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NetSquared Camp Vancouver: April 28 2012

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is excited to announce NetSquared Camp 2012, an intimate gathering of Vancouver’s online campaigners. This unconference will be a chance for our community to gather and share our hard-won best practices, war stories, and victories!

The event will be held at on Saturday, April 28 and admission is $20.

Net Tuesday Vancouver meetup - Managing volunteers with software and soft skills

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Volunteers are awesome. So the July 5 Net Tuesday is gonna focus on volunteer coordination.

Volunteers are awesome, but the relationship between a nonprofit and a volunteer can be tricky.

VOLUNTEERS: Maybe the nonprofit never got back to you? Maybe the job they offered kinda sucked?

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS: Are your volunteers creating a ridiculous pile of administrative paperwork and overhead? Can you find volunteers with the right skills? Why is this so hard?

Net Tuesday can't solve all your volunteer-related challenges. We aren't MAGIC. But we've got a few tricks up our sleeves that might help. Check this out:

Net Tuesday Vancouver March 1: Location-Based Services

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Have you recently “checked-in” or fought for “mayorship” at your favourite restaurant or retail location? With Facebook recently launching its Facebook Places and Foursquare partnering with (RED), location-based services are definitely one of the trending topics in social media right now.

The topic for March is location-based services and how organizations can leverage the technology for social-change. We’re still in the process of curating speakers, so if you know anyone who is knowledgeable about these topics, please let us know at

Vancouver Net Tuesday December – Group Buying And tracking conversions in Google Analytics

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Hey Net Tuesday Vancouver,

I’m thrilled to announce that the December Net Tuesday will feature a panel on group buying sites (like Groupon) and a case study demonstrating the use of conversion tracking in Google Analytics. It’s gonna be awesome, so please RSVP.

Date: Tuesday, December 7
Doors: 5:30pm
Duration: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Venue:  W2 Storyeum, 151 W Cordova

RSVP on or

More information at

Vancouver Net Tuesday September 2010: Email isn't dead yet!

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 TOPIC: Email communications – still alive and kicking

It’s easy to get distracted by that new-fangled social media stuff (so shiny!), but the folks on the ground in non-profits know that the real action’s in email. That’s where you raise the funds to advance your mission. That’s how you get people to show up to events. That’s how you get petitions signed.

There’s plenty of life left in email communications, and learning how to test, optimize, and integrate email campaigns is (I reckon) the best investment you can make in the online space.

NetSquared Camp Vancouver's Internet Help Desk is live

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Tap the wisdom of Vancouver’s experts in nonprofit technology and marketing at on August 14, 2010.

NetSquared volunteer consultants will be staffing a desk and are available to answer any question in their field. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick their brains for free.

Internet Help Desk Consultants:

Location: SFU Harbour Centre Atrium

Time: 10:00 am – noon:

  • Ben Johnson, Union Gospel Mission:  Visualizing data
  • Jenny Silver, David Suzuki Foundation –  Customizing Facebook
  • Kate Trgovac, LintBucket Media – Optimizing social media profiles

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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