I'm sending out a part two because our friends at Oracle NetSuite in San Mateo are having two events that you MUST know about. Also, this gives me a chance to plug BoxWorks 2018 again for our friends at Box.org and the tech organizers Meetup that I'm hosting on August 30th.
So much happening smack dab in the middle of summer that it’s worth a newsletter! So many events, so little time...
Taking it to the people! Wednesday August 8
We The Incubator is bridging the gap in tech for the people. It is founded on the principles of fairness and accessibility for all and it is their belief that everyone should have a fair chance at making their startup dreams come true. Register at https://www.meetup.com/LATech4Good/events/250440834/.
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We created The Digital Nonprofit conference because after 10 years of meetups our members asked us for an event that was more “boss friendly”. A place where we could talk about digital strategy and transformation, not just practical hands-on technology implementation. But we didn't anticipate the hunger for a community-driven #Tech4Good conference. Even as we grew from 80 attendees to 225 we've continued to sell out every year. So thank you for your support! It means so much because as volunteers your encouragement is what motivates us to keep going!
The expert presenters have generously allowed us to share their slides – and we professionally recorded half the sessions, with the other half available through recorded livestream video.
NetSquared's fiscal year begins July 1, so every summer I look back at the previous year of the community's activity to identify trends and lessons learned. This time I'll be looking at FY18, which covers July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
NetSquared is TechSoup’s global network of volunteer-led nonprofit technology meetups. We're the answer to the question “where can I get support to use technology effectively at my nonprofit?” Event attendees build their networks and learn practical technology skills to support their programs, marketing and fundraising.
NetSquared by the Numbers
Here's all the numbers for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 20178.
# of events: 1,119 (vs 888 previous year) ⬆26%
# of attendees: 11,529 (vs 8,652 previous year) ⬆28%
# of active groups: 120 (vs 105 previous year) ⬆14%
# of countries with active group: 41 (vs 34 previous year) ⬆21%
# of meetup.com members: 58,212 (vs 45,585 previous year) ⬆28%
# of new groups created: 30 (vs 35 previous year) ⬇14%