On-site: Where do I go?

See location page. Expect an email regarding details a day or two before the event.

On-site: Will I be fed?

Absolutely. You can eat with the volunteers when you are there. See agenda page for info on meals.

What is a Seattle Give Camp?

A GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, a small data-collection application to keep track of members, or a application for the Red Cross that automatically emails a blood donor three months after they’ve donated blood to remind them that they are now eligible to donate again. The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend.

When is the deadline for submitting proposals?

That information can be found on this page.

What do you need from me?

Start off with completing the Proposal Form on located here.

Success for each charity depends on a couple of things, but all starts with involvement. It’s critical that members of the charity be available before, during and after the event to ensure that your development team is successful. If your organization is selected, the following requirements are made:

It goes without saying that the most successful nonprofit projects result from a strong commitment to participate my members of the nonprofit, so you’re strongly encouraged to exceed the above minimums. Please realize that being available by phone or online is NOT an acceptable substitute for the on site requirements; if you can't be availabe on site during the required times, your application will be disqualified.

How will the Noprofits be selected?

We will review all proposals and score them. We will arrange a time to interview most applicants to discuss their application. Our goal is to accept around 20-25 proposals.

What should my Nonprofit Proposal include?

Your proposal will be used to help us decide if your proposal will be accepted. Read each question carefully and answer it honestly. Follow these tips:

See the nonprofit page for more details.

What if I am not sure what to propose?

See proposal suggestions on our nonprofit information page.

What if I need to modify my proposal after I have submitted it?

Before the submission deadline, submit a new proposal and mention in the notes that this proposal replaces the original proposal from your organization. (We will only consider one proposal per organization!) After the submission deadline, we ask you not to alter your proposal unless you learn new information that affects the proposal (e.g., your contact info has changed, you are leaving the organization and wish to hand off to another individual at my organization, or you wish to withdraw our proposal). You can email us at info@seattlegivecamp.org. Make sure you mention the organization name and the name of the person who originally submitted the proposal.

When will I know if my proposal has been selected?

All non-profits submitting proposals for Seattle GiveCamp will be contacted by mid-September.

What happens after I am selected?

If you are one of the organizations that are selected, we will contact you to finalize your design requirements and what we will expect of you.

When do we have to be at Seattle GiveCamp?

See above under What do you need from me? for details.

What if no one from my organization can make it to the event?

Someone from oganization must be there at GiveCamp. This is not negotiable. See above under What do you need from me? for details.

Will I be able to update the application or solution that the Seattle GiveCamp vounteers worked on?

Yes. Each nonprofit will be provided transition information in how to maintain their application once the weekend is over. This is why it is critical that a technical person from your organization be on site Sunday afternoon so we can share that information with them.

Will Seattle GiveCamp volunteers support my solution after Seattle GiveCamp?

No. The idea of GiveCamp is to tackle a project that can be completed in a weekend. On Sunday, you need to take over ownership of the solution that Seattle GiveCamp provides.