What Is Give Camp?
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals and creatives from designers, developers, and database administrators to marketers, content creators and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations. We have volunteers who come to Northwest Arkansas from all over the state to make a major difference for the weekend!
Since its inception in 2007, the GiveCamp program has provided benefits to hundreds of charities, worth millions of dollars of developer and designer time in services! Just in 2017 alone, we provided an estimated $100,000 in free technology solutions that empowered local non-profit organizations to serve their audiences better.
When Is Give Camp?
GiveCamp 2018 is scheduled for Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. Once again Collective Bias has donated the use of their building for our efforts. The Collective Bias building is located at 1750 S Osage Springs, Rogers AR.
We are a family-friendly event. So, if your kids’ code, write, or design, or EVEN inspire, please bring them too (make sure you make note of them when you sign up) !!
What can I expect?
As a volunteer, you and your team will be partnered with one of our selected nonprofit organizations. Over the course of the weekend your team will develop a solution which solves a technology issue that your nonprofit faces.
- Friday evening is the kickoff for the event and a chance for volunteers to meet fellow team members and representatives from their assigned nonprofit.
- Saturday is when the bulk of the work takes place, with teams working on design and construction of each solution.
- Sunday is our final day, each team should be working on the finishing touches and we end the event with a recap of all of the projects.
At the end of the weekend, nonprofits will leave with technology solutions that would normally have cost thousands of dollars.
What should I bring?
Just your laptop and a can-do attitude! WiFi, food and refreshments will be provided during the event. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or food allergies.
As a GiveCamp sponsor, your support helps bring together all of the volunteers and developers that are working towards creating web applications for the selected non-profit organizations.
Many of the projects created at GiveCamp would typically cost each non-profit between $5,000 and $10,000. And the efficiencies the solutions create – often reducing the paperwork and staff time needed to complete work – means GiveCamp creates value beyond the cost of the projects themselves.
Sponsors are an important part of ensuring that non-profits continue to benefit from this valuable work, with no cost to participate. It will take more than the passion and expertise of our volunteers to make this happen. We need your support to help provide a fun and rewarding environment for our volunteers and developers.
A sponsorship gets your company name in front of 75-100 volunteers from the technology industry. But more importantly, the funds you donate contribute to supporting our volunteers and nonprofits throughout the weekend with food, technology services and a venue.
Simply select your sponsorship level below and submit your information to us. A representative will reach out for more information to complete the process.
GiveCampNWA is non profit organization and we are able to provide you with a receipt for your donation.
Your sponsorships help in areas such as :
- Meals and snacks for the volunteers and developers throughout the event weekend
- Software to be used in web site development of the actual web sites
- Prizes for Giveaways at the end of the event
- Goodie-bag items for each of the developers and volunteers
- T-Shirts & Name tags
- Professional Services
I don’t have money but am willing to donate needed items as an in-kind donation!
We are always in need of swag, energy drinks, snacks, food, and etc, just click below and select other.
Our 2017 Sponsors
We will update this section with our new sponsors for GiveCamp 2018.
I Need Help!
Are you part of a nonprofit organization that could use a little extra help? Perhaps you haven’t had a chance to get a web site started and don’t have the funds to contract with someone to do so.
Or, perhaps you are in desperate need for an updated web site. Any 501(c)(3) can apply to participate in GiveCamp. Accepted nonprofits will be matched with a project liaison prior to the GiveCamp weekend who will help them shape their project and answer any critical questions to ensure the weekend is a success.
The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend. Simply submit your application and a representative will reach out to discuss your needs and give you more details about our next event.
What can I expect?
Mosey on up to the section on what the volunteers are expecting, because at least one member of your organization will need to be in the frays with your volunteer team (for the whole event) to make sure they are as knowledgeable about the finished product as anyone is, because it’s yours. Sound scary (or maybe boring)? It isn’t, the purpose is to get you taken care and have a lot of fun while we do it.