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Earth Charter® for a Just, Sustainable and Peaceful Planet

Annual Earth Charter® Day – June 29

The Art Party is an endorser of Earth Charter® for a just, sustainable, and peaceful planet and participated in the annual Earth Charter Day 2016 at Dudoc Vancouver, an Earth Charter® partner.

The idea of the Earth Charter started in 1987, by Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev as members of The Club of Rome, when the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development called for a new charter to guide the transition to sustainable development. In 1994, Maurice Strong (Chairman of the Earth Summit) and Mikhail Gorbachev restarted the Earth Charter as a civil society initiative, with the help of the government of the Netherlands.

Dudoc is located at the former Buschlen Mowatt Gallery space on Georgia Street and is conscious of carrying on the legacy of excellence in showcasing emerging talent. The vision for Dudoc is to become a centre for the exchange of ideas and collaboration between designers and developers to create a new vision of vitality for the metropolitan Vancouver area.

Dudoc is the brainchild of Walas Concepts, a Dutch Canadian urban design company that specializes in revitalizing neighbourhoods by taking into account the existing essence of the area, enhancing the creative core and listening to the locals. Walas is known for fostering the creative class and growing the local economic by encouraging micro-businesses. Walas Concepts brought the concept of Dudoc forward to the Consul-General of the Netherlands, who has collaborated to make it a reality.

“I’ve been working in both countries for several years as an urban designer and I’ve always been struck by the compatibility in culture and sensibility,” states Gerben van Straaten, CEO of Walas Concepts. “Netherlands has been a hotbed of sustainable innovation for a number of years and Canada is a country open to new ideas and eager to exchange and implement ideas around green design.”

Vancouver Social Innovation Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/SocialInnovation/

Vancouver Affiliate Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/VancouverAffiliates/

The Art Party – Earth Charter® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartparty/



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Crypto-Crowdfunding Workshop at Coinfest

Crypto-Crowfunding Workshop is planned for Saturday, April 8, 2017 at The Tribe at 401-68 Water Street, Vancouver, BC. This event is part of the annual Coinfest and its founder is Andrew Wagner from the Bitcoin Coop in Vancouver.

In 2016, blockchain startups raised some $200 million in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), a new form of crowdfunding based on cryptocurrency tokens. An ICO is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture. An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is used by startups to bypass the rigorous and regulated capital-raising process required by venture capitalists or banks. In an ICO campaign, a percentage of the cryptocurrency is sold to early backers of the project in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies, but usually for Bitcoin.

CoinFest always needs more organizers. We hope to spread across the globe, and could use your help! Although you will not directly profit from this event, you will get media attention and experience that will add to your credentials, find you new connections, and indirectly bring publicity to your other ventures and projects. This presents a great opportunity to prove your ability to manage an important project, all while making a difference and earning the thanks of your fellow enthusiasts.

Learn more and reach Andrew Wagner, key organizer at CoinFest.org.


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Happy Hour at The Tribe

★ Join us for First Happy Hour Friday at The Tribe
★ Free Entry and First Beer is Free
★ Open Bar for Tech Investors at Our Investor Lounge
★ Enter to Win Free Hot Desking at The Tribe!

Happy Hour at The Tribe is a great way to reach tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors in the Vancouver tech startup community.

We Accept BTC!

The Tribe – at 401-68 Water Street is a collaboration space for tech companies, entrepreneurs and startups where we provide an amazing office space with great amenities such as free printing and copy, meeting room, mailbox and bike storage. We also provide a huge variety of services that includes legal advice, taxation, accountability, market research, graphic design and much more. We are located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver and we help every single individual for the next round of financing. Find more about us on our website:


Event on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/SocialInnovation/events/237082466/


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Crowdfunding Workshop + Organic Snacks


Workshop: Saturday, January 14, 2017 (1pm to 5pm)
Registration: Starts at 1pm for all attendees
Keynote Speaker: Daryl Hatton, CEO of Fundrazr (1:30pm)
Workshop Trainers: Mirey Faema, Daniel Moscovitch, Little Woo
Networking: Organic snacks and cash for beverages (5pm to 7pm)
Location: The Tribe at #401-68 Water Street, Vancouver

Recent statistics show that Crowdfunding is estimated to have created approximately 270,000 jobs world wide and injected more than $65 billion into the global economy, proving that this relatively new method of raising capital is definitely here to stay.

When utilized correctly crowdfunding platforms provide the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to launch new products, fund innovative ideas and develop a global community in support of their business.

Unfortunately, it isn’t all rainbows and success. According to statistics provided by some of the most well-known crowdfunding platforms in North America, on average only 44% of campaigns succeed in reaching their funding goal.

In this afternoon workshop you will learn:

• The difference between rewards-based crowdfunding, fundraising & equity crowdfunding.
• Why some campaigns fail and others succeed.
• Strategies for planning and launching a successful rewards-based campaign.
• How to use Facebook Ads to build your social media following and promote your campaign.

If you are looking to create a rewards based crowdfunding campaign, want to learn more about the world of crowdfunding or determine if this is the right avenue for your business to raise capital, then you cannot miss this workshop.

Keynote Speaker for First Crowdfunding Success Workshop

The keynote speaker for the first crowdfunding workshop is Daryl Hatton, CEO of Fundrazr. Founded in 2008, Fundrazr was originally created to be a Facebook app for users to crowdfund money over Facebook. Since then, users are able to log in to FundRazr using several other platforms. FundRazr is passionate about providing an alternative funding source for startups, charities, and personal causes with total crowdfunding for over $91 million.

Hatton says, “As Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, he has been involved since the beginning of various crowdfunding platforms and can speak about the differences, as well as benefits for each.

Crowdfunding Success Workshop Trainers

Mirey Faema of Changemaker Marketing will discuss with us the tools and strategies needed to plan, launch, execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. Mirey with her business partner Mercedes Grant, have helped countless businesses, film and causes streamline, promote and develop their crowdfunding campaigns as consultants and marketing experts.

Daniel Moscovitch from Sustainable Visibility (digital marketing agency for conscious businesses) will provide social media and Facebook Ad training for crowdfunding campaigns.

Little Woo will talk about planning a project that requires participation, funding or support from the “crowd”. You’ll want to learn this simple yet life-changing truth that every creator, innovator or entrepreneur can practice to free up extra creativity and confidence! This will also help you attract your tribe to support your project.

Crowdfunding Success Workshop at The Tribe

The Art Party is located at The Tribe, a collaboration co-working space for tech companies, entrepreneurs and startups where they are provided an amazing office space with great amenities such as free printing and copy, meeting room, mailbox and bike storage. They also enjoy a huge variety of services that includes legal advice, taxation, accountability, market research, graphic design and much more. Located in the heart of Gastown, the Tribe helps every single member with the next round of financing.

We’re pleased to pre-order and serve organic vegan flax crackers and hummus from Eternal Abundance at our crowdfunding workshop!

Crowdfunding Success Workshop Sponsors

The Art Party is co-producing the crowdfunding workshop with The Tribe (sponsored workshop space), FundRazr (keynote speaker), Spring (community promotions) and Blackbox Print (graphic design and printed postcards).

We leveraged joint venture partners to co-produce crowdfunding workshops. We sold 56 tickets. 76 guests attended in-person and we had another 50 on the livecast. The event is a business case on www.MarketingStartupSecrets.com.


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Crowdfunding Success Workshops 2017

The Art Party is co-producing workshops at The Tribe, tech startup incubator in 2017 to help 270 creatives and changemakers get their projects funded. Changemakers are the force of social evolution and every one of us can become one through collaboration and being part of something greater. Crowdfunding already has a successful track record funding artistic and creative projects, or community-oriented social entrepreneurship projects.

Crowdfunding Presentations, Kindle Ebook and Video Highlights

Liza J. Lee Kindle Ebook: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MS7323T

Videos from Canadian Marketing Team:

Daryl Hatton: http://www.slideshare.net/DarylHatton/crowdfunding-innovations-january-2017

Mirey Faema: http://www.changemakermarketing.ca/crowdfunding-success-workshop/

Daniel Moscovitch: http://www.morehotleads.com/crowdfunding

Little Woo’s: http://littlewoo.org/a-surprising-secret-to-creativity/



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Crowdfunding for Creatives & Changemakers

We’ll be pitching at VancouverSOUP to raise funds for crowdfunding workshops in 2017 – to help Creatives & Changemakers! Come support our cause! www.theartparty.org/crowdfunding/

For $10 you get a bowl of soup, bread and a crowdfunding vote – November 16, 2016!

★ 566 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G9
★ Doors open at 6:00
★ Pitches at 7:00
★ Dinner by 7:45
★ Winner announced at 9:00!

Crowdfunding for Creatives & Changemakers

★ Why Crowdfunding Workshops 2017?
• Social innovation startups have challenges raising financing, but crowdfunding already has a successful track record funding artistic, creative, community social enterprise projects, as well as tech startups.
• The funding will help pay honorariums for qualified crowdfunding trainers and volunteers. It will also help pay for event insurance, signage, print materials and other expenses for these workshops.

★ About The Art Party Since 2010
• The Art Party is a social innovation club. Our buy local post was shared 615 times and liked 64 times on Facebook. This inspired our tagline: “Buy Local to Support Local Artists”.
• The Art Party is an endorser of Earth Charter® for a just, sustainable, and peaceful planet and participated in the annual Earth Charter Day at DUDOC Vancouver, an Earth Charter® partner.
• The Art Party also promoted several art charity fundraisers and Golden Brush Art events.

★ About Social Innovation Meetup Since 2015
• With the advice of Spring University, The Art Party spun off Vancouver Social Innovation Meetup in 2015 and it has grown to over 1,000 members in 2016.
• Meetup organizers include Liza J. Lee, Daniel Moscovitch, Mirey Faema and Jason Butcher from HeroX who is getting CEO speakers from HeroX and FundRazr to help us get started.

★ The People Want Change!
Here’s how you can become the change you want to see in the world. Support our pitch for crowdfunding workshops for creatives & changemakers on Wed, Nov 16. Your vote counts!


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#VanFunding 2016 – FinTech Crowdfunding Conference


#VanFUNDING Fintech Crowdfunding

#VanFunding 2016 – FinTech Crowdfunding Conference

Purchase Your Ticket Here

Accelerate access to capital and emerging fintech markets
Join leading crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance industry experts, investors and innovators for a full day of education, pitching and networking opportunities!


• Qualified fintech crowdfunding industry leaders, or successful crowdfunders, apply to speak here

• Build your brand’s profile, gain access and help shape the industry (view Partnership Opportunities)

• Help make the event day outstanding, apply to volunteer here or Media passes available for accredited media representatives.

• Register with discounted ticket NCFA_PARTNER 10% discount (discount quick link)

Get Your Ticket Now!


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Real Estate Investing for Profit and Social Good

Discover Real Estate Investing That is Profitable While Improving Communities

We invest in distressed multi-family housing well below market value. Then with redevelopment to improve existing structures, this results in lower costs than new development and greater occupancy rates that revitalizes the neighbourhoods. Our distressed multi-family housing projects become both profitable and contribute to social good.

Learn how to also gain financial freedom by investing in real estate, including distressed multi-family housing … and do it part time in 3-5 years or less! No real estate experience is necessary. You can also earn while you learn by referring others.

At this FREE seminar, we will show you:

  • How our real estate investing education program is unmatched in the industry
  • A plan that has assisted associates in our community to create a net worth of over $1 million in controlled assets
  • How you can be involved in the properties and projects we are involved with
  • A working business model where you can work from home or our local offices instead of fighting traffic
  • How you can be done interviewing for jobs for the rest of your life and comprehensively teach your children how to do the same

We create successful real estate investors and we have the results to prove that our system works. You must be coachable, willing to work hard, dedicated, and most importantly, passionate about creating long lasting, secure wealth through business ownership and real estate, working with our local community of real estate investors.

Speaker: Thane Lanz is an author, speaker, investor and licensed real estate agent with Sutton Group West Coast Realty, Broadway. Thane has bought and sold over $20M in investment properties since 2008 and has been asked to speak on Real Estate investing on CBC Radio and Radio Real Estate Show on CISL 650. He will share with you many real life stories and case studies. And you’ll get the chance to ask your questions about the insider secrets of putting together a successful deal.

RSVP at Social Innovation Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SocialInnovation/

Real Estate Investing for Profit and Social Good


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Social Impact Capital Raising 101

How to Raise Social Impact Capital

I’m a late-bloomer Changemaker and it was only after many years of tolerating a system that rewards manipulative and dishonest business practices aka “business as usual”, I finally said enough! Like many people, I desired social change for a better and different world, but felt powerless as one person. But it was through a combination of knowledge, resources and determination, I discovered the world of social impact. Changemakers are the force of social evolution and every one of us can become one through collaboration and being part of something greater.

12 months ago, my co-founders and I started the Vancouver Social Innovation Meetup through The Art Party and we are now endorsers of the Earth Charter for a “just, sustainable and peaceful global society”: http://earthcharter.org/endorse/. Our Meetup has grown to over 800 Social Innovator Members! We’re pleased to have Spring University for global startups in social impact as one of our Meetup hosts. I’m especially interested in the area of social impact funding – how money can enable SOCIAL GOOD – from revitalizing low-income distressed neighbourhoods to permaculture and more.

To learn about social impact funding, sign up for Capital Raising 101 at http://www.meetup.com/SocialInnovation/events/231959787/.

Social Impact Capital Raising