I will be speaking at a couple of events here in Vancouver that may be of interest to readers of this blog:
Make Web Not War (Saturday, May 7) is a part of Open Source Week Canada; it's an event aimed at developers and other techies who are interested in open source and interoperability. I'll be giving a talk called "Curious for a Living," about why it's important for us tech-types to ask smart questions to help our clients get better results. I did a Q&A with one of the organizers about my topic, which you can read on his blog here.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals' Vancouver chapter has invited me to sit on a panel to discuss leveraging social media to facilitate fundraising efforts. This breakfast event takes place Thursday, May 12. I'm greatly looking forward to this opportunity to share what I know and to learn from the other amazing panelists – this is a great group & I'm honoured to be included. The cost is $30 for AFP members and $45 for non-members, if you register in advance. (There's a $5 surcharge if you buy at the door.) Recommended for donor relations & development staff, nonprofit leaders & online communications staff as well.
And on a different note, Emira and I are also thrilled to be co-convening (with Pam Chaloult of Renewal Partners) Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change, a two-day conference for women leaders of values-based businesses and nonprofits. It runs May 13 & 14 at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver. Registration closes early next week, but we do have a few spots remaining.