Day On Geeks Ninja Strike Teams & Help Desk for NPOs*
Free, hands-on, geekly advice and assistance for nonprofit organizations from volunteers working on focused project teams and a help desk throughout OSBridge.
Day On connects nonprofit organizations that need advice and assistance with volunteers who are ready to help.
The Day On Geeks Ninja Strike Teams and Help Desk will start with an introductory orientation session where geeks can learn the ropes and volunteer to join ninja strike teams to complete pre-selected technology projects for nonprofit organizations and/or sign up for shifts at a general help desk for nonprofits taking place throughout OSBridge at a centralized location.
For the Ninja Strike Teams, geeks will join small teams to organize and work on focused, pre-selected technology projects for nonprofits. Teams will be expected to report on project outcomes and planned next steps both online and at the Extending Day On session at the end of OSBridge (see separate proposal).
For the Help Desk, geeks will volunteer in shifts to help nonprofits who drop in, email, IM, call, video chat or post online with technology questions and issues. Necessary communications infrastructure is already in place.
Projects for the Ninja Strike Teams will be solicited in advance from nonprofits and pre-selected on merit and feasibility. Project proposals and the Help Desk will be promoted widely to nonprofits both locally in Portland and nationally through networks like NTEN.
Day On background: Our first project was Geeks Day On, a day of service during MLK Day, Monday, January 19, 2009 where geeks offered free technology and Internet communications advice and assistance to nonprofit organizations. Since then, Day On has been partnering with existing networking organizations to offer technology help to nonprofits at live events and online.
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