Give us a weekend. We’ll give you technology that transforms.
Whether it’s our annual GiveCamp event or any new, upcoming events we host, we rely on you to share your vision and expertise. Without that input, we can’t create the tools and other resources you need.
Each year, based on the number of technical volunteers we have, the facility we are using, and the scope of the projects submitted, we select around 6-12 nonprofits to serve.
Because our ultimate goal is to complete all projects in a weekend, it is imperative that your organization has someone with decision-making authority available to your GiveCamp team during the entire GiveCamp weekend.
When selecting our nonprofit partners, we evaluate the projects based on certain criteria:
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.
A few things will make your project run as smoothly as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GiveCamp is a casual event.
We suggest you bring a sweater in case you get cold.