What does the cancelation of live events mean for your NetSquared group?
COVID-19 is forcing NetSquared organizers to be flexible. Join Elijah van der Giessen, the NetSquared Community Manager, and Susan Tenby, TechSoup's new Global Director of Community, for a recorded call about how NetSquared's leaders (that's you!) can best respond to the emerging situation.
We answered your questions like:
Should I cancel my upcoming events? And if so, how?
I haven't started my group yet... what can I now NOW?
Are virtual events an option? How can I use the NetSquared Zoom room?
What resources are available to help me and my local community work from home?
Plus, this was your first opportunity to ensure TechSoup's new Global Director of Community learns how we can best support your grassroots community work.
Who are NetSquared's members? Why do they attend? What are their technology struggles? NetSquared's annual survey of all meetup members answers these questions and more. Plus, the results help our local organizers and partners build stronger groups with better events.
We received over 250 responses to the survey, drawing from our global meetup membership.
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.
Participants find NetSquared valuable because it helps them network with other nonprofits, learn digital skills, and find project collaborators.
Event attendees are unfamiliar with TechSoup's services, but less so than they used to be. ;-)
NPS Score: Would You Recommend NetSquared to a Friend?
We added a Net Promoter Score (NPS) scale this year, asking "how likely are you to recommend this meetup to a friend or colleague?"
A score of "4.7" doesn't mean much without context — the interesting results will come when we run the survey again and see if the score changes. But NPS benchmarks suggest that this is a low, but still positive score.
WeWork locations around the world will become great options for hosting your Meetups. We're currently running a pilot program through which we will match organizers to select WeWork locations – currently 37 cities are included.
If you're interested in taking part in Meetup's pilot program, please complete the form. We'll get back to you as we continue to expand the program to more organizers and more cities.
Meetup added a new group header graphic in their late 2017 redesign. This shows up when your group is shared on social media. You can replace the default image (which might look terrible and be badly cropped) with any image.
Nonprofit Tech Club Austin wishes to thank Eli and Birgit for being so wonderful to work with. We love being part of a global network of tech clubs!
Since we began using the Meetup platform about this time in 2015, our membership has grown steadily. Shown are our member "stats," and we wish to thank Meetup for hosting us so well these past three years. We also thank NetSquared for funding our participation on Meetup last year.