Reflections & an Opportunity to Join the Team!

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Over the last two and a half years, I’ve had a great opportunity and a whole lot of fun working to build community around the world at the intersection of technology and social change through the NetSquared program and TechSoup Global’s partner network. From my contribution in helping to expand the reach and depth of the NetSquared Local network from 18 groups to 79 (in 25 countries!), to launching the NetSquared Camps model, and collaborating on regional events like The Local Philanthropy Workshop, to supporting the other community programs across TechSoup.org, I have met incredible changemakers, entrepreneurs creating tools that will change our world, and emerging leaders with the passion to support communities of all sizes. Needless to say, it’s been a whirlwind and a real adventure!

At the end of the month, I will be leaving TechSoup Global for the next chapter in my work. I will not, however, be leaving this community! After March 1st, I will continue organizing the NetSquared New York City group, and be part of the Local organizer network. I will also continue to collaborate with the Community-Driven Innovation team (Billy, Claire and Laney especially) on various projects and ideas.

This means, though, that I’m looking to ensure the team has an excited, talented, passionate community development manager to pick up the reins! My role covered a lot of ground and shifted from program planning and long-term visions to day-to-day operations and program implementation on a daily basis. There’s communications, research, strategic planning, and community building all wrapped up together. It’s a unique position that needs a unique skill set - and a unique person.

If you’re interested in learning more about the various opportunities to contribute to building communities working at the the intersection of nonprofit-tech and civil society, please let Billy Bicket know how you imagine contributing to the growth, impact and sustainability of the NetSquared community, and why you’re the person for the job. You can reach him at billyb @ billybicket.com. (Stay tuned for a formal job description in the week to come.)