GiveCamp is an opportunity to provide nonprofits with the technical skill they need (pro bono) over the course of a single weekend. Organizations needing design collateral, websites and simple applications will be paired with a team of developers and designers to build that project.
New England GiveCamp brings together non-profit organizations and developers, designers, and other technical professionals for a weekend of developing web sites and other custom software to benefit the participating charities. Last year, 100 volunteers donated an estimated $170,000 of services to 24 New England non-profit organizations, with solutions developed in WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Quickbooks,, Silverlight, ASP.NET and more.
The second New England GiveCamp is happening April 29-May 1, 2011 and they are looking for more organizations from across New England to work with. In the end GiveCamp will aim to help 20 or so nonprofits from around New England reach a project goal.
Perhaps you haven’t had a chance to get a website started and don’t have the funds to contract with someone to do so. Maybe you are in desperate need of an updated logo. Or maybe viagra discount you need a bit of office automation, such as keeping track of your own volunteer or donor registration lists? Well,that’s where New England GiveCamp comes in.
Before the event there will be a little time commitment in order to help organizers and facilitators scope out the work needed in order to help determine if it can feasibly be accomplished within a weekend, as well as the type of team needed to accomplish it. You can expect 2-5 phone conference calls before the event to determine this. You will also be asked to gather materials before the event to make it easier for your team to work.
In addition, a representative will be asked to attend the event, this will make it easier for the team to get answers quickly and efficiently complete the project. There will also be informative sessions throughout the weekend which maybe of interest to you or your organization.
So do you have a project for GiveCamp 2011? Fill out the form here.
Questions about GiveCamp? Contact: Jim O’Neil and Kelley Muir New England GiveCamp Co-organizers email@example.com
Photos from event photos on Flickr