What are the top emerging trends in digital and how will nonprofits be impacted? Where should we focus our attention (and resources) in 2021? Five experts shared their top trend, tools, or technique nonprofits should use to create more impact in 2021. Recorded on February 17, 2021.
"How Nonprofits Can Take Advantage of the Internet of Things", with Gena Dellett
Learn about creative ways nonprofits are incorporating the many "smart" tools that fill our lives into their missions. From using IoT data to share impact with donors to increasing the reach of emergency service programming, everyday objects are transforming how nonprofits deliver on their missions. Getting started is not as hard as you think.
April was NetSquared's first full month with only ONLINE events. Surprisingly the transition has been very smooth, with no drop-off in the number of attendees. A HUGE thanks to all the NetSquared organizers for their flexibility in the face of COVID-19.
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 FY19, which covers July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
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 digital skills to support their programs, marketing and fundraising.
NetSquared by the Numbers
Here's all the numbers for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
# of events: 1,154 (vs 1,119 previous year) ⬆️3%
# of RSVPs: 10,279 (vs 11,529 previous year) ⬇️️11%
# of active groups: 125 (vs 120 previous year) ⬆️14%
# of countries with active group: 41 (vs 34 previous year) ⬆️4%
# of meetup.com members: 68,154 (vs 58,212 previous year) ⬆️17%
# of new groups created: 48 (vs 30 previous year) ⬆️60%
The NetSquared Ambassadors wrapped up their 2017 term on December 31. Their contributions continue to be a major part of NetSquared's success and growth because they give us local expertise and connections. I tried to measure their impact at the end of the previous year and the numbers continue to hold true.
NetSquared's Ambassadors are responsible for almost all of the network's growth over the last year. These deeply engaged volunteers ensure NetSquared can continue to build the global #Tech4Good community.