Ann Arbor Give Camp Needs Sponsors and Volunteers!

Ann Arbor Give Camp Needs Sponsors and Volunteers!

We’re always up for helping a good cause…and this looks to be a solid opportunity to do some good.

Ann Arbor Give Camp is a weekend-long event where IT professionals from all over Michigan and neighboring states get together to help non-profits with their IT needs. Non-profits have serious technology needs that they often cannot afford on their limited budgets; needs such as a new web site, efficient email, a donation tracking application, and more….

Through Ann Arbor Give Camp, the local community can come together, partnering charities with area technology experts, software programmers, marketing and brand identity analysts, graphics designers, and more, all in an effort to help out a good cause.

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Sponsors:

We need sponsors to feed our volunteers! We are seeking cash donations and meal sponsorships to make this event happen. For your contribution, your organization will be featured prominently throughout the weekend, including at the opening and closing ceremonies, on much of the Give Camp marketing materials and communications, and on the Ann Arbor Give Camp website. Also, we have found that the charities continue to reference Give Camp in their materials long after the close of the event, further raising visibility of the event and its sponsors. This is a great opportunity to show IT professionals that you support their efforts, and maybe pick up a few new recruits for your business!

Cash Sponsor
$500 cash donation, payable by check or credit card (PayPal).

Meal Sponsor
Enough food and beverage to feed 100 people, including Give Camp volunteers, event staff, and charity representatives.

Your sponsorship will help to fuel over $100,000 in developer effort for charity.

If you would like to be part of Ann Arbor Give Camp, please contact us via email at sponsors@annarborgivecamp.org or call Jay Harris, lead organizer, at 517-974-9396. The deadline for event sponsorship is September 15th, 2013.

Volunteers:

Ann Arbor Give Camp, held every year on the third weekend of September, gives talented professionals in the area the opportunity to give back to the charities that give so much to the communities we all live in. Together, we create web sites, brand identities, marketing strategies, and custom software to improve the lives and efficiencies of local non-profits. Volunteers of all skill sets and skill levels are needed. Technologists are needed for programming custom web sites and software. Graphics designers are needed for creating the artistic designs and user experiences that make a web site attractive, usable, and intuitive. Business and marketing specialists are needed to help unravel the maze of business, marketing, and social media to help promote the message and vision of each of our affiliated non-profits. Non-technical volunteers are needed to make the logistics of Give Camp happen.

We need:

  • Brand / Identity Management Specialists
  • Business Analysts / Business Administration Specialists
  • Database Administrators
  • Graphics Designers / Artists
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Quality Analysts / Quality Testers
  • Social Media Experts
  • Software Architects
  • Software Programmers
  • User Interface / User Experience Designers, Developers, and Architects
  • And Anyone Else!

If you can provide a few hours of your time, or if you want to experience the thrill of being part of the industry for a whole weekend, please sign up to be part of Give Camp.

Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1872987155?ref=ebtn

More information about Ann Arbor Give Camp can be found here: http://annarborgivecamp.org/

David Phillips is the geek that’s been pushed into management roles over the span of his career. He’s been a helpdesk jockey, a team lead, a systems architect and even a Vice President over the course of his more than 20 years in information technology for a variety of industries. He’s been profiled by CNN’s Money Magazine for his work with the group, as well as being a regular speaker for the Michigan Shifting Gears program, winning 2013’s “Outstanding Contributor for the Transformation of Careers and Lives”. The views and opinions expressed here are solely in his own, and relate to IT in the D only.

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