Organizers of the second annual
Southwest Ohio GiveCamp
plan a slight expansion over last year's event where more than 100
volunteers met for a weekend to tackle area non-profit tech needs.
hope to have more people involved this year," says co-organizer Ryan
Cromwell, a Dayton area software developer. "We also extended our
nonprofit registration until the end of the month, and we are hoping to
get 11 or 12 nonprofits involved. We had 10 last year."
Southwest Ohio Give camp is part of GiveCamp.org, a national volunteer
initiative of technology professionals founded in 2007. Since its
beginnings, GiveCamp has donated more than $1 million in services to
more than 150 charities and other nonprofits nationwide.
last year created websites from scratch, rebranded organizations, set
up email networks and created an online auction site.
"We did just about anything you can think of," Cromwell says.
year's nonprofits and volunteers came from Northern Kentucky, Greater
Cincinnati, Dayton and Oxford. Participating nonprofits included Civic Garden Center
, Diabetes Dayton
, Hamilton Living Water Ministry
and Seton Family Center
Ohio GiveCamp is in the process of selecting this year's nonprofits,
which have until Aug. 30 to submit proposals for consideration. The
GiveCamp is looking for projects that can be completed within a weekend.
Nonprofits and volunteers can register here
This year's GiveCamp will be Oct. 21-23 at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center
in West Chester.
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