NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.
NONPROFIT STAFF will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those who aren't experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
TECHNOLOGISTS AND CONSULTANTS will find opportunities to put your expertise to social good, as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in your community.
ACTIVISTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS will see and be given the opportunity to present on successful uses of technology for social change. Not content to simply focus on "shiny tech," we'll explore what the true potential for social change is in each case, where community organizing work can be made more effective, and where it will have to push technology forward.
This meetup doesn't have an organizer!
If you're interested in leading this NetSquared group please apply here (http://www.netsquared.org/contactus/netsquared-local-application) or email [masked] for more information.
Some background info:
NetSquared is a volunteer-led program of TechSoup (http://techsoup.global/) that builds the technology capacity of nonprofits through networking and training events. Organizers plan monthly meetups, but you don't need to be a tech expert. As a volunteer organizer, your role (http://www.netsquared.org/why-you-should-become-netsquared-organizer) is to be the host, manage the venue and recruit guest speakers who will present case studies and share best practices.
As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the tech for good community. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community.... and have a reason to hang out with other cool people!
Excited? Get started with these two steps:
1. Fill out the application form: http://www.netsquared.org/netsquared-group-application
2. Schedule me for an orientation call: http://calendly.com/elijah (click here (https://calendly.com/elijah/early-mornings-for-eli-but-good-for-europe-and-africa/) in you're in Europe or Africa)
Let me know if you have any questions!