We didn't make the Boing Boing Charitable Giving Guide, but for those of you who haven't picked all the places where your giving will go this year, I'd like to suggest a donation to Geeks Without Bounds.
At GWOB we support humanitarian open source projects through a combination of hackathons and an accelerator program. We help projects grow their code base, improve their designs and documentation and find new volunteers through feature, bug-fix, and topic-focused hackathons and code sprints. In our accelerator program, we hook promising humanitarian projects up with mentors to help them figure out how to become sustainable. Many of our mentorship sessions are freely available on YouTube so that other projects can learn from them, too.
Your donations help to provide a living income for our three employees who coordinate all the things and to create stipends, hardware grants, and other support to accelerator member teams.
- Lisha Sterling, Developer Coordinator @ Geeks Without Bounds