#HackforaCause in an intense collaboration to produce impactful technology solutions for non-profit organizations.

On July 26th, teams will have 24 hours to identify, solve and present a solution for one social problem defined and submitted by a curated list of leading non-profits. Come alone or join a team of other like-minded individuals during an exciting and impactful 24 hours towards making a real difference. After a casual mixer to kick-off the event, teams will go through a “draft” style selection to pick the problems they’ll be addressing.


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$3,700 in prizes

First Place Team

The winning team will receive 2 Desks for 3 months at Brand Knew HQ in Century City. Teams can rotate the desks between members in order to spread out the offering.

General Assembly Class Credits

Use the $200 for class, workshop, and event credit at GA.

Best Design (5)

Mentors will vote on the best design process throughout the 24hrs and pick 5 winners to receive a Karma Hot Spot.


- Must be present at the event location for the duration of the event. 

- Teams may not be larger than 5 people. 

- Teams may be comprised of developers, designers, marketers and product managers. 

- You can enter as a team or as an individual. 

- Individuals will be added to a team at the discretion of the event staff. 


- A working, live prototype on an IP Address or Live/Staging Domain 

- Supplementary materials such as work flows may be presented as well. 


Russell Meyerowitz

Russell Meyerowitz
EVP / Brand Knew

Judging Criteria

  • Potential for Immediate Usage
    We're looking to solve problems. How viable is the solution for immediate roll out into a live market.
  • Clarity of Problem Solved
    How far does this solution go in terms of finally solving the problem for the organization?