GiveCamp Will Celebrate 7 Years of Hackathons and Nonprofits from October 14 – 16, 2016

| Jim O'Neil

In Boston, we are rich with nonprofits doing amazing work. Many of these organizations extend their impact through the use of technology. And while technology can help nonprofits achieve their mission, deploying or implementing that technology is often challenging. We are also fortunate to reside in a thriving tech community, full of professionals who understand the tools that could help nonprofits scale and extend their reach. Connecting nonprofits to the tech community is the goal of the fantastic New England GiveCamp.

In its seventh year, New England GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals donate their time and unique talents to provide software solutions for local charities and other non-profit organizations. This event enables the tech community to utilize their skills to give back to the organizations and nonprofits in New England. Kudos to Jim O’Neil and the whole GiveCamp team – we can’t wait to see what you build this year.

— Aimee Sprung

The weekend of October 14-16th marks the Seventh Annual New England GiveCamp, a 48-hour hackathon that benefits non-profit organizations in the Boston and greater New England area.

Each year about 80 volunteers – including software developers, graphic designers, social media consultants, videographers, copywriters, and project managers – form teams to provide technical services to the 20 or so non-profit organizations that apply to the camp. Many of the projects are focused on creating or updating website properties, but past efforts have also included logo, letterhead, and brochure creation, social-media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) strategy, and integration with 3rd party systems like Salesforce and PayPal. Alumni of the program include Science Club for Girls, Catching Joy, Boston Volunteers, Children’s Charter Trauma Clinic, RESPOND, the Rock and Roll Library, and dozens of others from across New England.

We are actively searching for non-profit organizations to round out the “class of 2016,” as well as sponsors for financial and in-kind donations, and, of course, on-site volunteers to lend their expertise. We are grateful to have Microsoft as a sponsor since the beginning days of GiveCamp. 

Those interested in applying for any of these three roles should visit for more information.

Additionally, follow us on Twitter @NEGiveCamp, friend us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], and check out the following TedX talk from co-founder Kelley Muir on how this event has impacted both the organizations and the volunteers. We look forward to seeing you October 14 – 16! 

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