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GiveCamp NWA helps Northwest Arkansas nonprofit groups

ROGERS — Betsy Brumley had an idea of what she wanted to get out of GiveCamp NWA. That all changed once she met the volunteer team she and her husband would work with over the weekend. GiveCamp NWA is an annual event where technology and creative professionals help create free tech solutions for local nonprofit groups. More than 50 volunteers split into teams to help 11 nonprofit groups, including Brumley’s I’ll Fly Away Foundation. The event will conclude today. On Saturday, the teams and nonprofit members found areas in the open, airy space at Collective Bias and got to work. Brumley’s team met in a small conference where a new website was fashioned. Brumley’s team included her husband Kevin Bernier, Jeff Rice with Atlas Technology Group and Bob Shull and Beth-Ann Frankum with Propak.

“I came in thinking one thing, and came out thinking another,” Brumley said. “We’re starting from the ground up building a new website.” Her team also talked with her about the message of the nonprofit group. A blog also was discussed. Brumley’s grandfather Albert E. Brumley wrote the iconic song I’ll Fly Away. The volunteers agreed Brumley has a story to tell and that it could be handled via blog posts.

Re-posted content from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette | Reporter: Mike Jones

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Atlas provided two team-leaders for the following nonprofit groups: 

The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra | Led by Derek Phillips
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation | Led by Jeff Rice