Creating a Digital Community: The Misadventures of Fundraiser Grrl

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Hive Vancouver

#210 - 128 W Hastings St · Vancouver, BC

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Second floor. Buzz #210

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In February 2013 Fundraiser Grrl was born, from a desire to bring together fundraisers from around the world – to commiserate, eye roll, sympathize and laugh out loud at the bizarre and amazing moments we all experience in our crazy wonderful careers. Since it began, over 200,000 fundraisers have visited the site, and it averages over 1,000 visitors per day.

Rory is a major gifts fundraiser, who had little to no experience with the digital marketing, when she started the site. In this session, she will share what she has learned about using social media to build a community, what worked, and what didn’t, and how to apply this to your work in the non-profit sector.

Rory Green has been in the philanthropic sector for over eight years and is currently the Associate Director, Advancement for the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University. Rory has also worked in major and corporate giving at BCIT and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rory has spoken at national and international fundraising conferences, most recently starring in the "Kaleidoscope of Philanthropy" Plenary Session at AFP International, San Antonio.

In her spare time Rory is the founder and editor of Fundraiser Grrl, the fundraising community’s go-to source for comic relief.


5:30 - 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks

6:00 - 6:15: Event intro and announcement from Paola Qualizza and Andrea Fiscal of Groundswell (

6:15 - 7:15 PM: Presentation

7:15 - 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap


Event hashtag: #Net2van
Host: @Net2van
Presenter: @RoryJMGreen


Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.
Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

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