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KW-NPSA Past Meetings

2020-07 CiviCRM for Non-Profits

Location: ONLINE EVENT
Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

This month, we take a look at CiviCRM. Building constituent relationships and managing data can be a daunting task. CiviCRM aims to help manage this data in a way that is, at first glance, easy to manage and to update. Maintaining these vibrant relationships is often key to the financial survival of some non-profit organizations. Perhaps CiviCRM could be the answer for your non-profit and donor-base data management.

Ian Kelly, General Manager at PeaceWorks (https://www.Peaceworks.ca), walks us through all facets of CiviCRM and will speak to installation, management and use of CiviCRM for non-profits.

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2020-06 The Top Digital Tools for Nonprofits

*** NOTE the change in meeting date for this month. We are meeting on Thursday June 18th at 10AM (Region of Waterloo time) — RSVP only! See details below. ***

This month we return to our roots and our association with the NetSquared-TechSoup group and reflect on our coinciding missions. We join Eli van der Giessen, our Community Manager with NetSquared-Techsoup, in a webinar where we discuss the top digital tools for non-profits. Other non-profit groups have been invited to the webinar where many will share their use of tools within their own communities.

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2020-05 KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — May 11, 2020

KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — May 11, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus spread, and, in keeping, as well as adhering to various governmental laws and suggestions re: avoiding any group gatherings, the May 11 KWNPSA meeting is cancelled. The KWNPSA will be exploring various options of online group meeting for future meetings.

We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to those who have succumbed to the virus and hope for a speedy recovery to those hospitalized and/or in quarantine.

Keep safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands often.

Marc, Steve and Bob

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2020-04 KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — April 13, 2020

KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — April 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus spread, and, in keeping, as well as adhering to various governmental laws and suggestions re: avoiding any group gatherings, the April 13 KWNPSA meeting is cancelled. The KWNPSA will be exploring various options of online group meeting for future meetings.

We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to those who have succumbed to the virus and hope for a speedy recovery to those hospitalized and/or in quarantine.

Keep safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands often.

Marc, Steve and Bob

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2020-03 KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — March 09, 2020

KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — March 09, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus spread, and, in keeping, as well as adhering to various governmental laws and suggestions re: avoiding any group gatherings, the April 13 KWNPSA meeting is cancelled. The KWNPSA will be exploring various options of online group meeting for future meetings.

We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to those who have succumbed to the virus and hope for a speedy recovery to those hospitalized and/or in quarantine.

Keep safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands often.

Marc, Steve and Bob

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2020-02 Colocation — Visit to DataCity – Waterloo Data Center

Location: DataCity – Kitchener Waterloo Data Center, 440 Phillip Street, Waterloo
Date: Monday, 10 February 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
*** Attendee limit: 20 members ***

Note: This month’s meeting is a “field-trip” held off-site at DataCity at its Waterloo Center. Location: DataCity – Kitchener Waterloo Data Center, 440 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5R9

Where are your servers? Is that really safe? Have you thought about professional hosting at a colocation site? What’s a colocation site? Who offers colocation services? What services do colocation sites offer? How much will all this cost? Can I still come visit my server when it’s been placed in a colocation site?

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2020-01 Marking Up Text for Structured Documents

Location: Room 1301 — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N. · Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 (bottom floor, in the hallway that connects the main building to the Chapel-Residence building)
Date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

In October 2017 we discussed markup languages used by some members of the KWNPSA. In this iteration of the topic, long-time member Steve Izma discusses his use of markup languages in “real-world” circumstances throughout his professional career in publishing. Where documentation requires the need of serious structure, markup languages may be the right fit for the job.

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2019-12 — Social — CANCELLED

KWNPSA end-of-year social has had to be cancelled due to unexpected events. We will organize an alternative social sometime in the first half of 2020.

 

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2019 11 — Friendica

Location: Room 1301 — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N. · Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 (bottom floor, in the hallway that connects the main building to the Chapel-Residence building)
Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

With all of the recent issues going on with social media giants, and, of particular with Facebook, we look to open source solutions where securing data and the sharing of personal data is of primary concern.

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2019 10 — October Meeting CANCELLED

After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that our next KWNPSA meeting slated for October 21st is cancelled. We had contemplated putting it on, however, the fact that the date falls on voting day for our federal election just complicated matters too much.

Our next meeting will then take place on the evening of November 11th. Although, this falls on Remembrance Day, we could take a couple of minutes at the meeting to recognize those who have and are helping Canada in times of strife, and, in peace.

Our next topic will be posted soon as we are doing a bit of re-jigging of topics.

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