In honour of Valentine's Week TechSoup's Jim Lynch and I were interviewed by DatingAdvice.com's Hayley Mathis. We talked about how NetSquared can help you find your tribe (and maybe your soul mate).
"Eli told us the groups are usually about 60% women and 40% men, with an interesting gender split by profession. Speaking broadly, NetSquared’s Community Manager explained their target membership is half nonprofit workers (who are majority female) and technical professionals (who are majority male). “Sometimes it’s like a middle school dance, trying to get these two groups to cross the room and interact,” Eli joked. 'It’s a good social mixer, which is what I think keeps people coming back.'"
We’re writing with an introduction to connect the Docker and NetSquared #Tech4Good meetups. We’re both global networks dedicated to building tech capacity for our members, so wouldn’t it be cool if we could bring our communities for a big event?
Why Meeting is Totally Worth Your Time
Coming up with an event idea every month is hard! Let’s collaborate on a joint event.
We need all the allies we can get!
Who are NetSquared's members? Why do they attend? What are their technology struggles? NetSquared's annual survey of all meetup members answers these questions and more. Plus, the results help our local organizers and partners build stronger groups with better events.
As of December 1, 2016 we have received 469 responses to the survey, drawing from the 38,000 meetup.com members making up more than 75 groups. The full survey results will be published in the organizer's handbook.
Most NetSquared participants come from small "startup" nonprofits with no budget and no staff. They come to us looking for practical tips and a supportive community.
The top three technology challenges for respondents are building websites, managing data, and fundraising.
Participants find NetSquared valuable because it helps them make connections that help them do their job better, make better IT decisions, and increase their productivity.
Event attendees are surprisingly unfamiliar with TechSoup's services.