Many of us put our groups on pause for the summer, but now's the perfect time to plan for the fall. September and October are the busiest months on Meetup, so posting a strong trio of events is the best way to grow your local community.
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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Everyone is talking about Agile... But what does it actually mean? And how can I benefit from using agile frameworks like scrum or kanban?
Helga Breuer is a passionate Agile Coach with 15 years of international experience in the software development area over a wide range of industries.
In this workshop you will learn about the roots and benefits of Agile. Get inspired to apply that mindset to your daily work, using frameworks like scrum or kanban. Helga will present a valuable hands-on overview with tangible exercises and examples, that will show you, how to get started. Learn how to increase your throughput while focusing on your most important values and goals.
Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact.
TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops to more than 40 cities between August and October. Storymakers presents a unique opportunity to participate in storytelling education and capacity-building with a focus on using Adobe Spark to create social media graphics. The world is better when nonprofits can better tell their story.
This August NetSquared Vancouver is presenting a series of two Google Adwords Grants events. All nonprofits are eligible for $10,000 per month in free advertising on Google.com - but most organizations aren't taking advantage of the program.
TechSoup’s NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. We have groups in 24 countries and last year we held 835 events helping 12,943+ nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders.
Highlights from FY16 (July 2015 to June 2016)
TechSoup has just completed our fiscal year, so we are looking back at what we've accomplished. Check out NetSquared’s year-in-review and discover what topics are most popular with our attendees and how NetSquared organizers are creating communities of practice for TechSoup members. Other bright spots include:
Continued improvements to http://www.NetSquared.org, including the ability to automatically detect the location of visitors for more accurate search results.
Expansion of the Regional Ambassador program to seven representatives (up from four the previous year). Most NetSquared organizers now have a peer mentor.
NetSquared groups held 23 Storymakers events, helping local nonprofits use video strategically.