Why You Should Become an IDF Organizer

Information Developers Foundation seeks event hosts who are passionate about promoting the information development for good and meeting other people who are interested in learning and sharing for change.

Does this sound like you? Then apply to become an IDF organizer.

  • I’m excited to gather people to discuss and facilitate the nonprofit initiatives of IDF.
  • I have strong roots in my community (or want a way to create them).
  • I have one to two hours each week that I can devote to organize an event.
  • I have a computer, Internet access, and computer skills.
  • I have event planning skills and resources.
  • I love to network and connect people.
  • I understand that there’s no pay or tangible benefits, just the joy of knowing that I’m giving back to my community.

Core Characteristics of an IDF Group
Our meetups:

  1. Happen once per quarter or more often
  2. Are live, in-person events
  3. Serve the nonprofit and social benefit community by increasing the tech skills of local organizations
  4. Are free or accessible via a low-cost donation

What Do IDF Organizers Do?
Information Developers Foundation organizers are volunteers who convene in-person gatherings. At these events, members of the nonprofit and technology communities share best practices, learn from one another, and collaborate on projects to create real world impact.

Time Commitment
This depends on how hard-core you are! But a good estimate is one hour per week.

Benefits Of Being an IDF Organizer

Information Developers Foundation organizers discover that to host events is 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
  • Be independent — they don’t need to ask anyone’s permission to get things done
  • Better structure their volunteer time

Nonprofit Staffers
It can be lonely to work in nonprofit technology; sometimes nobody understands your work and its challenges. It’s rejuvenating to host regular Information Developers Foundation gatherings where nonprofit techies come together to laugh, drink, and network with peers. Plus, when you host events, you have the opportunity to learn from your community’s experts.

Technologists and Consultants
Put your expertise to social good, and create lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in your community. Information Developers Foundation events aren’t the place to sell your products and services, but they are the perfect place for you to build your reputation by sharing your skills and knowledge (and business opportunities will definitely flow from that). If you want to promote your product ask for sponsorship program.

Activists and Community Leaders
Your activist friends are trying to change the world, but they would be much more effective and reach more people if they could leverage technology for their mission. As an IDF organizer, you can share your skills and help other activists make a difference.

Information Developers Foundation provides a unique platform to share your knowledge free or paid. Typically this is called instructor led online training. You can launch the course when you want and the way you want.

Share your Knowledge

Deliver Classes Your Way!

*Create your own online, instructor led course

*Get it approved by IDF education committee

*Deliver one or more “standard” courses. No limit.

No Upfront Commitments!

*Schedule and deliver classes as it suits your schedule.
*Start with first class and if you like it, continue at your own pace.
*Choose when to deliver a class and devote only the hours you would like to.

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