A hackathon focused on solving non for profits problems and developing solutions for a good cause.
PROBLEMS BY NON-FOR-PROFITS
(Expressed by non-for-profits at Reto Jam Event October 4th)
Problem #1 - Volunteer Matching: NGOs have difficulty connecting with volunteers to service their causes. Volunteers have difficulty identifying NGOs where they can volunteer for the causes they care most about in a user friendly manner.
Problem #2 - Volunteer Conversion: NGOs post their volunteer needs mainly through facebook, however these requests don’t translate into more volunteers and there is not a single aggregator that matches the volunteers with the NGOs.
Problem #3 - Community Visibility: Marginalized communities that are not geographically defined have a harder time accessing governmental, private sector and third sector resources.
Problem #4 - Volunteer Tracking: Keeping track of volunteer hours, locations, and scope of work is a problem for many non profits. Visualizing this data in reports can have deep implications on funding, efficiency and stakeholder management.
Problem #5 - Fundraising: 81% of nonprofits self report having issues fundraising. Part of this problem involves not being able to track and measure impact to increase donations.
FIRST PLACE: $3,000 cash and right of first refusal on $12,500 professional services contract with Fundación Popular (includes professional mentoring & coworking space for 3 months)
SECOND PLACE: $1,500 cash and right of first refusal on $7,500 professional services contract with Fundación Popular (includes professional mentoring & coworking space for 3 months)
THIRD PLACE: $500 cash and 3 month global membership to Piloto 151
RISING STAR: Codetrotters Academy scholarship
- BEST USE OF TWILIO: Amazon Echo Dot for each team member
- BEST USE OF BLOCKCHAIN: Professional video of team by Link
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY (40%): How good is your tech?
APPLICABILITY / REALISM (30%): Did you solve one of the problems stated? Can your solution be implemented easily and scale?
MVP FUNCTIONALITY (20%): Does your Minimal Viable Product work?
INNOVATION (10%): How innovative is your solution?
All levels welcomed. If you are a minor, you may need letter of consent from parent.
You need to build a functional prototype that solves one or more of the published challenges.
How to enter
(deadline to publish 12:30pm)
Publish and share code using Github or personal repository link. Please publish through devpost. Also, send link to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Slides due 1:30pm; Presentations start sharp 2:00pm)
You only have 3 minutes to communicate effectively how you are solving the problems with your hack. Although you will be judged primarily on your demo, some basic slides (5) could help present your hack to judges. Please remember the judges are not familiar with your project and you need to make a brief explanation and compelling case. Publish in devpost or send to email@example.com. Please use this elevator pitch essentials to help structure your pitch deck.1. What is the name of the Solution
Give a name to your solution. Use a short and sassy name! Be creative2. Define the problem you are solving
The most important thing is to identify a problem that is worth solving. If your product or service doesn’t solve a problem that potential customers have, you don’t have a viable business. Simple as that!
3. Describe your solution
Briefly describe your solution. What technology and tools did you use?4. How does it solve the problem or problems? State how it solves the problem or problems and official challenges. 5. Differentiation How is your solution different from others in the market? 6. Social Impact Describe the social impact of your solution. How will it impact non-for-profits and disadvantaged communities? 7. Next Steps What would you do at a second stage if you get funding?
(40%): How good is your tech?
APPLICABILITY / REALISM
(30%): Did you solve one of the problems stated? Can your solution be implemented easily and scale?
(20%): Does your Minimal Viable Product work?
(10%): How innovative is your solution?