Become a TechSoup Connect Host

TechSoup Connect hosts are volunteers who organize monthly events for their communities. These networking and training events address the technology needs of nonprofits in a region or are specific to an issue area. 
You don't need to be a tech expert to be a TechSoup Connect host. Your role is to be the organizer and recruit guest experts who will present case studies and share best practices to unlock the power of technology for good.

The Traits of a Chapter Host

  • Cares about the intersection of technology and social good.
  • Is motivated to build and support a community for other advocates of tech for good.
  • Loves building relationships and connecting with people.

Why Become a Host?

  • Gain recognition as a leader in the nonprofit technology space.
  • Become a leading nonprofit technology advocate in your local community.
  • Provide nonprofits with the technology skills needed to do more good in the world.
  • Join a worldwide network of TechSoup Connect hosts sharing resources and knowledge.

What Hosts Do

  • Host at least four events per year.
  • Serve as the leader of your local tech for good community.
  • Foster a supportive environment for all attendees. Build relationships with your peers, learn from each other, and grow the sector as a whole.
  • Join quarterly check-in calls and update the TechSoup Connect community team on your success.

How TechSoup Will Help You

  • Ready-made event templates.
  • Promotion across the TechSoup network.
  • Best practices from fellow leaders.
  • Free tools for online and in-person events.

Questions? Contact us at connect@techsoup.org

Guidelines

Focus on Nonprofits

TechSoup Connect welcomes everyone interested in tech for good, but our events primarily cater to nonprofit professionals passionate about increasing impact with digital tools.

No Sales Pitches

TechSoup Connect events are designed for members to strengthen their community, share ideas, and learn from one another. Consultants and vendors are welcome to speak on relevant best practices, but sales pitches are prohibited. Hosts should always review presentations prior to the event.

Always Free

TechSoup Connect events are free to attend, and hosts cannot profit financially from attendance.

Stay Active

We encourage local TechSoup Connect communities to meet monthly, but at a minimum, your group must host four events per year. If you have not convened an event in over three months, you are no longer considered an active leader.

We Encourage Co-Hosting

If you'd like to collaborate and distribute responsibilities, that's great! If another individual is interested in leading the events with you, let us know and we’ll set them up as a co-host.

Chapters are Independent

You select the topics, speakers, timing and venue for your events. There is no reimbursement for standard TechSoup Connect event expenses.

Your Represent TechSoup

You are a public face of TechSoup in your community. Events must be in support of TechSoup’s mission and use “TechSoup Connect” branding and events tools.