Now more than ever, we must come together to help our small businesses. DevelopTogether is a platform and facilitator for small businesses and volunteer developers to connect, work together, and create valuable online solutions.
Step 1: Sign Up To Join Us
We look forward to working with you! Just fill out one quick form and our team will follow up via email as soon as we can. Using this site you can:
- Sign up as a small business interested in free technology services.
- Sign up to volunteer to help provide free technology services.
- Recommend a business that may need free technology services.
Step 2: Match With Your Team
'Missions' are about fulfilling the needs of the small businesses in our network.
Through our matching process, we confirm each team holds the technical abilities to complete their mission. Then, volunteers and small businesses work together to complete missions ranging anywhere from creating a social media presence to integrating e-commerce channels to developing custom application solutions.
Step 3: Build a Solution That Creates Value
Work together on your mission with your teams and small business partners to create a valuable solution. We will guide you to:
- Understand the needs of the mission to create the best solution.
- Set up check-in points with your team members for good communication.
- Create a solution that can be updated and maintained without support.
You are awesome! Our team will reach out to you within a few days with more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand you may have questions. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to an admin team member.
I want to volunteer! What does the process look like after I sign up?
We are so happy you are joining us! This is an opportunity to add projects and experience to your portfolio, meet and learn from other developers, mentors, and community members, and most importantly, give back. In the coming week after signing up, look out for an email with your account log in information. Sign in to vote on missions you would be interested in working on!
I just signed up on behalf of my small business. What happens now?
Welcome to the team! While we will be in contact, we also must wait until a team of developers is formed before getting into gear. We may reach out for more information so we can best tailor your developement team to your business needs.
One of our team members isn't responding. We need help!
While this is an unfortunate situation, we do have team mentors who can step in to help out. Please reach out to an admin to let us know your situation.
What techniques should we use for a successful mission?
You want to make sure to properly assess team member roles, commitments, timelines, and skills while choosing your project direction. It is also important to take into account your small business partners comfortability with the proposed solution direction.
Is it really free?
Yes, the services are provided on a voluntary basis for no cost to you, although depending on your needed solution, you may incur certain costs associated with hosting a website or purchasing a domain name for example.