In October of 2015 I participated in an amazing charity event called 48in48. Hosted by two local web agency guys — Jeff Hilimire and Adam Walker — the event gathered about 150 web developers, designers, UXers, and content writers in order to create 48 websites for 48 nonprofits, all in 48 hours.
And, yes, we achieved our goal.
Besides being a great opportunity to help those in need, the event was a ton of fun. Volunteers were showered with food, raffle prizes were given away every four hours, and we took breaks to tour the Mail Chimp and Twitter offices (both very impressive).
As for the web work, my team finished four websites, two of which I was primarily involved with. None of the event’s sites were actually launched during the 48 hour period, and it’s unknown when that will actually happen, but below are before-and-afters to show how we transformed the nonprofits’ sites and branding.
The Campbell Family Foundation
The Campbell Family Foundation helps build up individuals and communities by offering mentoring, life coaching, anger management classes, support groups, healthy living initiatives, money management, public speaking programs, sports training and more.
The Homegrown Initiative
The Homegrown Initiative is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization providing technical job training and placement to America’s homeless military veterans.
As a brand new organization, The Homegrown Initiative did not have a website before this event.