We had about 120 volunteers come out and spend their weekend working on website projects for 16 different nonprofit organizations.
In October 2013, 53 volunteers came together to create websites for seven different nonprofits. In October of 2016, 120 volunteers created websites for 16 different nonprofit organizations. You can make a huge difference!
We’re looking to do it again in 2017 and to spread the Website Weekend event to new cities and communities.
We will bring in non-profits and organizations doing great work in the local LA community and pair them up with teams of digital professionals. Then over the course of a weekend, these teams will collaborate and build something amazing for their organization that will help them grow their outreach and positively impact how they contribute to the community.
Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. She organized the first Website Weekend LA. She’s also the founder and chapter leader of the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It, bringing affordable and accessible coding classes to the community. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.
Alex runs a boutique digital marketing agency called DigiSavvy. He also runs a few WordPress meetup groups, consults with the Small Business Development Center, and occasionally teaches at Girl Develop it. He can normally be found helping Natalie out with her various hijinx.
During Website Weekend, my team completely re-designed my website, refining my copy and creating beautiful graphic elements, all in the easy to manage WordPress ecosystem. The new site exceeded my expectations and has greatly enhanced my ability to reach my audience. They left me with an easy to follow tutorial on how to make changes, and went above and beyond their weekend commitment to make sure that I had a beautiful and functional final product. -Jonathan Skurnik, Filmmaker and founder of the Youth and Gender Media Projectwww.youthandgendermediaproject
Leadership Pasadena had an older, static website that did not convey the energy and dynamic nature of our program. In just two days, the WebsiteWeekend team gave us a transformed website that has earned us accolade after accolade and new volunteers attracted by our site! We could have never done with without Website Weekend.
– Cynthia Bengtson, Leadership Pasadena Board of Directors