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Be An Organizer for Net2Chi and Kickstart Social Good!

From: Gordon D.
Sent on: Monday, March 25, 2013 9:36 AM
Greetings Net2Chi members,
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.
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. 
(For an overview, please check out this PowerPoint)
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)
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 co-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 Chicago area.
Organizers have access to the following resources:
  • A free subscription to
  • A group page on the 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 hangouts
  • 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 even)
  • 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 contract
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 line. 
If you are interested in stepping up to help lead our group, please let me know by filling out our survey at - 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,
Gordon Dymowski
Net2Chi Organizer

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