We ask that all NetSquared Local organizers agree to the following as part of their participation:
Organizers should demonstrate the character and values espoused by TechSoup Global. These include:
A commitment to building the social, technical and economic capacity of civil society actors and local communities
Organizers are asked to host free or low-barrier monthly meetings on topics related to technology and social impact that are open to all interested community members.
Groups must provide an online space to encourage membership, content sharing, and public visibility. We cover the cost for organizers to use meetup.com and ask that they create an organizers page on NetSquared.org. These online spaces provide a way for groups to elevate their profile online while enabling the NetSquared team to integrate ongoing community feedback into our program development efforts.
We ask that NetSquared Local organizers share their activities with our staff and global community by:
Responding to brief surveys throughout the year and providing an annual report of their group’s status, membership and activities.
Highlighting local events as a featured activity on netsquared.org, in our monthly newsletter, and via our blog.
Surfacing innovative tech-for-good projects that emerge from your NetSquared community.
Keeping their group page on netsquared.org up-to-date.