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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
- 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
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
Existing South African Chapters
- Gauteng – #Net2Gauteng
- Mahikeng – #Net2Mahikeng
- Garden Route – #Net2Garden
- Cape Town – #Net2CPT
- Polokwane – #Net2Polokwane
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