Thanks for your interest in signing up for 48in48! Before you sign up below please take a moment to learn about eligibility and what a 48in48 event is like.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Sites will be built and launched during a 48-hour event between June 2nd - 4th.

Participation Requirements

  • Established 501c3, not-for-profit, non-government organization
  • Organization must serve local community
  • Organization has an annual operating budget $3,000,000 or less.
  • Organization has at least one permanent staff who knows how to navigate the internet.
  • Organization can demonstrate how the project will make a significant and sustainable impact in increasing access to services across communities served.
  • Currently registered within the state where the event is being held.
  • Organization's overall mission is non-proselytizing, not overtly religious or political.
  • Website needed is 15 pages (48in48 will format and support 15 pages)

What to expect if you participate

  • A team of volunteers will spend a weekend building a website for your nonprofit.
  • You will spend an equal amount of time preparing, planning, writing content and gathering information.
  • Nonprofit should be aware that new site will go live as-is at the end of the 48in48 event. The site will go live on the 48in48 platform at that time with 30 days of free support. Minor content changes can be made post event by the nonprofit.
  • After the event, you can keep your website on the 48in48sites platform to be managed by us for $60 per month, or you can keep your website files and stand up the site on a server or your choosing.
  • Post-event website management is the nonprofit's responsibility. The nonprofit will receive training on how to manage the website to make basic changes to content, forms, etc. Support for your site should be targeted to the functionality or technical issues.

If you meet the participation requirements and understand and agree to what participating will entail, please fill out the form below to be considered for 48in48.

Nonprofit Application - 2017

  • Organization Information

  • Nonprofits must fall under each of the following eligibility requirements below in order to be considered for 48in48. Please check all that apply to you in order to verify each.
  • Please keep your responses between 350 and 500 words.
  • Please keep your responses between 350 and 500 words.
  • Including features taken from your old website, list the top features you will need from your new website. (Note: These features are not guaranteed and may be outside the scope of what can be accomplished in 48 hours.)
  • Please keep your responses between 350 and 500 words.
  • Contact Information

  • This person will be the main point of contact for 48in48. This person should have the fundamental skills to use a computer and navigate the internet.
  • This number should be the direct line for the Contact Person outside of the office. (Often, our volunteers will work on your website preparations with you over the weekend, so your personal phone is necessary)
  • Accepted file types: png, jpg, pdf.
  • What to expect as a selected 48in48 nonprofit

    United Way will be managing the selection process for 48in48. If selected, nonprofits should expect the following:
    • Complete a branding questionnaire and website content in August.
      • Branding Questionnaire - 1 to 4 hours to complete
      • Website Content (About Us, Services, Our History, Contact Us pages) - 1 to 10 hours to complete
    • A primary contact for the nonprofit will need to be available during the weekend of the 48in48 event to answer questions.
    • The new website for the nonprofit will go live at the end of the 48in48 event.
    • The website being created for the nonprofit is a gift and is not work for hire. Thus, the nonprofit will have input on the project concerning the look and feel, but will not have the degree of input as if it were a commercial website project.
    • After the event is complete, the nonprofits will have two options for where to host their sites:
      • The nonprofit can take their website files and database and move to any hosting company supporting WordPress, thus the nonprofit will be managing the site themselves.
      • The nonprofit can leave their website on the 48in48 platform and pay a monthly fee for hosting and maintenance. There are two hosting plans: a monthly fee is $60/month for Basic Plan and $90/month for Advanced. (details on hosting options will be shared upon selection.)