On Sunday, March 9, 2014 participants at Florida DrupalCamp will volunteer to build websites for three nonprofit organizations as a way to build skills in the Florida Drupal community and provide a benefit for the selected organizations.

What is Drupal? Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS) written in the PHP programming language. It is free, flexible, and constantly being improved by the hundreds of thousands of dedicated developers that are part of the Drupal Community. Thousands of businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations use Drupal.

What is Florida DrupalCamp 2014? Florida DrupalCamp 2014 is an attendee-driven, volunteer network of user generated sessions related to Drupal web development. The event is catered towards everyone - curious beginners, designers, developers, and business owners are all welcome!

What is Open Outreach? Open Outreach is a specialized distribution of the Drupal software for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits can build social websites that are fully ecommerce enabled with simple‐to‐use and maintain databases that manage members and donors as well as fundraising campaigns. Thousands of Nonprofits use Drupal from the World Wildlife Fund and Oxfam International, to smaller organizations like the California Institute of the Arts. We will be using Open Outreach to build each selected nonprofit organization a full featured website in just a few hours with the help of our Coding for a Cause volunteers.

Who can Apply? We will accept applications from nonprofit organizations. There are no software or development costs for the selected organizations; you only have to pay for your domain name and hosting your site. Selection will be based upon the following:

  1. Your organization must be a 501.c3 nonprofit organization.
  2. Your organization’s work needs to be focused within the Central Florida area.
  3. Our selection will be based on need. If you already have a decent site, you may not be a good fit.
  4. Your Site Owner must be available for questions and collaboration, including weekends and evenings.
  5. Your Site Owner must be able to attend both days of the camp.
  6. You must have a domain name already and be able to access your DNS settings.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2014.  

Application Review

All applicants will be reviewed by the Coding for a Cause committee. We will make a selection based on how well you meet the following criteria:

  1. Your organization’s goals for your website project are clear and attainable by the Coding for a Cause volunteers.
  2. The relative size and scope of your project is achievable in the allotted time.
  3. Your project helps the local Drupal community by providing real world experience to Coding for a Cause volunteers.
  4. Your project helps to raise awareness within the nonprofit community of Drupal and DrupalCamps. Interviews with a representative of selected organizations will be conducted to help the decision making process. The 2013 Coding for a Cause committee will select 3 organizations from our list of applicants. The candidate selection will be announced on March 26, 2013.


What Selected Candidates Must Do

  • If your organization is chosen you must assign someone with decision making authority to act as the Site Owner.
  • We will assign a project manager to work with your Site Owner to help guide you through the process and remain on the project until it is completed.
  • Your Site Owner will be expected to work with our Coding for a Cause Project Manager and volunteers to handle the transition of the website assets and receive training on the use and maintenance of the website.
  • You must provide the following information to us by March 1, 2014:
    • All page content
    • Graphic assets
    • media
    • logo
  • Your Site Owner must register for Florida DrupalCamp using your provided coupon code.
  • Your site owner must attend the Florida DrupalCamp Coding for a Cause planning session on Saturday, March 8 th, and the Florida DrupalCamp Coding for a Cause website development sprint on Sunday, March 9th to work with your assigned Project Manager and volunteers to build your website.

If any open issues remain after the Coding for a Cause website development sprint, our Project Manager will work with you. Our goal is to have your website completed no later than March 9, 2014. If you agree to the above terms and conditions feel free to complete the application below.

What is the official name of your organization?
Who is the contact person with your agency that will work our volunteers?
Please provide the best email address to reach your organization's contact.
Please provide day and evening contact phone numbers for your organization's contact person.
If you answered yes to the above question, what is your current website's address?
Your project manager is a volunteer and may need to contact you during "off business" hours.
Please be descriptive and tell us how having a website will help your organization further your mission.
Can you attend both days of Florida DrupalCamp March 8th and 9th, 2014?