One of Victoria's booming industries is the tech sector with many of these companies wanting to do good. Yet often, non-profits and businesses speak different languages and run on different timelines. There are many roadblocks for non-profits looking to make meaningful relationships with businesses. This panel of tech-based philanthropists will provide insight into how non-profits can best engage with businesses who are willing to give.
Suggested donation: $5.
5:30-6:00: Doors open, schmoozing, juice and snacks
6:00-6:05: NetSquared welcome and program updates
6:05-7:00: Panel with Tech Companies engaging in Philanthropy
7:00-7:05: NetSquared Victoria Needs Parade
7:05-7:30: Mingling, talking about next steps
Panel will be moderated by Lori Muñoz Malcolm of HeartPress. When businesses are looking to give back to the community, HeartPress is the first go-to resource. HeartPress connects businesses with nonprofits through an online marketplace, #BrokersOfGood which allows businesses to search for opportunities to donate, volunteer, give pro-bono services, and in-kind donations to local charities.