One weekend. Thousands served. Join us for GiveCamp 2019!
Northwest Arkansas and the state of Arkansas have hundreds of nonprofits that serve many needs in our community. Non-profit organizations can reach so many more people if they have the technology to accomplish their goals. That’s where GiveCampNWA comes in!
Join us for GiveCampNWA 2019 Friday, Oct 4 through Sunday, Oct 6.
Whether you’re a nonprofit needing free tech solutions, or a community member wanting to make a difference, or a local company that wants to use your dollars and in-kind donations to make a major difference, we need you!
Check out more about GiveCamp below and sign up for our newsletter to the right!
What Is Give Camp?
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals and creatives including designers, developers, database administrators, marketers, content creators, and web strategists donate their time to provide technology 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! Each year, GiveCamp NWA provides an estimated $100,000 in free technology solutions that empower local non-profit organizations to serve their audiences better.
When Is Give Camp?
GiveCamp 2019 is scheduled for Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th. 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) !!
Countdown to GiveCamp NWA 2019
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.
Sponsorship levels are determined by both cash and in-kind donations together.
GiveCampNWA is a 501c(3) 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
We are always in need of swag, energy drinks, snacks, food, etc. When you apply for sponsorship, just click “other” and you will be credited for the value of the in-kind donation.
Our 2019 Sponsors!
Your name and logo could be below. We’re just getting started finding local businesses and organizations to collaborate with us. We’d love to talk with you about how your company can make a difference in the lives of thousands.
Our 2018 Sponsors
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.