Are you passionate about promoting the use of technology for
good? Want to be part of a group working to bring together
people in the Chicago area who are driving tech and the social
good? Want to help keep this group moving
forward? Then join me
as a Chicago Netsquared co-organizer.
WHAT IS NETSQUARED LOCAL?
NetSquared Local groups (like Net2Chi) offer a space for anyone
interested in technology and social impact to connect. They
provide members an opportunity to convene locally to share
ideas, learn from one another, and collaborate on projects for
real world impact.
WHO ARE THE ORGANIZERS?
Local organizers are volunteers who are passionate about
promoting the use of technology for good. They are highly
diverse in age, background, experience and knowledge. We welcome
anyone who has an interest and - more importantly - willing to
put in a short amount of time (1 - 4 hours per month)
WHAT IS A NETSQUARED LOCAL ORGANIZER?
NetSquared Local organizers are passionate community-minded
volunteers who believe that change is accelerated when social
benefit organizations leverage the tools of technology and the
social web. They understand the power of bringing people
together face-to-face and are especially interested in
connecting social benefit and technology innovators.
Does that sound like you? Then you have what it takes to be a
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A NET2CHI ORGANIZER?
As a vital connector for the social benefit and technology
communities, you will gain access to a wide network of contacts
as well as gain knowledge into the diverse range of services,
providers, and agencies in the Chicago area. Being an organizer
is a highly skilled and self-directed volunteer job that enables
you to build your skills through the support of a network of
similarly-minded community-oriented organizers. You will gain
contacts, experience, and most importantly - a sense of pride
that you are helping drive digital excellence throughout the
Organizers have access to the following resources:
A free subscription to Meetup.com
A group page on the NetSquared.org platform and
preferred posting privileges on our blog
Support of the NetSquared Local Community Curator
Connections to other organizers around the world
through direct referrals and regularly scheduled online
Membership in a private email list of local organizers
who are able to provide support
Access to the Organizer's Handbook, which offers
templates for events and tips for success
Support for holding local or regional camps
What are the expectations of organizers?
NetSquared Local organizers commit to the following:
Holding regular meetings that are free-of-charge and
open to all interested members of the public (With the
occasional meeting that we charge for, working to break
Reporting back to NetSquared on a regular basis with
the number of participants and the topics discussed
Events should be focused on topics at the intersection
of technology and social change
Organizers share the values outlined in the organizer
Our only note - 70% of our members are located in Chicago.
Although we may hold a suburban meeting at some point in the
future...our focus is currently city-based. But if you wish to
organize events and meetings in the suburbs, please drop me a
If you are interested in stepping up to help lead our group,
please let me know by filling out our survey at http://bit.ly/Net2ChiVol -
that way, I can connect you with the NetSquared team and we can
be sure you have everything you need to transition and become
part of the Net2Chi organizing team.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Social change makers and web innovators have come together in cities across the nation to share ideas, network, and build community web resources and network. Now join us, so Chicago can grow more technology savvy social change organizations that benefit our local communities. Staff and volunteers of non-profits, web innovators, and any individuals pushing for change are encouraged to attend.
We encourage anyone who is interested in the intersection of tech and social good - tech encompasses everything from IT to social media, from software to hardware; social good encompasses everything from non-profits to NGOs, from small community coalitions to large formal organizations. Other groups may focus on the marketing and fundraising aspects of non-profits; we're an active community building and organizing group focused primarily on fostering collaboration and communication.