Each year, non-profit representatives are asked to describe their mission, their project and it’s benefits. This year, we’re also asking Team Leads to describe a little of the technology in play. Wavering between Wordpress and Drupal? Don’t sweat it; we just ask that they let everyone know. This is really important, because it lays the foundation for what comes next.
Friday, October 16
The 2015 Southwest Ohio GiveCamp is less that two months away. It is a good time to give everyone a status update.
West Chester, Ohio – The 5th Annual Southwest Ohio GiveCamp was held October 17-19, 2014 at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center. Over 130 people participated in the two and a half days of GiveCamp. Seventy-eight volunteers donated almost 2,000 hours of labor valued over $200,000 to create software projects for thirteen non-profits. The volunteers created new websites, developed databases, and published new mobile applications.
Friday, October 17
The non-profit projects have been selected. We received 24 non-profit applications for projects this year. At this time we are planning on doing 11 projects. Several projects are listed as alternates. If we get additional volunteers to sign up, we will add more projects. The project details can be found in the portfolio. We are still looking to fill many of the team lead roles. If you are interested in leading one of these projects, let us know.
Our Give Camp has had a 100% completion rate. A big part of this success is credited to our team leads.
Wright "B" Flyer needs a better membership database, but one that can be managed by post-retirement volunteers with limited computer skills.
Update their outdated website and make it more manageable for volunteer employees to maintain.
Price Hill Will needs to have their website updated. They are currently using a Drupal website, and would like to add forums, an interactive map, a better calendar, and a members only section.
Dayton-Montgomery County Ombudsman Office
We have completed scoring and selecting the projects for this year's Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. With the current volunteer count, we are able to support 10 projects. However, there were 18 projects that completed the entire application process. If we get additional volunteers, we can do additional projects.
So you're interested in doing some good with those geek skills of yours by giving a little back to the Southwest Ohio community. Awesome! With Southwest Ohio Givecamp sign-up season upon us, we thought we'd put together a little survival guide to get you to the weekend.
Our own Matt Brewer and Ryan Cromwell were guests on the Gaslight Podcast to discuss Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. During the 30 minute podcast, they were able to provide lots of information about the history of GiveCamp, the facility, food, and discuss some of the projects in the past. If you are interested in Southwest Ohio GiveCamp, this is a great way to learn a lot about it in a little bit of time. The podcast can be found here: http://bit.ly/swogcpod
Non-profit application is a two step process. The initial application is a simple form on the website. When the initial application is received, it is reviewed by the non-profit committee. The initial review primarily revolves around scope. The project scope is evaluated to determine if it can be completed in a weekend or broken into a smaller preliminary step that can be completed in a weekend. After the initial review, the non-profit is either sent an email with a detailed proposal form or informed why their application was not selected.
We are pleased to announce the dates have been confirmed for the 2013 Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. The event will take place October 18-20, 2013. It will once again be held at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester.
Give camp's Eric Schwartz, Andrew Swerlick, and Mike Therien will be presenting at the Dayton Metro Library Nonprofit Event on February 13th.
A final charity has been added to GiveCamp.
Due to a recent swell in signups, another charity has been added to the GiveCamp project roster.
A brief description of each charity mission and the project.
The charity committee has scored and ranked the submitted charity proposals and eight charities have been selected to receive support. Fourteen charities submitted applications to receive support from this year's event. The current volunteer base allowed eight charities to be selected. The charity proposals were scored based on the following criteria:
We have just completed our first information video about Give Camp! This video focuses on information that a charity may want to know. Check it out below!
The dates for this year's GiveCamp are October 19 - October 21.
Every Charity Got something Useful. The camp delivered an estimated $104,000 in development. Everyone had fun. Can't ask for much more than that.