Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 things you should know about Charity Hack

The Charity Hack movement aims to give amazing charities a helping hand by creating brand new fundraising campaigns in just 12 hours.

You may have heard of it before but if not here are 10 things you should know about Charity Hack:

  1. The first Charity Hack took place on Saturday 10th August 2013.
  2. Charity Hack brings together volunteer experts in fundraising, project management, PR, design etc for 12 hours to create fundraising campaigns for awesome charities.
  3. Over 10,000 people viewed the Charity Hack website and blog in the first 100 days they were in existence.
  4. The idea of a hackathon style event to create offline fundraising projects is entirely unique to us.
  5. The Charity Hack concept was dreamt up on the Cork to Dublin train.
  6. The web address is
  7. Charity Hack was founded by Kevin Delaney and you can find him on Twitter @kevmagic.
  8. The first Charity Hack hacked 5 cool charities and you can read about them here
  9. The second Charity Hack will take place on the 18th January 2014 in Dublin.
  10. Almost everything for Charity Hack is sponsored, donated or freely available for everybody. You can see the sponsors for the first Charity Hack here 
To register your organisation for Charity Hack 2 fill out the form here.  

Registration for volunteer hackers will open soon.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Beginnings - Charity Hack 2

Well it's been a very exciting few weeks in our world.

First off, this little guy joined our family

(I mean the little guy in white)

Who knew how much fun and how much work somebody this small could create? I guess we learn something new every day.

I've been to Oslo to speak at the Norwegian National Fundraising Conference. 

We hosted an evening event with +AJ Leon where he told us about his journey from corner office finance whizz kid to nomadic misfit.

and now 

we're ready to open registrations for Charity Hack 2

Charity Hack 2 will take place in Dublin on 18th January 2014. 

Once again it is open to all non profit organizations who would like to be hacked and have a brand new fundraising campaign created for them. 

The registration form is available here and registration is open until 19th November.

I'll be posting lots more information and thoughts on Charity Hack 2 as well as our plans for Charity Hack 3,4,5 etc etc over the next few weeks but for now.

Please please please

Tell everybody you know who is working in a charity that could benefit from Charity Hack to check out the website and submit an application.