The GiveCamp Class of 2014 Charities

Here’s the list of charities we’ll be helping for New England GiveCamp 2014.

Audible Local Ledger – Mashpee, MA (Remote Project)
Boston Volunteers – Boston, MA
Boston Womens Fund – Boston, MA
Catching Joy – Waban, MA
Charles River Conservancy – Cambridge, MA
Community Changes Inc. – Boston, MA
Emerge Inc. – Cambridge, MA
Franco American Center – Manchester, NH
Generations Inc. – Boston, MA
Girls Inc. Greater Lowell – Lowell, MA
Greater Grove Hall Main St. – Dorchester, MA
Haley House – Boston, MA
Mill Falls Charter – Manchester, NH
Needham Community Council – Needham, MA
Root Cause – Boston, MA
St. Mark’s Area Main St. – Dorchester, MA
The Needham Community Farm – Needham, MA
Transition House – Cambridge, MA
Turn back time Inc. – Paxton, MA
Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra – Waltham, MA
Boston Mobilization – Boston, MA
Project Laundry List – Hanover, NH
Girls At Work – Manchester, NH



Eleven days until New England GiveCamp 2014

Despite today’s temperatures and the impending last (?) snow of the season, it is indeed Spring and New England GiveCamp is just ELEVEN days away.

We have just over two dozen area charities (and others on a waiting list) that will be benefitting from your expertise, and we are still seeking a few more volunteers. As a registrant, you’ll be receiving a few more emails like this to keep you updated on the event.

Each of those e-mails will also include a reminder (like this!) to please let us know if/when your plans change and you cannot attend. We will be making initial staffing assignments for each of the teams over the next week, and as you’ll be part of a small dedicated team focused on one or more charities, it’s important we have an accurate roster of those attending. A ‘no-show’ profoundly affects the team(s) to which that volunteer was assigned, so if you do need to cancel, it’s ok – no apologies necessary – but do just send a quick e-mail to or go into EventBrite and cancel your ticket.

If you have any questions as the event draws near, is the place to ask! Look for more information on parking (free all weekend), arrival times, etc. as the event gets closer.

In the meantime, dig out that sleeping bag, tent, and footie pajamas and start packing for the event :)

Volunteer registration for GiveCamp 2014 now open!

Volunteer registration for New England GiveCamp 2014 is now open!

To register as a design, technical or support staff volunteer, visit

GiveCamp is open to everyone, of all skill levels. We have spots for beginning coders and those who want to learn, as well as seasoned veterans.

We’re always in need of designers and artists, as well as copywriters, project managers and marketing gurus. GiveCamp isn’t just coding, it’s helping nonprofits with many technology needs.

This year’s GiveCamp is April 4-6 at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development center on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass.



GiveCamp 2014: April 4-6

New England GiveCamp 2014 will be held from Friday, April 4, 2013 to Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge MA.

Follow @NEGiveCamp on Twitter to make sure you’re on top of all the announcements!



GiveCamp 2013 ShareBank

Here’s a listing of New England GiveCamp 2013 resources that campers want to share with others. If you have something you’d like to share on this page from GiveCamp, please let us know; tweet @NEGiveCamp or post a comment below.

Did you blog about GiveCamp 2013? Please email with a link. We’d like to publicize your feedback.

Have photos to share? Post them to our Flickr group. Have ideas for improving GiveCamp? Tell us about it on UserVoice.

Caring for your WordPress site

Here’s the slideshow from Doug Vanderweide’s presentation, “Caring for your WordPress site.” It covers backups, security and best practices. PowerPoint | PDF | Google Doc

Drupal Batch SEO Editing

David Boynton of Seacoast Local has put together a set of modules and a view to batch process Drupal articles for search engine optimization. Modules list: Excel | TSV View: TXT

PHP Tools Directory

This guide to a number of PHP resources was compiled by Dennis Perlot, GiveCamp’s go-to man. PDF Version | DOCX Version