Manchester Net Squared (#mcrn2) brings together social changemakers and web innovators to network, socialise and share ideas.

It's about how nonprofits and social benefit organisations* can use the web for social change.

We organise two things:

  • Meetups are free monthly gatherings that focus on a use of technology for social change.  These are held at the MadLab in central Manchester and generally involve someone giving a talk or demo, plus some discussion and learning.
  • Social Media Surgeries are free monthly events for those in need of hands-on advice and tips.  People come along to help give advice to local charities and community projects.

Whether you work for a charity or non-proft, within the digital sector, or both - mcrn2 is here to help bring together like-minds.

Alongside Manchester Net Squared, there are over 80 groups across the world.

Net Squared is an facilitated by TechSoup Global, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits and public libraries get the technology resources they need to operate at their full potential..

* charities, campaigners, coops, social enterprises, etc and onwards...

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Recent Meetups

  • May 16, 2014 · 2:30 PM

    MediaCity social media surgery

    2 mcrn2'ers

    Please sign up at: Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where anyone from the voluntary and community... Learn more
  • November 7, 2013 · 4:00 PM

    MediaCity social media surgery

    3 mcrn2'ers

    Please sign up at: Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where anyone from the voluntary and community... Learn more
  • July 16, 2013 · 3:00 PM

    Charity & non-profit analytics meetup: Dashboards

    6 mcrn2'ers

    Our focus for the final meetup before the summer is Dashboards.  How can we pull together key metrics and indicators to have an overview from which to plan? Case study:... Learn more
  • July 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM

    CiviCRM meetup

    2 mcrn2'ers

    CiviCRM is a web-based, open source, Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software geared toward meeting the needs of voluntary organisations. UK user groups are... Learn more
  • June 11, 2013 · 3:00 PM

    Open badges meetup

    3 mcrn2'ers

    This month, we will be joined by, who won the Digital Media Learning Competition last year, to make badges: Making Open Badges with Makewaves Makewaves (... Learn more
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  • NetSquared founded Manchester Net Squared

    on November 3


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