A reminder that meetup growth is STRONGLY correlated to scheduling monthly events. After being inactive for several years @karenb and team restarted the group in January 2016. And ever since growth has skyrocketed. LA Tech4Good is now the fifth largest group!
NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.
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.'"