NetSquared seeks event hosts to share the power of #Tech4Good

NetSquared is a volunteer-led program of TechSoup 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 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 is a leader in the tech for good community. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back. This is a volunteer position without remuneration.

Core Characteristics of a NetSquared Group

Our Workshops:

  • Happen once per quarter
  • Are live, in-person events
  • Build the digital marketing and technology skills of nonprofits, charities and libraries
  • Are free or by small commitment fee
Time Commitment

It depends, but a good estimate is one hour per week

Benefits Of Being a NetSquared Organizer

NetSquared organizers discover that hosting events are among the most satisfying work they’ve ever done because they can:

  • Build a reputation as an expert and network with their local nonprofit tech community.
  • Be independent — they don’t need to ask anyone’s permission to get things done.
  • Better structure their volunteer time.
How We Will Support You

We’re here to help you create amazing events and offer the following support to Southern Africa NetSquared Organizers:

  • Peer support, sharing best practices, and event ideas from 250 organizers who have gone before you.
  • Cheerleading and encouragement from the NetSquared community manager.
  • Event templates and assistance with event materials, presentations and guest speakers.
  • Promotion of your events across the TechSoup and Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC networks, including our blogs, newsletters, and calendars.
South African Cities Needing Organizers
  • Durban – (existing community – #Net2DBN – needing a new organizer)
  • Port Elizabeth
  • East London
  • Bloemfontein
  • Kimberly
  • Upington

Existing South African Chapters

  • Gauteng – #Net2Gauteng
  • Mahikeng – #Net2Mahikeng
  • Garden Route – #Net2Garden
  • Cape Town – #Net2CPT 
  • Polokwane – #Net2Polokwane



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South African Chapters