Vegas Give Camp: Bringing Technology to Those Who Need It

Published On June 24, 2013 | By Natosha Benning | Charity, Community, Downtown Project, Technology

Vegas Give Camp To Provide Technology Solutions to Local Charities

Vegas Give Camp

Photo courtesy of KeriLynn Design, LLC

Inaugural Vegas GiveCamp is June 28 – 30, 2013

During the first ever Las Vegas GiveCamp, nineteen Las Vegas charities will receive a tremendous gift: time. Over three-dozen volunteers will assemble next weekend at the Work in Progress offices in Downtown Las Vegas to lend their time and expertise to numerous worthy causes. Participating non-profit organizations are poised to receive new websites, new apps, and new database management programs among other technology services.

Some of the brightest minds in Nevada from the technology, marketing, and creative fields will donate an entire weekend to creating tech solutions for local charities, such as Baby’s Bounty, Nevada Public Radio, and Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. For the entire weekend, teams will work, create, and even sleep in tents so that by Sunday night, these deserving organizations have new solutions to their technology woes. A complete list of charities benefiting from this event can be found at VegasGiveCamp.org.

Volunteer PR agent Tami Belt says of the event, “Vegas GiveCamp isn’t just about Downtown. When you talk about return on community, this affects the entire Valley. We’re reaching out into the community to non-profits all over Las Vegas. It may have started Downtown, but it’s truly about helping the entire community at large.”

This exciting event is the first community-founded Las Vegas event that bridges the gap between the fast growing Vegas technology scene with the non-for-profits supporting our community at large. GiveCamp is poised to truly make a difference in the lives of thousands of Las Vegans through offering the time and talent to help these charities’ long-term success.

About Vegas Give Camp

GiveCamp is a weekend work marathon where technology and marketing professionals donate their time to enhance and build software solutions for local nonprofits from apps to databases and donor management tools to web sites. Registered 501(c)(3) charities and professionals need to fill out the appropriate application below by April 15th. Participants will be notified by email on the status of their application.

Since 2007, GiveCamps have provided more than $1 million worth of services to several hundred nonprofits.

More information available at: http://vegasgivecamp.org/

About Work in Progress

The Work in Progress mission is to provide startups and creative thinkers with tools to inspire creativity and innovation. The tools we build include powerful events, useful partnerships and collaborative workspace. Some days you’ll need all of them, some days you won’t.

Membership in Work In Progress is about community, not just about workspace. You use the tools you need the most…when you need them. For some it’s our mentor office hour program while for others its workspace. As you grow your idea from a napkin to a company of 30, we want to be there to provide the right workspace, tools and learning opportunities to help you change the world.

More information available at: http://www.workinprogress.lv/


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About The Author

Natosha Benning arrived in Las Vegas with her husband and two cats August 2012. Having previously lived no where else but Tennessee, life in Nevada is proving to be a wonderful adventure. She enjoys community involvement, volunteerism, and is a self-proclaimed DIY addict. Natosha is a graphic designer, web designer, and social media enthusiast who is currently building a home-based business. designibly.com bigspoon-littlespoon.blogspot.com

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