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Digital Professionals

Until now, helping out a local public interest organization on a digital project has been an uphill battle: technologists, designers, data gurus, digital marketers, hackers, and product folks have had to carry the weight of scoping, translation, product management, and navigating an organization’s technical debt just to begin volunteering.

Delta.NYC solves this challenge.

Delta.NYC is designed to make the experience of pro bono tech more efficient, meaningful and fun for both digital professionals and organizations. Delta.NYC goes beyond just pro bono work: technologists work together. Pro bono participants collaborate with peer professionals in the program, including and beyond their project team, to strategize, process, socialize and expand their knowledge of relevant issues around tech and its impact on society.

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How It Works

Program Structure

If you are applying to be a Product or Project Manager, your application and timeline includes a bit of pre-planning as well. Both tracks are outlined below.

Product/Project Managers

Apply

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Wednesday, August 2nd. Once accepted, participants are asked to sign an offer letter that outlines expectations and solidifies commitment. We encourage you to read the PM Role Description before applying.

Select

You will be presented with a list of pre-scoped projects once you are accepted into the program. You’ll select your top three and we’ll do our best to place you accordingly.

Execute

You are responsible for leading your team in executing your selected project. You’ll use your expertise to refine what we’ve already scoped out, present the team with a work plan you’ve created, and ensure the team’s progress aligns with the needs of your nonprofit partner. Your commitment lasts from July 31st through October 5th.

Digital Professionals

Apply

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, August 11th. Once accepted, participants are asked to sign an offer letter that outlines expectations and solidifies commitment.

Select

You will receive information about each nonprofit and pre-scoped project a week before program kickoff. You’ll then select onto projects based on a variety of factors.

Execute

By signing up for Delta.NYC, you’ve signed up to complete the program with a small cohort of your peers from August 28th to October 5th. Your level of commitment will vary depending on the project you’ve selected. You’ll be expected to see the project through to the end of the program and work alongside your teammates to produce a high-quality deliverable to your nonprofit partner.

Share

At the end of the program, you and your team will present your project to the full Delta.NYC cohort. Civic Hall Labs will evaluate both the impact of the specific projects executed based on agreed-upon metrics, as well as the overall Delta.NYC experience. All Product/Project Managers are expected to participate in exit interviews. We will survey and interview nonprofit partners, program participants and PMs to understand where we need to improve. Changes will be applied to the following iteration of the program and findings will be shared with the growing pro bono tech community.

Timeline


Who We're Looking For

We are looking for a range of digital professionals with many different types of skillsets based in New York City. The skills we are looking for include some of the following:

  • Back-End Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Content Strategy
  • CRM & Email Systems
  • Data
  • Design
  • Digital Campaigning
  • Digital Marketing & Sales
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • Front-End Development
  • iOS/Android Development
  • IT Systems Management
  • Online Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • SEO
  • Social Media & Communications Strategy
  • UX/UI
  • Website & Microsite Creation

As with any volunteer project, it’s never clear what's going to pop up that makes it difficult to prioritize the project, but this has been a tremendously rewarding experience. Working with CHL and Heat Seek has sharpened my skills as a leader, resurrected my discipline, and helped me to think about my next career move. Now I know I want to be surrounded by people who inspire me every day and I want to work on projects that have a positive impact.
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2016 Delta.NYC Participant

Impact

Delta.NYC aims to bridge the digital divide by leveraging tech industry talent to bring professional digital services to nonprofits looking to further their missions who could not afford to do so otherwise. In doing so, we are experimenting and learning about how to best support an ecosystem of pro bono tech. As a member of the Delta.NYC pilot, participants not only meaningfully impact the work of their nonprofit partners, they directly influence the development of the pro bono tech space.

All nonprofits will come to the table with clear impact goals. This year, Civic Hall Labs is partnering with organizations whose work focuses on civil rights. Projects completed by Delta.NYC participants will support nonprofits by increasing efficiency and staff capacity, increasing fundraising capabilities, expanding program capacity and more; All with the goal of working towards a more just and equitable society.

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