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.
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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%
Find Fall Fundraising Friends at NetSquared Meetups
Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year’s end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the USA and the globe.
September is HUGE for NetSquared – our community has scheduled 166 events so far and the month isn't over yet! Let's build on the momentum by making sure your group has events scheduled for October and November too.