Nonprofit Technology Challenge

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Ends on:Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:00pm

NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

How can technology increase your ability to serve? 



Code for NoVA and ACTion Alexandria invite nonprofit organizations serving Alexandria to submit your technology challenges or ideas to a team of talented, volunteer developers. One submitted idea will be selected by a panel of judges to be pitched during CodeAcross Northern Virginia 2015 on Saturday, February 21 at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Based on project pitches, a team of tech enthusiasts will then choose projects and work on developing solutions. 

Examples of past Code for NoVA projects include: 

  • Alexandria Plays: A playground mapping tool for Alexandria. 
  • Alexandria Quality of Life Indicators: A database of quality of life datasets still being designed. 
  • National Science Foundation & NoVA Business Patent Tracker: A tool to help find and track patents, still in development. 

Examples of possible project pitches: 

  • Develop a way to visualize and share your program data
  • Create an interactive map or directory to help individuals find your services 
  • Develop a system to track shelter supplies 
  • Improve the snapfresh dataset and presentation. (Snapfresh is a website that helps people locate fresh food sellers that accept SNAP).
  • Find a way to merge old donor data with new donor tracking systems 
  • You could also submit an idea to find and consolidate data, such as a database of social service programs. 

These are just a few examples of possible projects! 

How do we get started? 


What are your nonprofit's technology challenges or ideas? Submit your ideas by clicking on "Add Your Idea." DEADLINE IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 

Need help? Watch this video tutorial or email Kerrin Epstein at kerrin.epstein@actforalexandria.org or call 703-739-7778. 

 

Special Thanks to Code for NoVA, a Code for America Brigade

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Courtney Wilcox
2/16/2015

The Women’s Center’s ability to provide mental health services on a sliding scale to the community depends on our financial and operational stability.  Each year over 60 therapists provide over 20,000 hours of counseling to over 4,000 people. In 2014 alone, The Women’s Center served 408...

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Courtney Wilcox
2/16/2015

The Women’s Center’s ability to provide mental health services on a sliding scale to the community depends on our financial and operational stability.  Each year over 60 therapists provide over 20,000 hours of counseling to over 4,000 people. In 2014 alone, The Women’s Center served 408...

2 Supports
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