BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Collective Bias, a leader in shopper-focused influencer marketing, along with Startup Junkie Consulting, today announced a partnership to host the 4th Annual GiveCamp NWA (Northwest Arkansas), a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers, marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide web solutions for nonprofit organizations in the region. The annual event will be held at the Collective Bias headquarter office in Rogers, Arkansas from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17, 2016.
"GiveCamp NWA is an invaluable volunteer program that supports our area's growing tech scene," said Chris Whittle, GiveCamp NWA Co-organizer and Sr. Developer at Collective Bias. "An engaging, easy-to-navigate website is important for all businesses, but can be difficult for nonprofits to execute due to lack of resources and cost. We're proud to create highly-manageable, mobile-friendly sites for local nonprofits that are doing so much for the community."
Currently, there are around 50 confirmed volunteers coming from the region's largest employers, including Walmart, Tyson and JB Hunt, as well as from some of the region's startup and tech companies like Atlas, Collective Bias, RevUnit, and Rockfish. Volunteers spend a total of 30 hours over the course of the weekend learning the nonprofit's needs and goals, creating a strategy and either rebuilding a current website or building a brand new website for the nonprofit.
"Before GiveCamp NWA last year, Camp Alliance did not have an online store for Camp Alliance gear or a crowdfunding platform," said Jody Bergstrom, Camp Alliance Executive Director. "With the help of GiveCamp the launch has been a major success. The new tools on our website have raised over $2,000 in Purple Up! for Military Kids gear and over $3,000 on the crowdfunding Adopt a Unit platform."
The 10 nonprofits selected for this year's GiveCamp include: Camp Alliance, Inc., EPIC Compassionaries, Equestrian Bridges, EvolveU, Latin Art Organization of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Veterans Coalition, Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter, Rockin' Baker Academy, Sanctuary, Inc., and Terra Studios.
"This event would not be possible without the generous support of our community," said Phyl Amerine, GiveCamp NWA Co-organizer and Startup Junkie consultant.
Sponsors for the event include: Atlas Technology Group, Braum's, Code Magazine, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, First Security Bank, GDH Consulting, General Mills, Hostinista, Mojito's Rogers, Porterfield and Associates, TEK Systems, Tyson, and Walmart.
For more information on volunteering and sponsoring, visit http://www.givecampnwa.org/.
About Collective Bias
Collective Bias' innovative Shopper Social Media™ platform connects authentic, real-life influencer content with key audiences to impact results at a particular retailer. At the forefront of influencer marketing and measurement, Collective Bias' proprietary data and technology enables influencer selection and management, resulting in campaigns that drive true engagement and impact sales for leading brands across multiple verticals. Collective Bias was named one of Forbes' "Most Promising Companies" three years in a row and listed in the "Inc. 5000." Founded in 2009, the company and has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and Bentonville.
About Startup Junkie Consulting
Startup Junkie Consulting is a globally proven social venture that helps entrepreneurs build ventures at no cost to them, and helps build venture communities around the world. We specialize in supporting small businesses and startups innovating around and within retail, consumer packaged goods, supply chain (transportation and logistics), food, and data analytics. However, we do provide in depth support, consulting, and assistance to new ventures and small businesses from all industry verticals.
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