Vancouver Meetup (April 16, 2013): Crowdfunding – an introduction for nonprofits


NetSquared Fraser Valley  |  Posted by Bret Conkin  |  April 10, 2013

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (7:00 PM to

SwitchCube Coworking

Unit 1, 33820 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC (map)



TWO special guests:

Bret ConkinBret Conkin is the Marketing VP for FundRazr - Canada's largest crowdfunding platform. has raised $20 million globally for personal campaigns and many non-profit FundRazrs including a $1 Million campaign for Save the Children.  He has founded and collaborated on multiple tech start-ups and has been involved in Crowd-funding software since 2007.  A past Board member of the Stanley Park Ecological Society, Bret is also the licensee for TEDxUBC.  An often injured recreational athlete, Bret plays younger than his years.   Bret can be followed socially on Twitter @bretconkin, on Linked In and Facebook  /bretconkin.

David Vandas

David Vandas is a video/film director who has a passion for telling captivating stories. As a champion for the creative life he recently produced a side project that was nothing short of a full-on epic venture! WeMakeStuff - Volume 01 is a crowd-sourced, crowd-funded book publishing project that in just 4 weeks raised $41,090 CAD (using IndieGoGo). Over 1000 copies of this stunning book where distributed throughout Vancouver, showcasing one hundred creative people from the local area.  To learn more about David visit his website:


FundRazar wins 2013 Vancouver Social Media Award


Source:  here