NetSquared brings together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change.

A keen passion of mine is nonprofits (NFPs). They are an important part of our civil society performing all sorts of functions. and meeting needs that the private sector and government overlook.  Sometimes with great volunteer workforces and sometimes professional staff. Quite often both!

In my working within the NFP sector in ICT, I often needed someone else to speak with as a peer and colleague. That’s a bit of a rarity. ICT is often sorely neglected in the space because of budgetary restraints or it simply isn’t seen as important to the ongoing function and viability of the organisation. Sometimes the organisation may not have a dedicated ICT person and relies on advice from consultants.

Here’s where NetSquared comes it. It’s a networking chance for anyone in the sector to learn more about how other NFPs are solving their ICT issues. It could be a simple chat about support or more in-depth troubleshooting.

There are NetSquared groups all around the world. Melbourne has had a NetSquared Meetup for a few years.

Melbourne has a strong NFP sector of all shapes and sizes. It makes sense to come together and spend some time talking about technology in your space, how you use it, what are the tricks, to find out how others are using it.

Sharing and exploring together is the way to continue to give technology for a civil society to enhance the impact of the NFP sector.

Details of NetSquared Melbourne meetings can be found on Meetup, follow us on Twitter and join the Facebook Group.

I hope to see you at an event sometime soon.