You said. We did.
I started off with a survey to the NetSquared Local organizers, which helped us focus our work initiated by the 100 Day Challenge.
Survey Results and Actions
What you said
You want to bring local organizers together.
What you said
You want event recipes and templates.
What we did
We've been updating the Organizer's Handbook, have tested the Social Media Surgery format (inspired by organizers in Manchester, Adelaide and Burlington) and will be publishing a new event format called a Tool Jam to the wiki for September 2012. The Tool Jam is a rapid introduction to the software tools used by members of the social benefit technology community, and is inspired by the Ignite and PechaKucha format.
You asked for regional Google+ hangouts. We haven't delivered on these yet, although the NetSquared team has been offering experimental office hours.
Items of less interest
The survey showed that there was less interest in these areas. We'll ignore them for now!
- Peer mentorships
- best practice webinars
In addition to following up on the tasks identified in the survey, the NetSquared team has been hard at work on our ongoing project, which is to act as cheerleaders for the amazing work local organizers are doing in their communities. We're doing that by highlighting NetSquared Local organizers in our monthly Digital Bites newsletter and by launching the new NetSquared platform, which will feature dedicated pages for each of our local groups and automatically import your meetup.com events into the site.
Complete Survey Data
Taking local to the next level
Strengthening your local group