The common thread between all groups is people meeting in person to share ideas, learn together and be part of something bigger.
The official NetSquared vision "is to to make it easy, meaningful, and fun for people and organizations to get the information, visibility and support they need to maximize technology for social good."
As one of four recently appointed regional NetSquared ambassadors, I'm available to support new and existing groups in Aotearoa and Australia. I've taken on the role alongside ambassadors in Guatemala, Cameroons and England. It's part of a 10 month trial to grow the NetSquared network.
Getting a group up and going is entirely reliant on the energy of each co-organiser. There's no pay, but you do get to support others, learn heaps and meet some inspiring people.
Don't forget you can access some friendly support. I'll be trying to connect local organisers as much as much as I can. Mostly this will be via the web, but we're already talking of a gathering of NetSquared organisers at the time of the 2014 Connecting Up conference.
If you'd like to explore how NetSquared could strengthen the work of organisations involved in social change in your area, please get in touch.