Which Net2Local Groups are Most Keen?

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Topics: net2local, survey
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TechSoup Global recently surveyed the members of our North American NetSquared community on meetup.com. In the past we have closely examined the experiences of our volunteer organizers but this is the first time we have asked the members who attend our events to tell us what they think of Net2Local and what topics they are interested in.

We will be sharing the results of the survey in two posts:

  1. Which Net2Local groups are most engaged? (this post!)
  2. Survey summary and analysis

There are lots of ways we can measure the engagement of each group’s members, but one of the easiest ways is to simply ask which groups had the highest response rate to the survey?

As of January 1, 2014 we have received 411 responses to the survey. Organized by response rate the top ten groups are as follows:

Group # of responses # of meetup members % response
NetSquared Nevada 2 4 50.0%
NetSquared Twin Cities 62 238 26.1%
NetSquared Peterborough 5 30 16.7%
NetSquared New Haven 21 150 14.0%
Net2 Victoria 22 166 13.3%
NetSquared Honolulu 5 67 7.5%
NetSquared Burlington 22 302 7.3%
NetSquared Eastside Los Angeles 6 112 5.4%
NetSquared Austin 1 19 5.3%
Seattle Tech4Good 14 333 4.2%

However, some cities received a very small number of responses because the group itself is very small or new and therefore the margin of error is sky high. If we instead sort the list by number of responses the top ten groups are now as follow:

Group # of responses # of meetup members % response
NetSquared Twin Cities 62 238 26.1%
Toronto Net Tuesday 42 1390 3.0%
NetSquared New Orleans (Net2NO) 40 1109 3.6%
Net2van 31 1889 1.6%
San Francisco NetSquared / San Francisco Tech4Good 28 2404 1.2%
Net2 Victoria 22 166 13.3%
NetSquared Burlington 22 302 7.3%
NetSquared New Haven 21 150 14.0%
Seattle Tech4Good 14 333 4.2%
NetSquared Houston 12 554 2.2%

There are three clear winners emerging now:

Rank Collector # of responses # of meetup members % response
1 NetSquared Twin Cities (Minneapolis / St. Paul) 62 238 26.1%
2 NetSquared New Haven 21 150 14.0%
3 Net2 Victoria 22 166 13.3%

The hardy prairie folk of Minneapolis-St. Paul blow the competition out of the water. Boom! Congratulations to the group’s organizers Cary Walski and Bruce Johansen for creating a deeply engaged community of nonprofit techies.

Honorable mention goes to NetSquared Victoria which is less than a year old. The high response rate is a testament to the community organizing skills of Dan Pollock.

P.S. NetSquared New Haven is currently looking for new leadership. With such an engaged membership restarting the group should be a snap!