This looks like a good opportunity for your favorite nonprofit to get a free website or website upgrade. The only hiccup for folks outside the Twin Cities is that they ask that you have someone from the nonprofit on site during the Challenge. I think the more info you can have going in – like a goal for the site, images, ideas – the better. Also I’d try to make friends with the folks developing the site for you – you may have questions later. I suspect the closer you can get to the source of the work, the better the odds of any follow up support. (I’m not suggesting that the volunteers should be offering hours of post-event support but I have been in situations where the nonprofits needed their new passwords.)
Here’s the info…
Nerds will give their time, talent and weekend of March 9-10 to help nonprofits do what they do – but better – online
About the Event
In the first five years of The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, volunteers have freely given about 3 million dollars worth of professional web development services to 96 nonprofit organizations. While The Nerdery considers this a good start, we will rally our staff and community to help good nonprofits with not-so-good websites. During this nerdathon benefiting local nonprofits, volunteers form teams of 8-10 web pros that show up not knowing what nonprofit they’ll serve, pro bono, for the next 24 hours.