Seattle recruiting case study

When the Seattle, WA group re-launched in the fall of 2012 they circulated a survey that surfaced more contributors than they knew what to do with!
Feel free to copy and adapt their survey and recruitment email.


Head: Help Seattle Non-Profits Become Tech Savvy!
Subhead: Be a NetSquared Seattle Co-organizer

Thanks for offering to sign up as a co-organizer for NetSquared Greater Seattle! For 2013, we wil organize a startup weekend supporting nonprofits, mentoring and capacity building projects for nonprofits, and networking sessions that bring more volunteers from the tech sector. More information at the end of the application form. Time expectations: 1-4 hours a month.


  • Name
  • Preferred Contact Info (email, phone, Twitter handle, etc.)
  • Do you have an updated resume? If so, please upload it
  • What are some ideas you have for the 2013 event series (speakers, hack-a-thons, nonprofits to support, etc)?
  • What roles would you be interested in?
    • Outreach and Communications
    • Tech Support (Web Dev, etc.)
    • Social Media
    • Speaker Recruitment
    • Event Wrangler
  • What can you bring to the NetSquared’s volunteer team?
  • What do you hope to get out of NetSquared? Why do you want to support NetSquared’s mission?

We are looking for help in a variety of roles – social media support, general outreach, speaker recruiting, event wrangler, and so on – and feel free to suggest a role that you think you would be a good fit for.
You can find more information about the NetSquared Local program on NetSquared’s website (and also read about their parent organization, Techsoup Global), check out NetSquared communities around the world on Meetup, and read about the awesome work that Organizers have already done in the Organizers Handbook that is a repository of their collective wisdom.

Recruitment email

SUBJECT: In Seattle? NetSquared wants you!

NetSquared Greater Seattle, one of 50 volunteer-led chapters around the world with a mission to create social impact with technology, is looking for applicants to a co-organizer position – and this could be you!

Make a difference – volunteer to support nonprofit technology in Seattle today!

What’s NetSquared?
NetSquared Greater Seattle was launched in 2009 and has a membership of over 200 tech professionals, nonprofits and social media experts. You will participate in preparing to launch the NetSquared Seattle 2013 season. NetSquared is sponsored by Techsoup Global, an international NGO that supports over 150,000 social sector organizations in over 30 partner countries in employing technology to further their missions. Techsoup’s over 50 corporate partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Symantec, and Quicken. Click here to learn more about NetSquared’s volunteer communities around the world.

Ok, I’m in – what do you need from me?
We are looking for help in a variety of roles – general organizing and outreach, social media support, speaker recruiting, event wrangler, and so on. Feel free to suggest a role that you think you would be a good fit for. We expect your involvement will be between 1-4 hours a month.

What You Get! An opportunity to give back to your community, join a fun group of volunteers, gain leadership skills, learn about cutting edge technology for good projects, and network with a national community of like-minded professionals

What You Are! Experience in social change, technology, nonprofit, or social media. Previous volunteer or leadership experience preferred, but not required.

Fill in the application form, and we’ll get back to you right away. Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you!