Highlights From the Last Six Months of NetSquared

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What are the recent highlights from the NetSquared community? Here’s my 2.5 minute summary video

  1. We measured our impact — and we’re making a difference!
  2. The community continues to grow, with Nigeria emerging as the newest hotspot
  3. NetSquared leaders are hosting conversations on the necessity of responsible technology use.

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And if you hate watching video here's the slides and video transcript.

Slide 1

Hi, it's Eli the NetSquared Community Manager.Join me for a lightning tour of the highlights from the last six months of NetSquared.

Slide 2

First, surveys from our members show that we're making a real difference.

Second, our community continues to grow — especially in the traditional hubs of the USA and the UK, with Nigeria now joining as a major force. And most interesting of all, our groups are now hosting community conversations around the future of technology and society.

Slide 3

I love this tweet from our Tampa leader. It really captures the HOW and the WHY of NetSquared.

Slide 4 and 5

Here's the big ol' map I bring out every quarter. As you can see we've added or reactivated 23 groups and they're scattered all across the globe.

Slide 6

Keeping to the theme of numbers, here's all the activity from the last six months.

Slide 7

Here's a testimonial I really love. Anytime we can help a member persuade their Board to invest in digital transformation that's a real win.

Slide 8

Our group leaders are sharing best practices on the NetSquared blog. Recent hits have include a guide to the Otter transcription software and a series of posts on how to run a great meetup and find sponsors.

Slide 9

Here's that impact survey I teased. We're helping our members develop the connections to grow their career and giving them the practical skills to make better technology decisions.

Slide 10

I'm dropping in one more testimonial. I can tell you all day that NetSquared is

amazing, but it's more convincing when it comes from one of the attendees.

Slide 11

Usually the most popular events are around social media and digital marketing, but a fascinating new trend has emerged where NetSquared groups become the center-point for community conversations around the responsible use of technology.

In the last six months the dialog has been around everything from homelessness to how Elders can use technology.

Slide 12

Looking forward, I'm paying attention to the future of Meetup, our core events platform. And I'm continuing to plant the seeds for a potential rebranding of the community, integrating it more deeply into TechSoup.

That's all for now — we'll talk again in six months at the End of Year report.