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Community Leader Resources–Books Available For Your Meetings, Events and MORE!

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Run a user group? With funding and sponsors a constant challenge, you’re probably always on the lookout for things to help you make your meetings a success. Here are a few ways you can get additional support for your group and for your events.

 

  • GITCA – Global IT Community Association http://www.gitca.org/  - Help with speakers, collaboration with other groups, more.

 

  • User Group Support Services https://www.technicalcommunity.com  – Microsoft Support includes cash to pay for food (or whatever) “kit” of goodies to give away, more.

 

  • Dan Stolts Hey, don’t forget about me.  If you are in New England and running an IT Professional group, I would love to help.  If you are outside the North East, I can put you in touch with others at Microsoft that may be able to help

 

  • Pluralsight has also been quite generous to user groups in terms of training opportunities and discounts.

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunately, many publishers have great relationships with the user group community and have established programs through which you can receive promotional copies of books and other items to use as giveaways or for book review programs.Books

 

 

(Know of any others? Please comment below or contact Dan Stolts. Thanks!)

You get stuff to help the group, and they get visibility in your community. Be certain to take advantage of the opportunity.

Thanks to Chris Bowen for his post on the community programs

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  • Great stuff; also, to bolster tech futher, people can setup "MeetUp groups" in local/regional areas. I find those both informal enough and attractive enough to become a part of. I'm part of several "MeetUp" groups. It's an easy way to setup professional and synergistic groups very quickly in your region. http://www.meetup.com/create/