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December Update for NetSquared Organizers

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It's the tradition of the season to share your gratitude. This year I'm deeply thankful for your leadership as a meetup host — together we're reaching more than 10,000 grassroots nonprofits.

Your work is making a real impact — in fact, according to our most recent survey, 76% of attendees find the events so valuable that they share what they've learned with coworkers. And more than 60% report that being part of the NetSquared community helps them make better tech decisions.

Thank you! In appreciation TechSoup is giving all active NetSquared organizers FREE access to our online courses. You'll get the code separately in your email. Or you can apply to become a leader now!

Survey Results — The State of the NetSquared Community in 2019

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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.

Executive Summary

  • 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?

How likely are you to recommend this meetup to a friend or colleague?

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.

Testimonial from Tech for Good Brighton Meetup

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⚡️????This testimonial from David Scurr's NetSquared group in Brighton UK is absolutely electric! This is the impact our local leaders are making by building #Tech4Good community!

"Absolutely Brilliant! Everyone's presentations were inspiring, and I thoroughly enjoyed the end conversations. It's a relief to know there are others out there that have the same questions as me and coming up against the same barriers. I left feeling hopeful that it is possible to create technology that actually does some good in the world and I'm now equippped with new knowledge such as incorporating consequences into future projects."

— Leanne Phillips, Tech for Good Brighton

The Last NetSquared Event of 2019

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November is a big month for nonprofits — it's their last moment to prepare before the year-end fundraising push. So I recommend that NetSquared organizers schedule their next event before #GivingTuesday (on December 3 this year) which allows them to take advantage of the buzz, making event promotion easier!

Need help? Use the Giving Tuesday event recipe.

Why did people come to the first Exeter NetSquared meetup?

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We had a great first NetSquared meetup at the Exeter Phoenix. About 20 or so attendees came along to network with each other and hear from our speakers.

We did the obligatory post it exercise to try and find out a bit more about people's motivations: why they had come along and what they want to get out of the meeting. Thanks to everyone for taking part and thanks to Katja for helping sort the post its!

#SFTech4Good — Oct. 30th: Blockchain for Good and Nov. 12th: CX for Social Impact

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Wednesday, October 30th
Blockchain for Good
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT

Join us on October 30th at Slalom for a panel on Blockchain for Good.

The panel will discuss how blockchain is being used for social change. The discussion will touch: accessibility, negative impact on social impact issues, good and bad aspects of deploying blockchain for good, and policy considerations.

There will also be time for questions.

Moderator: Daisy Ozim, Founder of Resilient Wellness and RSA Research Fellow

Panelists:

  • Kyle Graden, Founder & CEO, WitWay
  • Laksh Gandikota, Solution Architect at Slalom
  • Thom Ivy, Commonwealth Labs, Chief of Staff at Commonwealth Labs
  • Xochitl Cazador, Strategy + Operations executive passionate about Social Impact and Blockchain, Celo

Our Host: Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. This event will be proudly co-sponsored by Slalom’s Technology Enablement Practice and Slalom.org in San Francisco. Slalom.org strengthens the communities in which we live and work through positive impact in meaningful ways.

Register or Volunteer

Volunteering is EASY. I'll need help with check-in, keeping refreshments and food stocked and replenished as needed, and a mic runner or two for Q&A.

Also, please help spread the word by giving us a retweet from this link:https://twitter.com/SFTech4Good/status/1184285716471136257! You can also share on Facebook here and LinkedIn here.

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