While we’re disappointed that we couldn’t get together for our final meshmixer of 2013, we hope you enjoyed the snow day and the first real hint of winter. We had planned to share some exciting news about the future of mesh in person at the meshmixer, but a blog post will have to do, so here goes!
We’re delighted to announce that starting in 2014, mesh will become an initiative of HUB Ottawa. Those of you who’ve been to any of our mixers in the past year will know that the HUB is more than just a great space to network after work, it’s a veritable hive of innovation that brings together artists, professionals, and entrepreneurs from all sectors in a unique coworking community here in the nation’s capital.
But what does this mean?
Some (Read: Lee) might say that it’s more exciting than witnessing a double rainbow. While we’ll leave to you to decide if you’re as excited about the future of mesh, here’s a glimpse at the spectrum of opportunities this new partnership offers you as a nonprofit professional:
New monthly lunchtime MeetUps
Starting in January, we’ll be hosting informal monthly meetups over the noon hour at the HUB. Bring your lunch and join other nonprofit professionals for informal discussions learning and networking with your peers. Topics will vary, and we’ll use the first MeetUp on January 13 to explore options and ideas for the months ahead.
Monthly meetups will always be free and are open to both HUB Members and Non-members.
Networking, Hub & Spoke Style
Those of you who enjoyed our quarterly meshmixers for the chance to get together after work for an evening of networking, will naturally be inclined to register for the HUB’s quarterly HUB & Spoke events which bring together change-makers and innovators from across the sectors for an evening of connections and casual networking. Bring your business cards (or your smart phone)!
HUB & Spoke events are open to both HUB Members and Non-members, with special pricing for members.
A new HUB membership class for nonprofit professionals
We’re particularly excited about this offer for nonprofit professionals to join the HUB and take advantage of the resources, connections and opportunities that come with a HUB Membership.
This new nonprofit membership class includes:
- Up to 10 hours per month of HUB time to work, learn, brainstorm, meet and connect;
- Access to expertise, insights and networks for 260+ members locally and 10,000 globally;
- Professional development: Take any five courses in the new HUB Masterclass up-skilling academy (see below for more on Masterclass);
- Global Reach: Access to 40+ HUB locations around the world plus the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto;
- Mentorship: Consistent access to subject-matter experts and nonprofit leaders; and
- So much more, for $535 per year.
Download the information package with more information about this exclusive offer for nonprofit professionals, including testimonials and insights from current nonprofit Hubbers.
This information package has been prepared to help make it easy to share with your colleagues and managers who may want to learn more about the professional development potential that comes with a HUB Ottawa membership. In other words: take this to your boss when you sit down and talk about your PD goals and objectives for 2014!
Thanks to everyone who has come out to our mixers and has been a part of creating and building mesh for the past two years. We’re excited about the future and this exciting new chapter in partnership with HUB Ottawa.
See you at the HUB!
Lee Rose, Amanda Mayer & Sarah MacNeil