May 6, 2023
at De Krook
Peter Van de Sijpe
Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes. Learn more
All creatives, makers, and builders are invited to apply. Whether you're a designer, developer, film maker, illustrator, photographer, or anything else, a deserving non-profit in our area may be able to make use of your strengths, skills, and altruism.
Your application also helps us decide what project to put you on, so be sure to share all of the work you love to do in your portfolio or elsewhere in the application.
We carefully select teams based on the various strengths of the makers, and the needs of the non-profits. If you have any requests on who you want to be on a team with, be sure you (and they!) note it in the application. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to put you on the same team to fulfill the needs of a non-profit, but we will try our best. For more information, email the team.
Applications are open to any community organization, not just those registered 501(c)3. While we receive lots of great applications every year, we usually only have enough space to accept half. Please know that if we do not have space for your organization this year, we may in future years — so keep in touch!
The most competitive applications expand beyond just the mission statement, and discuss the activities a non-profit runs as well as its significance and impact in the community, including how many can be served and/or impacted.
If you aren't sure which among a few projects you have might be the best fit, submit one application per project. This allows us to figure out what this year's makers will be best suited for to help you. For more information, email the team.
We are monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on the community and following the instructions of federal and local health departments. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our Makers, social profit organizations and volunteers.
We will keep you informed during the weeks prior to the planning meetings and the day of the event about how we will organize everything in the safest way possible.
However, if you have concerns about your participation in real life, please reach out and we will do our best to find a solution.
Make a Mark is coming to Ghent thanks to locals in the community. Details will will be announced soon! To keep up to date, subscribe in the box below.
Some of our community's biggest problems are solved entirely by volunteers. Problem is, most non-profits don't have the resources to design and develop the kinds of things it takes us a day to create.
For 1 day, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in our area.