On Thursday April 5th, we're hosting our first NationBuilder Vancouver Demo Day for us to connect with fellow leaders and share what they’re working on, what they’ve learned, and why they’re thrilled to share it with the NationBuilder community.
We'll hear from the leaders of some incredible organizations and there will be time to ask questions and provide feedback about what you learn. Please RSVP below to join us for this exciting conversation, drinks, snacks, and networking with fellow leaders.
Victoria Cross is an experienced strategist and community organizer. She's been with NationBuilder for the past 3 and a half years working with leaders to develop and organize thriving communities.
Prior to joining the team at NationBuilder, she served as Director of Operations with the BC Green Party.
Steve Anderson is the co-founder and chief strategist for New/Mode -- a values-based enterprise that provides targeted online engagement tools.
Steve is recognized around the world a leader in strategies for civic engagement, advocacy and crowdsourcing. He is also a well-known open Internet advocate. Prior to New/Mode, Steve founded and led the award winning international civic engagement organization OpenMedia to “use the network power of the Open Internet to protect the Open Internet.” He grew the organization from a small local mailing list to over a million supporters worldwide. OpenMedia has led some of the largest online campaigns in the world. Steve continues to support OpenMedia in as an advisor.
Steve’s experience on the frontiers of online campaigning and engagement led him to found New/Mode as a means to support the world’s most important causes to activate grassroots power and rebalance democratic decision-making in favour of people and sustainable communities.
Jack Milroy is an engagement strategist with over a decade of experience designing and implementing campaigns for labour unions, political parties, and non-profits. He works with clients to select the best digital tools for the job, mobilizing action online and on the ground. Some of the organizations Jack has worked with include: Vision Vancouver, Leadnow, the BCNDP, the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, United Voice, and the Vancouver Foundation.
Lois Chan-Pedley is the owner of Front Matter Consulting, which offers web services and digital strategy to other small businesses and nonprofits. Some of her current and past clients include the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Dying With Dignity Canada, and the BC Green Party. Before she started her business, she worked for MDA - where she helped test the software for the Canadarm II - a startup called HireTheWorld, and for the Government of Canada.
Lois believes that every time a human being develops a deep, authentic connection with another human, the world becomes a better and kinder place. Her life mission is to use her skills in community building and technology to bring people together. Her work with NationBuilder is a natural extension of these goals and she looks forward to meeting you!
Brendan Jones from ONE, is an award-winning TV, radio, and web producer. He was the creative force behind many of the Conservative Party of Canada’s television and digital campaigns during the 2006, 2008 and 2011 federal elections. Brendan's work has aired across Canada, the US, and Australia. A national columnist called one of his ads "the most powerful campaign spot since Ronald Reagan's 'Morning in America.
Jessica Hannon is the executive director of Megaphone, a nonprofit that creates meaningful work and community connection for people experiencing poverty and homelessness. Megaphone publishes the annual Megaphone Magazine and annual Hope in Shadows calendar, both sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone's low-income and homeless vendors.