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!
Still looking for an event topic for your July or August event? Mozilla has put together a package that will help make your next event easy. They’ll help you create an event that will help your members learn about the culture, mechanics, and citizenship of the Web by making something! Each of the featured activities have offline options as well. Visit Mozilla's discussion forum for help and to share your experience. Check out the sample activities.
Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it’s awesome fun. Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, but you’ll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe. NetSquared is here to help you along the way with everything from slide templates to planning checklists.
I am over-the-moon excited to announce the launch of the newest version of NetSquared.org. The sexiest feature is the ability to easily find your closest nonprofit technology educational events simply by entering your location in the search box. Try it out