Hack4Impact UIUC Sp19 Project Applications
*** We would love to chat before you apply! If you’re interested in discussing your ideas or learning more about us, please reach out to us at tk2@illinois.edu. You can also visit http://uiuc.hack4impact.org for more information.***

Hack4Impact (hack4impact.org) is a student-run nonprofit dedicated to building web and mobile software for other nonprofits. It was started by students at the University of Pennsylvania and recently has begun expanding to other schools. The UIUC chapter was founded August 2017 and we are beginning to scale as we enter our fourth semester. Our vision is two-fold: a tech industry that emphasizes social impact as a core tenet of success and a nonprofit space that is empowered by and values technology.

We collaborate with 3-5 organizations per semester to develop applications that enable the organizations to strengthen their impact. Each organization is paired with a team of 5-8 university students -- project teams consist of developers, a technical lead, and a product manager.

We have completed dozens of projects in areas ranging from microfinance to education, tackling issues such as juvenile justice and nonprofit overhead. For examples of our work and client testimonials, please visit http://uiuc.hack4impact.org/projects.

We want you to propose applications that will address your organization’s needs. Examples of these may include:
- A platform that displays your organization’s resources for the public on a map.
- A system to communicate with and collect data from users via text message surveys.
- A tool to automate a time-consuming manual process.
- An application that allows you to keep track of the organization's activities and see where cost cutting can occur.
- An application to keep track of the people you serve and better assess your overall impact.
- Or anything else that will empower you to broaden your impact!

We generally charge $2000 per project. Our pricing is need-based, and if your organization is not able to afford the cost, we will be happy to lower or even waive the fee. All client contributions feed right back into Hack4Impact to pay for professional development events, speakers, organization retreats, and operating costs.

Sample Application: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1SGG7gxu8lgWMOhxIULMSUZQa-4p0bLwrwDl4SAZW2lE/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=100517336170959288227

What is the name of your organization? *
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What is your organization's mission? *
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Describe your organization. What is your objective? When were you founded? How are you funded? What are your plans for growth? *
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Link to your organization's website/online presence. *
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Describe your organization's current technology capacity. Does your organization have a technical / IT team? Do you have a webmaster? Who is in charge of your web presence? *
Note: A lack of capacity will NOT affect the decision. In fact, we love to help organizations build out their technical capacity.
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Who is the main contact person for the organization? *
First and last name
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What is the best way to reach you? *
Email and/or phone number
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Please describe the application or project you have in mind. *
Please include: Details of the project, what sort of impact you believe it will have, and how soon you would need it developed by.
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What is your definition of success for this project? *
In other words, what metrics or milestones would you use to determine whether or not the project was successful? What are ways in which we might measure the impact of this project?
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Do you have another project idea?
Right after you submit this form, fill out the form again with your other idea. You can enter "N/A" for the questions you already answered about your organization.
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