I am over-the-moon excited to announce the launch of the newest version of NetSquared.org. The sexiest feature is the ability to easily find your closest nonprofit technology educational events simply by entering your location in the search box. Try it out
If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ve probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. But perhaps you’re leary about attending an event because you’re not quite sure what it will be like. Describing NetSquared events is difficult, because each one focuses on a different topic and has a unique flavor set by the organizing team. Instead of words let me try a few pictures that will illustrate our community.
Who are NetSquared’s members? Why do they attend? What topics do they want? For the longest time we didn’t have an answer to these questions, which was frustrating. So last year we surveyed our event participants in Canada and the USA and learned that our members had needs surprisingly similar to the core TechSoup audience.
Every year we survey the NetSquared organizers to take the temperature of the community and get a sense of how we can serve them better. We want to identify what is working and what could be improved. This year 58 NetSquared organizers completed the survey (vs. 33 last year). Last year’s baseline results will give the current results comparative context.