GiveCamp Seattle is one the highlights of my year. GiveCamp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide pro-bono software development to Seattle-area nonprofits, primarily via an annual weekend hack-a-thon, connecting local organizations in need with tech volunteers willing to help.
In previous years I’ve volunteered as well as run workshops for tech volunteers and non-profits learning more about how to use WordPress to improve their web presence or organizational mission. This year, I focused primarily on helping out with a single project, a website revamp for United Indians of All Tribes.
United Indians of All Tribes (UIATF) is a Magnolia-based organization that provides an extensive array of culturally focused services and programming for Seattle and King County’s urban Native American community. Their services range from cultural events, to in- and out-of-home services for urban Natives in the area.
Their websites has a wealth of information about how to connect with their services, where and when to get support, and how to get involved and support the organization.
In the course of 48 hours, a team of 9 volunteers and myself, along with 5 representatives from the organization, transformed United Indians of All Tribe’s website from an outdated, cluttered, and hard to use experience, to a clean and useable resource for the community, with a number of new features including an event calendar, web forms, and better donation workflows.
I encourage you to check out the new website, and consider supporting the organization by attending one of their upcoming functions in Discovery Park, or donating online!
And if you’re interested in participating, GiveCamp is a great way to lend your technical expertise to local organizations in need. Follow GiveCamp Seattle on Twitter and look for volunteer signup announcement next Fall!