Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community
TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. That's why we do an annual survey of our members -- because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good.
Why Are You a NetSquared Member?
We asked NetSquared members why they attend our meetup events. The top options were:
To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking
To learn how I can apply technology to my cause or organization
To learn about specific topics of interest
This is a very useful reminder that you attend NetSquared events to develop relationships and trust networks with your fellow nonprofit techies.
We also learned that:
Most NetSquared participants come from small "startup" nonprofits with no budget and no staff. They come to us looking for practical tips and a supportive community.
The top three technology challenges for respondents are building websites, managing data, and fundraising.
Participants find NetSquared valuable because it helps them make connections that help them do their job better, make better IT decisions, and increase their productivity.
You can discover more about the NetSquared community by reviewing the responses on the NetSquared blog. Or, better still, why don't you join us at our next event?
Every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 70 cities. Join us!
This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared, NTEN's Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community let me know and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group.
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