with IATS Brickwork

Eventbrite logoRSVP on Eventbrite

When: Wednesday, November 16. 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: The HiVE. 210 – 128 W Hastings St

Processing donations and payments is a pain.

First you need to enter the credit card into into a Point Of Sale machine (if  you have even have one), then you need to record that payment on the individual or organization’s record (if you’ve got a database). There’s a lot of hardware, paper and potential for error.

IATS Brickwork might be a solution for you. It removes the hardware and automatically adds donations to your Salesforce Contacts because you enter the credit card info directly into Salesforce. Come check out the demo. Make them hard questions!

What is IATS?

A credit card processing company that specialized in serving nonprofits. They have a website.

What is Brickwork?

Check it out on the Salesforce App Exchange.

Here’s what IATS says:

Process both one-time and recurring credit card or ACH transactions from within any Salesforce CRM edition. All credit card types are accepted for both US and Canadian transactions. Let BRICKWORK by IATS Payments help your organization today!

Integrates seamlessly into the Nonprofit Starter Pack and all Salesforce CRM Editions.

Give your donors the choice of making single or recurring gift donations with their Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards in US or Canadian dollars.

Create seamless, online donation pages with the integrated IATS product, AURA.

BRICKWORK is a FREE native Salesforce Application that brings the power of IATS Payments processing directly to your Salesforce environment. Whether donations come over the phone or through your website, BRICKWORK enables your organization to process credit card payments and maximize revenue.

Integrated into the Nonprofit Starter Pack and all Salesforce CRM editions, BRICKWORK eliminates the hassle of manual data entry by automating the payment information and record creation. Real-time processing allows for greater workload efficiency and instantaneous results. With the ability to create donation pages directly from the AURA custom tab, taking your fundraising efforts online has never been easier.

As a Level 1 Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified company, IATS ensures all transactions are handled with absolute security and confidentiality.

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P.S. We’ll supply snacks!

New Meetup: Vancouver Salesforce nonprofit user group

Please join me at the first gathering of the Vancouver Nonprofit Salesforce User Group.

RSVP http://salesforcevancouver.eventbrite.com

This group is for anyone at any level using Salesforce in the nonprofit, education or social entrepreneur sectors.
Or even for those are aren’t using it yet, but are merely curious. We’ll be talking about CRM (customer relationship management) issues in general too.

This is your meetup, so the first meeting will be an informal discussion that will allow us to figure out the needs of the nonprofit community and determine what you want from a Salesforce meetup.

And while you’re waiting for the meetup to start why not apply for the Salesforce Foundation software grant?

We encourage neophytes to seasoned developers to share information with the larger community.
What’s working for you? What’s a struggle? What would you want to get out of a Salesforce meetup?

P.S. We’ll supply snacks courtesy of the Salesforce Foundation. (yay!)

RSVP http://salesforcevancouver.eventbrite.com/

DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

LOCATION:
The HiVE
210 – 128 W Hastings St

 

New Meetup: Vancouver Salesforce nonprofit user group

From the team that brought you Net Tuesday comes the Vancouver Nonprofit Salesforce User Group. (cue movie soundtrack!)

RSVP http://salesforcevancouver.eventbrite.com

This group is for anyone at any level using Salesforce in the nonprofit, education or social entrepreneur sectors.
Or even for those are aren’t using it yet, but are merely curious. We’ll be talking about CRM (customer relationship management) issues in general too.

This is your meetup, so the first meeting will be an informal discussion that will allow us to figure out the needs of the nonprofit community and determine what you want from a Salesforce meetup.

And while you’re waiting for the meetup to start why not apply for the Salesforce Foundation software grant?

We encourage neophytes to seasoned developers to share information with the larger community.
What’s working for you? What’s a struggle? What would you want to get out of a Salesforce meetup?

P.S. We’ll supply snacks courtesy of the Salesforce Foundation. (yay!)

RSVP http://salesforcevancouver.eventbrite.com/

DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

LOCATION:
The HiVE
210 – 128 W Hastings St

How nonprofits win with word of mouth marketing with Darren Barefoot

Darren Barefoot

Photo: "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid"

How nonprofits win with word of mouth marketing with Darren Barefoot

with Darren Barefoot

RSVP

Meetup.com or Facebook

If you only engage in ordinary outreach activities – petition asks,
email marketing and Google AdWord buys – you won’t get noticed in a busy landscape where every nonprofit is vying for attention and support. Why? When everyone does the same thing, no one organization shines.

Truly remarkable organizations get their marketing done for them – for free – by their most excited, committed, passionate and devoted fans. They earn it by providing exceptional member experiences, by being unique, bold and creative. Word-of-mouth isn’t just about one-off gimmicks or “viral” campaigns. It’s an overall approach to movement building based on a new online reality where everyday people have become the most powerful marketing department on the planet.

In this session, we’ll discuss how nonprofits and charities are creating
remarkable online campaigns based on the theory and philosophy of
movement marketing. You’ll learn from experienced practitioners how to augment limited budgets with creativity and technology that will help your nonprofit get talked about.

DATE: Tuesday, September 6
DOORS AT 5:30 PM
EVENT STARTS AT 6:00 PM
LOCATION
W2 Woodwards
#250 – 111 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC

RSVP

Meetup.com or Facebook

ABOUT DARREN BAREFOOT
Darren Barefoot is internet famous. He has an honest-to-goodness wikipedia page.

He likes to play on the internet. He’s tweeted more than 17,444 times and it has been suggested that he’s Reddit’s biggest booster. Plus he’s co-written several books, the latest of which is Friends with Benefits: A Social Media Marketing Handbook.

For the official bio: http://www.darrenbarefoot.com/about.php

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

The venue is generously provided by W2 Community Media Arts. They’re lovely!

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.

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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.

Blackboard Illustration
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

Net Tuesday November notes – online video for nonprofits

W2 Community Media ArtsThanks to everyone for coming out and making the panel work (all those hard questions!) A special shout-out goes to W2 Community Media Arts Society, who provided the venue.

Special thanks to panelists:

There’s been an interesting discussion on Pull Focus’ Meatless Mondays video on the Meetup.com page. And you can watch the original “Meathead” video on Youtube.

Resources and presentation slides:

Subtitling:

Videos examples from event:

Free audio resources:

Other cool resources:

Links via Miraj Khaled

Other than youtube grants, projects with feature length video ideas may benefit from the examples &
grant/awards at the Skoll foundation & Participant Media

A youtube success story: one-man’s video journey to change the world

New ways to learn & collaborate:

The Slides:
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Net Tuesday November – online video notes

W2 Community Media ArtsThanks to everyone for coming out and making the panel work (all those hard questions!) A special shout-out goes to W2 Community Media Arts Society, who provided the venue.

Special thanks to panelists:

There’s been an interesting discussion on Pull Focus’ Meatless Mondays video on the Meetup.com page. And you can watch the original “Meathead” video on Youtube.

Resources and presentation slides:

Subtitling:

Videos examples from event:

Free audio resources:

Other cool resources:

Links via Miraj Khaled

Other than youtube grants, projects with feature length video ideas may benefit from the examples &
grant/awards at the Skoll foundation & Participant Media

A youtube success story: one-man’s video journey to change the world

New ways to learn & collaborate:

The Slides:

Proposed Net Tuesday – Nonprofits and video

I’m plotting a topic for the Net Tuesday November meetup, and Ben Johnson suggested “video.”

What do you think? Are you interested in this topic? And do you know of any Vancouver nonprofits who are going interesting work with video? Please let me know in the comments or by emailing [email protected]

Potential items to be presented and discussed:

  1. Youtube grants for nonprofits
  2. Youtube captioning and translation
  3. How to convert to actions using your videos (annotationscall-to-action overlays, sign-up forms)
  4. How to recruit video production assistance (volunteers, interns, etc)
  5. How can video help advance the mission, and is it worth the time? Examples from fundraising, advocacy, education.

Net Tuesday September 2010 – email communication isn’t dead yet

TOPIC: Email communications – not dead yet!

Join a panel of  experts from Vancouver’s nonprofit community as they discuss the value of email to their organizations, how they manage and grow their lists, and how they test and measure their campaigns so that they’re constantly improving.

DATE: Tuesday, September 14
TIME: 5:30 – 8:00pm
LOCATION: W2 Storyeum, 151 W Cordova, Vancouver, BC

RSVP for the next Vancouver event: