I got involved with TechSoup before it was TechSoup! I worked for a nonprofit in San José, Calfornia back in the early 1990s and we got services through what was then CompuMentor, which matched tech volunteers to nonprofits that needed them. We got a volunteer to come network all of our computers together - we didn’t have Internet access, didn’t know what it was, in fact, but were thrilled to have all our computers and printers networked together!
Then, in 2001, TechSoup launched, and Susan Tenby reached out to me to be involved, per my prolific online activities (I was moderator of the USENET newsgroup soc.org.nonprofit, on several YahooGroups, directing the online volunteering activities at the UN, etc.). I’ve been a volunteer contributor or a contract moderator ever since! I’ve also been to a couple of NetSquared events and I’m looking forward to being able to attend TechSoup connect events!