Nonprofit organizations and digital professionals will gather together on October 22-23 for Website Weekend LA in Pasadena, California. Organized by Alex Vasquez and Natalie MacLees, the event will bring together developers, designers, content strategists, UX professionals, and project managements to build websites for nonprofits.
Having a website is an incredible asset for any company, and nonprofits are no exception. Website Weekend LA will help them “build something amazing for their organization that will help them grow their outreach and positively impact how they contribute to the community.”
Moreover, volunteers will get the chance to learn new skills, gain experience, and help out along the way.
Digital professionals looking to make a difference as well as nonprofits looking for help are encouraged to sign up on the website.
Though this isn’t a WordPress-specific event, it’s a great way to bring WordPress to the charity and nonprofit community.
Because the CMS is free, easy to use, and customizable, it’s a great option for organizations that don’t have the staff or money to create a website from scratch. Organizations can use WordPress to write about the work they do, set up events, host sign-ups, and even collect money.
It’s a full-featured solution for a company that doesn’t have the capabilities to run a website, and Website Weekend is the perfect place to get started.
The first Website Weekend LA, which was held in October 2013, brought in roughly 50 volunteers over the weekend, who collectively built out websites for seven different nonprofit organizations. According to the website, “for 2016, we’re aiming to double the 2013 event. About 100 volunteers working on about 15 different projects for nonprofit organizations.”
For more information on volunteering or sponsoring the event, go to websiteweekend.la!