Meet the
Community Leads Committee

Supporting the work and people of TPG

Last updated March 2024

If you’ve been part of Technologists for the Public Good (TPG) for a little while, you may have seen members of our Community Leads Committee (CLC) answering questions and sharing information in our Slack space – or hosting events, such as Demo Days

But, you may still be wondering – what does the CLC actually do? And what are the opportunities to get involved?

What is the CLC?

The Community Leads Committee (CLC) is a group of volunteers from the TPG community collaborating with our Staff and Board to support the organization’s work and create resources and connections for our members.

The Committee works on projects that are aligned with TPG’s mission and current priorities, including: 

Who’s on the Committee now?

The CLC is a small group of members with all kinds of backgrounds and experience. Volunteers participate in the CLC on a rolling schedule, so the makeup of the Committee evolves over time. You can learn about the current members here.

Benefits to joining

CLC members typically say the most rewarding part of the experience is the opportunity to support our community of emerging technologists who are working to do good. The Committee actively powers TPG activities and programming – helping talented people find jobs, connecting members to resources, and facilitating knowledge-sharing through events and conversations.

Additionally, serving a term on the Committee allows you to:

What qualifications do I need? 

First, you need to be a member of the TPG community

The following experiences and skill sets are helpful for prospective volunteers to have in order to contribute and get the most benefit from the experience:

Even if you don’t have all of the preferred qualifications, remember that being motivated to support our community and a willingness to work on TPG’s current priorities and projects are the most important.

What’s the time commitment?

We keep a flexible and empathetic approach among ourselves as Committee volunteers, understanding that other priorities can be pressing at times. However, we also hold ourselves as accountable as possible to the following standards in order to support TPG and our fellow CLC members:

Want to help TPG's mission, but can’t quite commit to the committee?

We keep a list of folks who want to be “on call” for shorter-term volunteer opportunities, such as:

Raising your hand for this type of work isn’t a set-in-stone commitment – but it tells us you’re interested and have the time to help. As opportunities come up, we’ll contact you to see if they are a good fit with your available time and expertise.