Without the adequate funding, many nonprofits throughout the Chicagoland area lack the means necessary to create and support their own websites. Through its Overnight Website Challenge, The Nerdery enlists the expertise of local web-professional volunteers to address this need by pairing them up with nonprofits and challenging them to create a website in 24 hours.
On August 20–21, volunteer web professionals at The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge will type tirelessly to create a nonprofit website in 24 hours, breaking only for meals and occasional games of office-chair racing. Teams of 8–10 volunteers consult with one of 10 organizations, including Crossroads Adoption Services, Kids Have Hope, and the Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois. While their efforts to create a quality website are entirely pro bono, funds from outside donors keep volunteers perky with plenty of fair-trade coffee, energy drinks, and caffeinated keyboards. Thanks to energy-inducing sustenance, in the past four years teams have donated $1.5 million worth of web services, serving 57 organizations.
Join G-Team and donate $5 to equip volunteer web professionals with 24 hours of caffeine during The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge. If G-Team members raise $250, 50 nerds taking part in the challenge will have enough caffeine to last them 24 hours. Each additional $5 raised will fund 24 hours of caffeine for another volunteer. All donations will be matched by Nerdery Interactive Labs.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.