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Re: [netsquared-28] Seeking new leadership in Montreal

From: jeremy c.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:45 PM
Hello whoever receives this message. 

It was me and Peter Deitz that ran the old group. Peter no longer lives in Montreal and I have no real interest in organizing it at this point so it is completely in your hands. I don't think anyone will stand in your way whatever your plans are. 

Good luck.

Jeremy Clarke •

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Spencer Mann <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello Elijah and Net Squared Montréal,

I'm the coordinator of in Montréal and I'm also the lead organizer for a large community tech event called "Tech-Works" that will be happening in Montréal this Friday.  You can find more info about the event here.

I've been thinking about the need for a Net Squared organizer in Montréal for a while now, and last week had a chance to do some brainstorming with Tierney from TechSoup Canada...

I would like to propose that we take the "organizing committee" approach to Net Squared in Montréal rather than the single organizer approach.  I would be happy to be a member of this committee and I would also be happy to recruit some other folks from our event this Friday if there are no objections to that approach.

Please speak-up before this Friday if you would prefer a different approach to getting Net Squared kicking again in Montréal.

If I don't hear any concerns by Friday then I will try to form a small organizing committee at this Friday's event.

Thanks for any feedback and take care,


On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM, NetSquared <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi Changemakers,

This group is currently without a lead organizer. I'm reaching out to you in hopes of finding a replacement to help manage the group. Please read the remainder of this email, and reach out to me if you would like this volunteer position. I am the Community Curator for NetSquared globally and I will be happy to meet with the new Organizer to ensure a smooth transition.

NetSquared's mission is to create consistent opportunities for local community members to come together to share ideas, ask questions, and collaborate around using technology for social benefit. Thank you in advance for helping keep this mission alive.

NetSquared provides support for all Local organizers in the way of:

  • Google Group - as a way to be connected to all organizers around the world via email
  • Organizers Handbook -  this is a wiki-based tool that we are always adding to as a resource for organizers in our network and beyond
  • A local organizers page on the NetSquared platform

NetSquared also covers the cost for our group to use this site. As the organizer you will be moved to the lead role for this group and will be able to elevate other members to organizer or assistant organizer status to help you.

Check out more information about NetSquared Local and organizing events at the NetSquared local FAQ. And if you are interested in stepping up to lead the group, please let me know! I can be reached at [address removed]

NetSquared Local groups 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.

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.

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? Join me as a NetSquared Local organizer.


Nothing is going to be better for your reputation than being a NetSquared Local organizer because you become a vital connector for the social benefit and technology communities. 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.

NetSquared Local organizers often see these benefits emerge:

  • Speaking requests (You’ll establish yourself as an expert in your sector.)
  • Job offers (NetSquared Local is all about networking.)
  • Friendships and mentorships (NetSquared is a magnet for your kind of people.)

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 a monthly meeting that is free-of-charge and open to all interested members of the public
  • 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

If you are interested in stepping up to help lead our group, please let me know! I'm happy to connect you with the NetSquared team and we can be sure you have everything you need to move the group forward.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Elijah NetSquared Local Community Curator

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