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Meetups for Tech Clubs | NetSquared ReadyTalk Webinar

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This brief slide deck serves as the introduction to my ReadyTalk presentation to global tech club organizers in February, 2017, for NetSquared. After the slides conclude, I then go "live" on our #NPTechClubATX Meetup profile for the "hands on" portion of the presentation. Helpful follow-up links are provided! Should you like to visit our Austin tech club page: https://www.meetup.com/nonprofittechclubaustin/.

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Meetups for Tech Clubs | NetSquared ReadyTalk Webinar

  1. 1. Meetups for Tech Clubs Carolyn M. Appleton #NPTechClubATX | February 7, 2017
  2. 2. What is a Meetup? “Meetup helps people do more of what they love by finding and creating communities based around the ideas and activities that matter to them. Meetups are formed around a common interest, goal, or cause, and they are made up of regular, face-to-face gatherings.”
  3. 3. NetSquared
  4. 4. “NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Our volunteer leaders host free in-person events every month in 60 cities. Nonprofit staffers 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.”
  5. 5. “NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Clubs are informal, volunteer-run groups of nonprofit professionals passionate about using technology to fulfill their missions. Local Nonprofit Tech Club events offer an opportunity for professionals at all levels to learn about the latest tools and trends while meeting new people in a welcoming environment. All Tech Club events are free to attend.”
  6. 6. Meetup Policies: Rules for Using Meetup • Be real • Be honest: intentions, affiliations, transparency • Be yourself: fake accounts and impersonation • Be respectful • Set appropriate expectations and honor them • Honor requests for distance
  7. 7. Help for Meetup Organizers • Meetup Top Solutions: https://www.meetup.com/help/article/1746040/ • Meetup on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/meetuppy • SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/CAppleton/meetups-for- tech-clubs-netsquared-readytalk-webinar • Carolyn M. Appleton, Inc.: https://carolynmappletoninc.com/ (contact form)
  8. 8. Carolyn’s Live Presentation Agenda • Group tools: template, background pattern, event photos (before and after your event) • About Us and Pages tabs • More: polls, files (update!), stats • Discussions: message board, email message storage • Sponsors: thank them! • Social media “sharability” • Member List downloads (limitations)
  9. 9. #NPTechClubATX

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