tl;dr: After 10 years NetSquared broke the 100 active groups barrier. Yay!
NetSquared is TechSoup’s global network of volunteer-led nonprofit technology meetups. We're the answer to the question “where can I get support to use technology effectively at my nonprofit?” Event attendees build their networks and learn practical technology skills to support their programs, marketing and fundraising.
NetSquared's Ambassadors are responsible for almost all of the network's growth over the last year. These deeply engaged volunteers ensure NetSquared can continue to build the global #Tech4Good community.
We all agree that technology is changing the world. So are nonprofits. Let’s ensure that civil society has the tools and skills to succeed in their audacious world-changing missions.
We believe that meeting face-to-face is a uniquely effective way to learn and build community. That’s why TechSoup’s NetSquared supports a global network of activists who host free technology workshops and networking events. Last year we delivered training to 17,000+ nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. Event attendees build a support network and learn practical technology skills to support their programs, marketing and fundraising.
“I’m very busy and important! What’s the top three things I should know about?”
Over the last twelve months here’s the highlights:
The new NetSquared.org allows you to easily search for your closest group or event
We trained 36 Organizers in event-hosting best practices during NTEN’s 15NTC and NetSquared Ambassadors recruited more than 10 new group leaders
Organizers hosted 629 events last year (vs 468 the previous year, a 34% increase)
But if you’ve got more time let me show off on behalf of the NetSquared organizers!
A year is a long time! Let’s see if I can remember what happened during TechSoup’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. I think we did some awesome stuff… am I right? Read on for my hazy recollections. :-)