Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change, reclaiming and redistributing thousands of bicycles each year. They create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Their programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.

Volunteer Form-tracking Application

Help to better recruit, incentivize, and reward the hundreds of volunteers who make BNB's work possible. Do it by replacing a large, paper-based volunteer tracking process with a web-based system, and implement features for volunteers to accrue credits for their work that they may exchange for used bike parts.

Green Restaurant Association

The Green Restaurant Association's mission is to create an environmentally sustainable restaurant industry. They provide environmental assessments, consulting, and a transparent certification program to help restaurants become more environmentally sustainable while informing consumers of green dining options.

Gamify Green Restaurant Certification

Get more restaurants to go green. Create an interactive online calculator that helps restaurants to estimate their environmental impact, how many steps and GreenPoints they might have already earned, and how close they are to becoming a Certified Green Restaurant. This tool will be fun, interactive, and educational.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

The Conservancy is the designated steward of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston that connect people and the city with beauty and fun. They maintain, program, and improve the Greenway on behalf of the public and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Web Application to Streamline Greenway Events Process

Help people host events at the Greenway through an easy to use events system. The Conservancy has about 300 events per year, ranging from food trucks to dance classes to public art offerings. Currently, event proposals are managed through a word document that people can download, fill out, and email or fax back to the Conservancy, where reviewed and manually added to a Google calendar if accepted. The project is to design a streamlined web-based event proposal and management system.

Disability Rights Fund

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) strives for a world where persons with disabilities participate fully in society and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. They specifically support Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world in advocating for these rights, at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Technical Social Media Consulting

Optimize social engagement strategies with machine learning. Social media engagement is crucial to the success of a nonprofit. Determine which types of social media engagement are most effective using natural language processing, machine learning techniques, A/B testing, and other methods, to understand what characteristics of a post or newsletter maximize engagement.

The Arc of Massachusetts

The Arc of Massachusetts seeks to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They accomplish this through advocacy of community-based supports and services. Through advocacy and collaboration with others, they have helped to establish and maintain significant legislation and funding on both the state and federal levels.

Politician Feedback Website

Build a way to manage citizen feedback for representatives and senators. The Arc of Massachusetts currently receives thousands of emails from citizens who have contacted legislators about disabilities legislation. The project is to build a website to consolidate this feedback by legislator and facilitate private communication with the citizen. This project provides a perfect opportunity to sharpen web development skills, while having the most impact on advocacy.

Funders Together

Funders Together is a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness. Their mission is to harness philanthropy's expanding potential for impact and change to help end homelessness in America, focusing on effective grant-making and active civic engagement.

Analyze Funding Patterns for Homelessness Relief

Help understand how money to combat homelessness is spent. Every year, billions of dollars are spent combating homelessness. However, no one is tracking where these billions are going on a large scale or correlating money spent on specific solutions to the reduction of homelessness in local communities. Rectify this by building a website to allow Funders Together's partners to record and analyze their spending patterns. Also design a visual/analysis component that helps people understand and interpret this vast amount of data.

Rosie's Place

Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Food Pantry Reservation Website with i18n

Reduce wait time at food pantries with an online reservation system. Create an web-based reservation system that allows women coming to food pantries to sign up online in advance or at an onsite kiosk for a one hour window to receive groceries. This will cut down on wait time and will guarantee the women access to the pantry on that day. Ideally, the reservation system should be compatible with the existing Salesforce database that stores guest data.