Got Questions? We’ve got answers. 

When will we know if we’re accepted?

We try to let the nonprofit applicants  know as soon as possible but it will depend on how many volunteers we get. When we send you an email letting you know your status (we will let you know either way), it will be about a month after the applications close.

We were accepted! Now What?

A few things will make your project run as smoothly as possible.  

  • While each team has an assigned copywriter, please make sure you have all information needed gathered up for your writer. Your assigned copywriter will help tighten the copy and fill in any gaps.
  • Graphic designers at GiveCamp are typically used to edit images and help make sure your branding stays consistent. They rarely have time to design a logo or branding strategy. If you need a logo, reach out to the team beforehand to see if resources are available. It really helps if you put it on your application so we know to expect the request.
  • Plan your project. Have an idea for the pages you would like on your site and how you would like them to function, and give some thought to what you would like to keep or change.  
    Your project manager will reach out 1-2 weeks before the event to help you solidify your project plan.

Do we really have to be there all weekend?

The short answer is yes.  
Someone with decision-making authority from your organization must be available to the team throughout the weekend.  
Not only will it make the process more efficient and keep things flowing smoothly, but it also serves as an opportunity for someone within your organization to learn the skills needed to help maintain your website or other tech tools. 
Remember that GiveCamp does not offer ongoing technical support after the event, so your team needs to understand how to update and maintain your technology. 

What if we don’t get in?

We only take a limited number of nonprofits each year, but we have a wait list if you didn’t make it into this year’s GiveCamp.  
That said, keep in mind that the goal of GiveCamp is to complete each project in a weekend, and often the scope of the project requested is simply too large.  

What should I bring?

We provide pens, notepads, post-its, and some other miscellaneous supplies, but we do not supply laptops or computers. 
Please bring your own computer, a charging cable, and a flexible attitude.

Are we really camping?

No- our GiveCamp isn’t really a camp.  
We try to wrap up work by 10 pm every night so our volunteers can make it home safely each night.
You can always get a hotel room close by if travel is too far, but we don’t offer reimbursement for nonprofit travel expenses.

What should I wear?

Comfortable layers. 
GiveCamp is a casual event.  
We suggest you bring a sweater in case you get cold.