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Survey Results: The State of the NetSquared Community in 2016

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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.

Executive Summary

  • 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.

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Refreshing the NetSquared Values Statement

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It’s time to review the NetSquared community values, which will help us navigate difficult choices, now and in the future.

I've updated the NetSquared values document based on feedback from the NetSquared Ambassadors and your ranking of value statements. But this is a document for all of us, so it needs input from every group leader.

Please add suggested edits and comments directly to the Google Doc: http://j.mp/2d1JzRI

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