Pittsburgh GiveCamp is back! Going strong since 2010, Pittsburgh Givecamp is part of the larger GiveCamp.org movement, where volunteers from across all IT disciplines join forces to complete projects for local nonprofit organizations.
I’ve had the privilege of being involved with Pittsburgh GiveCamp since 2016 and am really excited for the 2019 event. As Pittsburgh Givecamp has evolved, the number of nonprofits with Salesforce projects has grown significantly. Over the last 3 years we’ve completed around 15 Salesforce projects, including net new implementations, a farmers market/food benefit app for iPad usage, recovery housing intake app with a login screen flow, grade tracking app for a mentoring program in Nepal, and many others.
While the focus is on the projects, volunteers have also benefitted greatly as each year volunteers make new connections that have led to lasting friendships and building a stronger professional network; many volunteers have landed their first fulltime Salesforce gig after showing their skills at GiveCamp.
This year we are hoping to do even more Salesforce projects and so we need lots of volunteers to support our local nonprofit community as well as nonprofits looking to benefit from this program. Please share this post, spread the word, ask questions in the comments, email/tweet/slack/chatter to me!
What to Expect & Schedule (Subject to Change)
For volunteers and nonprofits, the GiveCamp weekend starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday afternoon, with late nights on Friday & Saturday. GiveCamp is an intense experience, but one that delivers tens of thousands of dollars of in donated services each year and quite literally helps transforms lives around our community. Besides the gratefulness of those organizations, participants receive all meals, beverages, snacks, and the occasional glass of beer and wine.
Projects are vetted through an initial discovery process (by your truly) and homework to prepare for the weekend is assigned to participating nonprofits to allow our teams to hit the ground running. Teams are built to match roles, skills, and experience to build balanced teams to execute efficiently.
Below is a tentative schedule:
End: projects completed