The NetSquared Ambassadors wrapped up their 2017 term on December 31. Their contributions continue to be a major part of NetSquared's success and growth because they give us local expertise and connections. I tried to measure their impact at the end of the previous year and the numbers continue to hold true.
Total New Organizer referrals in 2017: 115
So 44 percent of organizer referrals came from Ambassadors, which is a huge accomplishment for a team of seven!
What's Next For the Ambassador Program?
We're still developing our plan, but if I had to guess I'd say that in 2018:
The Ambassador program will continue.
The budget will be reduced, which means I won't be able to bring Ambassadors together for training and consultations at the Nonprofit Technology Conference.
There's a strong possibility of the introduction of an honorarium for Ambassdors.
The future of the Regional Gathering funds for local gatherings is uncertain.
Ambassadors will be given monthly goals for support calls/outreach and referrals to new organizers
After two terms I want to refresh the Ambassador team to bring in some new members.
I hope to be able to share more by mid February. But in the meantime please join me in thanking the 2017 NetSquared Ambassadors for their enormous contributions to building the #Tech4Good capacity of nonprofits globally.